Screening: Note by Note, (The Making of Steinway L1037)

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
Note by Note
Screening: Note by Note, (The Making of Steinway L1037) is a feature-length (81 min) independent documentary that follows the creation of a single Steinway concert grand, #L1037- literally from the forest floor to Carnegie hall. It was directed by Ben Niles, a graduate of UGA (majoring in Art). The film won top honors at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2007, and was nominated for an IDA award and selected to the prestigious American Documentary Association and is screening in over 30 countries. It is now airing nationally on PBS.

Ben Niles also recently released “Some Kind of Spark,” a documentary following kids from underserved communities in a music outreach program at Juilliard. Cited as “1 of 16 docs to see this year” by the Huffington Post, “Spark” is currently playing festivals and will be released this fall by Argot Pictures. Prior to filmmaking, Ben was an award-winning art director and designer. He directed and produced photo shoots, trailers, commercials, and print campaigns for commercial and entertainment clients including Atlantic Records, Razorfish, JDK Design and J. Walter Thompson. In his years in the record industry, Ben created album packages for Collective Soul (Entertainment Weekly’s Best 100 Album Covers 2000), Jewel, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jon Brion and celebrated box-sets for Phish and George Carlin, and packages and identities for jazz musicians Cyrus Chestnut, James Carter and Henry Butler.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm