April 6, 2022
Communication, Media & Design Spring 2022 Series Continues
Santa Monica College Continues
Communication, Media & Design Series April 18
Free Online Presentations Include Q&A Sessions
SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) continues its Communication, Media & Design Series this spring with a line-up of presentations by industry professionals who will talk about their work and developments in the fields of communication, media, and design today. The series returns on Monday, April 18.
All presentations in the series are free, and will be held online as live virtual events. A Zoom link to each talk will be available with the listing on the event date on the SMC Events calendar at smc.edu/calendar. To attend the events, Zoom software must be installed on the viewer’s computer (free download available at zoom.com).
The Communication, Media & Design Series line-up for spring 2022 is:
- Monday, April 18, at 10 a.m. — Animator and Filmmaker Bill Plympton: "Independent Animation with Bill Plympton" — Animator, cartoonist, and filmmaker Bill Plympton is best known for his Academy Awards–nominated animated short Your Face and his series of short films featuring a dog character, which started with 2004's Guard Dog. He has animated a music video for Kanye West's "Heard 'Em Say," and created the music video for Weird Al Yankovic's "Don't Download This Song." His most recent animated short film — Demi's Panic, a tale inspired by the pandemic about a young Latina professional whose prophetic dreams become all too real when an invisible danger causes catastrophic loss — is under consideration for several awards. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication and Media Studies Department, and SMC Design Technology Department.
- Wednesday, April 20, at 9 a.m. — Graphic/Spatial Designer Leon Rodriguez: "Academia to Industry – Let's Talk!" — Leon Rodriguez will discuss his career as a designer and design educator, and will share advice to help students transition from school to career. He is the President and Creative Director of LR/LA, a contemporary exhibition design firm with nearly 15 years of experience working with top-tier museums, cultural institutions, and private clients. His specialty is building three-dimensional storytelling experiences that connect audiences in new ways to stories, objects, art, and ideas. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication and Media Studies Department, and SMC Design Technology Department.
- Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. — International Film and Festival Promoter Tatiana Detlofson: "How to Have Film Representation" — Tatiana Detlofson, a veteran of the entertainment industry known for her expertise in foreign cinema and international film and festival promotion, will talk about what it takes to get representation for a film. Her company, MEDIAPLAN PR, specializes in representing films in competitions at leading international film festivals, and conducting theatrical distribution campaigns for foreign and independent films in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication and Media Studies Department, and SMC Design Technology Department.
All programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice, and new events may be added to the series. Up-to-date details are posted at smc.edu/calendar and available by calling the SMC Office of Public Programs at 310-434-4100.
Santa Monica College is a California Community College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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