Friday, October 17, 2008

Alex Munoz to Conduct Film Workshop at UOG


The Guam Humanities is presenting a film directing workshop on October 25, 2008, from 2:00-4:30 PM at the University of Guam, Room 149, at the Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration. Filmmaker Alex C. Muñoz will conduct the workshop. The workshop is open to the public but will be limited to 30 participants. There is a $5 registration fee.

Participants will examine the basic tenets of directing for the big screen. The workshop will provide a private, creative environment for writers, actors and directors to engage with their work, ask questions, build text and take risks. One scene from Muñoz’s dramatic screenplay I FUETSAN I TAO TAO (co-written by Cory Caso) will be broken down, staged, blocked, and filmed with local actors. No previous film experience is necessary to participate.

Alex Muñoz is an independent filmmaker with roots on Guam and in California. Educated at University of Southern California’s School of Film and Television, Muñoz is known for his edgy, innovative style. He directed the short film Return of Our Elder Hurao and the critically acclaimed documentary Li’l Scrappy Boy. Muñoz is the Founder and Creative Director of FYI: Films by Youth Inside, a revolutionary program that teaches filmmaking to youth incarcerated in probation camps. Muñoz has previously worked in partnership with the Council conducting a Films for Youth workshop at the Department of Youth Affairs and creating a sizzle reel for the Camp Roxas: A Journey Home photo exhibit. Muñoz’s latest project, I Fuetsan I Tao Tao - Strength Of The People, is a feature film based on Guam and was selected for development at the prestigious Sundance Film Institute.

The Guam Humanities Council is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is dedicated to the promotion and support of humanities-focused programs for the people of Guam.

For more information or to sign up for this event, contact the Guam Humanities Council at 472-4460/1. The last day to register is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 24th at the GHC office located in the Reflection Center, Suite 106, in Hagåtña.

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