Production stills from “In the Sand” (Winter 2012).
That’s a WRAP on “In the Sand,” VCUarts Cinema’s 2012 winter production. We are really proud of the work that was done this weekend! What a great way to welcome both the freshmen and our new professors, Penny Adams and Jim Contner, to the VCUarts Cinema team! Big thanks to our cast and crew, to Professor Kjeldsen for his work with Miles on the script, and, of course, to Dr. Tregenza for keeping fuel in the cinema engine!
Also, a giant thank you to the locations that we used for this film, they were all above and beyond accommodating. Brooks Diner handed us their keys and gave us 100% freedom with their space; this kind of trust is a filmmaker’s dream come true.
Now the film has entered post-production. Keep your eyes peeled! We’re really excited to share it with you.
Five years ago, Dr. Tregenza was hired by VCU to head what would become a small undergraduate film production program comparable to any of the big American film institutes. In the early days, there was no equipment, no admission requirements, no Mary Beth or Professor Kjeldsen. Five years later, Dr. Tregenza reflects on how far we’ve come while on the set of “Last Spring;” surrounded by the newest equipment, bright students, and a highly accomplished supporting faculty.
THAT’S A WRAP on “Meteors Killed the Dinosaurs,” the final VCUarts Cinema freshman shoot of the semester. The weekend was wild, a good time was had, and we think another killer film was made! Keep your eyes peeled in the fall for the final cuts of “Meteors” and “The House.” The freshmen are extremely pleased with the work done this weekend. The biggest thank you’s to the Druid-Fiske family, and the Neale family, and all the upperclassmen that came out to help. Finally, a huge congratulations to the freshmen for overcoming obstacles abound. We’re proud of you!