Screening: Note by Note, (The Making of Steinway L1037)
- Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
Note By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037) is a feature length (81 min) directed by Ben Niles, an alumnus of UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art. The film won top honors at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2007, was nominated for an IDA award and selected to the prestigious American Documentary Association, screening in over 30 countries and screened nationally on PBS.
Ben Niles is also the director of the documentary films Still We Rise, a story of hope and healing for a broken nation, and
Some Kind of Spark,
a story of inspiration and discovery in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program for inner-city youth. Cited as “1 of 16 docs to see this year” by the Huffington Post, Some Kind of Spark is currently playing festivals and will be released this fall by Argot Pictures. Niles is the owner of Plow Productions.
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, September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm