It could take a lifetime to conquer your fears, personal and professional. Michelle Poler (B.F.A., advertising, 2011) decided to face hers one day at a time. It’s just that the days will soon total 100. Thanks to her videographer and brother Daniel Poler (B.F.A, film and television), who also studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, she is broadcasting every stomach-turning, sweat-inducing moment on her blog 100dayswithoutfear.com.
Tag: film and television
Dr. Dre and Apple. David Byrne and color guard. Collaboration is how the world rolls, and the projects can be as lucrative as they are novel. Social and digital media have erased traditional boundaries, so we shouldn’t be surprised by these partnerships; we should be prepared.
Like many Americans, Asher Bingham (B.F.A., film and television, 2007) breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court announced its decision to strike down laws prohibiting same-sex marriage. For her it was personal. The editor of the documentary The State of Marriage — a David and Goliath story directed by Jeff Kaufman about the legal pioneers who paved the way for the landmark ruling — Bingham had a front row seat to history.
Zach Prengler (B.F.A., film and television, junior) was several months from being born when Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993. Fast forward two sequels and 22 years and the release of Jurassic World has the Savannah College of Art and Design film student giddy. Not only will Prengler be among millions of people to see the summer blockbuster, he’s in it. It was all in a days work for Prengler, a production assistant.
Rare projects require rare talent. To make the documentary Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art − about the first posthumous museum tribute to Oscar de la Renta − Savannah College of Art and Design chose one of its own.
How do I travel for free and make this my job? Many ask this question, but Joey Katz (B.F.A., film and television, senior) answered it. Winner of a College Television Award, the Adventure Katz web series is the culmination of two years spent documenting shoe-string-budget trips to Europe, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Jacksonville, Florida. And those are just the episodes in the can.
If you haven’t noticed, cable television is awash with channels dedicated to wildlife. Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, all of them rely on the unique craft of environmental filmmaking and, in many cases, the bravery of the crew behind the camera. Despite the often harrowing field conditions, the genre is exploding.