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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fourth year screening last night

The fourth year film students showed their work at the Artesian last night to a full house. I saw Philippe, back from his world travels during his sabbatical (Tasmania sounds very cool) and I got a few minutes to catch up with Jon Tewksbury. Margaret and William didn't make it out this year as they were caught up with family. Christine presented the Oser prize. The prize was divided between Mark Budd (cousin of Adam, who was in our program 10 years back) and Austin Nygaard (pictured here with Christine sans his signature beard). Austin is the surprise as he is actually a Film 200 student taking a fourth year studies course so would not be expected to outperform the third and fourth years. Big congratulations to everyone, especially Austin. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kallie Garcia MFA

Congratulations Kallie on your successful MFA defense. For the next couple of weeks, people can come and see your work on display at the Fifth Parallel Gallery at the University of Regina. It looks great and you spoke very well about it. It was an honour to be on your committee. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cousin Julia and her kids visit

My cousin Julia is in town with her husband Mark and their three kids. I toured them the university, shot a bit of video (thanks for giving me a few minutes in the room Rebecca), and they stuck by me as I helped out Kallie on an unexpected power supply glitch. William played Lego with them at the house, we went to the museum, then had supper at mom's. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Third year film screening

William and I really enjoyed the third year film student screenings at the university this evening. There were 10 short (primarily dramatic form) films. Under Mike Rollo's guidance, they are kept tight and maintain their thematic focuses. Pictured above is a moment from Matthew Ripplinger's 16mm exploration of the descent into madness of a 16mm artist. Great work everyone. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The BFA interviews were conducted today. Went quite well. This evening I met with Erik and Geremy for the first time since the funding applications went in for their pilot project. There is no word on how the application (in Alberta) will be received, but plans were discussed for developing the idea with or without the money. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kallie Garcia's MFA exhibition, preparing to open

I popped into the Fifth Parallel Gallery on campus where Kallie is setting up her MFA exhibition. It's opening (soft) tomorrow and will have a closing reception next week. I helped out for a few minutes with the ladders and projectors (the remotes don't like to work from below them and the signal doesn't bounce off of the black surfaces). Mostly just small details remaining. It is looking great.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter meal

Gerda and Richard hosted a big spring feast at the senior centre on Easter Sunday again this year. There was a large group of people and lots of food. We brought Mooky along and introduced her to our hosts, setting the stage for future conversations at Yorkton. Margaret brought balloons, which kept Marla and Jason's kids very happy.