See Amherst Students' Award-Winning Experimental Films

March 18, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Dershimer

Presentiments
by Miranda Dershimer ’15E

Rodriguez

Exposure (Thoughts Occasioned By)
by Jose Rodriguez 15E

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


At this year’s Five College Student Film and Video Festival, hosted by Hampshire College, Amherst students Miranda Dershimer ’15E and Jose Rodriguez ’15E won awards for short films they wrote, directed, filmed and edited. 

Dershimer won in the Best Experimental category for her visually evocative film Presentiments, and Rodriguez’s Exposure (Thoughts Occasioned By) was named the best submission from Amherst College. Both films were awarded in the “experimental” category, a category previously dominated by Hampshire College students’ films since the festival’s inception in 2007.

New Black-Box Studio Space Creates Exciting Opportunities for Students Studying Film

Submitted on Monday, 12/8/2014, at 10:00 AM

By William Harvey ’18

Black Box
See a Flickr set of photos of the students using the new black-box studio.

A newly constructed “black-box” studio in Fayerweather Hall is specially equipped to provide students with hands-on experience in directing, filming and performing. 

Justice at the Movies: Top Ten Trial Films

Submitted on Monday, 11/24/2014, at 1:55 PM

Charmingly Gruesome

Boy Meets Girl, Russell Style

Reviewed by Josh Bell ’02

[Film] Filmmaker David O. Russell found the biggest acclaim and success of his career by working as a director for hire on 2010’s boxing drama The Fighter, but before that he’d spent his
time focusing on oddball stories about abrasive but endearing outcasts, in movies such as Flirting with Disaster and I ❤ Huck­abees.

Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Angelina Gomez’s summer research was part of a larger effort by Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Schulkind to study gender differences in memory.

"No, I Am Your Father"

Are men more likely than women to accurately recall movie lines? As part of a psychology professor’s research into this question, Angelina Gomez ’14 has scrutinized exactly 635 quotes that Amherst students think they know by heart.

No Self-Reflection Here

By William Sweet


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“Mr. Skinner, I’m not a journalist; I’m a poet. Let’s get into it.”

Sound, Silence, and Process at Amherst College

by Taylor Haney for PVS Trial Media Project, Spring 2012

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