Get out your calendars and mark down these big events
March 31 Award–winning filmmaker Ric Burns and three of his longtime colleagues will provide an inside look at the documentary process in a seminar “Documentary Filmmaking: A Seminar in Collaboration” at 4 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.
Joining Burns on the panel will be composer and 1974 Ithaca College alumnus Brian Keane, film editor Lishin Yu and sound editor Ira Spiegel. The seminar will focus on the interconnectedness of image, music and sound in the filmmaking process. Observe how a picture editor cuts for the sound editor, how the sound editor designs with the composer in mind and how ultimately they are all working to bring the director’s vision to the screen.
April 7 - - Naomi Klein, an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” will speak at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites. A contributing editor for “Harper’s Magazine,” Klein writes for “Rolling Stone” and “The Nation” as well as a syndicated column for “The Guardian.” In 2004, her reporting from Iraq won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her first book, “No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies,” became a manifesto of the anti-corporate globalization movement. She published a collection of her articles and speeches, “Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate,” in 2002.
April 14 - our Jessica Savitch presentation this year will be “Money 911: Teaching Americans to Cope Financially in a Changing World,” a presentation by “Today” show financial editor and best-selling author Jean Chatzky; 7:30 p.m., Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.
April 19 - The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College will present its second annual Izzy Award for special achievement in independent media will go to investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, whose work in 2009 helped elevate the issue of abuse by military contractors to front-page news. Scahill is the author of the international best-seller “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.”
April 22 - Earth Day - noted author and environmental activist Lynne Twist will present a public kick-off to our mini-course on Media for Social Change. Along with Ms. Twist, we'll have a specially recorded presentation by author Paul Hawken, as well as comments from our mini-course moderator and alum, Andy Orgel. Orgel is Chairman and CEO of One Degree Media and Entertainment and was one of the founders of MTV and the A&E Network. It will be held in Park Auditorium at 7PM.