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Monster Movie Competition

Since we’re beginning our SPECIAL EFFECTS PROJECTS, I wanted to share this cool opportunity with you. The Youtube channel Film Riot is doing a 2-week filmmaking competition for Halloween. Participants must make a less-than-2-minute MONSTER MOVIE. The winners will be shown on the Youtube channel,


New Movie Releases (Week of October 13th)

Wide Release: Carrie (October 18th) The Fifth Estate (October 18th) 12 Years a Slave (October 18th) Escape Plan (October 18th) Limited Release: All is Lost (October 18th) Kill Your Darlings (October 16th) AB Films: None this week

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Film Club Meeting (10/7/13)

What you missed: “Op Happy,” a Prop Project video Example music videos: “Subterranean Homesick Blues” “Elephant Gun” “A Case of You” Some categories of music videos: *Performance *Story *Lyrical *Dance *Conceptual Hannah, Anna, and Sam talked about working with performers and artists: *spend time with

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Film Club Meeting (9/30/13)

What you missed: *watched Prop Project videos Music video project: *make a video that compliments a song *don’t worry about copyrights and such (though an original song would be awesome) Example music video: One by our very own Sam Shen: Lighting teaching session: Tuesday October

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Film Club Meeting (9/23/13)

What you missed: “Ham Sandwich” Using a camera: Some terms: White Balance Composition Focus Exposure Light Source Shutter Speed Aperture ISO Focal Length F-stop Take advantage of Lynda tutorials: For fun, we watched “Stonehedge” and “The Fox”: Editing teaching session: Wednesday, September 24th, 2013

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Film Club Meeting (9/16/13)

What you missed: Videos we watched: *This unrelated music video: *The short film we made last week *An example prop project featuring a mountie and a picture frame *”Edgar Allen Poe Buys Girl Scout Cookies” Our next project: *no dialogue *under 5 minutes *prominently featuring

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Movie Screenings (Week of September 16th)

Wide Release: Prisoners (Sept. 20th) Limited Release: Battle of the Year (Sept. 20th) Enough Said (Sept. 20th) Thanks for Sharing (Sept. 20th) C.O.G. (Sept. 20th) A Single Shot (Sept. 20th) In Pittsburgh: On the Waterfront (Sept. 19th) Melwood Screening Room, 7:00 pm Documentary Salon: The

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Valentines Surprise on the Cut!

  Film Club will be on the Cut for Valentine’s Day. With a camera. Bring your significant other to record an adorable Valentine’s Day video–a warm embrace, a romantic kiss, a secret love message! Or we can film you reading a poem to your long-distance


Shot for Shot Student Film Festival in the Works

Right now film club is planning an intercollegiate film festival that will feature the work of students from all around Pittsburgh! The festival will premiere during Carnival, so start thinking about your submissions. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three films, so keep