Professor Micheal McAlexander, an assistant professor in Frostburg State University’s Department of Mass Communication, will present a lecture about his experiences with writing, directing and editing the feature film, “A Lesson of Love,” on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in Lane University Center 111. Screenings of the film will be held at 4 and 7 p.m.
“A Lesson of Love” features many familiar faces, including those of FSU President Jonathan Gibralter and his wife, Laurie. It was filmed in and around Frostburg and will feature many local sights. In the film, a professor moves from a big city to teach in a small town college where he falls in love with a local religious woman, but his dedication to reason and her profound spirituality clash. To be together, they must overcome their obstacles.
At the beginning of his career, McAlexander held several entertainment positions in Hollywood, including segment producer, assistant to the producer, writer/editor and band manager. While in graduate school at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, he was awarded a Paramount Screenwriting Fellowship and a CINE Golden Eagle award for cinematography and editing on a short film. On completion of his Master of Fine Arts degree, McAlexander worked as director of Outreach Services for USC’s Entertainment Technology Center. While there, he produced and directed a live, televised, multi-city technology demonstration viewed by numerous Hollywood executives. McAlexander later worked as director of Special Projects at ASI Entertainment and was involved in research projects with companies such as CBS, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures and Seagate Technologies. Before coming to FSU, McAlexander taught as an adjunct professor in the entertainment studies program at California State University, Fullerton, and currently is a visiting professor at the Institute for International Studies at Ramkamhaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand.
During the lecture, McAlexander will discuss the process of making a movie on virtually no budget as well as the creative aspects and difficulties of being writer, director and editor on one project. For more information on the film and its director, visit http://alessonoflove.com/ and http://michealmcalexander.com/.
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