Filmmaking News & Features

Filmmaking News & Features

Our news and features showcase some of the best of what students, faculty and the School of Filmmaking are doing on the screen and beyond. From film screenings to renowned guest artists to industry awards and accolades, there's always something to share about what's going on in the School of Filmmaking.

UNCSA School of Filmmaking's innovative virtual reality curriculum sparks collaboration with industry leaders
Film School's innovative curriculum sparks collaboration with industry leaders

Virtual reality (VR) is the new frontier in immersive entertainment, and the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA is among its pioneers, developing innovative curriculum that has gotten the attention of industry giants like Facebook-owned Oculus, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Radiant Images, and Technicolor.

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Side Show
UNCSA 2016-2017 Highlights

A look back at some of UNCSA's highlights for students, faculty, staff and the community in the 2016-17 academic year.

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Dri Sommer
Senior Showcase: Virtual reality becomes a career actuality for Film grad

Director and cinematographer Dri Sommer is headed for the commencement stage this Saturday and then to Los Angeles and a job on the cutting edge -- with the virtual reality production company Here Be Dragons.

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UNCSA presents free screenings of senior films
UNCSA presents free screenings of senior films

The School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will present 11 short films by graduating seniors in free screenings at 4 and 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in the theatres of ACE Exhibition Complex on the UNCSA campus.

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Composer and performer of Dr. Dre's
Composer and performer of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" to perform live demonstration at the Stevens Center

UNCSA guest artist Colin Wolfe, a renowned music producer, composer, and bassist who wrote the music and played bass and keyboards on Dr. Dre’s iconic solo debut album “The Chronic,” will perform a live demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1.

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Carl and Ellie
April Playlist: Film music guaranteed to bring you to tears, or you are not human

Film Music Composition faculty member Chris Heckman curates the April playlist, featuring emotional and dramatic film scores.

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UNCSA Film alumnus is nominated for a
UNCSA Film alumnus is nominated for a Student Emmy

Benjamin Hoff, an alumnus of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is nominated for a College Television Award, commonly known as a Student Emmy.

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VR filmmaking
Students and industry leaders partner for virtual reality "DecipHER"

UNCSA School of Filmmaking students had the opportunity to work with virtual reality leaders to shoot "DecipHER" on campus in December.

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RiverRun International Film Festival teems with UNCSA student and alumni work
RiverRun International Film Festival teems with work by UNCSA students and alumni

Work by several students and alumni of UNCSA will be screened at RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem from March 30 to April 9.

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