Tisch Open Arts instructor Donna Cameron will be part of a group exhibition of local and national photographers at Photography: Process and Perspective in Washington, D.C. The showcase will feature some of her new multimedia pieces. The show runs June 19-July 21, 2013 at Gallery plan b.
Multiple Oscar winner Walter Murch was a guest lecturer in Brane Zivkovic’s class Music for Film and Television last month. Mr. Murch, who edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocolypse Now (1979). He won a double Oscar for sound and film editing for The English Patient (1996). This was his first visit to the Tisch School and NYU. His lecture about filmmaking, sound design, and music drew an audience filled with Tisch and non-Tisch students, as well as Tisch faculty.
Brane Zivkovic is a full-time faculty member in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His course Music for Film and Television is offered through Tisch Open Arts in the spring. In this course students learn how to compose and create music for film, television, and media, and examine the relationship between the composer, director, and music editor.
Tisch Open Arts instructor Aly Rose is heading up a new project for October 2013.
Aly, who also helped create the Tisch Dance Minor, is bringing together 100 performers for ONE at Central Park, “a one-hour long piece of public art in Central Park about a collective manifestation of 100 dancers that are moving from one shape into the next.” The performers will dance while suspended 150 feet in the air within 6 cantilever structures erected inside Wollman Rink. Over 300 performers, designers, engineers, and production crew from across the globe are collaborating on One.
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival, which celebrates French and American cinema, runs June 12-June 18, 2013. The festival is in its second year and presents independent, American feature films; French and American short films; classics of the French and American cinema that have been restored for screening; a series of Master Classes during which audience members will be able to meet and interact with great filmmakers such as Costa Gavras, Cédric Klapisch, and Frédérick Wiseman; and movie premieres for children and cine-concerts.
A series of shorts will also be presented in competition for seven different categories. These include French shorts and American shorts unrelated to school programs and shorts directed by students from five renowned cinema schools, including Tisch School of the Arts.
Sercan Sezgin knew from his first year at NYU that he would be going on a journey with Chitra Neogy, who is part of the faculty in Tisch Open Arts and the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. This past spring semester he took her course Film as a Transformative Process: A Vision Beyond Technology and was so moved by it that he produced a film using stills from some of the films shown in ‘Transformative.’
Here’s what Sercan had to say about Chitra and the course:
I met Chitra my first year at NYU. I knew from that moment on that I would take whatever class she was teaching. I also knew from the very first moment of Film Transformative, that we would be taking a journey. As her own film hints, it was to be “A Journey within a Journey,” one that would be fueled by powerful films that seep through our entire body and moves every one of us differently, forcing us to express our most precious, otherwise hidden and neglected emotions. Even when we were out of the class, we were part of this incessant flux, looking, noticing, doing. We were letting the inner child free.
We recently met up with Tisch student Alana Bonilla to talk about the Tisch Open Arts course Topics in Cuban Culture and her study trip to Havana, as well as her semester in Prague studying 35 mm filmmaking. Watch the videos here.
Tisch Open Arts instructor Chitra Neogy was recently interviewed by Indiewire.
The ‘Movie Lover We Love’ explains that for her, the experience of watching cinema is similar to the ancient Sanskrit word “rasa,” which means to empty oneself to a work of art. She tells Indiwire, “It’s like you’re an empty vessel in front of a beautiful piece of art and you receive and it just pours into you.”
In her course Film as a Transformative Process: A Vision Beyond Technology, Chitra creates an environment where students develop a deeper language of themselves and go through a journey of self-discovery through film. This course is offered to NYU undergraduate students through the Tisch Open Arts curriculum.