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October 19, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sever Hall, Rm 416
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA
The FSC Nonfiction Workshop presents Paula Gaitán

Paula Gaitán in Memory of Memory (Paula Gaitán, 2013)

Paula Gaitán in Memory of Memory (Paula Gaitán, 2013)Paula Gaitán in “Memory of Memory” (Paula Gaitán, 2013)

We are pleased to welcome visual artist, photographer, poet, and filmmaker Paula Gaitán to the Film Study Center.

Paula Gaitán was born in Paris in 1954 and received a Visual Arts degree from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Paula’s work combines a deeply personal artistic vision with palpable reality. Her filmography consists of nine feature length films. In 2016, the Cinematheque of Museum of Modern Art (MAM – Rio de Janeiro) presented a retrospective of her work , and Mostra Tiradentes, also in Brazil, presented a homage to her work in the 2021 edition. She currently lives and works in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Film screening titles TBA




October 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workshop: Film Lighting with Joana Pimenta

This is a workshop directed to CMP students wanting to learn about lighting for film work; it is also open to FSC fellows and AFVS students as space allows. We will work with the lights available from the FSC/CMP equipment room, as well as learn how to malleably and precisely use lights available on your shooting locations and simple lights you can find in local hardware stores. So that we can direct the workshop to your project’s needs, please be in touch with Joana Pimenta in advance.

Send her a description of the lighting scenarios you hope to achieve in your project, as well as your ideal lighting description for a sequence you’d like to film, or you have already filmed but would like to explore what else could have been done in that lighting environment. During the workshop, we will work from your specific questions and project needs.

Please RSVP. Priority will be given to current CMP students. Location Vanserg 111

Still from “Once it was Brasília,” directed by Adirley Queirós with cinematography by Joana Pimenta.

October 29, 2021
All Day
Fall CMP Critique

Julia Smachylo SILVIC STEWARDS CMP crit

Julia Smachylo SILVIC STEWARDS CMP crit

CMP students in years G3 and above will present their works in progress to fellow CMP students in small groups organized by medium.

CMP students are required to show work-in-progress versions of their capstone projects, and other projects related to their capstone, twice a year starting in the Spring semester of their G3 year: at a school-wide peer critique in the fall, to which all CMP students are invited, and at a school-wide faculty critique in the spring, to which CMP students, faculty, guest artists, filmmakers, and curators are invited.

Fall Schedule:

Installation: October 28, 3-10pm in Hilles Cinema and 10am-8pm in Vanserg 111 if needed
Critiques: October 29, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm with lunch provided from noon-1pm
De-installation: October 29, 5-9pm if needed






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