Archive | June, 2010

OKC Museum of Art — Internship

30 Jun

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art invites applications from college students, recent graduates, and graduate students interested in participating in a museum internship. Unpaid internships are available in the Education, Film, and Curatorial departments on a full- or part-time basis. Specific duties depend upon the needs of the department.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for internships. Please consult with your specific school to see what the internship time requirements are for college credit hours.

Completed application materials must be postmarked or delivered to the Education office by the following dates:

  • July 15 for a Fall internship
  • November 15 for a Spring internship
  • April 1 for a Summer internship

All applicants will be notified of the Museum’s decision two to four weeks after the submission deadline.

For more info follow this link:


Interview with OU Alum (and FVS Minor) Sterling Gates on his work with Supergirl comic

25 Jun

“Supergirl” especially heads into new territory as writer Sterling Gates took over the book and almost immediately became involved in the events of New Krypton. As the writer prepares to take off flying with #53, he spoke with CBR News about the character and title’s status post-New Krypton, creating a rogues gallery with long-time artistic collaborator Jamal Igle and what the idea of legacy means to both Supergirl and the writer himself.


FVS alum Danny Jordan was recently featured in a segment on Leno

25 Jun

Danny is the guy in the yellow polo shirt who enters the scene about 1:10.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Practical Joke – Video –

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Competition

24 Jun

The Avon Foundation for Women is issuing a call for submissions to the 4th annual Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Competition.  The contest is an opportunity for film students worldwide to submit their work to the international film festival, Expresión en Corto, to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence, with the goal of eradicating domestic violence worldwide.

The competition is part of Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program that provides funding to domestic violence organizations for awareness, education, prevention programs and direct services for victims

Submissions should be short films (up to 20 minutes) that creatively highlight the varying emotions and situations that women (and witnessing children) face as victims of domestic violence.


Submission deadline: October 1, 2010

Competition details:

A jury comprising film industry professionals and experts in the field of domestic violence will select the winning films. The winners will be announced shortly before an awards ceremony in Mexico City on November 23, 2011. The three best films will receive cash prizes totaling 100,000.00 pesos.

For more information about the film competition, please email

Intro To Documentary — JMC 3723.001

24 Jun

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering the course “Introduction to Documentary” in the fall.  Many FVS students have taken this course in the past and we think you might be interested in it too.  Dr. Beliveau says that the class will offer a mix of conceptual and production skills in documentary film.  A few of the titles that will be discussed:  Hellhouse, Gasland, Standard Operating Procedure, and We Live In Public.  JMC 3723.001 will be held in the fall at 1:30 pm – 3:20 pm  TR in Gaylord Hall 2030.  For more information contact Dr. Beliveau at

Structure and Aesthetics of the Short Film — FVS 3810 (Class Canceled)

24 Jun

FVS still has a few seats open for the summer session of FVS 3810.009 — Structure and Aesthetics of the Short Film. The Class will run July 6 — August 2 and will be held Monday through Thursday 9am to noon. The instructor, Mr. Eric Zeaman gave us this blurb:

The purpose of the course is to help short film directors to think in terms of visual storytelling.  We will also discuss the short film structure, what defines a good short film, the do’s and don’ts of short filmmaking, and mainly how to tell a story without dialogue.  You will also learn the avenues to market and sell your short film and the exhibitions and distribution opportunities that technology has created for us.

Jean-Luc Godard once said, “A tracking shot is a moral statement”. By this I take him to mean that everything you do with the camera has a point to it, a meaning, that either helps to advance the story or doesnʼt, and that a director ought to be aware of the effects of the choices he or she makes.

In this class you will be required to write, shoot, and edit a 5 minute or less non-sync (MOS) sound film.  You will learn all the steps necessary to make a successful short and understand the important issues in pre-production, production, and post-production.  You will be required to coordinate casting for your short film projects.  A lot of extra out of class time will be required on your part if you want to seriously learn something from this course.

So, FVS students, fire up that computer and head to oZone and enroll!

ETA:  Unfortunately, this course has been canceled for summer 2010, although we hope to offer it again in some future semester.  For more information, please contact the FVS office at 325-3020.

FVS 3833 Global Horror Films

17 Jun

FVS is proud to offer two brand-spanking-new courses for your fall 2010 Knowledge Extravaganza:  3833 Global Horror Films* and  FVS 3843  American Independent Cinema of the ‘80s and ‘90s . Dr. Meheli Sen  describes the Global Horror Films course thusly:

“Often derided by critics for relying on questionable aesthetics and tasteless sensationalism, the horror genre continues to inspire animated debates. Students will study horror films from the United States, Japan, Germany, India, South Korea, Italy, and Mexico, including films from celebrated filmmakers such as Mizoguchi Kenji, Dario Argento and India’s Ramsay brothers.  In addition, the course will explore the roots of the genre in regional myths, folklore, rituals and traditions, as well as the conundrum of how the horror genre works in each national/cultural context and yet still resonates with international audiences.”

Wow! What an incredible course, don’t you think? Do you know what else I’m thinking?  I’m thinking you should enroll in this class.

We’re still waiting for some more info on the American Independent Cinema of the ‘80s and ‘90s course, but you can bet it’s going to be just as fantastic.

* FVS cannot guarantee that you will be able to sleep soundly after taking this course. You may want to invest in a blankie.