This past year, three graduate students from Ohio University Film got such an opportunity when Distinguished Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film, Rajko Grlić, chose them from his class to accompany him to his home country of Croatia to shoot his latest feature film, The Croatian Constitution. After returning home, thesis M.F.A. students Hà Kin Vu, Luke Fisher and Wenting Deng sat down to talk with us about their experiences.
As an Educational Partner of AICE, OU Film will be the beneficiary of many exciting opportunities. Most of all, as an Educational Partner with AICE, students from OU Film will have the opportunity to be placed in some of the most coveted internships at many of AICE’s member companies. By entering into a partnership with AICE, OU Film has made yet another invaluable connection to help its students both during their time here at Ohio University and in the many years to follow.
Take a look at where some of our M.A. and M.F.A. Students are showing their work
One of the hallmarks of being a film student is ambition. No matter who you are or where you are, if you're a film student then chances are you dream big. Now, two of Ohio University Film's own are about to make their big dreams into reality.
Fernanda and her two main collaborators Jessica Tauane and Luciana Arraes are co-owners and operators of the Brazilian YouTube channel Canal das Bee or Bee Channel which boasts a wildly impressive one-hundred and eighty-five thousand subscribers and just recently broke over fifteen million views. The channel, named to invoke the dual nature of the honey bee which can produce sweet honey but also defend itself, deals primarily with broad topics in the Brazilian LGBTQ community ranging from homophobia, transphobia, non-binary, public policies, LGBTQ news but also touches on smaller things such as finding a boyfriend/girlfriend and what to do when you fall in love with your best friend.
One of High Noon’s biggest players, Duke Hartman, who previously served on the board for the Colorado Film Commission, serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and has directed many episodes for various programs that High Noon produces. He is also an OU Film alumnus who received his M.A. in Documentary Film in 1976. Because of Hartman’s fruitful and ongoing relationship with Ohio University, every year he and High Noon Entertainment offer one OU Film student the chance to come to Denver to get hands-on experience working in each aspect of production, from development to post-production.
This past summer, Ohio University played the proud host of International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program. The program, which provides graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community, brought more than 110 participants and 150 faculty to OU’s campus as they engaged in a nine-week immersion into the study of humankind’s evolving experience of space.