Between the last minute details of putting together the 2009 Shanghai Student Film Festival, finishing up the Rotoball Project, and welcoming Scott McCloud to our campus, last week was a very busy week indeed! I'm fully backlogged on this blog (or is it backblogged?) and I've still got some work ahead of me wrapping up other aspects of the festival and getting the Rotoball video online (its finished, the students blew my mind with it this year, I just have to fix some issues with the sound). There is far too much for one blog post- the festival was a huge success, the Rotoball project debuted to rave reviews, and Scott McCloud electrified five schools with his amazing presentations and classroom visits. We'll be covering all that here this week.
Although I've spent the last two weeks authoring the DVD of the show, I can share now that the student work truly amazed me. This list of our winners is now posted, and that list will be updated with links to online videos once they are posted. I'm especially proud of my students who took home a number of trophies, including awards for Best Narrative, Best Editing, Best Script, and Best Film of 2009 - as well as a number of Runner Up awards (Editing, and two Music Videos).
Anyways, I guess all I’m trying to say is that, this would never be possible without any of you. I don’t think that’s grammatically correct but I don’t care. You guys are truly the greatest friends one can ever ask for, and the best crew a director can ever ask for. If I can choose again, I’d still choose you guys. This award is dedicated to all of you.