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Cinematographer for Jimmy Kimmel Visits Alma Mater

Dr. Frierson’s Film Theory class was treated today to a visit from Bernd Reinhardt, MFA class of ’99, who found his way to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show eight years ago.

Reinhardt recently shot a star-studded comedic piece for Kimmel in the style of a movie trailer.

Reinhardt left Greensboro soon after graduating and moved to L.A., where he dropped his reel off at production companies and shot for field documentaries, eventually joining a union and getting a gig for Dr. Phil. After a stint with Sacha Baron Cohen, he landed the job with Jimmy Kimmel, which he says is “the perfect job.”

Reinhardt told current students they should decide what they want to do, and then train like they’re in the military while they’re in school. You can’t force things to happen, he said, but you can be ready when opportunities arise.

Reinhardt loves the film industry, but took up still photography as an outlet for creative work that is his own entirely. He named the German Expressionist artist Max Bachmann as a primary influence.


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August 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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2014 Carolina Film & Video Festival to be held Feb. 26 – March 1

The Media Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro presents the 2014 Carolina Film & Video Festival, which will be held Feb. 26 – March 1 on the UNCG campus. 

The Carolina Film & Video Festival (CFVF) invites student and independent filmmakers to submit their films and/or screenplays. We accept films, videos and scripts completed after April 2013. We do NOT accept works in progress. Film or video works must be submitted on DVD or .MOV format (standard play mode; in conformance with NTSC specifications).

To submit your film, visit: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1075

For the past 35 years, the Carolina Film & Video Festival has set the standard for competitive student-run film festivals, exhibiting hundreds of films in narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental genres over the years. CFVF is the longest running student-run film festival in North Carolina. An esteemed panel of judges annually determines winners in student, North Carolina, narrative, documentary and animation/experimental categories, as well as an overall screenplay winner.

Submit your film or script today! We look forward to seeing you in February!

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August 28, 2013 at 2:21 am

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Cindy Hsieh’s “For the Love of Food” lights up film festival circuit

Director Cindy Hsieh, MFA Class of 2013, (far left) confers with classmate Adrienne Ostberg while James Gould (right) lines up a shot during production of “For the Love of Food.” The film was recently named an official selection of the 5th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival. “For the Love of Food,” a 23-minute short, will hold its world premiere at the Portland Film Festival on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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August 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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Catching up with MFA Alumni

Tom Lipscomb, MFA (2003), will take the position of Chairman of the Department of
Journalism and Media Studies at Bennett College. A small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women located in Greensboro, NC, Bennett College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society. 

Dale Williams, MFA (1993), is currently working as a DGA Unit Production Manager on the CBS/Dreamworks series UNDER THE DOME. Filming for the series officially began in Southport and Wilmington, NC, on February 28, 2013. Last month, CBS renewed UNDER THE DOME for a 13-episode second season to air in the summer of 2014, with Stephen King slated to write the first episode.

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August 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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