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Something EPIC this way comes

Over the past 2 years, the Video Production department at the New England School of Communications has developed digital filmmaking courses to meet the needs of both the industry and the interest of the students. With the addition of a new RED Epic Mysterium, these courses are set to take their production quality to a whole new level.

The RED EPIC Mysterium-X, a camera in the Epic wheelhouse at RED DIGITAL CINEMA, is one of an elite group of extremely high quality cameras being used in digital cinema today. RED’s EPIC cameras have been used to create modern blockbusters like Prometheus and Pacific Rim. Peter Jackson, a big supporter of the RED line shot The Hobbit on an EPIC camera.  NESCom’s EPIC Mysterium-X includes 3 Zeiss CP.2 prime lenses and can shoot up to 5K in resolution.

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This fall, the camera will be used in the VID312 Digital Cinematography course with Director of Photography and NESCom faculty Todd Eastman, M.F.A. In addition to use in the classroom, the RED EPIC has already been scheduled for use in the production of the recently-announced short film The Tale Of The Three Brothers.

For more information on the RED line of cameras, visit http://www.red.com

 

NESCom starts short film with permission from Warner Brothers to adapt the work of J.K. Rowling

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NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS STARTS NEW SHORT FILM

With permission from Warner Brothers to adapt the work of J.K. Rowling

The New England School of Communications is proud to announce that it is set to start casting for its second short film. In 2011-2012 the students of NESCom completed an adaption of Stephen King’s “The Last Rung on the Ladder”, which went on to win “Best Film in Maine” at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. This year we were graciously given permission from Warner Brothers to adapt a short story by J.K. Rowling that falls in the world of Harry Potter.The Story, “The Tale of Three Brothers” was featured in the 7th and final Potter novel (The Deathly Hallows), and was later released in a series of short stories titled, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”. NESCom is planning on holding an open casting call for actors and actresses on September 3rd from 6-9pm at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. The project will then be filmed in various Maine locations this fall, and ultimately entered into film festivals around the country.The faculty and students involved in this project are very eager to get started, and look forward to producing a new and exciting vision of the work that JK Rowling created. The very short story has already been turned into a shooting script by two of the students (Sydney Hazzard and Brandon Doyen, who will also direct the project) and the crew is being assembled as the new school year begins.For more information on the production of The Tale Of The Three Brothers, email threebrothers@nescom.edu

Auditions

Open casting call for actors and actresses on September 3rd from 6-9pm at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University

Roles to be cast:
Male (aged 60 to 75)

Boy (aged 8 to 12)

3 males (aged 18 to 30)

Girl (aged 5 to 10)

2 male (aged 20 to 50)

Female (aged 18 to 30)

NESCom Instructors Assist NBC

NBC producer Mary Kozelka was on campus this week interviewing Senator Susan Collins. In early September, the Today Show will be airing a series of news stories about Alzheimer’s disease with correspondent Maria Shriver. Senator Collins is a strong supporter of additional funding for Alzheimer’s disease research.

Our very own news veterans and NESCom instructors Steve Vachon and Larry Ayotte made up the production crew for the interview.

    
Senator Susan Collins being interviewed for NBC's Today Show.

Senator Susan Collins being interviewed for NBC’s Today Show.