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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?


Image via Tech Insider

Logo Losers (Tech Insider): The worst logos of all time? (via SVA News)

Turtle Power (Vulture): How TMNT hatched a comics media boom, and bust. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Sister Cinema (New York Times): This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival looks at women’s rights around the globe. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Lois Legacy (Print Mag): Granted a major award, George Lois speaks truth to power. (via Steven Heller)

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Student Artwork Update: Eugen Braeunig

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Please join us in congratulating SVACE student Eugen Braeunig on the success of his short film, There Are No Strangers Here. Through ballet dance, There Are No Strangers Here depicts Sophia’s beautiful, yet challenging and adventurous journey to becoming the young woman she wants to be.

Poster for "There Are No Strangers Here" by Eugen Braunig

Poster for “There Are No Strangers Here” by Eugen Braeunig (Photo credit: Joanna Jankowska)

There Are No Strangers Here will screen at film festivals in multiple cities, including the Richmond International Film Festival and the New York City International Film Festival. It also screened in Italy, hosted by fashion magazine L’Officiel Italia, and at festivals in Berlin and Los Angeles.

The film was also picked up by a distribution company that is taking the film to the Marché du Film at the Festival de Cannes in May.

There Are No Strangers Here, animated poster by Thoka Maer

There Are No Strangers Here, animated poster by Thoka Maer

A recent filmmaking student of Sal Petrosino, Eugen recently published a trailer for the film through and entered it into a competition on Awardeo. Eugen writes, “I can highly recommend both sites to other students to use for premiering their trailers online. This definitely helped me because the trailer was viewed about 1.5k times on Vimeo alone and I was contacted by a company that wants me to do a commercial for them, and by a musician who wants to score my next film.”

Watch the trailer to There Are No Strangers Here on Vimeo. Find Eugen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

Student Update: Natalie Sena Murray

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Congratulations to Natalie Sena Murray, recent SVACE student! Natalie’s short film, A Good Assistant, has been selected to screen at the 2016 “Made in New York Filmmakers Showcase” on Feb 13 at The Producers Club Theater, presented by the Big Apple Film Festival Year Round Screening Series.

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“A Good Assistant,” poster

Natalie writes, “My cast and crew are very excited about this opportunity and we couldn’t have done it without our professor Sal Petrosino and our classmates in the SVACE class Digital Filmmaking I.”

A Good Assistant is a 6 minute short film that tells the story of a young woman trying her best to do a good job for her demanding boss. In this dark comedy, her preconceived notions about her villainous boss lead her down a path that changes her life forever. A teaser for the film can be found on Vimeo.

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“A Good Assistant,” production still

SVACE Digital Filmmaking I Students who worked on the project:

Natalie Sena Murray (Director/Writer/Producer/Editor), Tania Jeudy (Sound Mixer), Melquan Ali (Sound Boom), Victoria Spadaccini (Camera), Krityanee Promsarin (Camera), Chelsea Marshall (Lighting), Francine Wong (Script Supervisor), Sarah Kraus (Acting)

A Good Assistant will be featured in Block 5 8:45-10:45pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online or at the box office at the Producers Club on the day of the screening.

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“A Good Assistant,” production still