The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded grants to support internships for seven students, who spent summer 2010 working with Hampshire College alums and professors who are filmmakers.
Maxwell Dell'Oliver 09F and Meredith Lackey 07F completed internships with Ken Burns 71F at Florentine Films in Walpole, NH. They assisted with logging, digitizing, and organizing audio and visual material for three feature-length documentaries, including this fall's PBS series The Tenth Inning as well as Dust Bowl and Roosevelt. Opportunities available to them included being present at screenings and sitting in with editors as scenes were cut.
Jiemin Liao 07F, Julia Gladstone 07F, and Molly Einhorn 07F interned with Michelle Handelman 78F at Michelle Handelman Studios in New York City. All three worked as assistants on the feature-length film Irma Vep, the Last Breath. Liao focused on organizing, casting, and assisting producers; Gladstone on cinematography and lighting; and Einhorn on production and costume design.
Rose Mackey 06F worked with Hampshire College video, film, and media studies professor Joan Braderman at No More Nice Girls Productions in Northampton, MA. She assisted with research, special effects, workflow management, and editing of DVD extras for the feature documentary The Heretics.
Kabir Mansata 03F interned with Roberta Rodman 80F at Muse Productions in Venice, CA. He worked on three films—London Fields, Inferno, and An Expensive Education—assisting with preparation for theatrical distribution.