WestPhest Details Announced!

WestPhest_Logo_OnlyThe 2017 Westphest student film festival will be held on Thursday, May 18th in the URBN Annex Screening Room at 7:30PM. There will be a pre-screening reception at Landmark starting at 5:00PM. The deadline to submit is Tuesday May 2nd at 5:00PM. Submission forms are outside of the main office, UCROSS 057.

The categories this year are INTERMEDIATE CINEMATOGRAPHY, NARRATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, INDEPENDENT PROJECT (must be for credit), DOCUMENTARY, PRODUCTION WORKSHOP, ANIMATION, MICROBUDGET, and FRESHMAN FILM. The submission fee is $10 for the first film you submit and $5 for any additional films. You will receive one ticket to the festival and pre-screening reception for that first submission, but not the subsequent ones.  All money goes towards cash prizes. Please refer to the entry form for more details.

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Opening this Saturday

festival_cover_photo_cropped_183b5cDrexel is a proud sponsor of this year’s Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. All students are invited to attend three film screenings this Saturday, April 22nd from 1:30PM to 4:00PM at the Prince Theater in Center City. The event is free for all Cinema & Television students. The filmmakers will all be in attendance and our very own Department Head Karin Kelly will be a festival judge. Click here for more information.

WSAB Accepting New Applicants

14068387_1681513478841569_6172600587063167450_oCalling all Cinema & Television students! The Westphal Student Advisory Board (WSAB) is looking for new applicants. WSAB works with the Dean’s Office to unify the diverse majors and improve student life within the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. Now is your chance to represent the Cinema & Television Department and to give back to your peers. Click here for more information and click here to apply.

Quarterly Lab Update

Untitled-1Welcome back! Hopefully your break was enjoyable. There were quite a few updates in the labs while you were gone. All Mac computers were updated from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite, Adobe CC was updated from 2016 to 2017, Avid Media Composer was updated from 8.5.3 to 8.8.1, Pro Tools was updated from 11.3.1 to 11.3.2, and DaVinci Resolve was updated from 12 to 12.5. Additionally, the CODEX Production Suite has been installed on all Equipment Room laptops in support of the new ARRI cameras. Lastly, a new 4K work station has been unveiled in the Color Grading Lab. As always, if you experience any technical issues you can report the problem here.

Tom Brokaw to Visit Drexel

NightlyNewsLegendary broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw will be visiting Drexel University on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00PM in the URBN Annex. Brokaw anchored NBC Nightly News for more than twenty years. He also hosted The Today Show and Meet the Press, and has published numerous bestselling books. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets. This is a great opportunity to interact with one of the titans of broadcast journalism.

Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 2:00PM
Location: URBN Annex

Phillies Hosting College Series

8144a8f1cf0c59a4fb2833e2256e84fe_philadelphia-phillies-symbol-free-philadelphia-phillies-clipart_670-387Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a Major League Baseball Team? The Phillies are hosting their #CollegeSeries at Citizens Bank Park April 10-12. Open to college students and recent graduates, this behind the scenes event includes a chance to participate in a Q&A about the business of baseball, a networking event for internships and ball girl programs, the chance to hear from a Phillies player about their college experience, and includes an exclusive tour of the ball park with a chance to take a #Selfie with the World Series trophies. Registration is $30 and includes a game day ticket along with $12 of concession credit. To register or checkout the speaker line up go to: phillies.com/collegenight.

Spring Break Die Hard Screening

die-hard-51a760318bc58Since there wasn’t a New Year’s screening of Die Hard this year, the The Mad Martha production team has organized a screening as a send-off to Spring Break. While visiting the office of his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedevil), NYPD officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes matters into his own hands when the building is occupied by terrorists. You can watch the trailer here. Bring cash/venmo for snacks and to support the Mad Martha team.

Date: Friday, March 17th
Time: 4:00PM
Location: UCROSS 028 (Large Screening Room)

Screening of Annie Hall Tonight

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There will be a screening of Annie Hall on Thursday, March 2nd at 9:30PM in UCROSS 030. Neurotic New York comedian Alvie Singer (Wood Allen) reflects on his up and down relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), a flighty nightclub singer originally from the midwest.

Annie Hall won four Oscars in 1978, including Best Picture. You can watch the trailer here.

Academy Awards Live Screening

OSCARThe Entertainment and Arts Society is hosting a live screening of the 89th annual Academy Awards in URBN Annex on Sunday, February 26th. All are welcome to attend! There will be insomnia cookies in addition to popcorn and the chance to win a $50 Fandango gift card. You can see the full list of Oscar Nominees here.

A Conversation with Fred Seibert

MTV-Logo.svg_-e1470344502447Please join legendary television director/producer Fred Seibert for an upcoming talk & conversation on Tuesday, February 21st at 2-3:30PM in the URBN Annex Screening Room. His background and experiences are sure to excite, as Siebert helped create MTV, relaunched Nickelodeon, and produced shows such as The Powderpuff Girls, The Fairly Oddparents, and Adventure Time. He’s now Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited. You can learn more about Fred Seilbert here.