Posts Tagged ‘umbc’

Steven Fischer Speaks at UMBC October 15

September 29, 2011

Homecoming 2011 at University of Maryland Baltimore County is right around the corner. In celebration, UMBC will be hosting several days of events including An Arts and Humanities Afternoon extravaganza featuring a panel discussion with filmmaker alumni Daphne Gardner, Richard Chisolm, Brian Dannelly, Shawn Vanden and Steven Fischer.

Arts Afternoon with moderator David Warfield and UMBC Alumni filmmakers (L-R) Richard Chisolm, Daphne Gardner, Steven Fischer, and Shawn Vanden. Photo by Marlayna Demond. October 15, 2011.


Screening at UMBC

May 1, 2009

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.

Steven Fischer (standing) with (L-R) Steve Yeager, Richard Chisolm, Carol Hess, Fred Worden. Photo John Bintz.

Steven Fischer (standing) with (L-R) Steve Yeager, Richard Chisolm, Carol Hess, Fred Worden. Photo John Bintz.

OSNS Screening for Test Audience in Baltimore, Maryland

April 9, 2009

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.

UMBC Maya Angelou

September 2, 2008

Lots of good news today. First had phone meeting with Greg Simmons at UMBC. He was enthusiastic towards Old School, New School primarily because UMBC has been of late  encouraging education in the arts, specifically instilling the idea that the artists now-a-days is also an entrepreneur, a concept which I whole heartedly agree.

So we talked about the project, what I need , how UMBC can help. They are anxious to contribute towards building the website – my immediate need — and hopefully facilitating introductions with key sponsors. Greg also asked if I’d like to return to the school and talk to classes about my career. “Absolutely,” I replied without hesitation.

Also heard from Lisa Muldowney at Creative Communications PR firm. She has secured another subject for me! Also heard from one of the directors at Wegewood Circle. They are interested in learning more about Old School and getting it through the application process (angel investments). Scheduled phone meeting for tomorrow with a colleague of the director.

Meanwhile heard from Maya Angelou. She rejected my offer to appear in the doc. Going after Bill Cosby next. Got his agents info.

Maya Angelou and umbc

August 29, 2008

Heard from the office of Maya Angelou. Encouraging words to contact Ms. Angelou’s literary agent. I cealled. They’re out for the holiday weekend. I’ll call Tuesday.

Meanwhile, getting a plan of action ready for pending UMBC meeting. I want to go into it fully prepared knowing what I want from them and with a clear vision of the final product — in this case Old School’s opening title sequence and website.

Meanwhile, I think it’s time to get the rougu cut of Sam McCready to Henninger for color correction (was going to wait til next year when I had more cash, saving as much as I can now for L.A., but discovered I have a lot more than originally thought … :0)

August 28, 2008

Sent off letter to UMBC on Tuesday or Monday. heard from President Hrabowski today! Hope to have meeting scheduled soon. Looking for some support for Old School, New School from my alma mater. :0)