For the second year in a row, I attended Georgia Tech’s Campus Movie Fest (sponsored by a popular local airline–click the link if you really want to know). The event organizers provide any interested Georgia Tech students with digital video cameras, editing equipment, some training, and then students have one week to make a short film (5 minutes or less), with the winners receiving valubale prizes (dinners, round-trip plane tickets, etc). So far, the event takes place on eight different Georgia campuses, including Emory, UGA, Georgia State, and the Atlanta University center.
Several of the movies, especially the night’s winning team, showed some outstanding talent and creativity. I’ll update later when I find the name of the winning film, but the work, in spirit and style, reminded me of Godfrey Reggio’s “Qatsi Trilogy.” Also nice to see several of my students participating in some of the films that were screened.