May 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
This last October all students were allowed to pitch to the Media Arts students and faculty for funding to make a film. Colten Ashley got in front of this crowd and told us the story of a man who is highly afraid of germs and got stuck in a bathroom. [Blank]-ophobe was one of the winners!
“Do you want me to tell you a little about how things went?
Well, it was a different experience for the crew to to be inside two different public restrooms for about 12 hours. Our main actor, Ken Applegate, was very professional. We were all very impressed with his acting, and he kept going strong despite the lack of fresh air in both of our locations. The day started a little chaotic since there were three different events happening at the Joseph Smith Building at the same time we were supposed to be shooting. We got permission to shoot, but we really never ‘schedule’ the bathroom. Everything worked out at the end. We had to move to the third floor to do pick ups and finish filming the hallway scene.
Colten and I were very lucky to have such a hard working crew with us. Everything ran smoothly, and everyone was on top of things. Brook McGuinnis, our sweet 1st AD, kept us on schedule, and in fact we got out of there few hours before what we had planned. Jonathan Ying, our Craft guru, feed us Thai curry which hit the spot just right. Melissa Marquez, our Production Design/Ballroom Dancer, covered every single detail Colten and I wanted. She even entertained us with some type of gooey substance used to disgust our main character. None of us could stop touching it. Also, we were specially thankful to our DP, Eric Pasternak. Colten and I took a look at the footage during lunch. It was great. Both of us said in low voices, “That was all Eric.”
It was a great day over all. We made great memories, like the time Colten called “action” and our sound guy, Shadd Anderson, was in the family restroom next door yelling “Wait, I’m not ready.” Also, the time Jonathan Ying asked at the end of the day who was the DP, to which Eric sweetly responded, “That was me because I was holding the camera the whole day.”
We are very grateful that we are able to make this movie. We hope that whoever gets to see it is able to see our hard work, but most importantly that they are able to get something beneficial out of it.
[Blank]-ophobe – Producer”
April 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
We can hardly imagine last weekend going any better than it did and it’s all because those of you that made a point to come and watch student films! We are very proud to present our award winners of this year’s final cut film festival:
Best Commercial: Get Away by: the HBLL Library Production Crew
Best Non-Fiction: In True English by: Jennie Brown, Katie Ercanbrack and Coco Mack
Best Fiction: The Wolf and the Ewe
Best of Fest: Mr. Bellpond
Audience Choice: Mr. Bellpond
April 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
March 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
David Bornstein is one of our premier partners and here for TEDxBYU next week. He’s THE storyteller for the SE space. He asked to see about sharing the ‘Solutions Journalism’ workshop which is being hosted over in the Brimhall buiding, and specifically asked about film students being invited as well.Bornstein_workshop_flyer
March 16, 2012 in Uncategorized