Student Film Project Opportunity

400 Years of Shakespeare – student film project opportunity

Contact: Linda Woody, Artistic Director, Going Boldly in Lake Oswego


Going Boldly in Lake Oswego is an annual chamber music project featuring the works of 20th and 21stcentury composers, including a few of my own pieces. This concert has been funded by the Clackamas County Alliance for the Arts and the Oregon Community Foundation and has been hosted the past two years by Lake Oswego United Methodist Church. The proposed 2016 concert will be held at the Lake Theater in Lake Oswego, to help broaden the concert’s audience and hopefully take advantage of the venue’s A/V capabilities.

The theme of Going Boldly is 400 years of Shakespeare (2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of the bard) and the concert will include modern chamber music related to this theme, including excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec’s Tempest Fantasy for piano trio and clarinet, and Ned Rorem’s After Reading Shakespeare for solo cello.

The video element: I am looking for a student who is interested in producing a 10-12 minute film based on the theme 400 years of Shakespeare that would play as a backdrop to music I would be writing for a small chamber ensemble. The film could consist of stills, animation, and existing material, ending with a film clip (perhaps) from the 1998 film, Shakespeare in Love. Student will be working with me, the composer,  to create and produce this film from start to finish. The grant application will include compensation of $250 for the student.


July 31, 2015 Concept/outline/storyboard idea due.

August – October – grant applications due   (I apply as an individual artist.)

Jan. 1, 2016 – Grants awarded

Jan. 2, 2016 – Film production/music composition begins.

May 1, 2016 – Film/music premieres at Lake Theater