Seeing former Students from the 1980s - now Film Department Chairs - Francisco Menendez [Cal Arts] and Will Akers [USC Cinema].

UNIVERSITY FILM AND VIDEO ASSOCIATION/UFVA 2014 Annual Conference, Bozeman Montana

I presented a talk and visual tour about the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on International Panel: An International Community of Practice: Media Curricula Around the Globe. I also presented a talk on NOVA and Natural History Documentaries: Forty Years On for the panel: Tales from the Niche: Teaching Natural History Filmmaking in the “Unnatural” Curriculum. 3rd Panel Discussant for Documentary Panel: Finding Our Way In, Getting the Word Out: Part 2.
I was delighted to see two former students at the UFVA Conference from my classes in the 1980s at USC School of Cinematic Arts and the California Institute of the Arts: Profs Francisco Menendez, now Chair of the Film Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas [and incoming President of the UFVA] and William M. Akers, Chair of Motion Pictures, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee [and author of “Your Screenplay Sucks: 100 Ways to Make It Great” – the title says it all]. This mini reunion was a surprise and really great.  So nice to see you guys!
Selfie by Ben Shedd with Francisco and Will