Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, delivered an invited address at the British Film Institute (BFI)’s annual conference in London, U.K. In a lecture and workshop entitled “Early Cinema: Learning to Love the Past,” delivered to an audience of film educators, he placed his academic research on film history and digital culture within a broader pedagogical context of how best to teach the films of the past to the students of today.
Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”
Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.
Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The PBS series begins on Sunday, September 14.
Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
To watch the preview of the series, visit: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/.
Mara Alper’s documentary art Sacred Waters of Bali screened at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City from May – June. It was exhibited in the “Time Frames Marking Time” multi-media exhibition that featured 19 artists who engage time as a palpable presence. The show was curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner. The video can be viewed on Mara’s Vimeo channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/maraalper/89910746 It is part of a longer work in progress about water in Balinese rituals and in their complex irrigation system.
Because of her work in Bali, Mara was invited to give a talk on “Exploring Culture Through Filmmaking” in June at the Cornell seminar “Global Competency and the Arts” presented by the Einuadi Center for International Studies.