Month: May 2011

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Short Film Showcase

The Media Center is always a busy place but during the spring semester it rises to a whole new level of chaos.  Although many projects are worked on, our heightened level of crazy can be attributed to the two film courses that are offered in the Spring.

These students camped out here for days at a time editing their productions and finally were able to show off their work last week in 2 separate film showings.  For those of you who missed them, you still have a chance to view some of the short films here.  A few students allowed us to link to their uploaded videos.

Two of these came from the Film Production class and one came from the Documentary Film class.  Enjoy!

Bring To Life by Kia Kali

BRING TO LIFE, by Kia Kali from Kia Kali on Vimeo.

Documented By Marion Villette

Documented from Marion Villette on Vimeo.

The Beatles: Fame in the 21st Century- Documentary BY Hannah Crystal

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Summer Hours

The Media Center will be running on Summer hours starting Monday May 16th.

Hours will be:

M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

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Using Popular Television to Boost Your Knowledge of Classic Lighting

With the ever growing presence of online photo sharing sites like flickr and facebook, amateurs and professionals alike are bombarded with millions of images every day to observe and study.  Photographic masters such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, and Steven Meisel have, for years, been creating iconic images that photographers of all levels have used to study and compare lighting techniques.  It does make sense for a photographer to study photographs to help heighten their knowledge however, taking a more cinematic approach can prove to be not only beneficial but well, relaxing at the same time.

It’s time to put down the photographs, grab a snack, the remote, and snuggle up in front of the television.  What do I mean?  The entertainment of keeping your eyes glued to the tube for hours on end can often times keep you distracted from noticing the basic lighting patterns that you’re so quick to notice when you pick up a picture, in fact when you start to notice the the different methods used you just might forget to pay attention to the plot.  Make sure you ask for a TiVo for Christmas if you catch my drift.

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Professor Amy Farrell on the Colbert Report (Again!)

Kudos to American Studies Professor Amy Farrell for again being able to hold her own while being interviewed by the one and only Stephen Colbert.

Unfortunately, the RZA wasn’t on the show with her this time but we can hope that her next appearance will coincide with another member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Her new book is out, titled “Fat Shame”, so you should rush out to pick up a copy!

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Amy Farrell
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The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Obesity Epidemic – Amy Farrell
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

THE ZOMBIE KING World Premiere!!

PLEASE NOTE!!   The time has changed from the original posting!

From the people who didn’t bring you “The Walking Dead” and “Shaun of the Dead” comes an all-student written, directed, photographed, and edited film starring many of the people you see around campus every day, but with less make-up on. Produced on less than a micro-budget, and filmed somehow in defiance of final exams and papers, this horror movie is already a cult favorite. Don’t miss its planetary premiere.



“Dudes, this film scared the **** out of me!”

–Freddy Kruger

“Who are these guys?  I’m gonna sue their butts off!”

–George Romero

“Jeez, I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve seen every film ever made.”

–Quentin Tarantino

Wow!  Sounds amazing.  I’m so there. (Hopefully we will see YOU there too!)


Dickinson Student Short Film Festival

Join professor Warfield’s Digital Film Production class on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in the Althouse Film Viewing room (106) at 8pm for the Dickinson Student Short Film Festival.

These students have camped out in the Media Center all semester and we can’t wait to see the fruits of their labor. We are also happy they will be able to rest like normal people again after their films are completed. Kudos to them all!

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