OVF® 2017 — Coming Soon!

February 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Perceptual Abstraction

February 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Quick trip to LA last weekend, which included (as it usually does) a visit to LACMA. Picasso-Rivera, check (great and revelatory).

But the unexpected bonus, one of my favorite painters for decades: John McLaughlin (in, surprisingly, his first major posthumous retrospective). To get all art-theory (from the LA Times): “[his] negative space allows consciousness to blossom and manifest itself.”

And you can’t get any better than that.

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2017 — Here We Are

January 19, 2017 Leave a comment

And like that, it’s 2017. Safe to say we can expect the unexpected in the coming 12 months…

Borst-classroom-2016.JPGIn the meantime, I continue my professorship at The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. During the Fall semester, the 5th season of our flagship initiative — Shoot the Stars!®concluded principal photography, and I produced the last of our Season 4 promos spotlighting the films’ student producers.  In the midst of the semester, I headed to the Big Apple to speak on a panel at the All American High School Film Festival about breaking into the entertainment business.

Outdoor Vision Fest® — which I continue to executive produce — heads towards its 6th iteration on April 28, 2017 (put it on your calendar and plan to attend if you’re in northern New Mexico).

A couple of new projects are underway and under wraps … details to come in the months ahead—

 

Get a Glimpse of “Membrane”

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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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