Monday, November 16, 2009

Film Symposium Saturday

Ready for Immediate Release
November 12, 2009

WHO: SmogdAnce Film Society
WHAT: Inaugural Film Symposium
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2009
7:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: Aladdin Jr. – Pomona Arts Colony
296 W. Second Street, Pomona 909-623-4333
ADMISSION: $5.00 suggested donation
CONTACT: Bob Pece 949-842-6149
Natalie Rios 951-623-0864

SmogdAnce Film Society is proud to present its Inaugural Film Symposium; an evening event of viewing new and exciting film-work by filmmakers, showing either an entire short film or portions of films. At the end of each presentation the filmmaker will be given the opportunity to discuss their films and their experience with the film-making process. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions and engage the filmmaker.

Hosted by Bob Pece, the event with feature the following filmmakers:

Bob Pece (host) is a local Orange County visual artist and an original tenant of the Santora Building in the Santa Ana Artists Village. Bob has organized and conducted a number of film festivals in California and Arizona for college events, art galleries and community events. His own animation work transfers his enigmatic characters from canvas to screen as short videos.

Amy Caterina (filmmaker) studied at California State University Fullerton where she received her M.F.A. in Photography in 2002.

After college, Caterina co-founded Rat Powered Films, an organization dedicated to the presentation of art films from around the globe. She currently teaches traditional photography, filmmaking, digital photography, and art history at Santa Ana College and Irvine Valley College.

Sean Christensen (filmmaker) has directed more than 10 films and has been involved in acting, producing and designing art with another 20 films.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and studying cinema and film production at San Francisco State University, Christensen has gone on to produce multiple award-winning live-action and animated films. His company, Square One Cinema, LLC, is devoted to creating unique films with evocative imagery and emotional storytelling, emphasizing creativity and innovative methods of expression.

Franz Keller (filmmaker) began to VJ* in 2003, which is a fusion of graphic design, electronic music, and animation.

He studied film and media design at UCLA, CCA and AAU in San Francisco. As well as the usual electronic music acts, he has often VJ'd with and produced music videos with an eclectic range of rock and experimental bands. Recently he has returned to the world of puppets for some projects, as an antidote for the overproduced, un-spontaneous crop of current computer 3D films.

* Video Jockey is a digital projectionist at music concerts, art shows, etc., and refers to live performances using various
pieces of equipment (players, laptops, and mixers) rather than a self looping DVD installation.


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