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Summer Spanish Filmmaking Course a Success!

Students enrolled in SPAN 399 were challenged by award winning director Félix Viscarret to write, direct, and edit their own short films within the time constraints of his 4 week long summer course titled Spanish Filmmaking & Production.  Despite being novice filmmakers and being pressed for time, his students were able to produce high quality short films which are featured below.

A note from Professor Félix Viscarret about his unique course and how these short films were made:
My Spanish-filmmaking course (SPAN 399) is over.  It’s been a wonderful experience.  My students not only wrote impressive, powerful and personal scripts in Spanish, but they also shot and edited their films all in just one month!  For all of them it was the first time that they directed any type of film.  Some filmed in Spanish, some in English, depending on the complexity of the project and their access to fluent Spanish speaking actors in an effort to obtain the best final result possible. The work has been quite incredible… For me, it’s been a pleasure to witness the evolution of their personal voices as storytellers.  Enjoy!       -F.V.

Select Short Films made by SPAN 399 students- Summer 2013

Día del Padre
– a film by Veronica Landeros

Digging in The Earth– a film by Mike Lobel

Hindsight– a film by Luke Lee

The Nomad– a film by Jessica Young

Carpe Diem– a film by Alexis Brown



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