Sadly, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced its closure in 2018. With the academic year having recently concluded, I’ve been asked to stay on as a full-time professor in The Film School (where I’ve been teaching since 2009) for one final year — to ensure that seniors finish their BFA degree program.
I’m tremendously proud of the initiatives we launched and cultivated during my time at SFUAD: Outdoor Vision Fest® (OVF) and Shoot the Stars!®. OVF, of course, spun off into an astonishing number of directions, and had a real, long-lasting impact in Santa Fe and beyond.
Continue reading “Continuing On For One Final Year at SFUAD”
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.
Continue reading “Shoot the Stars!® Season 4”
“So what do you do when you’re not in the classroom during the academic year?” is a question I’m sometimes asked. This “behind the scenes” video offers a glimpse into some of the more creative work I get to do (as opposed to participating in intradepartmental and interdepartmental meetings).
You’ll see a few seconds of me on camera, and as with all the in-house videos (directed, shot and edited by students) we create at The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, I served as the story consultant and story editor for this particular spot promoting our Shoot the Stars!™ initiative. And it’s easy to find more Shoot the Stars!™ videos and Outdoor Vision Fest™ videos on Vimeo.
More on what a screenwriting professor does when he’s not teaching classes, reviewing student scripts or reading script analysis assignments:
The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is now in its second year of Shoot the Stars! — a unique initiative that brings name talent to topline student-written, -directed, -shot and -edited short film productions. Continue reading “Shoot the Stars! – 2013”