Spring 2013 Course: TCF at Sundance
NEW SPRING TCF COURSES on FILM FESTIVALS & INDIE CINEMA!
OPTION TO TRAVEL TO SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL! SPACE IS LIMITED!
There are FOUR different enrollment options for this course:
- TCF 444: Film Festivals & Indie Cinema: Theory and Praxis* (3 credits/Warner) * This does not include travel / no application
- TCF 444: Film Festivals – Including Sundance Travel Option (3 credits/Warner)
- TCF 544: Film Festivals – Including Sundance Travel Option (3 credits/Warner)
- TCF 380: Sundance Travel Course Only (1 credit/Raimist)
We will take 10 students to Sundance Film Festival from January 23-27, 2013
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
Take a peek at what Sundance Film Festival has to offer: http://www.sundance.org/festival/
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SPRING 2013 TRAVEL COURSE OPPORTUNITY: TCF AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
- Students will strengthen their verbal interpersonal communication skills as they present themselves to media professionals and practice networking in this highly industry-oriented environment.
- Students will identify and describe careers outside of the traditional creative jobs commonly associated with the film industry (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and actor).
- To reinforce this activity the students will break down the skill set of these professions and determine what skills they already have and what skills they will need for employment.
- Students will assess and evaluate how the film industry works day-to-day by conducting small ethnographies of Sundance.
- Students will collaborate on a creative project that breaks down and illustrates an aspect of industry culture they will use to explain to students who have not attended the Festival.
- Students will learn and practice using film industry jargon both by being exposed to the environment and also by reading the daily industry trade magazines and newsletters.
APPLICATION for ENROLLMENT CONSIDERATION – please fill out the application pdf
Please handwrite your application, OR, you may ANNOTATE in Preview (mac) or in Adobe, or you can try http://www.pdfescape.com, but DO NOT attempt to crack the pdf and make a messy word doc. Thank you!
ABOUT THIS COURSE: The Fine Print: This is a five-day faculty-led study/travel opportunity for UA students to attend Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with TCF faculty Dr. Rachel Raimist and Dr. Kristen Warner.
This course is open to any UA undergraduate or graduate student, but enrollment priority is given to students who also enroll in TCF 444/544: Film Festivals and Indie Cinema: Theory and Praxis (3 credits), taught by Dr. Kristen Warner. If students opt to not enroll in Dr. Warner’s film festival course, they must take TCF 380 (1 credit) with Dr. Raimist.
The Rationale: Sundance is a premiere global independent film festival where hundreds of films that vary in genre, form and style are screened for 10 days in the town of Park City, Utah–just 30 minutes east of Salt Lake City. However, the Festival is not only famous because of the films it exhibits but also because it is the place where much of the business of show occurs. All of the components of filmmaking happen at Sundance: the marketing, the promotion, and the selling of movies. Sundance also affords students an opportunity to experience the global film industry all in one place because for 10 days Holllywood descends upon this small town in Utah. For our purposes, this translates to affording students the opportunity to network and to gain contacts that may help them build their careers once they graduate. As pass holders, our students will be granted exclusive access to industry insiders as well as the Festival staff. These interactions will allow students to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to a professional environment where they will be expected to present themselves as soon-to-be industry colleagues. Further, we want our students to recognize the plethora of occupations within the film industry outside of the traditional six (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and actor) that are commonly considered. To this end, we will have them each identify and explain five different industry career opportunities and meet professionals who do work they’ve researched.
For Students in TCF 444 non-Sundance Travel Option: For those not physically attending the festival, students will need to participate virtually by accessing the Sundance website and watching the online films made available and reading industry trade blogs that discuss what’s happening in the Sundance marketplace. Students will need to write a paper that incorporates things discussed in class sessions that relate to the Sundance brand.
For more information, please email: Dr. Warner at kwarner[at]ua[dot]edu