December 11, 2013
December 13, 7 p.m., Weld 106
Selections and award presentations of student film production work. Eligible work from all film production courses are played for adjudicators (usually three judges made up of local professionals, alumni and campus/community members). They choose a selection of work across classes (from freshmen to senior level courses) and award winners. Light refreshments will be served.
November 14, 2013
A film by MSUM Film Production major, Miah Detjen, was recently selected as a finalist in the My Hero International Film Festival.
The short film, Daddy, is a partially silent non-ficiton piece about Miah and her deaf father. The documentary offers a glimpse into Miah’s life growing up with a deaf father, and the two worlds (hearing and deaf) that collide daily. Miah wanted a hearing audience to experience a film the way a deaf audience would: in silence. However with closed captioning, deaf and hearing audiences may enjoy the film together. Miah’s film was also an official selection of this year’s South Dakota Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry →
November 05, 2013
CADT film professor, Anthony Adah, presented a paper, “Indigenous Blogging: Patterns and Functions,” at the Midwest Popular Culture/American Popular Culture Conference (Oct 11-13). The paper examined common themes and rhetorical styles of blogs dealing with representations of Indigenous peoples in films from Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
November 01, 2013
Two new shorts by Kyja K-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, screened at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wis, Oct. 25. K-Nelson’s “The Fiscal Cliff” and “Look Out Point” were part of an exhibition curated by Cecelia Condit.
October 10, 2013
PRSSA has three open executive board positions.
The following positions are available for application:
-Must be able to attend meetings on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the mass comm lounge in MacLean Hall, office 262-Forum Media Center
-Graphic Design or GCOM major preferred Read the rest of this entry →
October 09, 2013
Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies professor, Tom Brandau, was recently elected to the Minnesota Film & Television Board in Minneapolis. In existence for over 30 years, the board’s mission is to create jobs and economic growth by promoting and supporting Minnesota’s film and television production industry. Brandau’s main focus will be to help develop and foster more engagement opportunities/exchanges between the state’s production community and educational systems.
October 04, 2013
MSUM alum Conor Holt will screen two short films at Twin Cities-based film festivals this October: “Storytime” at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m., and “A Better Life” at the Twin Cities Film Fest on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. Both films are part of Minnesota-made shorts programs. Tickets range from $8 to $10, and can be purchased online at MinneapolisUndergroundFilmFestival.com and TwinCitiesFilmFest.org. Read the rest of this entry →
September 30, 2013
Meghan Duda, photographer and Assistant Professor in Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, is part of an international juried exhibition titled VISTA opening Friday, Sept. 27 at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The pieces chosen for the exhibition range in media but have have the common theme of landscape. Duda’s piece, a laser cut archival inkjet photograph, addresses the modern residential landscape and its impact on our natural vistas. Read the rest of this entry →
September 25, 2013
On Sept. 19 Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, Theatre and Music Industry hosted a student mixer on the Hansen Stage. The annual event (three years running) was organized to increase collaboration between students of the various disciplines and foster an atmosphere of continued cooperation between the three departments. The event included pizza, pop, music and an opportunity for students to be added to the CADT actor/talent database. Over 100 students and faculty were in attendance.
September 13, 2013
The Ansan Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, will feature new work by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, MSUM Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies.
The experimental short titled “soul/soul” is a collaboration between K-Nelson (animator and editor), Young Sun Lee (dancer, choreographer, videographer, editor), and Evelyn Ficarra (sound designer and composer). K-Nelson, Lee, and Ficarra met when they were Resident Artist Fellows at Djerassi. Since then the three women formed the 1lb. Chocolate Arts Collective, with the mission to engage in international interdisciplinary arts collaboration. Read the rest of this entry →
July 30, 2013
MSUM’s Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department will be holding an open casting call Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. in room CA 33 (MSUM campus-Roland Dille Center for the Arts). This call is for actors of all ages/all talent levels. All who show up will be added to our Talent Database, which includes a video headshot reel, made available to over 200 CADT Film Production students. No preparation needed. Headshots are welcome, but not required. For more information contact Tom Brandau at 701.446.7818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 29, 2013
The 37th season of the MSUM Summer Cinema Series closes tonight.
Closing the series on Monday, July 29, is a selection of silent comedy short films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy. After this showing, treats will be served in the hallway. Read the rest of this entry →
July 22, 2013
Mondays in July feature silent films
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series continues tonight with The Black Pirate, a 1926 action adventure film featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The story involves a young nobleman whose father is killed by pirates. Read the rest of this entry →
July 08, 2013
Mondays in July feature silent films
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 37th season Monday, July 8, with one of the original Rin Tin Tin movies. The particular film has not been selected yet, but will feature the original German shepherd dog rescued from a bombed-out dog kennel in France in 1918. Read the rest of this entry →
May 30, 2013
The Minnesota State University Moorhead Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies Department has been selected to receive a 2012-2013 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Excellence in Curriculum Programming.
Awards were selected by peer academic and student affairs campus administrators based on such criteria as effective use of technology and student achievement.
“We are honored and humbled by the MnSCU award,” Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, chair of the CADT Department, said. “Our students and faculty work very hard, because we love what we do.” Read the rest of this entry →
May 02, 2013
The Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department is honoring the best student projects of the semester with two nights of Juried Exhibitions. Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the CMU ballroom, seniors in graphic communications will be displaying their final projects, which can range from 3D modeling to graphic design advertisements. Then Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Glasrud Auditorium in Weld, the film studies program will be debuting the best student films of the semester, ranging from freshman final projects in the video production class to senior seminar final projects. Read the rest of this entry →
April 25, 2013
A short film created by five students in MSUM’s Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department was accepted into and screened at the International Shorts Program of the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience in Albuquerque, N. M. Guests at the festival included Robert Redford and Giancarlo Esposito, and competing films featured actors Morgan Freeman and Armand Assante. The students’ film, titled “Necropolis,” was one of four American films in the shorts category; six others were international films. “Necropolis” was also an official selection in the 2013 Maryland International Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry →
April 22, 2013
The Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department is hosting a special screening of this year’s Senior Seminar final film projects on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 in the Glasrud Auditorium in Weld, starting at 6:30 p.m. each night.
The 10 short films are the capstone projects of this year’s Senior Seminar film class, taught by Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson. The students have been developing, shooting, and editing these projects over the course of the entire school year.
The schedule for the two evenings is as follows: Read the rest of this entry →
April 09, 2013
Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies student, Conor Holt, premiered his latest film, “A Better Life” at the 2013 Fargo Film Festival. The project, which was produced through a Filmmaker’s Grant from the Minnesota Film & Television Board, concerns a woman’s efforts to deal with her comatose husband by means of a new, radical treatment. A number of CADT students and alumni served as crew on the film including: Conor Holt (writer/director), Ben Grell (writer), Shane Mackinnon (director of photography), Patrick McKeown (producer), Chance Cole (editor) and Mallery Mohn (production designer).
Local actors Aimee Klein and Bill Siderski starred in the project.
March 26, 2013
The Film Loop radio show continues tonight, Tuesday, March 26, at 9 p.m. on KMSC Dragon Radio. The Film Loop Radio Show is an extension of The Film Loop club at MSUM, a club dedicated to film discussion and debate.
The Radio Show airs every Tuesday night from 9 to 10 p.m. Co-Hosts Joseph Koesterman & Conor Holt discuss a variety of topics, including the Academy Awards, the Fargo Film Festival, and recent movie releases. Guest hosts also appear on the show from time to time. Read the rest of this entry →