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Jack Beck and Matt Costanza

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Beck and Matt Costanza
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Jack

Jack Beck is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Live-Action Program in the School of Film & Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He's completed numerous short works to date, winning several awards in festivals. Jack wrote and associate produced a comedy feature, and assisted in the editing of a Sundance winning documentary. His film, Pond's Eye, was a Student Academy Award National Finalist. Jack has also worked as a cinematographer, videographer, screenwriter, story editor, radio DJ, sound engineer, boom operator, and sound recordist. Jack completed his seven-part Water Works series last year with a video, Aqualesce. The series premiered at the Tank Gallery in Manhattan. His recent water work, Joe: Body Electric, was selected for 25 festivals and won 3 awards. Jack continues to create new digital works, often collaborations with Eastman School of Music composers through the ImageMovementSound program. A work from 2001, Jon's Point, L.A., continued to find screenings through 2003. Venues included the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, and one of two American selections to the experimental program in the Dresden International Film Festival. In 2002, Jack went to Panama to shoot digital video of the courtship display of the Golden-Collared Manakin with UCLA biologist Barney Schlinger. In 2005, Jack went to Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay to shoot polar bears with filmmaker Tony Gault. In the summer 2007, Jack will be returning to Paris with colleague Johannes Bockwoldt to teach a production workshop. Jack's films & videos have collectively garnered 200+ screenings in festivals, galleries, theatres, universities, tours, and TV. http://www.aquilineproductions.com/