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Loyola features contemporary filmmaking seminars and film screenings

October 31, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans will host a three-week series of contemporary filmmaking seminars and film screenings beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Mike Montero of Fast-Take Audio will present a seminar on location audio for film and video on Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m., starting in room 203 in the Communications/Music Complex. Following the seminar, Montero will give tours of his location truck located directly behind the Communications/Music Complex. Montero handles audio-for-video for Voodoo Fest and maintains many national and international clients.

Patrick and Doneeta Saft Jackson, a husband and wife team of filmmakers, will screen portions of their film, “Tokyo Cowboys,” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium. They will also discuss their creative vision for the work.

Doneeta Saft Jackson, Loyola alumna, will discuss her non-traditional subjects and methods to documentaries, and cinematographer Patrick Jackson will discuss his uniquely creative lighting and framing techniques.

Both filmmakers have master’s degrees from the London Film School and maintain a website for their work at www.elektrikzoo.com.

Screenwriter and New Zealand native Grant Morris will discuss the many “filters” a screenplay goes through before it arrives on the screen during his presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium. Morris has written theatrical feature films including “Return of the Swamp Thing,” Cheech Marin’s “Shrimp on the Barbie” and “Dead Dog.” He received a Grammy nomination for his songwriting and has collaborated in the past year with legendary director Ron Howard.

These seminars are presented under Loyola’s writing and directing class, MUGN-M430.

The series is free and open to all students and members of the general public.

For more information, contact Jim Gabour, professor of video technology, at jgabour@loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2720.

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