Film News

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Clay Walsh

That’s right folks, the rumor’s true: It’s time again to break out your video camera and hit the streets for CCA’s R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Video competition.

This year’s theme: Bike Culture at CCA—as you define it!

What’s CCA’s R.A.W. Video competition? It’s the college’s annual student video competition that awards $500 cash to each juried winner of an original artistic point of view submitted in the form of a short video that depicts a designated theme.

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Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

"Rob and Jeff showed me traditional storyboarding techniques. . . . They really work!"

The Pitch

It's a story about a recent California College of the Arts graduate who scores an internship working with his former instructor, an Academy Award–winning filmmaker. The intern makes such a strong impression he's put to the task of editing extra scenes taken from his instructor's latest feature film for its upcoming DVD release. (It should be noted the film was the opening feature at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.)

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Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Alex Beckman (MFA 2010) was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy for outstanding creative achievement in interactive media for his work on the FOX TV show Glee. Beckman is vice president of video production at Coincident TV, a San Francisco–based company that creates interactive video technology to accentuate pictures and voices in online videos.

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Posted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA Film student Edward Hayden took to the streets of Oakland during its popular Art Murmur art walk, where hundreds of artists, including CCA students and alumni, come out to watch and share art-making practices the first Friday of each month.

Watch other student videos on CCA's channel on YouTube.

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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

What do owls, drag queens, and poets have in common? It’s a tricky question, that is unless you’re attending frameline34, the 34th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival—the world’s landmark showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cinema—where not one but two CCA Film Program faculty members have award-winning feature films in this year's program.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Hong SangsooView slideshow 

Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).

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Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

This is the first in a short series of Q&A sessions with students in CCA's First Year Program, or "first years." The sequence is aimed at familiarizing prospective CCA students with our Bay Area art-making community. Maybe you’ll imagine yourself here!

Check back for another interview next week, or (better yet!) subscribe to the RSS feed at the link below and never miss an update. As always, feel free to contact me at manthonisen@cca.edu with any questions about our admissions and enrollment processes.

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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Imaginative Feats Literally Presented: Three Fables for Video Projection
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, 2009
PDF, 29 pages, free

The seductive, disquieting video installations of Jeanne C. Finley (Media Arts faculty) and John Muse create tension among visual, auditory, documentary, and narrative elements. This exhibition catalog, designed by Ellen Gould (Graphic Design 2001), documents Finley and Muse's presentation at Haverford College in 2008 and includes an essay by Irina Leimbacher.

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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Cheryl Dunye's The Owls earns a Teddy Award at 60th International Berlin Film Festival

CCA visiting artist Cheryl Dunye's film The Owls was honored with a Teddy Award nomination at the 60th International Berlin Film Festival, which took place February 11-21 and typically attracts more than 20,000 moviegoers.

Dunye's debut feature film, The Watermelon Women, won the award in 1996.

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