“Sirens of the Silver Screen,” Reynolda House, Winston Salem
Sat. Sept 23 2-4 p.m. – “Written on the Wind”
Sat. Oct 28 2-4 p.m. – “Reckless”
An Appalachian Summer Festival, Nancy Tafeen Global Film Series
Through a Female Lens: “The Blue Caftan,” “Aurora’s Sunrise,” “Alcarras,” “Girl Picture”
Film appreciation series “Senior Moments,” October 3-November 7, 2022
UNCSA Gold Theatre, ACE Exhibition Complex, UNCSA campus
“This is a podcast that I did with Lovinder Gill, a former mentee and student of mine, who taught Screenwriting at UNCSA School of Filmmaking and now has a book coming out called “Scriptcake Secrets: the Top 10 Mistakes Novice Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them”
An Appalachian Summer Festival, The Weicholz Film Series
From a Child’s Point of View: “Playground (Un Monde),” “Belfast,” “When Pomegranates Howl,” “On the Water (Vee Peal)”
“Lunch and Learn” on 7/14 at The Tulchin Center for Visual Arts in Boone, part of the Appalachian Summer Festival:
Emeritus professor Dale Pollock presented a film appreciation series entitled My Life in Hollywood.
Dale Pollock produced 12 feature films in 10 years, from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, and is proud in some way of each of them.
Crystal Symphony Cruise Tahiti to New Zealand: “Will Movies Survive in the 21st Century?”
December 2018-January 2019
Azamara Journey: Cuba and the Caribbean
Sea Dream: Lisbon to Marigot
Azamara Journey: Borneo, Vietnam and Thailand
UNCSA Community Film Appreciation: “Reinventing Film Noir”
UNCSA Community Film Appreciation: “Great Films of the ’70s”
Judge, South Davie Middle School film class
Wake Forest University Lifelong Learning class:
“Black and White: Race and Image in American Film”
December 2016-January 2017
Six lectures on Indonesian-themed films during 14-day cruise to Singapore and Indonesia, including “How to Watch a Movie” and “Ethics in Film”:
UNCSA Community Film Appreciation: The Coen Brothers
CINEMA STUDIES – REAL AND UNREAL: POLITICS ON FILM
“Meet John Doe,” “The Candidate,” “Wag the Dog,” “Street Fight,” “Weiner.”
April 18, 2016:
Final class of “Movie Musicals,” Spring, 2016:
Coen Brothers lecture, Spring 2016
April 20, 2015
Dale interviews Robert Townsend at RiverRun Film Festival:
January 27, 2015
Video clip of Dale M. Pollock discussing Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train at Arbor Acres, Winston Salem, North Carolina:
FILM APPRECIATION CLASSES
Dale M. Pollock offers a variety of workshops, seminars and classes, both site-specific and online. He has taught How to Watch a Movie at various venues, such as art museums, private clubs, schools and retirement communities. This seminar, along with How A Movie Gets Made, can be customized for the Intended audience and venue, such as cruises and Elderhostel. The appropriate audiovisual equipment can be provided. Dale also offers one day, weekend and week-long workshops in Creative Producing, Film Ethics, and Film History and Appreciation.
Why do you watch a movie? For entertainment? To learn? To be enlightened? To be moved or touched? To be scared?
More than 80,000 American feature films have been made. So many reasons, so many kinds of movies.
Dale has developed an interesting and informative workshop that can take place in one day, three days or five days. How to Watch a Movie allows audience members to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the art of cinema, in much the same way someone would participate in a fine arts appreciation class, or a book club. Dale presents either clips or an entire feature to illustrate the key elements of screenwriting, direction, cinematography, editing, production design and music in the feature film. The screenings are preceded by a lecture, and followed by a directed discussion on the film and the craft being explored.
Evening Seminar – $1,500
One-day presentation – $2,500
6 hours, with 2 breaks and lunch
Three day presentation – $5,000
2 hours each night
Six day presentation – $10,000
one feature film per night
Dale offers expert advice and knowledge about the commerciality of film scripts, projects, completed films and other media content. Services are tailored to the individual needs of the client, and should be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Dale M. Pollock about Consulting Services.