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UNCSA School of Filmmaking
to screen eight student films
Photo by Santiago Marcos
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SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Eight films produced during the 2014-15 school year
at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
(UNCSA) will be offered during the School of
Filmmaking's fall screening on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30
p.m. in Main Theatre in Film's Studio Village on the cam
pus at 1533 S. Main St.
Behind-the-scenes footage of an animated film and a
talk-back with student filmmakers will be included in the
program. Admission is free.
Dean Susan Ruskin, who curated the collection, said
her selections will include work by three 2015 graduates
named by Variety magazine to its list of 110 students to
watch, and another who is nominated for a prestigious cin
"This screening is billed as 'the best of the School of
Filmmaking,' but it is only some of the best of last year's
work," she said.
Christene Hurley, Evan Scott Russell and Tyler
Harmon-Townsend were recognized by Variety, and West
Webb is a finalist for the Heritage Award for Excellence in
Undergraduate Cinematography from the American
Society of Cinematographers (ASC). The winner will be
announced in late September.
"We are proud to present the work of these four excep
tional young filmmakers, along with films made by many
other talented artists," Ruskin said. "The talk-back will
offer an invaluable opportunity for students to engage
with those who have just viewed their work."
The 90-minute screening includes three fourth-year
films, produced by filmmakers who graduated in May.
They include: "
? "Blame," written and directed by Denny Clevinger,
Jr., produced by Sara Newell, with cinematography by
Harmon-Townsend. Harmon-Townsend and Clevinger
also edited the film, which utilizes animatronics; the use
of robotic devices to emulate a human or an animal, or
bring lifelike characteristics to an otherwise inanimate
? "No Tip," directed by Hurley, written by Crystal
Marze, produced by Michael Samilow, with cinematogra
phy by Webb. It includes original music composed by
Jeffrey Barrett, who received a master's degree in film
music composition in May.
? "Roma Project," written and produced by Russell,
directed by Harry Keenan, with cinematography by
Harmon-Townsend. It features original music composed
by two 2015 graduates; Ian Joseph Vogler, who received a
master's degree in film music composition and Daniel
Brooks, a saxophonist who received a Bachelor of Music
from the School of Music.
Three third-year films, produced by students who are
now seniors, are on the program. They include;
? "Every Day Heroes," directed by Caleb Ennis, writ
ten by Canine Boord and Chelsey Cummings, produced
by Sofia Thomasson, with cinematography by Drew
Barnett and original music composed by Patrick Willard.
? "Danny Freud," directed by Madeliene Rae Painter,
written by Thomas Campbell and Richard Rogers, pro
duced by Matthew Kenney, with cinematography by Jack
Deichert and music composed by Yen-Ming Huang.
? "Frame Drop," directed by Neil Soffer, written by
Soffer and Dalton Price, produced by Santiago Marcos,
with cinematography by Jin Kim.
Also on the program are two second-year films. They
? "Another Everest," directed and animated by
Aleksandre Kosinksi. Dri Sommer directed behind-the
scenes footage of the making of the film, which also will
? "Terms And Conditions," directed by Elizabeth
Fletcher, written by Chris Dold, produced by Darrne Dai,
with cinematography by Jesse Sanchez-Strauss.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the UNCSA is
America's first state-supported arts school, a unique
stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With
a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting
institution that trains young people of talent in dance,
design and production, drama, filmmaking, and music.
For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.
Wackerly (center), with
Foundation board mem
bers Kevin Dyson (left)
and Ed Hurst (right).
hopes to 'start a
debut advice book
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
According to a 2013 Harris Poll, only about one in
three Americans report being very happy. Dr. Antwain
Goode, Ph.D., suspects that a great contributor to that sta
tistic is a lack of self-fulfillment among many adults
today. He wholeheartedly believes that his book, "Bet the
Farm", which was released Sept. 1, can and will help read
ers find and develop strategies to reach their personal
"This isn't just a self-help book. This is a catalyst to
start a movement of Americans getting back to searching
for and finding the American dream," said Goode.
He believes that the country's recent financial crisis
has left many in survival mode.
'Too many people are still living in fear. They have
placed their drive to become their best selves aside in
exchange for the hope of simply meeting their basic needs.
This country is about more than that. It's about constantly
growing and aspiring to reach our best selves and inspir
ing others to reach theirs. 'Bet the Farm' will help people
to rediscover the drive for self-fulfillment," Goode said.
The book is a collection of anecdotes and advice from
Goode and other business leaders organized into "themes"
such as values, ambition and relationships. These themes
are designed to help readers leverage energy, increase pro
ductivity, and add passion to their lives.
He is confident that as people read and adopt the
strategies they find in "Bet the Farm" they will begin to
find the happiness and fulfillment they have been missing.
Goode said, "When people rediscover how to work
toward their dreams they will share those concepts to help
others do the same. Great things often begin with some
thing small-like a book."
For more information, call 336-774-0800. To learn
more about the author, visit www.tateconsulting.org.
Fallen Linemen Foundation
provides scholarships to
Forsyth Tech program
SPECIAL TO THE
Program, located at the col
lege's Northwest Forsyth
Center in King, is earning a
national reputation for its
facilities and job placement
Because of scholarships
made available through the
Foundation, a limited num
ber of qualified students
each year can participate in
the program expense free.
The Fallen Linemen
Foundation, an organiza
tion dedicated to support
ing linemen and their fami
lies, awards two $1,000
scholarships per year to
enrolled in a North
Carolina electrical linemen
Bill Adams, Forsyth
Tech's director of
who runs the lineman pro
gram, said, "Our program
is known for its incredibly
low cost, but with the
we offer, choosing our pro
gram is an easy decision."
Since the spring of
2014, five Forsyth Tech
students have received
scholarships, which cover
all program-related costs,
including registration fees,
parking, work boots for
climbing poles, and books.
The five Forsyth Tech
students who have received
scholarships to date
include: Nick O' Donnell
and Gabriel Leftwich
(spring 2014), Aaron
Greene and Justin
Wackerly (fall 2014) and
Josh Pilcher (spring 2015).
Forsyth Tech's nine
week lineman program in
King, which has been
offered five times through
out the year since the pro
gram began in 2010 with a
cap of 24 students per
class, is the only Electrical
Training and Education
Facility in North Carolina.
The program provides stu
dents with the academic
and field skills necessary to
qualify as entry-level line
More than 80 percent of
the nearly 400 graduates
from the program receive
job offers upon completion.
Pike Enterprises, an indus
try sponsor for the pro
gram, has hired nearly half
of the graduates. Other
employers include Duke
Energy, American Lighting
& Signalization, Utility
Service, City of High Point
and many others.
As its lineman program
continues to grow, Forsyth
Tech is attracting students
from across the country,
including New York, Ohio,
Florida and California, who
seek the quality training
and employment opportu
nities the program offers.
"We've got a whole lot
going for us: experienced
staff, great advisory com
mittee and a commitment
to keep the program current
and valuable," said Adams.
"We're glad our graduates
are satisfied and spreading
NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING SEPTEMBER 29
FOR THE PROPOSED ROADWAY
ON NEW LOCATION
EAST OF HARPER ROAD (S JL 1101) TO
(S.R. 1103) IN CLEMMONS
The N. C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting
in September regarding the proposed project to construct a new road
way, east of Harper Road (S.R. 1101) to Lewisville-Clemmons Road
(S.R. 3800/1103) in Clemmons, Forsyth County.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at
Clemmons Village Hall located at 3715 Clemmons Road in
Clemmons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interested citizens may attend at any
time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be avail
able to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project.
Please note that no formal presentation will be made. Citizens will
also have the opportunity to submit comments and questions in writ
ing. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project
The public can view maps displaying the location and design of the
project as they become available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/pro
Anyone desiring additional information may contact Brett
Abernathy, Division 9 Project Manager 375 Silas Creek Parkway,
Winston Salem, 27127 by phone: (336) 747-7800 or email: jbaber
firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received no later than
Monday, October 12, 2015.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the
Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to par
ticipate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should con
tact Ms. Diane Wilson via e-mail at email@example.com or by
phone (919) 707-6073 as early as possible so that arrangements can be
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limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender ingl6s, podrfan recibir servi
cios de interpretaci6n si los solicitan antes de la reunidn Uamando al
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