Producer / Director
February 24th and February 25th, 2011
Independent Filmmaker Hugo Perez will share his experiences producing documentaries in Cuba, making the transition from non-fiction to fiction filmmaking, and his experiences as a Latino filmmaker who’s been described as a ‘Latino Almodovar.’
Public lecture and film screening
Thursday, February 24th
4:30 p.m. in Sykes Common Room
PORTRAIT OF THE CUBAN AMERICAN ARTIST AS A YOUNG NEW YORK FILMMAKER
This program is half lecture and half screening of Hugo’s short films, both narrative and documentary. Hugo will walk the audience through his life career as an indie filmmaker who straddles the documentary/narrative divide. He developed this program in conjunction with the Woodstock Film Festival for a small tour he did in Spring 2009. Full program information can be found here.
THE CRAFT OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Friday, February 25th
3:30 p.m. in Herrng-Cole
An overview of the form with discussion of creative aspects like story structure and character development in non-fiction, as well as technical and practical considerations, and distribution possibilities in the age of new media.
We’re working to schedule class visits and gatherings with students and faculty.
If you are interested in having Hugo meet with your students, please contact Karin Blackburn as soon as possible.