Teaching

Within my classes it is my intent that students are able to craft clear, effective and emotionally moving stories. I want them to develop the critical technical and written skills needed in the media industry in addition to the ability to develop tools that help them be self-sufficient learners as they grow as media professionals beyond the classroom.

Media Writing is a 2000 level course. Students learn the fundamental principles and techniques of writing for a variety of applications in the media arts including scriptwriting for film, television and radio, proposals and pitching technique.

Included you will find:

The above student sample was written in Fall 2017. The student then produced the project in her senior year. You can view the finished film below as well.

 

 

Single Camera is a 3000 class. Students are introduced to introductory and intermediate production techniques for documentary, narrative and industrial productions including camerawork, lighting, audio and editing.

Included you will find:

The below project is a student sample from the Character Documentary Assignment. This is the third project in the class. Students are introduced to three point lighting and interview techniques.

 

The below project is a student sample from the Nonverbal Narrative Assignment. This is the third project in the class. Students are introduced to narrative practices, continuity, shot lists.

 

An introduction to Cinema studies through critical appreciation of cinema form. Areas of study include a survey of production, distribution, film reception, ideology, film theory and representation with an emphasis on film analysis.