Category Archives: Creative Projects

Collective Reading: Shot Analysis and Data Visualization in the Digital Humanities

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Joel Burges, Nora Dimmock, and Joshua Romphf University of Rochester In this essay, we discuss a mode of reading we call “collective reading,” which continues and changes traditional shot … Continue reading

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Producing Knowledge in the Media Studies Classroom: Working with Wikis

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Lauren S. Berliner University of Washington, Bothell Over the past decade, Wikipedia has inspired ongoing debates in higher education over the extent to which its crowd-sourced encyclopedic entries should … Continue reading

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Projection and Modulation: Media Art and Forms of Criticality

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Holly Willis  University of Southern California   The “pedagogical turn” in contemporary art has received significant attention in the context of participatory art practices – thanks to the … Continue reading

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“This is What I Was Trying to Say”: Challenging Outcome Led Documentary Filmmaking in Higher Education

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Ross Adamson  University of Brighton   There is much to be learnt from and through documentary filmmaking across all levels of education: from learning the art and craft … Continue reading

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“Talking About Whiteness”: Using Digital Pedagogy to Interrogate Racial Privilege

   Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times Vol. 3 (2)  Shelleen Greene  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee   In this essay, I argue that digital media production can help facilitate critical dialogues about racial privilege that move beyond … Continue reading

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The Awakening: An Ongoing Collaborative Experience for Peer-Based Filmmaking

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Volume 3 (1) Winter 2015 Antoni Roig and Talia Leibovitz Universitat Oberta de Catalunya/IN3 This paper presents the first results of an on-going experiment on distributed creativity in screenwriting and film creation, which is taking place … Continue reading

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Land of Inopportunity: The Hunger Games’ Illustration of Work, Food, Class, Gender and Race Inequality in the United States

A Media Literacy Assignment by Dr. Chrys Egan, Salisbury University Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games franchise uses a dystopian future “Panem,” a thinly veiled United States, to offer a thought-provoking social commentary on the growing economic disparities among its people. … Continue reading

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Surfing the Archive: Teaching Humanistic Approaches to Historical Research Using Online Media Archives and Digital Databases

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 2 (3) Fall 2014 Colleen Montgomery University of Texas at Austin   Like many film history instructors, I find that most of my students enter the classroom with both a wealth of personal experiences with … Continue reading

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Teaching Production in a Liberal Arts Context

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Paul McEwan  Muhlenberg College       “What’s the most interesting idea you’ve learned here in the past year?” A few weeks before students begin my Video Production course, they receive this … Continue reading

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Collaborative Models for Engagement

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 2(2) Spring 2014  Bryan Sebok, PhD.  Lewis & Clark College   Teaching film and media studies, including production, at liberal arts colleges offers unique opportunities and unique challenges that differ from other types of institutions.  … Continue reading

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