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Joshua Grimm

Professor/Aspiring Hallmark Christmas Movie Consultant, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2018
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 9

Hallmark Christmas movies might just be one of the most underrated, underappreciated film genres around, according to Joshua Grimm.  And he's finally going to give those films the attention that they deserve.

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A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking

BY KRISTIN WRIGHT
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Kristin Wright teaches us how to be an independent filmmaker. She talks about how to write stories, the challenges of film direction, and what's involved in production. Kristin touches on the good and bad points of being an independent filmmaker and gives us some tips on how to make the most of your work.

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

BY AVRAHAM MOR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Fairbanks starts off PechaKucha Night Coventry's "Dear Santa" night with a rhyme but can he keep to time? 

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The Power of Short Film

BY ANTONIO IENCO
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Antonio Ienco talks about how emerging new filmmakers come into the movie making  world. He discusses the importance of first making a short film before making a feature film.

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Invisible - The Art of Motion Picture Editing

BY DANIEL V. VELEZ
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Dan Velez is a Michigan based independent film editor and communications wizard, with a passion for all things cinema.

"What does editing mean in the context of cinema? Dan takes us through the history of editing beginning with the origins of the motion picture. In a world of shorter attention spans and limited time, editing is a crucial tool for story telling."

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Ahhhnuld, a life

BY CARY JANKS
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

For some god forsaken reason, Cary Janks decides to examine the life and times of Arnold Schwartznegger. Are you ready to get Pumped Up?!?!

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Making Movies in Oklahoma

BY LANCE MCDANIEL
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 12, 2015

After working on Oscar winning movie Million Dollar BabyLance McDaniel moved back to Oklahoma to launch his film career and help grow the film community in Oklahoma. This presentation details Lance's wild journey from assisting on low budget horror films to writing and directing successful family comedies. And, he explains how Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival serves as the hub of the now thriving film industry in Oklahoma. 

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Dumb Movies for Dumb Men

BY MERYL MURMAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

What is a dance that is a film? A film that is a dance? How can we use kinesthetic literacy to read and deconstruct popular forms of action-based cinema through a queer and post-colonial lens? Join Meryl Murman in asking 20 questions we know could be asking ourselves, or our bodies, or both, when we look at media images.

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Can I Save Your Christmas?

BY MARTIN SYMONS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!