Department News 1-12-15

Our award winning Animation Program recently received permission and has posted all their animation shorts on their website.  Go to https://animation.byu.edu/ and click on “See Our Short Films” in the top menu line to view  shorts since 2004. All of these shorts were mentored by the Animation Faculty, including TMA’s own Kelly Loosli.
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Daniel Fine, a projectionist from Arizona State University who is working on the projections for The Count of Monte Cristo, will be visiting BYU again this week and will conduct a technical workshop on Friday, Jan. 16, from 3-6 pm in A-470 HFAC.  This will be the second half of the workshop he taught last September.  He will be returning to BYU for a forum on Thursday, January 22.  All TMA faculty and students, particularly directors, are encouraged to attend the forum.  The forum will focus on possibilities for projections in both theatre and media.  Anyone interested in using projections in an art form (theatre, media, dance, or visual arts medium) are encouraged to attend.  Daniel characterizes himself as “an artist, scholar, and technologist working in immersive, responsive, mediated environments for interactive users, audiences and performance.”  To see some samples of his work, go to http://www.danielfine.net/portfolio.html.
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The Count of Monte Cristo, directed by Tim Threlfallwill open next week.  The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts and interdisciplinary Music Dance Theatre program will present the U.S. premiere of the new musical from Tony Award-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn and Tony Award-nominated lyricist and book writer Jack Murphy. It will be presented in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center and will run from Thursday, Jan. 22 to Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. For more information, go to  http://news.byu.edu/archive14-nov-countofmontecristo2015.aspx .

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