Due to technical difficulties, the May 20 Film Fest @ UC Davis
program has been rescheduled for May 27 at 7 p.m. PDT, with a
Q&A and awards presentation to follow.
The festival features short films of eight minutes or less in
length, submitted by UC Davis students and recent graduates.
Submissions include a variety of genres, from animation to live
action to documentary to experimental. This year the
selection committee has also accepted submissions of original
screenplays of eight pages or less.
Senior Maddie Matsumoto won an Honorable Mention in the
One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest for her animated, 1.5-minute
film, Bee the Solution. Her film will screen online
6:30 p.m.(CDT) Saturday, April 24, as part of the Earth Day
Mini Film Fest, along with 6 other Honorable Mention winners.
Theatre Company continues its online radio play series
which features UC Davis students and alumni on air and behind the
scenes. The series, Radio Tuesdays, is pre-recorded and the
plays are available on Bike City’s website.
Professors Glenda Drew, Department of Design, and Jesse Drew,
Department of Cinema and Digital Media, have created new works
using innovative technology that are featured in
“Memories of a New Future,” an exhibition at the Barn Gallery
in Woodland. The installation also includes work by Melissa
Chandon, lecturer in Design, and Chris Daubert, MFA Art Studio
Theatre Company has been presenting several short radio
plays over the summer which have featured the talents of UC Davis
students and alumni on air and behind the scenes. The series,
Radio Tuesdays, was pre-recorded and the plays are available on
Bike City’s website.
Traditional and new forms of documentary. Skills and strategies
for producing work. Progression through all stages of production,
from conception through research, then planning and filming, and
finally post-production and critique.
Analysis of the contribution of outstanding costume designers for
cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Taught by
award-winning costume designer who was assistant designer on “Men
in Black,” “Batman and Robin” and “Casino.”
Student filmmakers enrolled in TCS 104: Documentary Production
have created trailers for their film projects.
TCS 104 explores traditional and new forms of documentary, with
focus on technocultural issues. Students develop skills and
strategies for producing work in various media, and progress
through all stages of production, from conception through
post-production to critique.
Inspired by his modding class at UC Davis, Patrick LeMieux,
assistant professor of Cinema and Digital
Media, has been making the rounds at universities,
conferences, festivals, and art exhibitions to show a new project
— The Octopad.
The multi-gifted Colin Milburn, Gary Snyder Chair in Science
and the Humanities, Professor of Cinema and Digital
Media, Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies,
has provided some keen advice on gaming and its costs on the
WalletHub website. Milburn is featured as part of the site’s
Ask the Experts section. Scroll down for Milburn’s
The multi-talented Bob Ostertag, composer, performer, instrument
builder, journalist, activist, historian, and kayak instructor,
will appear in concert in Wels, Austria, November 11 and
12. Ostertag performs along with Jon Rose and Gerry
Hemingway. His latest recording is entitled Wish You Were
Ostertag’s appearance in Austria is part of a world tour
that began in 2015.
Here is an overview of The Film Festival @ UC Davis 2016
showcasing work created by students. Held May 18 and 19 at
Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis, the Festival attracted
enthusiastic audiences on both evenings. All photos are courtesy
of The Film Festival @ UC Davis, copyright UC Davis.