Film Internship @ Memorial Libraries
Two undergraduate students enrolled in the Performance and Communications Media Diploma conceptualized, filmed, directed and edited a film project that highlights the archival holdings from the Archives and Special Collections division featuring events and individuals from our provincial performing arts community. This pilot internship project gave students an opportunity to create an artistic project that directly relates to their field of study. The film project could have taken many forms: a short film/documentary (10 minutes maximum); music video; or a series of 90 second-3 minute vignettes. After researching in the archives the students chose to create two short films highlighting local performing artist (dance master) Charles Henry Danielle and youth driven music festival Peace-A-Chord. The students also created a small website for these videos: https://archivedalive.wordpress.com/ This project allowed for student-centered experiential learning that incorporated a multidisciplinary approach that was celebratory and steeped in critical thinking. Mentorship and in-kind contributions provided by our community partner, NIFCO, strengthen the quality of the films and the connection between Memorial community and the local arts community. Partners/Supporters: Newfoundland Independent Film Cooperative (NIFCO) provided the students with mentorship and guidance regarding the concept, schedule, and other technical aspects related to filmmaking. They also provided the space for editing. DELTS also provided access to their equipment and editing suites, which the student did not need to avail of. Project Objectives were to: * Provide students with a learning opportunity that is experiential and allows them to engage with the local communities (MUN Library, NIFCO community and general public) * Produce a creative product that propels their academic and professional interests. Enhance the students' portfolio and provide them with opportunities to engage and network with professionals in the local film-making industry. * Enhance the profile of the performing arts community as well as the related archival holdings within Memorial Libraries' Archives and Special Collections division. We hope this encourages students, faculty, staff and the general public to use the Archives and Special Collections for their research needs/general interest.
30 Nov -0001
Office Of Public Engagement's Quick Start Fund
Film & Video
Strategic Research Theme
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage