Clips from: Saudade, Dinner Out, and The Outside of Life.Continue reading "URI Film/Media Student Film Clips #1"
After graduating with an English/film studies degree, Rachel Smith ’06 began working on her first screenplay, “My Own Private Myocardial Infarction.” In it, Smith tells the story of a man whose heart is broken after his mother’s death. It took a top prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2008. “I am drawn […]Continue reading "She’s drawn to tell stories"
“The documentaries I have worked on during the past 19 years all have to do with bringing a story to the public.” — Alex Caserta ’74, film producerContinue reading "Bringing story to life"
“A production designer is the visual storyteller of a feature film or television show. URI gave me some very good training designing sets and interpreting plays and scripts.” — Matthew Jacobs ’77, production designer, art directorContinue reading "URI gave me good training"
“My undergraduate classes impressed on me the power of story in everyday life.” — Cherry Arnold ’87, media producer/filmmakerContinue reading "Story in everyday life"
“Assisting with a professor’s documentary shoot made me realize that by pursuing film as a career, you could gather the skills necessary to tell any story that you felt passionate about.” — Dan Riordan ’03, video producerContinue reading "Gather the skills to tell the story"
Kyle King ’12, filmmaker As a serviceman stationed in Afghanistan, Kyle King shot his documentary “Fatigued” in between 12-hour shifts. The U.S. Air Force member said he wanted to show his audience what life was like for troops serving in non-combat roles. A month after the film premiered, King left for Ecuador and a two-year […]Continue reading "The closest thing to living more than once"
Cherry Arnold ’87, media producer/filmmaker Documentary filmmaker Cherry Arnold won a New England Emmy for Best Documentary for her film “BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.” In choosing projects for her production company, Big Orange Films, Arnold credits her URI classes with showing her the power to be found in stories […]Continue reading "She knows the power of everyday stories"
Film and media have been part of Sammi Vogel’s life since her first internship on “The People’s Court” at the age of 17. Now she’s a Product Marketing Manager at CBS Interactive.Continue reading "Making her mark on the small screen"
Ryan Coogler: “It’s worth revisiting “The Black Panther” director’s strong debut “Fruitvale Station.” Telling the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant on the last day of 2008, the film leads to a heartbreaking conclusion at the Fruitvale subway stop. Coogler’s shattering debut is a potent testament to a life tragically lost far too soon. Greta […]Continue reading "Justin’s 5 Young Filmmakers for Young Filmmakers"