Monday, July 29, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rockport Opera House, 18 Central St, Rockport, Maine
Contact: Maine Media Workshops + College; 207-236-8581
Derek Kimball is a Portland Maine based filmmaker and teacher. After nearly a decade teaching directing and cinematography for New York Film Academy, Boston College and Emerson College, Derek returned home to focus on his own work. As writer/director he has completed three award winning short films in the past two years. Most recently “The Bully,” which is in its second run through the festival route after winning 8 best short film categories in festivals all over the country. To satisfy a life long urge to shoot on Maine’s rocky coast, Derek is now writing his second feature length film which is scheduled for production in 2013.
Recognized for his finely crafted digital photographs, JEAN MIELE’s original prints have been exhibited in galleries from New York to Norway, and reside in numerous collections. Jean (pronounced “Gene”) is also internationally known as an educator whose “digital darkroom” workshops demystify Photoshop and empower students to realize their own photographic vision. Miele has taught for: Adobe Systems; Apple Computer; the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York; Fuji USA; the Santa Fe Workshops; the Norwegian Fotografiakademiet, and many others. For more information, and to see his latest body of work, “The Vintage Series,” please visit: www.jeanmiele.com