(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 27, 2019
MAHWAH, N.J. – With six months of focused work behind them, students in Kelly Dolak’s advanced Web Series Production class at Ramapo College are being lauded for Mosaic, an offbeat LGBT five-episode web series that will screen on Saturday, June 29 at the inaugural edition of World Webfest Mania at Vine, a screening space in Brooklyn, New York. A full length trailer may be found on YouTube.
According to Dolak, associate professor of television production, 13 senior Ramapo College students in the fall 2018 Web Series Production class actively conceived the idea, wrote the episodes, filmed, edited and marketed the web series intended to be distributed solely to internet audiences.
“The storyline for Mosaic is about a girl with a strange habit who stumbles on a journey of self-discovery when she meets a girl determined to learn her ways,” said Dolak. “The students wrote the episodes over the summer prior to the start of the class, and then in the fall, they scouted 15 locations, including some in New York City, to film what amounted to 100 pages of writing.”
This is the second time that Dolak’s Web Series Production classes have been invited to screen their work. Last year, another digital production, “Deep End,” was invited to screen at the NJ Webfest. To view archived student digital film projects from Ramapo College Web Series Production classes, visit www.ramapowebseries.com
World Webfest Mania is a new and innovative festival in NYC dedicated to short-form web videos from around the globe with an ultimate goal of changing the festival dynamic with competitive live screenings, engaging and thoughtful Q&As, immersive experiences, audience feedback and prizes from a network of industry partners. It is juried by film and television industry professionals.
The inaugural edition of World Webfest Mania will include screenings of new web shorts and series and an audience vote for best project of the night. Tickets are $12 and are available at www.eventbrite.com
Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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