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Academy “Awards”

Thanks to generous financial support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and to some talented Hampshire alumni filmmakers willing to share their expertise, student interns during summer 2008 gained valuable film production experience.

Internships involve work on specific projects and shadowing a professional in the field, giving students a realistic view of the film industry.

Five students were awarded $1,500 grants from the Academy to work on films in progress:

Nataly Arroyo and Jericha Senyak interned with alumna Amy Goldstein at Span Productions. They assisted with final editing, post-production, and marketing of the documentary film, The Hooping Life.

Andrew Davis worked at Florentine Films with alumnus Roger Sherman, assisting with research and office tasks for a feature documentary on the history of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Sherman's Medal of Honor premiered on PBS in November 2008.

William Col?n worked with Chris Perry and Bit Films on lighting and compositing for the animated short film, Tower 37. Perry is professor of media arts and sciences at Hampshire, as well as having his own production company.

Margaret Emerson interned with Corra Films, where alumnus Jeremy Medoff works in the editing department. Emerson's range of duties included research, writing treatments, and graphic design work.

In Photo: Margaret Emerson, Will Col?n, Jericha Senyak, Andrew Davis (not pictured, Nataly Arroyo)

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