LESLEY UNIVERSITY DIGITAL FILM PLACES AT STUDENT MEDIA SUMMIT
OCTOBER 27, 2023
Glad to share Lesley's Jesse Ellis was 2nd Runner Up in the Massachusetts Production Coalition Pitch Competition at Emerson College. The event featured students from Bentley University, Boston University, Bridgewater State University, Emerson College, Endicott College, Fitchburg State University, Lasell University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Tufts University, and Wheaton College. We're very proud of Jesse and his film,12/21, and of the Lesley Film Department.
LITTLE SHOP OF LIMITATIONS: FRANK OZ at the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE
OCTOBER 10, 2023
"Little Shop of Limitations: Making a 1-Ton Plant Sing". An evening of film and discussion as the Coolidge’s programming and outreach coordinator, Billy Thegenus, explored the way limitations led director Frank Oz to create the innovations that helped him make the modern musical masterpiece Little Shop of Horrors. Joining him onstage to delve deeper into the manner in which successes and creativity can spring from moments that initially seem to be obstacles were authors William Pace and Ingrid Stobbe of The Filmmaker’s Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations.
WIFVNE HOSTS INGRID STOBBE AND WILLIAM R. PACE for a VIRTUAL BOOK EVENT
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Women in Film and Video New England will welcome Ingrid Stobbe and William R. Pace for a Virtual evening discussing important discoveries in the researching of their new book, The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations: Not Getting What You Want Leading to Creating What You Need. Hosted by Hannah Robinson, the evening will provide insights into the cinematic innovation that stems from these important angles in limitation.
PORTER SQUARE BOOKS WELCOMES INGRID STOBBE AND WILLIAM R. PACE
AUGUST 22, 2023
Porter Square Books is thrilled to welcome Ingrid Stobbe and William R. Pace for a multimedia presentation of their new book The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations: Not Getting What You Want Leading to Creating What You Need! Following a reading, the authors will screen examples from the exercises detailed in the book and clips from films referenced. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm at PSB: Boston Edition (50 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 02210).
"UNLIMITED CREATIVITY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES"
AUGUST 17, 2023
Thanks so much to John Sullivan for the support leading up to our Porter Square Event. Link below.
THE BEST OF LITERARY BOSTON
AUGUST 3, 2023
Thank you to GrubStreet for including the Book Event for The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations as part of its Best of Boston.
THE FILMMAKER'S GUIDE AVAILABLE NOW
JULY 19, 2023
The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations is now available for purchase. You can find yours at Porter Square Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Taylor & Francis, and many other locations. Find these links directly in our about section or the Linktree at @creativelyembracing on Instagram, and stay tuned for more updates.
THE FILMMAKER'S GUIDE... AVAILABLE FOR PRE - ORDER
JUNE 28, 2023
The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations is now available to pre - order, which is so exciting. You can find yours at Porter Square Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Taylor & Francis, and many other locations.
PRESENTING AT 2023 UFVA CONFERENCE
JULY 19-21, 2023
At the the 77th University Film & Video Association Conference, I'll present the workshop "The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations," with co-creator Bill Pace of Seton Hall University, where we'll speak about themes in our upcoming book of the same title.
MAY 15, 2023
This spring I successfully completed my promotion for Associate Professorship at Lesley University, which will begin in fall of 2023.
THE DOG STAR
I'm looking forward to entering production on the short Documentary The Dog Star. The film is an autobiographical examination of the effects of time and location on adult perceptions of self: Expanding on the myth of Laelaps and the Teumessian Fox, the film explores whether an identity can ever be fully formed when strong facets of everyday life are in opposition to one another.
RECIPIENT OF THE LESLEY UNIVERSITY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT
This faculty supporting grant will help further production of my upcoming film The Dog Star. I'm very grateful to be chosen as one of the recipients, and utilizing the funds to further the vision of this project.
LESLEY PLACES FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR AT MPC STUDENT SHOWCASE with IFFBoston
Quite proud of our Filmmaking program, and student Katelyn Johnston whose film REC placed as 2nd runner up at the Massachusetts Production Coalition Student Showcase with Independent Film Festival boston this year - fantastic.
RECIPIENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS
CULTURAL COUNCIL CULTURAL SECTOR PANDEMIC RECOVERY GRANT
In February I received The Massachusetts Cultural Council Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery Grant. The grant was part of a unique state-wide artist-supporting initiative and will serve in support of the documentary The Dog Star. I'm deeply appreciative and look forward to moving forward with the additional support.
SPEAKING AT THE COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
NOVEMBER 22, 2022
In November I'll join the College of the Florida Keys' Professional Day Event to share an encore presentation of Strengthening Interpersonal Skills in the Virtual Spac
SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE EXHIBITION AT LUNDER ARTS CENTER
JULY 22, 2022
This summer's Pre-College experience had a wonderful ending, with a vibrant final exhibition of the work of students in a number of different media showing their work at the end of July at the Lunder Arts Center. For more information on the programs offered and timeline, please see the link below.
LESLEY UNIVERSITY FILM STUDENTS TAKE 3rd IN BOSTON 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
JUNE 15, 2022
Aiden O'Sullivan, Lauren Tyrell, Sarah Saulnier, Riley Woods, Tristen Coughlin, Paulina Sandoval, and Hannah Robinson were part of a team whose short Water Under the Bridge took home both 3rd place and Best Cinematography in this year's 48 Hour Film Festival for their Abduction Production company. Proud of them!
LESLEY UNIVERSITY'S THOMAS TAGUE-BLEAU WINS IFFB STUDENT SHOWCASE GRAND PRIZE
APRIL 30, 2022
Thomas Tague-Bleau's Thesis Film Slims took the Grand Prize in the Independent Film Festival Boston Student Showcase in Spring. The showcase features the top films from student media and filmmaking programs in the New England area - we are super proud of him!
CONVERSATIONS ON CAREERS EVENT
APRIL 6, 2022
Working with Kat Lombard-Cook of Simmons University and JoAnn Cox of WIFVNE, we planned "Conversations on Careers," an evening of Networking, Media Skill Sharing, and Learning hosted at National Boston. During the event, participants from a host of New England Education programs and Media companies participated and got to know one another. These included:
• Women Make Movies
• American Public Television
• High Output
• Controversy Films
• Barbizon Light of New England
• Trivium Interactive
• Franc Village Studios
• TCGT Entertainment
• Mass Production Coalition
• 48 Hour Film Fest
• Suffolk University
• Simmons University
• Boston University
• UMASS Boston
• Emerson College
• Wheaton College
• Berklee College
EXPERIMENTAL FILM PROJECTION ON VIEW
DECEMBER 12, 2021
In For a limited time the work of my Experimental Filmmaking students will be projected live on the Lunder Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue. This is the students' direct animation on 16mm celluloid, projected together concurrently without sound. The film will be on view through the holiday break (December 30 approximately).
GET A GRIP with WIFVNE + HIGH OUTPUT
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
In partnership with WIFVNE, High Output and WGBH, our students participated in a wonderful day of grip training with WGBH Lighting Director and Scenics Manager Phil Reilly.
LESLEY + LOOP LAB MOU HIGHLIGHTED
NOVEMBER 15, 2021
In "The Loop Lab: Empowering a New Media Arts-Centered Generation," Wicked Local recently provided insight on our 2021 Matriculation agreement that we're so excited about. Read more below.
LA+D FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION FEATURES TRAIN
SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 27, 2021
The Department of Exhibitions at Lesley Art + Design highlights the work of 32 faculty and staff in a multidisciplinary exhibit that has been welcoming new and returning students to Lesley’s Lunder Arts Center. The exhibit, which is on view through October 27, provides a glimpse of what the LA+D community has been creating in their studios and is fully viewable to members of the Lesley community, while select works can be enjoyed by the public through the gallery’s windows on three sides.
PRESENTING AT 2021 UFVA CONFERENCE
JULY 27-30, 2021
At the the 75th University Film & Video Association Conference, I'll present the workshop "Accessibility Programming Through Inclusivity," with co-creators Hogan Seidel and Gabby Sumney,
FILMMAKING ESSENTIALS PRE-COLLEGE COURSE
JULY 12-23, 2021
In July I"ll be teaching the Pre-College summer course Filmmaking Essentials with Lesley University. Registration is open, with additional information via the link below.
LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN PARTNERS WITH THE LOOP LAB
The Department of Digital Filmmaking at Lesley University's College of Art + Design has partnered with media production and workforce development non-profit The Loop Lab, to ensure a 30 credit matriculation agreement for graduates of the Cambridge program. Find out more below via Wicked Local.
OLC INNOVATE BEST-IN-TRACK SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES
July 7, 2021
In July I'll present an encore "Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space," webinar as part of the conference's Best-In-Track Summer Webinar Series. The session will be for "Process, Problems and Practices."
AWARDED BEST-IN-TRACK, OLC INNOVATE
May 10, 2021
In March I presented "Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space," at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate Conference. I'm so happy to share that the presentation was awarded the Best-In-Track designation for Process, Problems, and Practices Track.
THE CAMBRIDGE DAY COVERS FILM AS MONUMENT
April 12, 2021
Tom Meek of The Cambridge Day takes a closer look at our April Exhibit Film As Monument at the Lunder Arts Center.
FILM AS MONUMENT EXHIBITION
APRIL 1st - 30th, 2021
April 1st kicks off the Film As Monument Exhibit at the Lesley University College of Art and Design Lunder Arts Center. Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance will be sponsoring a wonderful opening reception (April 8th) for our participating artists, who include Gabby Sumney, my own Lesley University Film As Installation students, Four High School Media programs (Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Somerville High School, West End Boys and Girls Club of Allston, and Community Charter School of Cambridge). Collaborating with Kat Meg from our Office of Community Engagement and Andrew Mroczek, our Director of Exhibitions, this installation of hand-painted direct animations is accessible in a covid-safe manner from outside, as it lights up Porter Square.
IN CONVERSATION WITH CARRIE VAN HORN
MARCH 31, 2021
In coordination and sponsorship with Women in Film and Video New England and Lesley University's College of Art + Design, on March 31st I join Carrie Van Horn, Associate Registrar of the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, as we discuss motion images in installation spaces. Van Horn is the 3rd of Lesley University's guest speakers in the "Monuments Speaker Series," as well as opener to the upcoming Film As Monument Film Exhibition, taking place April 2021 at the Lunder Arts Center.
SPEAKING AT SALEM FILM FEST'S WIFVNE LIVE STREAM
MARCH 27, 2021
I'll be moderating a discussion on Ideas to Screen with three wonderful women directors at Salem Film Fest X WIFVNE's Live Event on March 27th. Join me in conversation with Anna Koch (Glitter and Dust), Raquel Cepeda (La Madrina), and Giedrė Žickytė (The Jump), live at 11AM EST.
SPEAKING AT OLC INNOVATE 2021 CONFERENCE
MARCH 19, 2021
This spring, I'll present online learning techniques at OLC Innovate 2021 - a joint conference presented by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).
CUTLOG ARTISTS MOVING IMAGE SCREENING
NOVEMBER 30 - December 21, 2020
Beginning November 30th and screening for three weeks, My film Orange will feature as part of the Cutlog Artists Moving Image collection, representing their 2020 collaboration of moving image works with the Society of Scottish Artists at the Open SSA + VAS exhibition.
WIFVNE ANNUAL MEMBERS EVENT
December 2, 2020
Women in Film and Vieo New England holds it's annual Members Event, open to the public and all genders, and featuring an amazing lineup of speakers and activities. Keynotes include Ruth Carter, Academy Award Winning costume designer for Black Panther, Emmy nominated Producer Gennie Rim (Cars, Ratatouille) and Animation Producer Peilin Chou, whose recent work Over the Moon is currently streaming on Netflix. Additional information below, including registration details.
FEATURED IN EDIT MEDIA
"Creating Play in a Time of Pandemic: Can Humor Promote Inclusivity in the Online Space?" will feature in EDIT Media's Zoom In beginning this November.
FEATURED IN MANTRA WELLNESS MAGAZINE
My article "Dinosaur Girls" will be in the Autumn Print Issue of Mantra Wellness Magazine.
MODERATING FOR THE LOVE OF RUTLAND
OCTOBER 14, 2020
I'll be moderating a discussion with filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor at the Boston Women's Film Festival, as we discuss her film For the Love of Rutland.
DARKROOM FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Orange will screen as part of the 2020 Darkroom Film Festival in London, United Kingdom this September. The film joins a dynamic lineup of digital works, 16mm films, sound artworks and audio-visual performances.
RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 AWARD OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE
JULY 28, 2020
At the 2020 University Film& Video Association Conference, I received the Award of Teaching Excellence for international achievements in pedagogy.
PRESENTING AT 2020 UFVA CONFERENCE
JULY 27 - 30, 2020
I'll be presenting "Building the Effective Professional Development Workshop for Students" at the 2020 University Film & Video Association's Virtual Conference this July.
MODERATING WOMEN IN BLUE, RISING FROM THE TSUNAMI
During this summer's Salem Film Fest, I will be speaking with director Deirdre Fishel about her film Women in Blue, and directors Hélène Robert and Jeremy Perrin about their film Rising form the Tsunami.
FILMMAKING ESSENTIALS SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE COURSE
During the summer I'll be teaching a two week video production course called Filmmaking Essentials. The course will be online and cover the engagement and overlap of single-camera production and cinematography with smart phone filmmaking principles.
ORANGE REVIEWED IN 23èmes RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES TRAVERSE
Author Simone Dompeyre takes a look at my short film, Orange, for the 23rd edition of Rencontres Internationales Traverse's print publication.
2020 WIFVNE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
MAY 22, 2020
WIFVNE is pleased to announce its 2020 Short Screenplay Competition, which aims to inspire creativity for screenwriters and independent artists. We welcome you to submit a 10 page screenplay concerning the theme of "Isolation." Scripts should have a strong female protagonist as the primary character.
Featured judges include:
• Wendy S. WIkins
• Cheyl Egan Donovan
• Claudia Croce-Tashman
LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS
MAY 15-17, 2020
This May, Orange will screen at the Lisbon Film Rendezvous International Showcase, taking place at the Lisbon Art Center & Studios, Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos, in Lisbon, Portugal.
WBUR COVERS LESLEY UNIVERSITY FILM SCREENING
MAY 7, 2020
Our department made the bold choice of hosting an online final screening event, in light of the fact that COVID-19 has prevented us from the annual theatrical screening of final student film work. WBUR provided great coverage of that, and the innovative ways our students persevered throughout a difficult semester.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION WEBINAR
SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
In light of the substantial loss of non-verbal communication in our collective shift online, "Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space," explores speech strategies, digital workflow plans, and time management boundaries to fully maximize your energy and skill sets online as listener or speaker.
MARCH 23, 2020
In March I will be speaking about "Media and Social Impact" at the Murrow Symposium at Washington State University. "The Murrow Symposium highlights developments within the world of communication. From the fourth estate to strategic communication, the Symposium brings together students and professionals for in-depth presentations, master classes and networking events. Industry leaders explore areas ranging from broadcast journalism, branding, AI/VR/AR, design thinking, PR, finance, social media, advertising, entertainment, and more" - The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
XXXIIIÉMES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES TRAVERSE
MARCH 12, 2020
This spring, Orange will screen at the ABC Cinema of Toulouse as part of the XXIIIèmes Rencontres Internationales Traverse film festival in France.
LESLEY UNIVERSITY HOSTS WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO NEW ENGLAND
MARCH 3, 2020
Lesley University will host an evening of professional workshopping and development with Women in Film & Video New England. The event will consist of a Networking hour, PA Workshop, and Mentorship Panel. Details below.
ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
This spring, Orange will screen at the Anthology Film Archives' New Filmmakers' Women's Night in Manhattan, as part of the Another Experiment by Women Film Festival Screening Series.
Volume 2 Issue 5 of Soanyway Magazine will showcase a number of wonderful artists' work from different mediums. I'm happy to have my short film Orange included in a such a diverse lineup.
DECEMBER 22, 2019 - JANUARY 30, 2020
So happy to share that my film Orange will be part of the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition: "Open Art: SSA + VSA;" Society of Scottish Arts and Visual Arts Scotland. The Exhibition takes place at The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture in Edinburgh, Scotland, from December 22, 2019 - January 30, 2020.
INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Orange has just been announced as a semi-finalist in the International Moving Image Festival of Abadan, Kuzestan Province of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Finalists in the competition are officially announced on September 30th, 2019.
JOINING THE BOARD OF WIFVNE
Really thrilled to officially be joining the board of Women in Film & Video New England in the role of Higher Education consultant. I'm looking forward to continuing to create exciting bridges between creatives at the University level, and professional film and video employers in the field.
HOUSE & GARDEN, UK
My oil painting, Half, will be part of "The Art Edit," a curated advertorial campaign running this fall in Condé Nast's House & Garden, UK. The painting will be featured in the October print issue, on stands September 2nd.
JOINING LESLEY UNIVERSITY
I'm very excited to share that I will be joining Lesley University's College of Art & Design as Assistant Professor of Digital Filmmaking. It's an exciting time, and I'm looking forward to joining a great program in the Cambridge Community for the 2019 school year.
JOINING INNOVATION WOMEN
Innovation Women is a wonderful organization that seeks to coordinate "gender-balanced and inclusive events and conferences." I'm looking forward to working with them to organize future speaking engagements and workshops. If you are interested in booking my services as a speaker or panelist, this provides an additional resource for us to meet and talk media! Additional details can be found on my CONTACT page.
MAY 20, 2019
On May 20, 2019, William Paterson University is hosting an exciting symposium called “The Bauhaus Transcended” that explores the ideal pedagogy for the visual artist in higher education, Put together by a committee that includes yours truly, the event features six international artists, scholars and makers coming together both individually and collectively to discuss where we’re headed in arts education.
COOL WOMEN, HOT JOBS
MAY 17, 2019
I will be speaking as part of a panel at The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria, New York, on May 17th. The panel is part of the larger series "Cool Women, Hot Jobs" which seeks to expose young women to professionals of various career backgrounds.
MOVIES AT THE MANSION
MAY 11, 2019
Orange screens at the James Ward Mansion of Westfield, New Jersey as part of Pop Up Anthology and The Westfield International Film Festival's Women in Film Night, May 11th, 2019. Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit initiatives supporting diversity in Filmmaking.
MAY 11, 2019
Orange is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of Palaver Journal, exploring the intersectionality of different kinds of art- both in medium and genre.
Spring Publication is May 11, 2019.
STARLIGHT FILM AWARDS
MAY 10, 2019
Orange screens as part of the Starlight Film Awards on May 10, 2019.
The festival takes place in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
ALCHEMY FILM & MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL
MAY 2-6, 2019
Orange screens as part of the Alchemy Film & Image Festival on May 2-6, 2019 in Hawick, Scotland.
THE GLOBAL LIFT - OFF SESSIONS
Orange competed in this spring's Global Lift-Off Sessions for best short film. The collection was released on Vimeo On Demand in April, 2019.
MOHA SHORT FILM NIGHT
APRIL 10, 2019
Orange screened as part of the MOHA Short Film Night on April 10, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.
THE FILM COLLECTIVE - PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
MARCH 28,, 2019
Orange screened as part of the Philadelphia Independent Film Award's Film Collective on March 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.