Red Carpet Film Festival
Moore Norman Technology Center’s Digital Video Production and Graphic Design classes will host the 5th annual Red Carpet Film Festival at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance due to limited seating.
The Red Carpet Film Festival promotes the expanding film community in Oklahoma and energizes the students’ creative spirit. The ten short films to be shown during the event are the culmination of MNTC students’ work from the DVP and Graphic Design classes.
The student-produced short films to be showcased are: “Escape,” “Waiting on Resiak,” “The Waiter,” “Helpless,” “Limited Time,” “Small Secrets Among Friends,” “Love Thy Neighbor,” “The Order,” “Meet Mike” and “Secret Underground.”
Students in both DVP and Graphic Design complete a capstone course during their second year of instruction. DVP students write, shoot, direct and edit short films while Graphic Design students work as an advertising agency producing movie posters, DVD boxes, invitations and other print support materials for the event.
MNTC DVP instructors Amy Smith and Joe Magrini said their students developed, wrote and pitched their short film ideas to a panel of local film professionals in October. During the remainder of the fall semester they cast and shot their films. This semester the students completed the post-production, editing and color correcting on their projects.
Smith said, “Our students follow the production process in a very real-world way. With the Red Carpet Film Festival, we create a capstone experience for our students that goes beyond any normal classroom assignment.”
Graphic Design Instructor Trisha Marlow said that her students pitched their movie poster designs to a panel of local graphic designers at an open house event in January. The judges provided critiques and feedback for students while also selecting the posters that were then presented to the student directors in DVP.
Marlow said, “The intent of this capstone project is to help students to set goals and monitor their progress in maintaining them, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.”
Students from the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma once again provided original scores and sound design for the movies. New this year, Chris Freihofer, CSA, with Freihofer Casting worked with DVP students to learn the casting process. Freihofer Casting held an open casting call to find local talent for the movies.
In addition to the feature short films, DVP first year students and students from Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton and Tulsa Technology Center will present short shorts based on four provided titles.
Magrini said, “The festival helps students visualize and experience their future lives as graphic designers and filmmakers.”
For more information about the Red Carpet Film Festival, or to view movie trailers and posters, visit their website at www.redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com
Where: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Address: 2401 Chautauqua