Traditional and new forms of documentary. Skills and strategies
for producing work. Progression through all stages of production,
from conception through research, then planning and filming, and
finally post-production and critique.
Analysis of the contribution of outstanding costume designers for
cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Taught by
award-winning costume designer who was assistant designer on “Men
in Black,” “Batman and Robin” and “Casino.”
Student filmmakers enrolled in TCS 104: Documentary Production
have created trailers for their film projects.
TCS 104 explores traditional and new forms of documentary, with
focus on technocultural issues. Students develop skills and
strategies for producing work in various media, and progress
through all stages of production, from conception through
post-production to critique.
Inspired by his modding class at UC Davis, Patrick LeMieux,
assistant professor of Cinema and Digital
Media, has been making the rounds at universities,
conferences, festivals, and art exhibitions to show a new project
— The Octopad.
The multi-gifted Colin Milburn, Gary Snyder Chair in Science
and the Humanities, Professor of Cinema and Digital
Media, Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies,
has provided some keen advice on gaming and its costs on the
WalletHub website. Milburn is featured as part of the site’s
Ask the Experts section. Scroll down for Milburn’s
The multi-talented Bob Ostertag, composer, performer, instrument
builder, journalist, activist, historian, and kayak instructor,
will appear in concert in Wels, Austria, November 11 and
12. Ostertag performs along with Jon Rose and Gerry
Hemingway. His latest recording is entitled Wish You Were
Ostertag’s appearance in Austria is part of a world tour
that began in 2015.
Here is an overview of The Film Festival @ UC Davis 2016
showcasing work created by students. Held May 18 and 19 at
Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis, the Festival attracted
enthusiastic audiences on both evenings. All photos are courtesy
of The Film Festival @ UC Davis, copyright UC Davis.
The 16th annual Film Festival at UC Davis was held on May 18
and 19 at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis. Featuring a
remarkable variety of short student-produced films, the
filmmakers, undergraduate and graduate students, created
works from narrative and documentary to experimental, and
brought a rich diversity to the screen. The Film Festival
was produced by the departments of Art Studio, Cinema and
Digital Media, Design, Music and Theatre and Dance.
On April 29th and 30th, Professor Wyman took a group of
25 UCD students (a combination of students from courses TCS
198 and FYS 004-15) in San Francisco to participate in
the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival.
Fiamma C di Montezemolo, Associate Professor of Cinema and
Digital Media, will be featured in “Mapping the City,” a
multi-level collaborative project promoted by the Italian
Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Her installation, entitled
“Neon Afterwords,” will be on exhibition beginning September 2016
at San Francisco’s Kadist Art Foundation. Curated by Marina
Pugliese, the “Mapping the City” project was conceived to further
exchanges and collaborations among Italian contemporary visual
artists and their Bay Area counterparts.
Prof. of Cinema and Digital Media, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli,
and Anupam Chander (UC Davis School of Law), were awarded a
2014 Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar for their year-long
seminar, “Surveillance and Democracy,” offered during
Please click on the “Mellon-Sawyer Surveillance and Democracy
Seminar” link for more
information on upcoming speakers and events.
We are pleased to announce the publication of Professor Colin
Milburn’s new book, Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the
World of Digital Matter (Duke University Press, 2015).
Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through
the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering
a light-hearted yet critical account of this high-tech world
of fun and games. The expedition ventures into discussions
of the first nano cars, the popular video games Second
Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer
tournaments, and utopian nano cities.