Click here to watch an insightful, inspiring speech from John Cleese at Video Arts on Creativity. He reminds us of the value space, time, confidence, and humor have in our ability to tap into our full creative potential. Some of the ideas are present in Old School New School.
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Did I mention that Kimberley Browning is one of planet Earth’s most beautiful people? She is the heart and soul behind Hollywood Shorts, and many months ago made the generous offer to coordinate and present a work-in-progress screening of Old School, New School, a study on the nature of creativity.
That day is nearly here. Mark your calendars!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The Hotel Cafe
1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
4.30pm – 6.30pm
This work-in-progress screening is intended for a target audience focus group (art students and those interested in developing their creativity). Confirmed guests for the post screening discussion include 6-time Oscar nominee (and OSNS subject) William Fraker and Michael Polcino, director of The Simpsons and Family Guy animated series. The discussion continues the dialogue from the movie about taking risks, finding your own voice, defining success in the arts, and, in general, how to “make it” in the arts.
More panel guests to be announced. The best way to keep in formed is to join the OSNS Facebook page.
The headline says it all.
This is the first public test screening for Old School, New School. The screening is primarily for college-aged students and those just starting out professionally in the arts. A post screening discussion will take place with special guests.
Audience reactions may help shape and re-define the final cut and direction of the finished movie.
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Thursday, April 30, 2009
ITE bldg, Lecture Hall 7
Free admission. Free parking lots 8 and 9.
Post Screening Panel:
Richard Chisolm, Emmy Award winning cinematographer (PBS, ABC, National Geographic).
Steve Yeager, documentary producer and film studies teacher (Divine Trash, Sundance Film Festvial award winner).
Carol Hess, dance artist, choreographer, and UMBC faculty member.
Fred Worden, international experimental filmmaker.
Many thanks to UMBC, Vin Grabill and Greg Simmons for hosting this test audience screening.
Shot the Ben Jones conversation yesterday at Ben’s home. Went really well. Many of us know Ben as the beloved, if not crazy, Cooter Davenport on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985). But Ben’s life includes so much more. He is a former congressman, representing Georgia for two terms in the late 80s, early 90s. He’s a published author and musician, and an all around down-to-earth, fun-loving, sweet natured guy. His wit and candor made for great video. Editing his footage into the doc will be a lot of fun!
The crew was lead by Director of Photography Phil Rosensteel and camera operator Jack Reybold. Gregg Landry from BlueRock Productions shot documentary footage of the day.
Once again I send a big THANK YOU to he wonderful Wendy Revel for making this introduction. Ben was truly generous with his time, giving more than any of us ever expected. Ben truly gave of himself and spent quite a bit of time after the shoot hanging out and having fun!