Celluloid-based filmmaking is alive and well in Europe, thanks to a network of film labs dedicated to both the preservation of technology and cinematic experimentation. Piecing together equipment discarded by industry labs moving to digital, these artist-run spaces have become a haven for moving-image artists wanting to experiment with or continue to use celluloid as part of their practice. This two-night program features work from three of these cooperatives: L’Abominable in La Courneuve, France; Labor Berlin in Berlin, Germany; and Labo Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. While the artists associated with these labs produce work in a variety of styles, the films selected for these two evenings are similar in that they demonstrate extremes of the photographic process. In Mahine Rouhi and Olivier Fouchard’s Tahousse, and Emmanuel Lefrant’sParties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension, filmed landscapes are manipulated in color and texture toward otherworldliness and abstraction respectively. In Els van Riel’s Gradual Speed, the image in each vignette appears through time much like a photograph developing while the hum and crackle of vibrating dust erupts on the optical track. Cinema Project is excited to bring these films to Portland and will open the first night of the program with a short talk about these artist-run film labs.
More info here: http://cinemaproject.org/screenings/fall/2014/artist-run-film-labs/
The Theater Program in Portland State’s School of Theater and Film is seeking a production student to produce a brief promotional video for the program. The student may register for up to four credit hours of Independent Study credit, which will count toward the student’s major.
Interested parties should contact Theater professor Karin Magaldi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not seen the new montly eNewsletter that went out October 15, check your pdx.edu account for it. It has the latest news about events, classes, faculty, graduates, and students in the program. Look for it on a monthly basis this year.
Registration for Winter 2015 course
The Schedule of Courses for Winter 2015 is online on October 27. Don’t forget to plan your schedule and register during your registration window for Priority Registration, which starts the week of November 10. You don’t want to be left out in the cold!
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On Monday, as part of Portland State of Mind, Portland State Film and the Portland State Alumni Association present a free screening of PSU Film professor Dustin Morrow’s award-winning musical “Everything Went Down”. The film has won five “Best Film” awards at festivals across the country, was the subject of a TED Talk, and was licensed for distribution by Hulu and Comcast.
Prof. Morrow will be on hand to introduce the film and do a Q&A afterward.
6:00-7:30pm in the Studio Theater of Lincoln Hall, free and open to the public.