University 101 Screening of The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

Die_1000_Augen_des_Dr_Mabuse_Logo_001.svgUniversity 101 will hold a screening of The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Die 1000 Augen des Mr. Mabuse). This 1960 German classic was directed by Fritz Lang and tells the story of Inspector Kras (Gert Frobe) and American industrialist Henry Travers (Peter van Eyck) as they investigate a murder and the re-emergence of the long-dead Dr. Mabuse (Wolfgang Preiss). The screening will take place on Friday, February 24th at 7:00PM in UCROSS 028.

“He isn’t here, he isn’t there, yet his terror strikes everywhere! He kills and kills without excuse, THE EVIL and FIENDISH DR. MABUSE!”

You can watch the trailer here.

Introducing StoryBoard QUICK 6

post-7596-1244131481-1Do you need to create a storyboard for your script? Are your drawing skills limited to stick figures? StoryBoard QUICK 6 is an easy to use storyboarding application that allows you to create detailed professional storyboards. You can customize characters, add props, change backgrounds, and most importantly, share your vision with your cast and crew. StoryBoard QUICK 6 is now installed in the Screening & Edit Suite (UCROSS 012). Stop by the Equipment Room (UCROSS 004) to make a reservation. You can view a demo and learn more about StoryBoard QUICK 6 here.

Screenings and Q&A with Producer William Horberg

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William Horberg, producer of films like Milk, Lars and The Real Girl, Cold Mountain, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, will be visiting Drexel on Friday, February 3rd. You will have two great opportunities to watch his films and interact with him.

12:00PM Screening
Charlie Countryman (starring Shia LaBeouf)
Room 028 in University Crossings
Q&A with Mr. Horberg immediately following

5:30PM Screening
Sneak preview of Mr. Horberg’s newest unreleased film The Promise
URBN Annex Screening Room
Q&A with Mr. Horberg immediately following

The Promise stars Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. You can watch the trailer here.

Off Campus Episode Eight Now Available to Stream

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A day in the life of twenty-something’s who share a home is often madcap, especially when the Wi-Fi goes out. In the eighth episode of Off Campus, our award-winning sitcom written and produced by Cinema & Television students, one roommate’s corner-cutting approach to providing internet service plays havoc on his friends’ lives and brings them into contact with a downstairs neighbor who is immune to their charms. You can view the latest episode of Off Campus here. Need to catch up on older episodes? Click here to watch episodes one through seven.

Microsoft Demo Day

communityMicrosoft is hosting a Surface line demo just for Drexel University. Have an opportunity to get hands on experience with Surface products, including the 28-inch Surface Studio, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and the 55-inch Surface Hub. All Drexel Students are invited to attend!

Date: Wednesday, January 25
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Place: 3711 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Introducing Movie Captioner

MC_logo_1024Does your video need closed captioning? Movie Captioner is an easy to use closed captioning application now installed in the Screening & Edit Suite (UCROSS 012). Closed captioning can make your videos accessible for the deaf, increase your search engine optimization (SE0), help you meet the broadcast guidelines of the FCC, and open your videos up to a much wider audience. You can learn more about Movie Captioner here.

Variety Offers Student Discount

Variety_(magazine)_logo.svgAs a Cinema & Television student, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest industry news, events, and trends. Variety recently unveiled a new subscription plan exclusively for students and educators. For $19.99 per year, you’ll get a weekly digital publication of Variety, quarterly industry reports, and 25% off all Variety events as well as access to production charts, the domestic TV/film project database, and the Variety archives. Click here for more information.

Quarterly Lab Update

untitled-1Welcome back! Hopefully your break was enjoyable. There have been a few updates in the labs that all students should be aware of. Avid Media Composer has been updated from version 8.3.1 to version 8.5.3. You can learn more about Media Composer 8.5.3 (including new features) by clicking here. The back two computers in the Advanced Post House are now running Adobe CC 2017 (Premiere, Media Encoder, After Effects, Prelude, Bridge). In order to accommodate this, the OS X has been updated from Mavericks to Yosemite and Pro Tools has been updated from version 11.3 to version 11.3.1. Please note that Adobe programs are not backwards compatible, and the rest of Westphal has not yet updated to Adobe CC 2017. Updating your personal computers to Adobe CC 2017 is not recommended at this time. Lastly the Screening & Edit Suite is now setup to do DVD and BluRay burns complete with Toast Titanium 14, a DVD/BluRay burner, and a DVD/BluRay player.

Roots Screening and Discussion

7745138-11990432-jpgWestphal College’s Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute and the African American Museum in Philadelphia present Roots at 40. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the extraordinary television series Roots.  This spring, A&E and History aired an equally remarkable remake of Alex Haley’s monumental story.  Join the A&E/History creative team for a screening and conversation about why the story of Roots continues to resonate so powerfully today. Exact time and details to follow in the new year. Ask Karin Curry for more information.

When/Where:
Wednesday evening, February 1st
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Panel:
Mark Wolper- Executive Producer of A&E/History series and son of David Wolper, Executive Producer of the original Roots
Mario Van Peebles- Director (schedule permitting)
Dr. Daina Ramey Berry- Historian at University of Texas at Austin and historical consultant for the series
Jonathan Capehart (Moderator), The Washington Post and MSNBC

Criterion Collection and TMC Launch FilmStruck

The Criterion Collection and Turner Movie Classics have teamed up to launch a new online movie streaming service called FilmStruck. The new streaming service offers contemporary, classic, art house, indie, foreign, and cult films of great cultural, artistic, and entertainment value. Subscription plans start at $6.99 per-month. You can find out more about FilmStruck here.