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Events – Working Filmmakers

2013-14

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Emmy Award-Winning Comedic Screenwriter & Director Matt Piedmont

Apr 29, 12:15 pm1:30 pm
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Matt Piedmont Poster for WebSpoils of Babylon Comedic Screenwriter & Director

Join Matt Piedmont, as he discusses his career as a comedic screenwriter and director.  Matt will discuss the process of creating, writing and directing the six-episode mini-series The Spoils of Babylon for IFC and show clips from the miniseries as well.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

12:15 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room

Free

Saturday Night Live Emmy Award Winning Writer

Matt got his start in entertainment writing for the legendary sketch comedy showcase Saturday Night Live.  Matt wrote for more than 100 episodes and won an Emmy for his work.

Following his success on SNL, Matt wrote and directed a number of award-winning web series and short films:  The Carpet Brothers, Funny or Die Presents…, and Brick Novax’s Diary, which won the U.S. Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Learn what it takes to make a living as a comedic screenwriter.

Cinema Studies Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Executive Producer Marc Marrie

Mar 4, 12:00 pm
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Cinema Studies invites you to an informal talk on producing national TV advertising with Marc Marrie — Arts & Sciences Executive Producer and Partner

Learn what it takes to make a living producing national television commercials

Join Marc Marrie, Arts & Sciences Executive Producer and Partner, as he discusses producing his most recent work – the 2014 Visa spot celebrating the inclusion of women’s Ski Jumping in the Winter Olympics and the 2014 Super Bowl spot for AAA.

Tuesday, March 4th — Noon

EMU Gumwood Room

Free

The Working Filmmaker Series is funded by a generous donation from Dave & Nancy Petrone.

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Portland Film Connection

Jan 30, 12:00 pm
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Portland Film Connection PosterCinema Studies invites you to a panel discussion with Portland filmmakers

Learn what it takes to make a living in the Oregon film industry from Portland filmmakers (producers, director of photography, and 1st assistant camera), including crew from the hit TV show Portlandia!

Thursday, January 30th — Noon

Knight Library Browsing Room (Room 106)

Free

The Working Filmmaker Series is funded by a generous donation from Dave & Nancy Petrone.

Speakers

Kevin Sullivan

Co-Producer, Portlandia

For two decades, Kevin has enjoyed working the front lines of TV commercials, documentaries, films and music videos in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Kevin currently serves as Co-Producer for Seasons 2, 3, and 4 on the television show Portlandia.  Kevin’s projects have won awards at Cannes and Sundance. He also has the pleasure of frequent invitations to address the challenges and opportunities of filming abroad.

Steven Weisman

Production Coordinator, Portlandia (Writer, Producer of Independent Film & TV)

Steven Weisman has been a writer, independent producer, production executive and coordinator.  He has worked for Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope, Twentieth Century Fox, CBS, Warner Brothers, and partnered with filmmakers Mary Stuart Masterson and Peter Masterson in founding Barn Door Pictures.  He currently serves as the Production Coordinator on the IFC series Portlandia, which involves working out of the back of a U-Haul.

Tyson Wisbrock

Director of Photography and Director

“I am a creative and resourceful director+dp who can make beautiful and compelling scenes with a large crew and lots of tools or simply by myself with a small DSLR.  I am comfortable working with star athletes, movie celebrities, and real people on the streets of the world.  I always strive to find the best angles and approaches in any situation.

I studied Television and Film Theory at University of Oregon where I graduated cum laude.  I have been working in the film industry since I picked up my first ice chest as a PA in 1996.  I haven’t looked back.”

Peggy Knoebel

1st Assistant Camera

Peggy Knoebel has been working as a Camera Assistant in Portland, OR since 2009. After a 20 year career in the travel industry, she began working in the film industry as a Production Assistant and soon moved into the Camera Department. She honed her skills working on low budget feature films and as an intern on the TV show Leverage.  In 2011, she was offered the 2nd Assistant Camera position on Season 2 of Portlandia, which allowed her to join the Cinematographers Guild. She recently completed Season 4 of Portlandia and moved up to the 1st Assistant Camera position. She regularly works on commercials, music videos, and as a day player on the NBC show Grimm.  She loves being a camera assistant because the job is always challenging and exciting.

 

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Pixar Animation Studios

Dec 2, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Pixar Poster for WebPixar Animation Studios

Two of the studio’s key editors will discuss behind the scenes – how movie editing works in the real world and the software used in this field. This free event is a unique opportunity for students to talk with professionals who are working in animation.

Monday, December 2 l 4 pm l Browsing Room (106 Knight Library) l Free

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Second Story Interactive Studios

Nov 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Second Story PosterDavid Waingarten and Daniel Meyers from Second Story

Join us for a talk with David Waingarten, Creative Director-Storytelling, and UO alum Daniel Meyers, Creative Director-Environments, from Second Story Interactive Studios, as they discuss creating the award-winning displays for the UO Ford Alumni Interpretive Center and their vision for the future of digital media.

Learn how the collaboration between filmmaking and architecture combines to create innovative media.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 4:00 pm

Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

Free

 

David Waingarten — Creative Director, Storytelling

David’s extensive storytelling background draws on his experiences as a feature filmmaker, musician, editor, and writer. As Creative Director, David works with clients to develop high-level narrative and storytelling strategies that capture the heart and DNA of studio projects, laying the foundations for engaging, intuitive, and inspirational visitor experiences. David ensures that the core creative and narrative goals of a project are met, from early concepts through installation. He leads team members across disciplines, guiding the creative force within the studio and inspiring excellence and laughter.

Daniel Meyers, AIA — Creative Director, Environments

Daniel is responsible for the environmental and physical design efforts of the studio. He oversees the creative development and execution of environments-focused projects, leading integrated multidisciplinary project teams. Daniel is a registered architect in the state of Oregon, with a background in the design of experience and narrative-driven responsive environments. He works closely with clients and collaborators to create projects that join design, technology, and content seamlessly and with one voice. Daniel holds an M.Arch from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, and a BA in English Literature from Reed College.

2012-13

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Music Video Director Todd Angkasuwan

May 17, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Music Video Director Todd AngkasuwanCinema Studies invites you to a discussion with Music Video Director Todd Angkasuwan.  Learn how to create music videos, as well as treat and pitch them to record labels and recording artists.

Angkasuwan’s directorial work ranges from big budget videos for major label recording artists to indie DIY production where he shoots, edits and creates his own special f/x.

See Todd’s reel at: toddangkasuwan.com

 

Friday, May 17th  l  2:30 pm

Lawrence Hall 177

Free Admission

 

The Working Filmmakers Series is funded by a generous donation from Dave and Nancy Petrone.

Working Filmmaker Series Presents: Hive FX

May 3, 2013, 11:00 am12:30 pm
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Working Filmmakers Presents Hive FX

Hive FX President Jim Clark and Creative Lead and Shot Supervisor Guy Cappiccie will speak about creating special effects for the TV show Grimm.

Friday, May 3rd  l  11:00 am

Lawrence Hall 115

Free Admission

 

 

The Working Filmmakers Series is funded by a generous donation from Dave and Nancy Petrone.

Working Filmmaker Series: Portlandia

Feb 8, 2013, 11:00 am12:30 pm
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Portlandia PosterCinema Studies continues the Working Filmmaker Series with a panel discussion comprised of members of the TV production crew of Portlandia. Learn about production career opportunities in Oregon from working professionals.

Friday, February 8, 2013 — 11:00 am – 12:30 pm — Lawrence 115

Producing Reality Television: Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue Productions

Nov 16, 2012, 11:00 am12:30 pm
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Stephanie Drachkovitch, Working Filmmaker

UO graduate Stephanie Drachkovitch, Executive Vice President of 44 Blue Productions spoke to students, staff and faculty about what it takes to make a living producing reality television on Friday, 11/16/2012 in the Cinema Studies lab.

Over 70 people attended this engaging presentation about how to pitch a story to industry executives. Her new series Married to the Army: Alaska premiered on Sunday, 11/18/12 on the OWN network.

Cinema Studies sponsors the ongoing Working Filmmaker Series to connect students with industry professionals throughout the school year. This series is made possible by the generous donation of Nancy and Dave Petrone.

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Brian McWhorter: Composing Music for Media

Oct 10, 2012, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
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Cinema Studies invites you to attend an informal talk: Composing Music for Media

Join us for this unique opportunity for students to learn what it takes to make a living composing and making music for media during an informal talk by University of Oregon Associate Professor of Trumpet, Brian McWhorter.

This event is FREE to to the community, students, staff & faculty.

The Working Filmmakers series is funded by a generous donation from Dave & Nancy Petrone.

Original score performed live!

As Part of Cinema Studies’ continuing Film on Film series, Brian McWhorter composed and arranged a new score for a live performance of the 1929 film, Ed’s Coed, the first ever full-length motion picture made by college students. The live score will be performed live by Beta Collide during the screening of Ed’s Coed Friday & Saturday, October 12th & 13th at 7pm in PLC 180.

Read the Eugene Weekly article “Beta Collide gives Ed’s Coed a new spin” here:

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/article/beta-collide-gives-ed%E2%80%99s-coed-new-spin