Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pictures From the 2014 Open Frame

Enjoy some of the pictures from the 2014 Open Frame.

Best Actor Alec Roshek

Best ScreenPlay Emily Morgan - Rebound

Dave Carmany - Best Director, Best Film - Rebound

Best Contribution Non-Malone Student - Ed Meunier - Rocket Man

Elizabeth Finley - Best Actress - Rebound

The Crew - The Lonely Road - Best Film

Phillip Palmer - Best Editor

The Crew - Rebound - Best Film & Audience Award

Vivo Memoria - Director Jon Delker and Lead Actor Alec Roshek

Trish Landis & Hannah Morgan  - Best Supporting Actresses - Rebound

Akash Negi & Brandon Magers - When Tomorrow is Behind Us

Congratulations to Open Frame 2014 Winners!

Here's the list of award winners for the 2014 Open Frame film festival.  Congratulations to these individuals and their teams.  More than 300 people attended the event and watched the 13 student films.  Thanks to everyone who contributed, participated, volunteered and attended this year's Open Frame.

Best Sound Design
* Brandon Magers - When Tomorrow is Behind Us *

Best Screen Play
* Emily Morgan - Rebound *

Best Cinematography
* Kyle Bartzsch - Addiction *

Best Editing
* Phillip Palmer - Perfection : 60 People 60 Seconds *

Best Contribution Non-Malone Student
* Ed Meunier - Rocket Man *

Best Supporting Actor
* Nate Netti - Rebound *

Best Supporting Actress
* Hannah Morgan, Trisha Landis - Rebound *

Best Actor
* Alec Roshek - Vivo Memoria *

Best Actress
* Elizabeth Finley - Rebound *

Best Director
* David Carmany - Rebound *

Best Film - Tie!
* The Lonely Road & Rebound *

Audience Award
* Rebound *

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Submission Guidelines Open Frame 2014

For all of who have been busy writing, shooting, editing, scoring, publishing ... good news it's almost over ... It wouldn't hurt to take one final look at some of the guidelines (submission information).

Here's the details for film submission to the Open Frame 2014.

Submission Deadline : On or Before Tuesday, March 25th 6pm.

Submission Format : On cd, memory stick, hard drive, optical media or any other delivery device an H264 or ProRes version of your film.  All media will be transferred to BluRay for projection at the theater so we would like the highest quality/resolution film that you can submit.

To include with your Submission : A word document that includes : The Title of Your Film, Your Name, Your email, A contact phone number, A Complete List of all Crew and Actors eligible for Jury Awards (Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Editor, Composers or Musical Artists (for any original music) Lead Actors/Actresses , Supporting Actors/Actresses and any other position or person that you would like the jury to consider).

Artist Statement : On or Before Friday, March 28th 12:00 noon. A word document that includes your artist statement and a screen capture or still image that is representative of your film.  You can look at sample artist statements from last year's Open Frame here : 2013 Artist Statement Samples

If you have questions or need help with delivery of your film please contact me at your earliest convenience (330 904-2552 or spustay@malone.edu).  My schedule for Tuesday the 25th appears below.  Looking forward to seeing your films and sharing them with our guests.

Steve Pustay

Schedule for Tuesday, March 15th.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm   In My Office Founder's Hall (FH-108)
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm   Convergence Media Class (CL 46)
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm  Editing Class (CL46)
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm   In My Office Founder's Hall (FH-108)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Film Grants Now Available

If you are looking for some assistance in getting your film produced we want you to be aware that you can now apply for a grant of up to $150.

The details are listed in the link to Open Frame Film Grants on the right sidebar of the Open Frame Blog.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Here's the skinny on our 6th and final panelist for our upcoming (right around the corner) Cinematographer / DP Workshop - Wed. Feb. 19 9am-12pm (room to be announced soon!).

Please get to know Matt Wagar.  Matt works for Mosher Media in Cleveland and has had a lot of valuable experience that I know you'll want to learn about.

His Bio and links to his work appear below.

I started volunteering at my local public access station at the age of 11. I learned the basics of camera operation and editing from this experience. Everything from football and basketball games, to talk shows to concerts. It was the beginning of my passion. I continued to volunteer until I was able to be employed at 16 with the tv station. I worked with them until I went to Akron University and eventually the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. During my education at OCB, I landed an
internship with the current company I work for, Mosher Media. I was hired on as an editor/shooter and quickly excelled. From there I have shot many different things. Interviews, Product Video, Promotion videos, documentaries, aerial footage and many other things. My work has been on NBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel and many local broadcasts. This profession has allowed me to travel all over the place, such as Seville, Spain, British Columbia. Canada, and many of the major US cities. My top three most memorable experiences were Shooting aerial footage of the Goodyear Blimp, flying to a truck driving across a glacier to get footage of it, and shooting cards through the hills of Spain. I have been able to experience a lot in my short career and look to many adventures ahead.

Links to some of Matt's work:


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Time to introduce you to our fifth workshop panelist for the upcoming Cinematographer workshop scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th (9am-12pm).  Derrick Schweizer is a GlenOak H.S. graduate and a student at Kent State.  He's been developing his own video production business since finishing high school.  His bio and some links featuring his work appear below.

Derrick Schweizer is the founder of 32nd Bellwood, a quiet but ambitious independent film, music video and commercial group. He created the company shortly out of high school as a way to create his
own portfolio and experience, while still being able to work toward independent film goals. Derrick's artistic approach to video along with his collaboration with other unique and ambitious artists is slowly but surely setting 32nd Bellwood apart.

Check out his work here:

Two more of the guys that will be joining our Cinematographer/DP Workshop panel on Wednesday, February 19th (9am-12pm) have just delivered their bios and work samples.  Rich Sibert and Josh Branch have both graciously offered to be part of our workshop.

Their bios, pictures and links to their work appear below.  Please get to know these guys a little bit before you come to the workshop.

Josh Branch has a wide amount of experience in the video production industry including over 10 years of freelance work for clients throughout the North East Ohio area and 7 years of full-time work for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Josh's video work has been seen on over 500 TV stations across the country including History, Speed, ESPN, A&E, Discovery,
Fox, Fox New & Telemundo.  Mr. Branch has 100+ TV commercials to his credit and  thousands of other video projects. Josh has an Associates Degree in Communications and a Bachelors in Organizational Management.  He is also working on a Masters in Education at Kent State University.
In 2013 Josh started his teaching career at GlenOak High School, instructing a variety of classes that are MultiMedia/Video Production oriented. Josh enjoys teaching because it is tangible and exciting to watch the next generation of America’s workforce discover their creativity and communication skills.

Some links to his work appear below.


You'll also want to get to know Rich Sibert a graduate of Full Sail in Florida.  Don't be fooled by his short (and I thin understated) bio that appears below.  This is a talented film maker with tons of experience to share with you.

I fell in love with the idea of being a filmmaker when I was 19. I just want to make films and tell stories

Links to Rich's Work