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Archive for April 2011

Kurt Nolen to Give Talk

This Friday at 1:00pm, MST 499 will be meeting with Kurt Nolen, a December graduate of the major. Last summer Kurt attended the Steadicam Training Workshop in Pennsylvania and then went to LA. While there he ended up getting work as a DP/Cinematographer on a number of projects that led to paid work upon his graduation. Kurt has some interesting insights into making the transition from college to workforce. We will meet in Carmichael 02. Other interested students are invited to attend.


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April 6, 2011 at 1:29 am

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UNCG Alum Vince Gonzalez Goes to Sundance

Vince Gonzalez (Class of ’05) currently lives in New York City where he works for the Manhattan Production Company “Greencard Pictures” which produces various projects including the Sundance Feature “The Woods” as well as the IFC Show “Food Party.” Before joining Greencard Pictures, Vince worked with the NYC Ballet on a PBS film called “Opus Jazz” and traveled to Sundance with the film “Pariah.”

Before his move to New York, Vince worked on a number of feature film productions in North Carolina including the film Mississippi Damned (http://www.mississippidamned.com), which premiered at Slamdance and just completed a run on the cable channel Showtime last month. Vince was a Line Producer on Mississippi Damned.

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April 6, 2011 at 1:27 am

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UNCG Alum works for The Humane Society

UNCG Alumn Chad Sisneros (Class of ’95) is working as the senior director for video for The Humane Society, where he manages a team of six people who cover the issues of animal cruelty, dog fighting, horse slaughter, factory farming, puppy mills and more. Chris has had the opportunity to travel extensively as part of his job. Chad writes, “I’ve been lucky enough to travel a fair amount…I’ve covered the cruel Canada Seal Hunt for 5 years, been to the Philippines for the illegal dog meat trade, Kenya for elephants, Bhutan for street dogs, Moscow for an undercover investigation into the dog fur trade…and also all over the US. It’s really a dream job for a video person.”

The Humane Society posts videos to their YouTube channel for public viewing at:


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April 6, 2011 at 1:25 am

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Toby Matthew Shearer’s poptent.net Commercial

Toby Matthew Shearer, a freelance video editor based in Charlotte, NC collaborated with fellow UNCG undergrad student Dave Courtney and several Charlotte filmmakers, to write and direct commercial for the website http://www.poptent.net. Toby served as writer/director on the project, which was shot on a Canon 5D MKII. Poptent.net is a viral marketing firm that contracts with brand name companies to offer opportunities to emerging film talent in the world of commercial production. The commercial can be viewed at http://www.poptent.net/media/28544. Shearer’s commercial has been purchased for $7500 by Pringles and will be utilized for online and social network promotions.

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April 6, 2011 at 1:23 am

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