“Short ‘n’ Sweet” cinema show at PCC Art Gallery
The Pasadena City College Visual Arts and Media Studies Division offers “Short ‘n’ Sweet,” an exhibition featuring student work from the PCC Cinema program February 7 - 25.
The films exhibited were produced for the digital film narrative course in which students utilize cutting edge digital technology to hone their storytelling talents.
“The extremely tight time constraints both fortified the students’ filmmaking skills and helped them discover creative talents previously hidden,” PCC instructor Lindsey Jang said. “Brevity is the soul of wit. In the case of these filmmakers’ work, we can see brevity is also the soul of drama, comedy, and creativity as well.”
The first of two sets titled, “Micro Films,” explores films as commercials. The films, “James” by Sau Lau and “Emotional Archeology” by Justin Cram, were entered in a competition held by Converse sneakers where filmmakers were encouraged not to make an advertisement for Converse shoes, but instead make a 24-second film that conveys values, feelings, and a spirit of originality, creativity, and self expression.
The second set of films, “Five Minute Features,” explores the essence of story and a movie. Student editors took a feature length film and re-edit it into a smooth and coherent film no longer than five-and-a-half minutes. The goal is to create a film that feels as if it were designed for feature length.
A reception for “Short ‘n’ Sweet” will take place in the art gallery on Wednesday, February 16, from Noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission for the reception and the exhibit is free.
For more information about the exhibit, the gallery or cinema classes at PCC, please call (626) 585-7238.