David Lynch points out that "If filmmaking was intellectual, you could learn to make a film from a book. There is something else going on. And that something else going on is fed by diving within."
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
Maharishi University of Management is launching the David Lynch MA in Film this fall, offering talented, experienced master's students the opportunity to develop a major project while working with film professionals, even including feedback from the renowned filmmaker David Lynch himself.
Mr. Lynch is enthusiastic about Consciousness-Based education and has eagerly lent his name to the new MA. He has visited campus a number of times and on one occasion met with students and viewed some of their projects.
As part of the students' program he will meet with the students in person in two question-and-answer sessions as well as in periodic Skype sessions.
Mr. Lynch was involved in the program even before it began, selecting the winner of a film competition among entering students. The winner, Kinga Kulscar, received a full tuition scholarship. She was among the six finalists, with the remaining five finalists eligible to receive $5,000 toward their film projects during the MA.
Faculty in the program include BBC filmmaker Stuart Tanner (The Mahogany Trail, Saving the Disposable Ones), Gurdy Leete (a specialist in animation and new media), and teaching assistant Cullen Thomas (Wormtooth Nation, The Vindication of Ronald Clay).
In addition to Mr. Lynch, other luminaries in the field will connect with the students by Skype or visit Fairfield to lead workshops.
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