The Cavanaugh Lecture Series will resume this Friday at the Alexandria Museum of Art with The Art of Independent Filmmaking by LSUA student Patrick Clinton. The event takes place from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and is free and open to the public.
Clinton will speak on how the “death” of film has created new opportunities for independent filmmakers, allowing them to compete with large studios.
Clinton is a graduate of Grant High School and a former LSU of Alexandria student. He earned his M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Ph.D. and M.A., both from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and a B.A. from Northwestern State University. He is currently an instructor at the Art Institute in Dallas.
Clinton has directed, produced, and written two award-winning feature-length films, The Inherited (2010), which was awarded Best Feature Horror Film at the Great Lakes International Film Festival in Erie, Penn., and Last Getaway (2007), which earned the Second Runner Up award in the feature film category at the Full Moon Horror Convention and Festival in Little Rock, Ark.
In addition, Clinton has worked as a producer, director, writer, and editor on several short films, including Family Night (2013), Follow the Brush: The H.E.A.R.T. Project (2009), and In Memoriam: Remembering September 11, 2001 (2006). Clinton’s latest short film R (an experimental piece that will go to festivals this year) received an Honorable Mention from the Los Angeles Movie Awards. He will present an excerpt from R during the lecture.
This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date due to winter weather back in January.