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Steven Ross


On location in Iceland. 

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Steven Ross


On location in Iceland. 

Steven Ross Director of the Film Division

             

             

Steven Ross remains active as a filmmaker and cinematographer. He came to Ohio University in Fall 2002.  Prior to that, he was the filmmaking professor at Wesleyan University from 1994-2002.

 

Film Credits:

 

Socrates of Kamchatka (2017) co-Director of Photography  Socrates of Kamchatka blends documentary and fiction to tell a story about Anfisa, and her horse - Socrates, who was murdered in 2012 to punish Anfisa for her economic success. The film is a tale about the 'breaking' of horses and people by caring Communist masters. It is about life on the Kamchatka peninsula in the remote far East Russia across from Alaska. It focuses on the village of Dolinovka trapped between the old and the new Russia at a time when the free market chaos is replacing the old Soviet ideals.

Liberia: A Fragile Peace (2006) Producer/Director/Director of Photography  A feature documentary tells the story of a war weary people's struggle to rebuild their nation.  This timely film goes behind the headlines to explore what really happened to this nation founded by former American slaves, and to realistically appraise the hopes and fears about what may happen there next.  As Liberia tries to refute a quarter century of bloodshed, corruption, and collapse, the film tells the story with a stunning diversity of perspectives, voices, and personal experiences.  This film is being distributed by California Newsreel and TVF International and appears on Kanopy.

A Viking Landscape (2004) Director/Director of Photography  Based on a reading of an Icelandic saga, an international team of archaeologists, forensic anthropologists, and literary historians set out to excavate a Viking age church and burial ground from the time of Iceland's conversion to Christianity (1000 AD). The short film documents the archaeological dig and archaeological methods.

Fishers of Dar (2001) Co-director/Director of Photography  This ethnographic film explores the continuity and integrity of traditional fishing practices in contemporary Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is a metropolis of three million people, yet the city's demand for fish is entirely met by equipment and methods practiced there for centuries. Fishers of Dar has been screened throughout the world in numerous festivals and venues including the Fine Arts Cinema in Berkeley, CA. It has also been selected to be part of two "Best of Festival" traveling tours throughout the United States. This film is being distributed by Documentary Educational Resources and appears on Kanopy.. Awards: Best documentary (co-winner) 30th Athens International Film/Video Festival 2003; Juror's Choice (First Prize) 22nd Black Maria Film/Video Festival 2002; Golden Dhow Chairman's Choice 5th Zanzibar International Film Festival 2002; Best Cinematography 40th Ann Arbor Film Festival 2002

American Experience: Stephen Foster  Director of Photography  Documentary film in PBS series.  Randall MacLowry, Beth Hager, co-producers; Randall MacLowry, director.

Mark Twain's Neighborhood: Nook Farm  Director of Photography  Connecticut Public Television.  Directed, produced and written by Roynn Lisa Simmons in cooperation with the Mark Twain House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society.  Documentary on the Nook Farm neighborhood and its notable citizenry in Hartford, CT.  Telly Award Finalist in Cinematography.

Empire of Crime  Director of Photography  Towers Productions.  A&E special on the history of the New York Mafia. Jonathan Towers and Bill Curtis, executive producers, Ariel Schaffner, producer.

West Virginia: A Film History  Director of Photography  WNPB-TV [PBS – Morgantown, WV].  Six-hour historic documentary.  Mark Samels, producer/director.

The Chair  Director of Photography  Feature film with Waldemar Korzeniosky, director.  Starring James Coco, Trini Alvarado and Paul Benedict.

Monsters  Director of Photography  Laurel-EFX, Inc.  Multiple episodes of anthology syndicated television series

Cinemax Comedy Special: Norman's Corner  Director of Photography  Broadcast Arts/HBO.  Peter Rosenthal, executive producer Larry David, writer/producer; Paul Miller, director Starring Gilbert Gottfried.

Saturday Night Live  Director of Photography  Broadway Video, Inc. Short film starring Madonna.  Lorne Michaels, executive producer; James Signorelli, director.

Tales From The Dark Side  Director of Photography  Laurel Entertainment, Inc.  Directors included Jody Foster, Bob Balaban, John Tillinger, Michael Gornick, Jeff Wolfe, John Coles.

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Educational Background:

  • B.A., Wesleyan University

Teaches:

  • Filmmaking
  • Cinematography

 

 
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David O. Thomas


Guest lecturer at the Communication University of China in Beijing in May 2013.

David O. Thomas


Guest lecturer at the Communication University of China in Beijing in May 2013.

David O. Thomas  Professor of Film

David O. Thomas

David O. Thomas

David Thomas, Professor of Film teaches courses in screenwriting, producing, and introductory courses in film history and analysis.  He also teaches regularly at the Superior Screenwriting Colony and has taught in the Peoples Republic of China and in Croatia.  His research interest is in writing and developing historical screenplays.

Thomas served as Director of OU Film for over a decade.  He has served as Editorial Vice President of the University Film and Video Association and also as Conference Vice President.  Thomas currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the University Film and Video Foundation.  On campus, Thomas serves as Vice-Chair of the OU Faculty Senate, Chair of the University Curriculum Council and as the first of two faculty Representatives to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University
  • B.F.A., Jacksonville University

Teaches:

  • Producing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History

 

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Natasha Maidoff


"Live Cinema! The Cowgirl"

Natasha Maidoff


"Live Cinema! The Cowgirl"

Natasha maidoff  VISITING Assistant Professor of FILM   www.natashamaidoff.com

 

Natasha Maidoff's work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and in the online archive at the Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Her films The Orange Orange, Is There A Cure For My Friend and Traverse have toured internationally and have been screened at Guggenheim New York and the Pecci Museum in Italy.  As a featured artist on the Venice Artwalk 2015, Maidoff’s multi-channel video installation Live Cinema! The Sleepwalker was shown at Google Los Angeles Headquarters.  With her Live Cinema! series, Maidoff uses multi-channel video projections to create a visual arena for performance. 

Maidoff  is a returning fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Art and recently won a grant as an Artist in Residence from the Santa Monica National Park Service. She has shown her work at Beyond Baroque, the Electric Lodge and at SACI in Florence, Italy.  She is  on the National Council of the National Museum of the American Indian.

 

Educational Background:

  • M.F.A., Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Creative Writing, Oberlin College, Ohio

Teaches:

  • First Year MFA Film Production
  • First Year MFA Screenwriting
 
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Rajko Grlic


Border Post, 2006

Rajko Grlic


Border Post, 2006

Rajko Grlic Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film imdb www.rajkogrlic.com

Rajko Grlic

Rajko Grlic

Rajko Grlic was born in 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia. He directed his first amateur film at the age of 15, and his first professional short at 18. He studied and graduated in film directing at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1971, mentored by professor Elmar Klos.

As director and scriptwriter, he has worked on some twenty short films and more than fifteen television documentaries – which won him numerous awards.  As scriptwriter and co-writer, he has worked on eleven feature films and a ten-episode TV series, The Reckless Years, directed by Srdjan Karanovic. This work won him a dozen international prizes.

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He is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, Athens, OH and Guest Professor of Film at Art School, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He has taught Film Direction and has delivered lectures and workshops at more than thirty universities in Europe and America.

He is member of the European Film Academy, of the Croatian Film Directors Association and the American Scriptwriters Association. His work in film has received, among others, the Nazor prize, life achievement award of the City of Denver and the title of honorary citizen of Montpellier, France.

His films have been shown in cinemas across all five continents, they were included in competition programs of leading world festivals, from Cannes onwards, and they have received more than fifty international prizes.

 Director and Scriptwriter Credits:

  • 2016 The Constitution
  • 2009 Just Between Us
  • 2006 Border Post
  • 2002 Josephine
  • 2001 Who Wants to be a President  documentary Co-Director
  • 1991 Charuga
  • 1989 That Summer of White Roses
  • 1987 Three for Happiness
  • 1984 In the Jaws of Life
  • 1981 You Love Only Once
  • 1978 Bravo Maestro
  • 1974 If It Kills Me

Producing Credits:

  • 2003 Lucky Kid - Directed by Igor Mirkoic
  • 2001 Who Wants to be a President
  • 1991 Charuga
  • 1990 Virdzina - Directed by Srdjan Karanoic

He wrote, directed and produced How to Make Your Movie; An Interactive Film School, which won eight international awards, including the New York Grand Prix for Best World Multi-media in 1998.

Educational Background:

  • M.F.A., FAMU Film Academy, Prague, Czech Republic

Teaches:

  • Master Class in Filmmaking

 

THE CONSTITUTION (TRAILER, 2016)

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Just Between Us (Trailer, 2009)

Border Post (Trailer, 2006)

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Thomas Hayes


Two Blue Lines, 2014

Thomas Hayes


Two Blue Lines, 2014

Thomas Hayes  Assistant Professor of Post-production

Tom Hayes

Tom Hayes

Originally from Vermont, Tom Hayes has been making films since he was a kid, winning the Kentucky Educational Television Young Peoples Film Competition when he was 15.

As a young man he worked as a deck hand, shipping out of New York on cargo ships. While seafaring started as a strategy to pay for film school, trips into third and fourth world ports became a profound formative experience. Tom received a B.G.S. degree with Empasis in Cinema and Philosophy from Ohio University in 1977.

Since then Hayes has been running his own film production company, producing long form documentaries and providing production services on hundreds of commercial projects.  His personal documentary work has, for the last two decades, focused on issues of identity.

Educational Background:

  • BGS Ohio University 1977

Teaches:

  • Digital Editing
  • Art of Editing
  • Compositing
  • On-Line Post-Production
  • Documentary Development


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    John L. Butler Jr. C.A.S.


    John L. Butler Jr. C.A.S.


    John L. Butler Jr., C.A.S.  Peterson Sound Studio Manager, Instructor of Sound Recording

     

    John Butler

    John Butler

    John Butler has been teaching field sound recording and mixing techniques at OU Film for over 20 years.  His diverse portfolio includes sound for many films and his work as a sound engineer for national television programs is well recognized.  American Cinematographer magazine published an article by John and he is an active member of The Cinema Audio Society and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  He creates sound designs for art installations, lectures at numerous universities and seminars, and is one of the leaders in audio restoration techniques.  He continues to stay on the cutting edge of audio technologies.

    The door to John L. Butler office is rarely closed and, more often than not, full of graduate students seeking advice, a soda, or the chance to see John's personal collection of audio equipment he has gathered throughout the years.  John is much more than just an instructor to the School of Film; he is an ever-present linchpin to a community of filmmakers from around the world.  He actively reaches out to OU Film Alumni and enjoys seeing past students visit his office in Athens.

    These are a few of John's past work experiences in the field and are much better expressed by John while eating a piece of candy in his office.

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    John Butler & Mr. Fred Rodgers

    • Sound Director - Film Department at Mod Art Pictures ('61 - '68)
    • Audio Design Engineer - Designed audio system for Newark La Guardia and Kennedy International arrivals and wrote specification for the new fiber optic closed circuit television system for the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.
    • Consultant for the Nigerian Television Network and The Liberian Television Network in each one's respective country. ('82 - '83)
    • Director, Film Sound Department - From 1968 to 1977 at WQED Television, Pittsburgh, PA where he designed new communication and audio visual systems using digital and fiber optics for audio for all media arts.
    • Field Audio Recorder  National Geographic Film Specials
    • Audio Engineer and Technical Consultant - Mr. Roger's Neighborhood; he also appears as himself as a special guest in an episode.

    Teaches:

    • Sound

    The Black Bear Award

     

    In honor of John Butler's dynamic presence at Ohio University as a Professor and Mentor, the Athens Film & Video Festival initiated the Black Bear Award in 2008. This $500 prize is given to the film/video that demonstrates the best use of sound.

     

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    Rafal Sokolowski


    Three Mothers, 2010

    Rafal Sokolowski


    Three Mothers, 2010

    Rafal Sokolowski Assistant Professor of Film

    Rafal Sokolowski is an award winning film and theatre director, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), and an apprentice of the National Theatre Academy of Krakow (Directing). His films have screened at many festivals around the world including Los Angeles, Barcelona, Warsaw, Reel World and CFC Worldwide in Toronto, Krakow, Ourense, Bolzano, San Juan, Vilnius, Sedicicorto, and Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Rafal’s latest film Seventh Day won the Best Short Film Award at Toronto’s EKRAN in 2012.

     

    Rafal is the Artistic Director of Blind Dog Films, a company specializing in developing and producing neo realist narrative fiction working with prominent screen talent such as Brent Carver (Emmy, Gemini), Kristin Booth (Genie, Gemini), and Camilla Scott (Dora). His films are supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils, and the Bravo!FACT. He is also the founder of WeAreCollective, a network of directors and creative producers based in Toronto.

     

    In the past, Rafal taught film production, screenwriting, and directing at York University, and acting at the University of Ryerson Theatre School. He has taught as guest artist at the National Theatre School of Canada, Warsaw College of Communication and Media, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

    Educational Background:

    • M.F.A., Film and Video Production, York University
    • Certificate of Graduation, Acting, The National Theater School of Canada
    • B.S., Biology, University of Toronto

    Teaches:

    • Second Year MFA Film Production
    • Practices of Film Criticism
    • Directing

     


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    Steve De Jarnatt


    Steve De Jarnatt


    Steve de jarnatt VISITING Assistant Professor of FILM 

    Steve De Jarnatt began making experimental shorts and documentaries in his home state of Washington.  His screenplay for Miracle Mile made the very first “Ten Best Unproduced Scripts in Hollywood” list.  He struggled eight years to finally get it made (as director) and after playing in competition at Sundance—it continues to screen around the world in retrospective. (A Blu Ray special edition is being released July 2015 by Kino Lorber Classics)


     He has written, directed and produced on numerous projects in film and television—(twenty-six qualified years in the WGA and twenty in the DGA), doing a wide spectrum of both drama and comedy— Aeon Flux, American Gothic, ER, Nash Bridges, X Files, Cherry 2000, Strange Brew, and Lizzie McGuire among his credits.  He has taught at various institutions and mentored (early in their careers) such successful writers and filmmakers as: Peter Berg, Bryan Singer, Robert Harmon, Catherine Hardwicke, Peyton Reed, John Schultz and John Altschuler.
     
    He recently went back to school, receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch College (LA).  His first published fiction, Rubiaux Rising, was selected by guest editor, Alice Sebold, for The Best American Short Stories 2009.  Other work has appeared in Cincinnati Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, and New Stories from the Midwest 2013.  He was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at Sewanee Writer’s Conference 2012 and Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference 2013.

     

    FEATURE FILM CREDITS:

    • Miracle Mile (Writer/Director)
    • Cherry 2000 (Director)
    • Strange Brew (Co-Writer)

     

    Educational Background:

    • Antioch University Los Angeles - MFA in Creative Writing – Fiction 
    • American Film Institute, Beverly Hills, CA - Screenwriting Fellow
    • Evergreen State College, Olympia Wash. B.A. Film and Communications
    • Occidental College, Los Angeles (Art Major)

     

    teaches:

    • First Year MFA Film Production
    • Feature Screenwriting Workshop
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    Louis-Georges Schwartz


    Louis-Georges Schwartz


    Louis-Georges Schwartz  Associate Professor of Film Studies

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    Head of the MA Program in Film Studies, Louis-Georges Schwartz teaches contemporary cinema, film analysis, and film theory. His book, Mechanical Witness, A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts, published by the Oxford University press is the first cultural and legal history charting the changing role and theoretical implications of film and video use as courtroom evidence.

    He is working on a second manuscript on film and biopolitics entitled Cinema and the Meaning of Life.

     

     

     

    Educational Background:

    • M.A./Ph.D., University Of Iowa, Department of Communication Studies, Film Studies Division
    • B.A., University of California at Berkeley

     

    Academic Positions:

    • Associate Professor, Director of M.A. Program in Film Studies, Fall 2009 - Present, Ohio University
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2008 - Spring 2009, Ohio University
    • Assistant Professor, Fall 2000-Spring 2008 University Of Iowa
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 1999-Spring 2000, University Of Iowa
    • Lecturer, Fall 1996 - Spring 1999, San Francisco State University
    • Lecturer, Fall 1998, U.C.  Santa Cruz
    • Lecturer, Fall 1996 - Spring 1997, Sonoma State University

     

    Other Publications: 

    • “Deconstruction Avant La Lettre: Jacques Derrida Before André Bazin” In Opening Bazin. Dudley Andrew, Ed.  Oxford University Press. 2011
    • “De la politque Voyages en utopie, Jean-Luc Godard 1946-2006.  Centre Pompidou.. 2006. 
    • “Defacement” in La Vie Nouvelle. Ed Nicole Brenez. Paris 2004.  
    • Special Issue of Discourse on “Life in the Humanities.” 2011: Editor, Introduction.
    • “Cinema Hostis” Under Review Historical Materialism
    • “Ma che siamo a Buchenwald qua? Notes on Metropolis and Concentration Camp in Some European Films” Under Review Radical Philosophy. 
    • “Cinema Is A Mummy, or Andre Bazin’s Cinematographic Ontology .” Furia Humana V 3. Summer 2012 
    • “On Christian McPhee’s Shed Cubed.” La Furia Humana. V 2. Spring 2013. 
    • “Introduction To The Meaning Of Life.” Discourse. (33.2)  Spring, 2012  
    • “Cinema is a Mummy, Or André Bazin’s Photographic Ontology” in Indian Auteur February 2012. 
    • “A Further Explanation of My Last Error By Pier Paolo Pasolini” World Picture 11, Spring Autumn 2011  
    • Introduction to Henri Bergson Talks to Us About Cinema," by Michel Georges-Michel from Le Journal, February 20, 1914 (With Introduction) Cinema Journal, Volume (50.3) Spring 2011

    • Cinema and The Meaning Of “Life.” Discourse 28.2=3 Spring and Fall  2006. 
    • “Typewriter: Free Indirect Discourse in Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema” Substance 108. (34.3). 2005. 

     

    Conference Presentations: 

    • World Picture. 
    • Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
    • Graduate Film Colloquium UCLA. 
    • California Institute of Arts. 
    • Workshop on Cinema and Social Reproduction: New Media Program USC 
    • Society For Cinema Studies. 
    • American Comparative Literature Association. 
    • UC Davis Film Studies Major Inaugural Event.  
    • Empathy Conference University of Iowa. 
    • University Of Iowa Sound Research Seminar. 
    • Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, University of California Berkeley. 
    • Society For Psychoanalysis and Social Change. 
    • Chicago Film Seminar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

     

    Teaches:

    • Film Theory I, II 
    • Film Studies I 
    • Film and Urbanism
    • Militant Cinema 
    • Film Aesthetics 
    • Documentary Cinema
    • Chick Strand 
    • Gilles Deleuze
    • International New Waves 

     

     

     

     

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    Ofer Eliaz


    Acts of Erasure: The Limits of the Image in Naomi Uman's Early Films. 

    Ofer Eliaz


    Acts of Erasure: The Limits of the Image in Naomi Uman's Early Films. 

    Ofer Eliaz  Assistant Professor of Film Studies

    Ofer Eliaz is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Ohio University. He teaches courses in European Cinema, Contemporary Film Theory, The Horror Film, Genre Cinema, and Film Historiography. He is currently completing a book, Cinematic Cryptonymies: Figurations of the Unseen Image, that develops the psychoanalytic theories of Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok in relation to film studies. The book traces the history of absent and taboo images in post-war film. Ofer Eliaz has recently presented work on Georges Franju, Naomi Uman, and acts of erasure in European and experimental film.

     

     

     

    Educational Background:

    • Ph.D., Film Studies, University of Iowa, Dept. of Cinema and Comparative Literature
    • M.A., Georgetown University, Dept. of English

     

    Academic Positions:

    • Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2012 - Present, Ohio University, Film Division
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2009 - 2012, Ohio University, Film Division
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, Spring 2009, University of Iowa, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2000 - 2008, University of Iowa, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature

     

    Awards and Fellowships:

    • T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007, University of Iowa

     

    Publications:

    • Cinematic Cryptonymies: Figurations of the Unseen Image. Book manuscript in final revision process at Palgrave Macmillan.
    • "Acts of Erasure: Re-Visioning the Woman's Body in Naomi Uman's Early Film Works." Forthcoming in Discourse.
    • "Georges Franju and the Historical Crypt." Chapter proposal under review for anthology titled, Material Remains.
    • "Abel Ferrara: Sketches of an Unfinished Cinema." La Furia Umana 2 (Summer, 2013).
    • "All that Remains Unseen... Unseen Images in the Contemporary American Avant-Garde." Forthcoming in a collection edited by Nicole Brenez, date and publication to be determined.

     

    Conference Presentations:

    • SCMS Conference
    • UFVA Conference
    • Cinema and Comparative Literature Colloquium, University of Iowa

     

    Teaches:

    • Film History I
    • Science Fiction Film as Visual Historiography
    • Hollywood Since 1960
    • Postwar European Cinemas
    • Classical Hollywood
    • Postwar Japanese Cinema
    • Film Historiography
    • Film Genre
    • Film Realism
    • The Taboo Image
    • Godard's Historiographies
    • The European Fantastique

    Lorraine Wochna


    Lorraine Wochna


    Lorraine Wochna  Subject Librarian for Film, Theater, English and African-American Studies.

    Lorraine Wochna

    Lorraine Wochna

    Lorraine is the subject librarian for the Film & Theater Divisions, Dept. of English and African American Studies.  She orders books, journals, DVD's, helps with research, and instructs classes.  Lorraine is our support and link between Alden Library and OU Film.

    She is also a member of the Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A., Film, Ohio University (in process)
    • M.A., Theatre, Ohio University
    • M.L.S., Pratt Institute NYC

     

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    Paula Morrison


    Paula Morrison


    Paula Morrison  Administrative Associate for Film and Interdisciplinary Arts 

    Paula Morrison

    Paula Morrison

    Paula joined Ohio University in December of 2013.

    She is the Administrative Associate for Interdisciplinary Arts and the Division of Film in the College of Fine Arts.

    In her spare time, she enjoys long walks, reading, spending time with her husband and two children, who are both currently attending college, and friends.

     

    Educational Background:

    • B.S., Bowling Green State University
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    Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf


    Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf


    Dr. erin Shevaugn schlumpf  visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

    Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf is Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Ohio University. Her research focuses on aesthetic responses to trauma: how film and literary form are imprinted by past disasters. Her current book manuscript, “Melancholy, Ambivalence, Exhaustion: National Trauma and Global Postmodernism,” uses case studies from Post-Occupation France and Post-Tiananmen Square China to reveal a shared language of trauma, an imaginative reckoning with the past in the present. Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf's courses examine how image and text interrogate national, racial, gendered, and sexual identity politics. She has previously held teaching positions at Seattle University, Simon Fraser University, and Harvard University.

     

    Educational Background:

    • M.A./Ph.D., Comparative Literature (Film Studies Minor), Harvard University
    • B.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

    academic positions:

    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2015 - Present, Ohio University
    • Lecturer, Film Studies, 2014 - 2015, Seattle University
    • Lecturer, World Literature, 2012 - 2014, Simon Fraser University
    • Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2007 - 2010, Harvard University

    publications:

    • “Historical Melancholy, Feminine Allegory.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Critique, 27.3, 2016.
    • “Notre musique: Juste une conversation.” A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard. Ed. Tom Conley and
      T. Jefferson Kline. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
    • “Intermediality, Translation, Comparative Literature, and World Literature.” CLCWeb:
      Comparative Literature and Culture
      , 13.3, 2011.
    • “Tsi-Nan-Fu: Sinophone Spells in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse der Spieler." Under review for anthology titled, Mabuse Sourcebook.
    • Book Review: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization. Situations: Cultural Studies in the East Asian Context, 7.2, 2014.

    teaches:

    • Film Studies I
    • Film History I
    • Border Crossings in Film

     

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    David Colagiovanni


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    David Colagiovanni


    Video Still from Dinner Music

    David Colagiovanni director, athens center for film and video + director, athens international film and video festival    colagiovanni.net

     

    David Colagiovanni is an artist and composer who works with video, sound and space. He has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, The Morehead Planetarium, Small Craft Advisory Press, and Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India. His video and sound works have been exhibited in festivals and galleries internationally including: The British Ceramics Biennial, Neon Digital Arts Festival in Scotland, File Hypersonica in São Paulo, Brazil, The Zeiss Planetarium in Germany, Gallery SC in Croatia, Simultan Media Arts Festival in Romania, The Maine International Film Festival and the Immersive Film Festival in Portugal. Recent exhibitions in the US have included solo and collaborative shows at HereArt in NYC, Lump Gallery, The Morehead Planetarium and The Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh. Colagiovanni is a member of the North Carolina artist group Team Lump and a considerable amount of his practice exists in collaboration with artist Melissa Haviland under the moniker of Haviland & Colagiovanni. He is currently the Director of the Athens Center for Film and Video, and the Athens International Film + Video Festival. He teaches experimental film in the Film Division at Ohio University. Colagiovanni received his BFA from University of Maine - Orono and his MFA from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. More info about his work can be found at www.colagiovanni.net

     

    educational background: 

    • MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
    • BFA at The University of Maine, Orono

    teaches:

    • Experimental Production and Presentation
    • Media Arts Management
    • Film Festival Practicum