An accomplished filmmaker and Middle Tennessee State University professor will share his knowledge of student film-making with the Nashville artistic community next month.
Professor Bob Pondillo will address the Push Play Filmmakers Showcase, which is slated to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre’s Community Hall. The community hall is located at 1130 8th Ave. South in Nashville.
Pondillo, a professor of mass media history and American culture in the department of electronic media communication, will discuss the impact of student filmmakers on the local filmmaking scene.
He teaches writing for the screen and often uses MTSU students, faculty and alumni as members of the technical crew in each of his motion pictures.
Through their work, students working with Pondillo receive experience in cinematography, lighting, audio mixing and other crafts of the cinematic art.
Two of his films that were produced with student crews have been screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and others have won awards at film festivals nationwide.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is the first in a series of showcases hosted by artist, filmmaker and Artlightenment founder, Robyn Morshead, and Jaz Dorsey from The Nashville Dramaturgy Project.