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The experimental filmmaker Fred Worden sent me a really great video today. Malcolm Gladwell discusses success in the arts and how musicians he’s studied have come to make their masterpiece. He’s concluded that every “genius” reaches genius status my completing 10,000 hours of preparation. He notes that The Beatles performed about 12,000 times together before their big Ed Sullivan success, and that Fleetwood Mac released about 12 albums before Rumors was released.
It’s a fascinating study that, to me, touches on lot of truth. Check it out here.
Screened for a test audience at UMBC. Good to get a visceral reaction. Students seemed overall interested in the subjects and what they had to say.
The screening was followed by a great panel continuing the discussions begun in the movie about finding your own voice, success in the arts, and overall issues on “making it” professionally in the arts. Panel: Emmy winning cinematographer Richard Chisolm, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve Yeager, choreographer Carol Hess, and the experimental filmmaker Fred Worden.
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.
Discoveries like this are so exciting! For those who don’t know about TED, it is an annual conference at which Master Storytellers (and some of the “world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers”) have 18 minutes to give the greatest motivational speech of their lives!