AYT #67: Super Fight

Erik McClanahan:

re-visiting our discussion of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, in honor of Boyhood’s release.

Originally posted on Newsroom:

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This week, Joe and Erik fight over the qualities, or lack thereof, in the new Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Fittingly, this argument is not all that dissimilar from a sequence in the third film in director Richard Linklater‘s series, Before Midnight, which sees Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reuniting for another European trip with lots of walking and talking. We also pack plenty of other reviews in this episode: The Purge, The East, This is the End and Kings of Summer.

New episodes of Adjust Your Tracking are released every Thursday, so make sure to come back and check out what Joe and Erik are discussing every week. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section, or feel free to email adjustyourtracking@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @adjustyourtrack. We’re on iTunes now, so make sure to subscribe to the show by…

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AYT #72: They Look Like Big, Good, Strong Hands… Don’t They?

Erik McClanahan:

Re-posting for Jodorwosky’s new release, Dance of Reality.

Originally posted on Newsroom:

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This week, Joe and Erik talk lovingly about the already misunderstood new film, Only God Forgives. It’s directed by AYT favorite Nicolas Winding Refn, who we talked about at length in our 8th episode. We also dip into the career of one Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose given a dedication at the end of Forgives. Lastly, we do a double dip of Make It Stop.

New episodes of Adjust Your Tracking are released every Thursday, so make sure to come back and check out what Joe and Erik are discussing every week. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section, or feel free to email adjustyourtracking@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @adjustyourtrack. We’re on iTunes now, so make sure to subscribe to the show by clicking the link below. Also, leaving reviews and rating the show on iTunes is really helpful in getting more…

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Early Bird Discount for Fall Classes

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The fall term is on its way and we have filmmaking classes for all skill levels and interests. This week only, take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Prices for all classes, 9 weeks in length or longer, have been reduced by $100.

Classes include:

Register now before Friday at 5 PM, when this deal will end.

PJFF 21 Trailers of the Day: Policeman & Portrait of Wally

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“A boldly conceived drama pivoting on the initially unrelated activities of an elite anti-terrorist police unit and some wealthy young anarchists, POLICEMAN is a striking and controversial debut feature from writer-director Nadav Lapid. Provocatively timely in light of recent unrest tied to social and economic inequities in Israel, this is a powerfully physical film in its depiction of the muscular, borderline sensual way the macho cops relate to one another, as well as for the emphatic style with which the opposing societal forces are contrasted and finally pitted against one another. Although the youthful revolutionaries come off as petulant and spoiled, their point about the growing gap between the Israeli haves and have-nots cannot be ignored, even by the policemen sent on a rare mission to engage their fellow countrymen. An experiment in tone that posits a new direction for Israeli cinema, POLICEMAN is bathed in cool emotional detachment deliberately juxtaposed against its operatic story.”—New York Film Festival. (105 mins.)

POLICEMAN is being presented as part of the 21st Portland Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, June 30 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Special thanks to our Festival sponsors: Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; BedMart; Cedar Sinai Park; Portland Chapter of Hadassah; Hasson Realty; the Holzman Foundation; Honest Tea; the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco; Jerry Eckstein, CPA; Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Paul and Joan Sher; J Street Portland; Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Oregon Israel Business Alliance; Oregon Jewish Museum; Oregon Israel Community Foundation; Portland Jewish Academy; Diane Solomon Family Fund; Wieden+Kennedy; and Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

Festival passes available here.

 

Portrait of Wally

“Portrait of Wally,” Egon Schiele’s portrait of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years, the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. Shea’s film traces the history of this iconic image—from Schiele’s gesture of affection toward his young lover, to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life; to the postwar confusion and subterfuge that evoke THE THIRD MAN; to the surprise resurfacing of “Wally” on loan to the Museum of Modern Art and the legal battle that followed. “Fascinating… By showing how difficult and problematic righting a wrong can turn out to be, PORTRAIT OF WALLY does itself proud.”—Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times. (90 mins.)

PORTRAIT OF WALLY is being presented as part of the 21st Portland Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, June 30 at 4:30p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Special thanks to our Festival sponsors: Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; BedMart; Cedar Sinai Park; Portland Chapter of Hadassah; Hasson Realty; the Holzman Foundation; Honest Tea; the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco; Jerry Eckstein, CPA; Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Paul and Joan Sher; J Street Portland; Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Oregon Israel Business Alliance; Oregon Jewish Museum; Oregon Israel Community Foundation; Portland Jewish Academy; Diane Solomon Family Fund; Wieden+Kennedy; and Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

Festival passes available here.

SUMMER CAMP IS COMING!

SOF_FilmCampCalling all kids + teens grades 2-12! The film arts are an excellent way to learn about group decision-making, build self-confidence, and uncover and nurture those special talents within.

Join our School of Film faculty for these week-long adventures in animation, live action, and special effects digital video. Experiment with and learn about media arts and technology from experienced teaching artists. No previous experience is required—just the desire to participate in an active, fun, and educational learning experience. All equipment and supplies are included. You bring the ideas!

REGISTER NOW!

 

PROJECT VIEWFINDER part 2

Were you unable to attend the PROJECT VIEWFINDER premiere screening on May 1st?

Well, not to worry! It’s now available to view online!

 

Let us know what you think:

Please click here to answer a few quick questions about your experience watching this film.
Receiving feedback is important to help us show our funders the value of this work. Thank you for your support.

PROJECT VIEWFINDER part 1

Were you unable to attend the PROJECT VIEWFINDER premiere screening on May 1st?

Well, not to worry! It’s now available to view online!

Click here to continue watching part 2

Let us know what you think:

Please click here to answer a few quick questions about your experience watching this film.
Receiving feedback is important to help us show our funders the value of this work. Thank you for your support.

Upcoming Workshop: STORYBOARDING

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STORYBOARDING

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10am to 3 PM
Taught by Dan Schaefer
Register Now

Concept artist Dan Schaefer, (“Grimm”, MILK) will be teaching storyboarding in a one-day workshop at the School of Film.

Topics: how storyboarding saves precious dollars; the role of the storyboard artist on a crew; the range of approaches used in working with a director; short hand instruction in figure drawing, composition, and perspective; standard blocking techniques, camera shots, and camera moves; participate in an in-class, hands-on exercise and receive instructor feedback; suitable for drawing novices as well as the highly skilled; open to filmmakers of all levels.

Prerequisites: None

The workshop will be this Saturday, May 11 from 10 – 3 PM at the Northwest Film Center School of Film (934 SW Salmon).

CLICK HERE for more information about the workshop, Dan Schaefer, and to register.

NEW CLASS STARTING THIS WEEK

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FOOD STYLING

A new 4-week class beginning Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-9:30 PM
Taught by food stylist Dolores Custer
REGISTER NOW 

The art of preparing food for the camera.

Topics: Selecting and working with different foods (which ones work, which ones don’t); learn to produce steam on demand, a chilled beverage with a splash, cheese melting over a hamburger, grill marks on meats, the perfect dollop, and much more; propping; working as a team with the cinematographer; working on location under minimum conditions; try out techniques and shoot them with basic cameras; last class is devoted to a small group project on a chosen food.

Qualifies for Avid discount.

Projects: Individual and collaborative
Allocated gear: Basic video cameras for in-class recording
Prerequisites: None
Related courses:CANON XA-10 CAMERA BASICSBASIC LIGHTING

CLICK HERE for more information about FOOD STYLING, Dolores Custer, and to register.

Project Viewfinder Filmmakers: Meet David

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PROJECT VIEWFINDER is an outreach effort of the School of Film that teaches the tools of filmmaking to young adults transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Working with lead faculty member Bushra Azzouz and supporting filmmakers, participants create short films to help educate the community about this timely issue.

Click here to meet all of the filmmakers.

Join us for an evening of poignant short films about the myths and realities of homelessness created by young adults transitioning from struggle to self-sufficiency.  Mentored by Northwest Film Center faculty for the last three months, the youth have worked in front of and behind the camera to tell these personal stories of struggle and hope for the future.  Many of the young filmmakers will be in attendance to reflect on their experience and take questions from the audience.

Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
FREE ADMISSION

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