Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, West Wing, D. H. Hill Library
Experience the talent of NC State students as they screen their best short films. Ranging from computer animation to experimental pieces, all films are under five minutes long. During the program, students will talk about their experience making the films, addressing how they developed the initial idea and brought it to completion, their inspirations, and the challenges and successes they had throughout the process. Professors Sarah Stein and Jim Alchediak from the Department of Communications and Professor McArthur Freeman from the College of Design will be on hand to facilitate discussion about the student pieces.
Students showing their films include: Nick Helton, Kat Saville, Lorrie Guess, Adam Osgood, David Hambridge, Pamela Nichols, Caleb Durham, Matt Woldtvedt, Kieran Moreira, Wes Latta, Matt Harris, Marc Russo, Aaron Chen, and Kirby Culbertson.
McArthur Freeman, assistant professor of Art + Design, explains how his students developed their pieces. “Wearing many hats during the development and production of the projects, each student assumed the role of animator, art director, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, and sound designer,” Freeman says. “Given that it is the first time using the software or animating for many of the students, it can be an overwhelming experience. They must address the technical challenges; But more importantly, they aspire to create compelling stories.”
Culbertson, a graduate student in art and design with an animation concentration who is showing a piece in the showcase, sums up what is great about the NC State film world: “There is no substitute for working in a creative environment with creative people.”
The program will be a great way to prep if you’re thinking about signing up for this year’s MovieFest.
The program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served and is supported by the Friends of the Library and the Tom Russell Charitable Foundation, Inc.