Tagged: media arts

Happy New Year & Heartfelt Thanks

06 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Friends of Big Picture Alliance,

Happy New Year!

Thanks to your generous support in 2011, Big Picture Alliance can continue to provide transformative learning experiences in 2012.

You are helping to offer underserved youth a forum for self-expression, creativity and accomplishment through the medium of film and video.

Supporters like you make our community a better place for us to educate, engage and empower our students to learn, grow and live.

 

BPA Thank You

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Save the Date(s): Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12

04 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join us as we celebrate student-produced work from the “REEL Film Experience”, Big Picture Alliance’s six-week  summer media arts programs at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) and Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) plus student-work from the Delphi Teen Media Summer Program, a cooperative program between Big Picture Alliance, Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy, Taller Puertorriqueño and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We hope you can join us for one, two or all three of the screenings!

Click on the screening titles below to visit each event homepage.  All events are FREE and open to the public.

 

REEL Film Experience @ PCAT Screening
Thursday, August 11
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2111-31 Eastburn Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19138
 
 
 
REEL Film Experience @ AAI Screening
Friday, August 12
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Delphi Teen Media Summer Program Screening
Friday, August 12
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
26th Street & Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

 

 

New! Alcorn James MS After-School Program

27 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Big Picture Alliance introduces a new after-school program at the Alcorn James School.  BPA media-instructor Laura Deutch will run the program in collaboration with Alcorn music teacher Morgan Stewart. The program will host 10 students who will make short video pieces accompanied by their own musical performances. Some of the final films will be highlighted at the Prince Music Theatre on Wednesday, June 8 (details to follow).

Screening Tonight! 6 PM at Nueva Esperanza Academy

06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6-8 PM ~ Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School ~ 301 West Hunting Park Ave.

Tonight’s the night! Join us for the grand finale of the Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Come meet and mingle with the filmmakers, watch their creative productions and engage them in a Q&A session after the screening.

Students DaRon Hunter and Will Espinola during the BPA's Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

This year marks the tenth year that the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza have collaborated in teaching young filmmakers from underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods. The following films will be shown at the screening tonight.

Personal Films by:

Lady Soto
Ricardo Lopez
Christlynn Dornevil
DaRon Hunter
Yine Jaquez
Joan Lopez
Tucker Finney
Reggie Coleman

Group Films:

Friend of a Friend
Jerk
This Is What War Does

Screening This Friday: Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

04 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Come join the BPA for the grand finale of our summer program for young filmmakers!

Featuring films produced by 19 North Philadelphia youth, the screening will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, August 6th, at Nueva Esperanza High School (301 West Hunting Park Ave). The evening will showcase a selection of student films ranging from autobiography and comedy to historical fiction and documentary. After the screening, look forward to a Q&A panel with the directors and stars of the summer program.

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program is a collaboration between the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School.

Invitation for Summer Teen Media Program Screening

15th Anniversary Screening and Fundraiser

18 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

May 25 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Come celebrate BPA’s 15th anniversary and enjoy films created by some of Philadelphia’s best student filmmakers from the Big Picture Alliance’s Film Program at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Suggested Minimum Donation: $25. Proceeds benefit the Big Picture Alliance – we thank you for your support!

Featuring the Philadelphia premiere of “Class Clown,” a short film produced by the 2009 BPA/BMFI class; “Ups and Downs,” a 2009 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival selected short film directed byVann Parker and co-produced byBPA/BMFI Alum Isa Walker; recent work from BPA/BMFI alum and Frank Capra Award Winner Peter Binswanger; and a fun, film retrospective highlighting Big Picture Alliance’s 15 years of digital media arts, education and production!

The cast and crew of Class Clown, at their premiere

Reception | 6:00 PM

Meet  BPA’s new Executive Director, Teri Yago Ryan, and special industry guest hosts David Brind, co-producer and screenwriter of the Sundance Film Festival hit Dare, and Eric Weil, Emmy-winning writer and producer. (Minimum donation is your pass to attend this pre-screening reception!)

Screening and Q&A | 7:30 PM

Big Picture Alliance educates and engages Philadelphia’s youth in the art, science and craft of filmmaking. Enjoy student works from our Program Partnership at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute where we unite youth from Philadelphia School District schools with students from the Bryn Mawr area.

A special Q&A led by David Brind and Eric Weil and moderated by BPA Teacher Chris Fusco will follow the screening.

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