Saturday, September 28, 2–3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an alumni and student short film screening and panel discussion led by Dr. Rini Cobbey, Chair of the Communication Arts dept, and Dan Stevens, Creative Director of IN THE CAR.
Cinema Room, Barrington Center for the Arts, room 138
December 9, 6–10 p.m.
Barrington Center for the Arts, rooms 126 and 138
Seven seniors from the Communication Arts department will present final thesis projects, exploring film production, narrative storytelling, advertising and public relations, journalism, and more. We hope you'll join us in the Cinema Room and Stebbings Room in the Barrington Center for the Arts to learn from these capstone presentations.
Dr. Rini Cobbey, course instructor and department chair
Sixteen seniors showcased their senior thesis projects, including advertising, short films, and communications research. These projects covered the range of genres our students work on while studying Comm Arts at Gordon College. Some of the projects were traditional research and analysis papers exploring the life and death of the newspaper, social media, and French film. Some were short films exploring gender, music, loss, and motivation through comedic, experimental, and dramatic genres. We also had advertising/branding campaigns and a documentary on Christian radio in Boston. Each thesis reflected the culmination of our seniors’ journey through Comm Arts and their vision for participating creatively and productively in culture beyond the classroom.
On April 15–20, 2013, Gordon College hosted a Celebration of the Arts. Featuring keynote lectures, musical and theatrical performances, and gallery exhibitions, this week-long festival brought together leading Christian voices from across artistic disciplines, faithfully exploring the heart of God through the shapes, scenes, sights, and sounds of his creation.
Participants included: Ralph Winter, Makoto Fujimura, Bruce Herman, Mia Chung, Soo Bae, Elizabeth Larson, Cam Anderson, Karen Covell and Jeremy Begbie.
Visit web page: http://www.gordon.edu/celebrationofthearts
Comm Arts Student Films
Thursday May 10th, 8:30 p.m.
Reception at 8 p.m.
1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970
Click on the link to view photos from the event: www.gordon.edu/studentfilmshowcase12
CASE ’12 showcases short films, feature articles, public relations work, and other digital media projects developed by seniors in the Communication Arts capstone seminar. Screenings, panel discussions, and interactive displays will be available throughout the evening, providing opportunities for you to engage with the artists and their work.
Visit the CASE SP12 blog to explore the seniors' projects and progress.
The Gordon College Film Society sponsored five current Gordon students and one alum to attend the area’s biggest and most industry-relevant festival, the Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFB), for six consecutive days. This provided the opportunity for these students to watch unique and obscure films while mingling with many directors, producers, and actors. The society also sponsored professional screenwriter Chris Mass to speak on campus and participate in the festival with the students.
Click on the link to view photos from the event:
THURSDAY, 4/26 at 7 p.m.
Barrington Cinema Room 138
The Gordon Film Society hosts screenwriter/filmmaker/actor Chris Mass with a screening of his award winning film CHALK. Chris co-wrote, produced, and stars in this comedy mockumentary which racked up film festival awards and launched Chris’s career as a professional Hollywood screenwriter. His projects have been developed at Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers and Fox.
Read More... NY Times review of CHALK
ABOUT CHRIS MASS:
Chris co-wrote, produced, and starred in CHALK, which garnered numerous festival awards including Boston IFF's Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, before going on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The feature brought Chris his first studio writing project at Universal as well as a television deal with 20th Century Fox. Since then, Chris has written a variety of scripts, including BOBBIE SUE (Warner Brothers), which landed on the coveted "Black List" and "HENCHMEN" (21 Laps) along with projects at Disney, Fox and Participant.
December 10, 7–9 p.m. Ken Olsen Science Center
Come see the culmination of a semester's worth of work from the Intro, Intermediate and Advanced filmmaking students.
December 8, 6–10 p.m. Barrington Center for the Arts
The Communication Arts Senior Exhibit showcases short films, feature articles, public relations work, and other digital media projects developed by seniors in the Communication Arts capstone seminar. Screenings, panel discussions, and interactive displays will be available throughout the evening, providing opportunities for you to engage with the artists and their work.
This past summer, Toddy Burton, assistant professor of communication arts (pictured right), wrote, directed and produced a short film called The Miners.
Read all about it here: blogs.gordon.edu/facultycentral/2012/01/31/filmmaking-and-creative-community/