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Media Studies and Drama Collab: Cinema Project Workshop Spring 2018

Applications are open for the Spring 2018 Cinema Project Workshop for Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, 1st AD’s, Sound Designers, Composers, Art Directors and general production support.The Cinema Project Workshop is an interdepartmental course now in its 6th year and has produced 22 short films involving over 100+ MFA Drama and MA Media Studies students. Several films have gone on to screen at film festivals across the country and a short film produced in the workshop recently received distribution.All produced films are short narrative films written by the 3rd MFA Drama Playwrights, directed by 3rd MFA Drama Directors and starring the 3rd Year MFA Drama Actors.

MA Media Studies students collaborate on the films as Directors of Photography, Editors, Co-Producers, Sound Recordists & Designers, and First Assistant Directors. Jazz and Mannes students compose scores for the films. The class meets weekly on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm. Student production teams meet outside of class hours to produce and edit the films throughout the Spring semester.

This year Drama is producing 4 films and it’s more competitive for seats. Media students have the chance to apply this fall and if they apply early enough, will have the chance to meet Drama students and hear readings of the screenplays. The instructor will be accepting applications through early January and acceptance into the workshop will be confirmed no later than mid-January. There is flexibility for students interested in auditing the course to gain experience in production support roles (1st AC, PA). There are production support positions available for the workshop – specifically for Sound Recordists, Sound Editors, Camera Assistants and Production Assistants.

All interested students should APPLY via the course website (login required) – https://portfolio.newschool. edu/cinemaprojects/apply-for- spring-2018/

If you have any questions, contact instructor William Cusick directly via email –cusickw@newschool.edu

Course details, past films, and the online application are here – http://portfolio.newschool. edu/collabcinema/

Course Code: NMDS 5422

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