Reel Works at Blue Sky Studio

Nine Reel Works Student visited Blue Sky Studio, an Academy Award-winning feature animation studio in Greenwich, Connecticut. Students took a bus up from New York, gratefully provided by our partner The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Robert Calvo, Computer Graphics Supervisor, spoke about how animated films are created. His presentation taught students how … More Reel Works at Blue Sky Studio

Movie of the Week: Lucid Dreams by Sophia Dennison Murray

A medley of archival footage and footage shot by Sophia Dennison-Murray, the film shows a subject having lucid dreams. Lucid dreams allow you to take control of your own narrative in the dream state. Scenes from both recent memories interwoven with other footage, Lucid Dreams takes you on a non-sequential story, very similar to how … More Movie of the Week: Lucid Dreams by Sophia Dennison Murray

Movie of the Week: “Family Connection” by Toby Pannone

“I want to create a story after filming, and warp views, make things big or small or different shapes and explore the things listed in some way or another. I don’t want to have a real goal or a plan until I have the building blocks.” Toby’s goal was to tie feelings to places. He … More Movie of the Week: “Family Connection” by Toby Pannone

Movie of the Week: “Freedonia” by Elijah Caballero

“The present-day American landscape is of alternative, absorbing and riveting perspectives.” Elijah’s film features modern scenery that he feels is largely unstable. “Convenience stores, fast food restaurants, mall plazas, and parking lots are sanctuaries that elude from the harsh reality.” Freedonia tells a story about a visitor breaking new ground and rebelling against the system … More Movie of the Week: “Freedonia” by Elijah Caballero

Career Night – The Only One In The Room: How To Succeed In The Workplace

Reel Works hosted its 2nd Annual Career Night on Monday, February 4, 2019, to connect Reel Works alumni and students with media professionals in the industry. We had an amazing line up of panelists who shared their unique experiences correlating with the theme of the evening, The Only One In The Room: How To Succeed … More Career Night – The Only One In The Room: How To Succeed In The Workplace

Narrative Lab field trip to the set of CBS’ Madam Secretary

The 2019 Narrative Lab toured the set of CBS’ Madam Secretary. Students received a tour of the stage and had the opportunity to talk with crew members, Sam Hoffman (Co-Executive Producer), Rich Murray (Assistant Set Director) and Phil Testa (Shop Electric). “I had a great time. The crew was very nice and impressive. This was … More Narrative Lab field trip to the set of CBS’ Madam Secretary