Shoot the Stars!® Season 4

August 4, 2016 Leave a comment

As a screenwriting professor, my first priority is providing undergraduates a taste of the process of story development and screenwriting. If all goes well, at least some of those students will find a path into the world of media creation and will always know about some of the challenges and hurdles of screenwriting (rather than thinking any idiot can write a screenplay); a much smaller number may be involved in the development process or even be writing scripts themselves.

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Outdoor Vision Forever

June 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Around May 20, a student said to me: “Enjoying the summer so far?” Implicit in the question is that professors — the moment they turn in grades (and maybe right after their last lecture) — bask on a tropical beach, or putter about gardening, or … maybe just twiddle their thumbs waiting for the next semester to start.

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Outdoor Vision Fest® – Best of Santa Fe

May 9, 2016 Leave a comment

BOSF2016logoFor the second year in a row, readers of the Santa Fe Reporter have nominated Outdoor Vision Fest® as “Best (Event or Festival) of Santa Fe.” Now readers are selecting the winner for the category — and I would love anyone reading this to head on over to this webpage, and cast your vote for OVF® as “Best (Event or Festival).”

It seems a tad unfair that OVF is pitted against multi-day and sometimes multi-week festivals — and I would point out that the only other one-night-only event nominated in this category is the annual burning of Zozobra, which has been going on for nearly a century. (Environmental and safety note: we don’t burn anything at OVF.)

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Cinema Scope – April 22, 2016

May 7, 2016 Leave a comment

KSFR CinemaScope LogoFor completists, you can now stream the “Cinema Scope” podcast of my April 22 segment on KSFR’s weekly radio broadcast, where I was joined by Film major Kelvin Duval, who helped develop “Broadcast,” one of Outdoor Vision Fest®‘s many successful installations.

The second half of the podcast features Dirk Norris of the New Mexico Film Foundation and Bradd Hopkins, who is producing the “On the Page” screenwriting conference to be held in October 2016 in Santa Fe — and where I’ll be conducting a couple of workshops. More about that in the months ahead…

OVF® 2016 Is In The Books

May 5, 2016 1 comment

“Art Beat” Podcast

April 29, 2016 Leave a comment

On “ArtBeat” Thursday 12noon MDT

April 27, 2016 Leave a comment

KVSF-FM logoGreat segment today (April 27) on “New Mexico Film Works” — KVSF 101.5FM’s and the New Mexico Film Office‘s weekly radio broadcast on news and events involving the local film and media industries — with co-hosts Don Gray and Belle Allen, and guest (and faculty colleague) Lisa Lucas — all to discuss Outdoor Vision Fest® 2016. Podcast posted as soon as it’s available.

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