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Creatively Embracing Limitations: reading, discussion, and Q&A

  • 25 Sep 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom meeting

Starting out as a filmmaker comes with a host of limitations and restrictions leading to one key question: how do you channel your creativity past these daunting challenges to create compelling and impactful films? Authors William Pace and Ingrid Stobbe advise the key is to not consider them roadblocks to being creative, but opportunities. Providing both historical and contemporary examples, as well as outlining practical exercises filmmakers can apply to their own creative processes, they illustrate how filmmakers can transform obstacles into successes.

This evening features examples, readings, and a Q&A session with the authors, who will go over how to use their filmmaking text book, The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations, and where to find it.

Ingrid Stobbe is an Associate Professor of Digital Filmmaking at Lesley University’s College of Art & Design in Cambridge. She is an Advisor to the WIFVNE Board, as well as a former editorial board member of the Journal of Film & Video, and previously served on the Marketing Committee for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. She has comprehensive experience designing curricula for the visual arts, and her pedagogy has been internationally recognized - most recently including the 2021 Best-In-Track award at OLC Innovate, and the 2020 University Film and Video Association Award of Teaching Excellence. She additionally advises tenure track and full-time academic applications, and regularly speaks at various institutions about media production's evolving landscape, and its broader social impact.

William Pace is an alumnus of NYU's acclaimed graduate Film & TV program and has written five distributed independent feature films (four of which he co-produced), assorted TV episodes, and several optioned screenplays. He has also directed the award-winning feature film Charming Billy, and several award-winning short films, including "A Relaxing Day" (written by Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck). He continues to work professionally as well as serve as a Faculty Associate of Digital Media Production at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, USA, where he teaches screenwriting, film production, and editing.

This event will be moderated by WIFVNE member Hannah Robinson, a recent Lesley University graduate, having studied English and Digital Filmmaking. She is a teacher in training, indie bookseller, and a fierce lover of horror movies. 

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