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Archive for March 2011

Rocaterrania SCETV airing Correction

The date of Brett Ingram’s Rocaterrania SCETV airing has moved to April 21.

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March 15, 2011 at 4:24 am

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Jesse Knight finished 1st Feature Length Film

UNCG alum Jesse Knight currently runs his own business, Jesse Knight Films (jesseknightfilms.com) and is also working as the program coordinator of the Communication Arts program at Lees McRae College.

He has recently finished his first feature length film, “F-3,” and Jesse has also finished a short 25 minute documentary on the timber frame construction of a blacksmith shop at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

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March 14, 2011 at 2:22 am

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Alum Gregg Easterbrook teaching an MFA lighting course at UNCG

“Back in the day,” Gregg Easterbrook was awarded the prestigious Eastman Cinematography Scholarship while earning a magna cum laude MFA from the University of N.C. Greensboro.  Following grad school, his professional work earned him a selection to SHOOT Magazine’s New Directors Showcase, among other honors.

Subsequently, his work has been featured in numerous film festivals and award shows (SXSW, Edinburgh Film Festival, Tellys, Spirits, Addys, etc.).  Most recently he’s shot features released by Lionsgate, IFC Films, New Films Int’l, ArcLight, and Crosstown.  Currently, he is prepping an upcoming feature through Cinetic to shoot in LA, and another to lens in New Orleans.

Gregg is a frequent instructor and guest lecturer at film schools around the southeast, including an MFA lighting course at UNCG this semester.

Feel free to visit his web home and see his work:  http://www.burningeyefilms.com

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March 14, 2011 at 1:48 am

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MFA 2007 Graduate, Rusty Sheridan, Getting Back to Creative Roots

Rusty Sheridan graduated from UNCG’s MFA program in 2007 and although he made the decision to stay local, this has not held him back.  He is senior faculty in a new program in Film/Video production at The Art Institute of Charlotte, where he has taught courses on directing, cinematography, acting, and aesthetics.  He also works as an adjunct position at UNC Charlotte where he teaches basic video production and film studies courses in European cinema.

When not in the classroom, Rusty is directing and producing commercial projects for businesses both local and national.  He has produced industrials and web spots for companies such as Earth Fare, Fedex, Panasonic, Bank of America, and various mom-and-pop businesses in the Charlotte area.

Despite this surge of the commercial work, Rusty says he is beginning to get back to his creative roots.  Last fall he shot a short film noir on 16mm film, and he hopes to have the piece done and submitted to film festivals beginning this summer.  The next creative project will be his first feature:  a science fiction comedy that he hopes to shoot this Fall.

“In short I am enjoying life and enjoying film.”

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March 14, 2011 at 1:21 am

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Professor Brett Ingram’s Documentary ROCATERRANIA to air on SCETV and Picked up for Distribution by Microcinema International

ROCATERRANIA, Media Studies Professor Brett Ingram’s award-winning documentary feature about visionary artist Renaldo Kuhler, has been acquired for DVD, broadcast, and online video-on-demand distribution by Microcinema International, a San Francisco distributor specializing in “independently produced works of an artistic and socially-relevant nature.”

Visit:  http://www.microcinema.com/
On April 7th, 2011, ROCATERRANIA will air on SCETV (South Carolina PBS) at 9:00 pm.
ROCATERRANIA has screened at fifty film festivals, museums, and cinemas from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, London to Berlin, and many points between, garnering four awards along the way.
The ROCATERRANIA trailer:  http://www.brettingram.org/film/RocVids.php
For more information, visit:  http://www.brettingram.org/

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March 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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Dr. Geoffrey Baym Wins “Top Faculty Paper” Award

Media Studies professor Dr. Baym has won the “Top Faculty Paper” award for the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association. The paper, “Circulating Struggle: The On-Line Flow of Environmental Advocacy Clips from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report,” tracks the way on-line activist networks share clips from those two shows. It will be published this fall in the journal, Information, Communication & Society.

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March 1, 2011 at 1:17 am

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UNCG Alum Travels to Afghanistan

Chris Brown, a recent graduate of UNCG’s Media Studies Department works as a reporter for WNCT-TV in Jacksonville, NC. He was recently sent to Afghanistan for three weeks, where he will be embedded with Camp Lejeune marines.

The promo for his trip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IthJpmd9KbY

Chris Brown’s Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/WNCTCHRIS

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March 1, 2011 at 1:12 am

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