Welcome to Epoch Arts' Film Department
Film classes at Epoch are more than making movies. Our classes allow the student to use film and digital media as a medium for self expression. Producing film and other digital media becomes a portal to explore their ideas and see these ideas come to life. The technical aspects of all areas of digital film production are explored. We use technology to explore creature design, animation, editing, digital painting, music and sound effects.
Students film other productions at Epoch.
The film department also plans movie nights for the community.
film Department People
Digital Arts Director
Jon Schroth - Digital Arts Director
Jon has been involved with Epoch Arts for the past 18 years. He has served various roles in the Mainstage plays from pit-musician/set-painter to graphic designer/videographer. He now runs the film department, teaching classes and organizing film festivals and movie nights. Jon received his degree from Ringling School of Art and Design before beginning a career in animated feature films with Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation. He continues to create independent films, for which he has received numerous awards. He has taught at NYU's Center for Advanced Digital Application and enjoys working with the youth at Epoch Arts. Jon also created and maintains the Epoch Arts website.
Assistant Film and Theater Director
Ben Martin - Assistant Film and Theater Director
Ben is veteran to improv theater and has performed numerous times with the alumni troupe. Participating in the mainstage play he has also directed the student production, " Feather and Comfort," written and directed " Checked Out", performed in Art Responses and has contributed musically to a number of productions. Ben has been involved with a variety of outreach missions and travels, including Ethiopia and his recent travels to Australia and South Korea. This year Ben will teach the teen Improv Class and contribute musically and artistically to a variety of events.
Sam Poe Bolton - Staff
Poe is devoted to Epoch Arts and its mission. A writer, director, and actor, Poe has been an active member showcasing his and other members' talents in acting, improvisation, and technical areas. Whether it is helping out in teching for a show, leading poetry nights, directing, or teaching, Poe is always ready to help out and share the arts with the community.
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