Master Schedule

*Indicates simultaneous events
Saturday, October 20

*Student Arrivals
12-5pm: Dewey Hall

*Faculty Meeting
3:00-5:15pm: Crowley Center

*New Student Presentation Tech Check
4-5pm: Noble Lounge

Dinner
Dewey Hall

*Graduating Students: Thesis files drop-off
6pm: College Hall 306

7-8:30pm: Noble Lounge

Welcome Reception
8:30-10:00pm: Café Anna/College Hall Vault

Sunday, October 21

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey Hall

*General Welcome - All
9-10am: Gallery

*Thesis Reviews - Faculty Only
9-10amCollege Hall 205, 206, 208

Cheney and Angell: Thesis Tech Check
10-10:15am: Savoy Theater

Thesis Screening: Ian Cheney
10:30am-12pm: Savoy Theater

Lunch
Dewey Hall

1:30-4:45pmCollege Hall 205, 206, 208

*Orientation for New Students 
1:30-2:30pm: College Hall Chapel

*New Students: IT and Library Orientation 
4-5pm: Library

*All Students: Title IX Meeting 
5-5:15pm: Chapel

*Faculty Dinner Meeting
5-6:30pm: Crowley Center

Dinner
Dewey Hall

Thesis Screening: David Angell
7pm: Savoy Theater

Monday, October 22

by 2pm: Film Commons

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey Hall

9am-12:15pm: College Hall 205, 206, 208

*New Students: Photo IDs
12-12:15am: College Hall Vault (across from Cafe Anna)

Lunch

by 2pm: Film Commons

Screening: THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED with faculty Assia Boundaoui
1:30-3pm: Savoy Theater

*Thesis Feedback Sessions: Faculty Reviewers & Graduating Students
3:30-4:30pm: College Hall 205, 206, 208

*Lecture: Assia Boundaoui, "Positionality and Co-Creation in Documentary Practice"
3:30-5:15pm: Noble Lounge
Where you stand determines what you see. In this workshop we grapple with how positionality functions in documentary filmmaking, we peel back the myth of objectivity and delve into the relationship between positionality and the long history of extractive filmmaking in documentary. We explore co-creation in film, the act of creating art not for or about communities, but with communities - and ask how might co-creation work in a field dominated by single authorship? We use THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED as a case study in understanding positionality and co-creation in communities of color.  
 
Dinner
Dewey Hall

Screening: UNLOVABLE 
with Filmmaker Suzi Yoonessi
7-10pm: Savoy Theater



Tuesday, October 23

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey Hall

Faculty: Budget Meeting with CFO
8:30-9am: College Hall 205

Round Table Assignments Posted
9am: by email

Lecture: Suzi Yoonessi"Ahhhahahhah. AHHHHAHAHA. Hah.: Teardrop"
9:15-11:15am: Noble Lounge
How to find lightness and levity in dark material to create heart, hope and nuance.

*Round Table Session I
11:30am-12:15pm: Gallery

*Graduating Students: New Alumni Meeting
11:30am-12pm
: College Hall Vault

*Lunch
Dewey Hall

*Faculty: Meet with President, CFO, Dean
12:45-1:15pm: Dewey Lounge

*Round Table Session I
1:30-2:45pm: Gallery

*Maxwell, Crossman, House, McClung, de Cossy: Thesis Tech Check
1:30-2:30pm: Savoy Theater

*Lecture: Jeff Malmberg, "Collaborative Portrait Work
3-5pm: Noble Lounge
Jeff will discuss his work across three films and how close collaboration with his subjects has evolved into his principal creative engine. 

4:00-5:15pm: College Hall 204, 205, 206

Dinner
Dewey Hall

Screening: MARWENCOL
with Filmmakers Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen 
7-10pm: Savoy Theater

Wednesday, October 24
by 1pm: Film Commons

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey Hall

*Lecture: Till Schauder, "From Beginning to End
9:15-10:45am: College Hall Chapel
This cross-genre workshop focuses on strong film openings and powerful endings. Whether you write a narrative screenplay or are editing a documentary (where the writing happens in the edit) the beginning and end are essential—if not the most essential—parts of a film. We will examine openings and endings and how they relate (or should relate) to each other. Storytelling/directing strategies come into play, as well as film analysis.  Using samples from some recent films I made including Warriors of Faith (German Emmy 2017) and Reggae Boyz (nominated for German Emmy 2018), as well as samples from some of my favorite filmmakers.   

*Lecture: Annie Howell, "Working with Actors: Let’s Play
9:15-10:45am: Noble Lounge
In this lecture and discussion, directors will reflect upon and think carefully about the actor-director relationship, with the goal of forming strategies for strong collaborations and creating an environment of ‘play’ as opposed to one ruled by commands or anxiety. How should directors and actors work together? How can directors find language to help give context and guidance to an actor? What about when it’s not working?  We’ll listen as actors discuss a variety of collaborations, and watch short films or scenes from features to analyze performance.  

Nature Walk
11am-12pm: Morse Farm or Sabine's Pasture Quarry

Lunch
Dewey Hall

by 1pm: Film Commons

Thesis Screening: Matt Maxwell
1:15-2:45pm: Savoy Theater

*Lecture: Chris Shellen, "Practical Lessons from Here, There, and Everywhere In Between
3:15-5:15pm: Noble Lounge
Over the course of her career, Chris has worked on the agency side (ICM), the studio side (Paramount Pictures), the independent production side ("Marwencol" & "Spettacolo"), and the digital marketing & content side (from Participant Media to Universal Pictures); she has published articles and a book, and has had a stack of successful grant proposals. Chris will share the practical lessons she has learned at each stop and workshop how those lessons might apply to student projects and careers.

Dinner
Dewey Hall

Screening: SPETTACOLO 
with Filmmakers Chris Shellen & Jeff Malmberg
7-10pm: Savoy Theater

Thursday, October 25

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: 
Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey 
Hall

Advisor Assignments Posted
9am: via email

*Academic Meetings
9-10:15a
m: Chapel, then Faculty Offices

*4th Sem. Students: Spring '19 Commencement Planning
9:45-10:15am: College Hall Chapel

Thesis Readings: Tami Anderson, John Morrissey
10:30-11:45am: 
College Hall Chapel

*Faculty Lunch Meeting
12-1:15pm
: Crowley Center

*Lunch
Dewey 
Hall

*
Academic Planning
1:30-2:30p
m: Faculty Offices

*Graduating Students: 
Commencement Rehearsal
1:45-2:15pm: College Hall Chapel

All Students: Meet with President, Dean
2:30-3p
m: 
College Hall Chapel

Lecture: Nancy Schreiber, "The Art and Craft of Cinematography
3:15-5:15pm: Noble Lounge
Nancy will show and discuss clips from her body of work, as well as some of her sources of inspiration. She will also discuss the work she does in preparation for projects, in collaboration with directors and others on the filmmaking team. 

Dinner
5:30-6:30pm: Dewey 
Hall

Screening: MOVING PARTS with Writer/Director Emilie Upczak, 
Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, Producer  John Otterbacher, and Composer Rafael Attias 
7
-10
pm: Savoy Theater


Friday, October 26

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

*Breakfast
Dewey Hall

*Alumni & Faculty: 
Breakfast
8-9am: College Hall Vault

*Academic Planning
9am-12p
m: Faculty Offices

*Panel DiscussionEmilie Upczak, 
Nancy Schreiber, John Otterbacher, and Rafael Attias 
 "Making MOVING PARTS"
9:15-10:45am: Noble Lounge
Emilie (VCFA '15), together with her collaborators Nancy (cinematographer), John (VCFA '15, producer), and Rafael (VCFA '15, composer), discuss the details of working together on the creation and release of her film Moving Parts.

Workshop: 
Nancy Schreiber,
 Student Clips Discussion
11am-12pm: Noble Lounge
Nancy will respond to short clips (previously submitted) from student work from a cinematographic perspective, considering aesthetic and technical aspects.

Lunch
Dewey Hall

Thesis Readings: Louisa de Cossy, Jason Rosenfield
1:15-2:30pm: College Hall Chapel

Thesis Screenings: Jessica Crossman, Carrie House, Melissa McClung, Louisa de Cossy
3:00-4:15pm: Savoy Theater

Dinner
Dewey Hall

Wrap Party - byo playlist - Dancing in the Café
8pm-midnight: Café Anna/Gallery
Food and beverage in the Gallery.

Saturday, October 27

Semester Study Plans Finalized and Uploaded
by 3pm: Film Commons

Yoga (optional)
7-7:40am: Studio, Stone 204

Breakfast
Dewey Hall

Academic Planning
9
-11
am: Faculty Offices

Commencement
11am-12pm: College Hall Chapel

Reception
12pm: Café Anna/Gallery

Semester Study Plans Finalized and Uploaded
by 3pm: Film Commons

Departures Begin
3pm

Dinner
Dewey Hall