A letter from Carol Donelan, Associate Professor & Chair of Cinema & Media Studies:
I'd like to give you some updates on the CAMS faculty, staff and curriculum as we kick off the new year. I'm
pleased to announce that Professor Laska Jimsen has now joined the CAMS
faculty in a tenure-track position. This year, in addition to teaching
core courses in the moving image production curriculum, including
Digital Foundations, Fiction I and Advanced Production Workshop, Laska
is also offering a new course on Animation this Fall. Please join me in
congratulating her on her success.
Professor Michael Elyanow is joining the CAMS faculty for the Fall term and is teaching a new course on Writing for Television. Carleton students tend to be good writers and Carleton alums have been very successful in the television industry, as writers and producers. We're hoping our current majors will continue the tradition. If you enjoy Writing for Television you might also consider enrolling in Professor Paul Hager's Television Studio Production course, offered every winter term.
In addition to
teaching Writing for Television this Fall, Michael is developing a TV
pilot for Tagline Pictures, the company that produces "Psych" on the USA
network and also "Man Up" on ABC. He's also writing a play, "Split
Seconds," commissioned by Carleton's Theater department, which will
premiere at Carleton Oct 25-28. Watch for it! Check out Michael's webpage and be sure to stop by his office and introduce yourself. His office is WCC 239 and his office hours are Tues/Thurs 5-6:00pm.
Professor Diane Nemec Ignashev is teaching two courses for CAMS this year. This fall she is offering Russian Cinema and in the winter she'll teach a new 3-credit course on one of our favorite directors: Tarkovsky.
Professor John Schott will be leading students on the CAMS off-campus program in the Spring. Students take courses earning them 16 credits, all applicable to the CAMS major. Watch for announcements about the application process in the winter.
Interested in Sound Studies? Notice that there are courses on sound studies offered every term in CAMS, including Audio Workshop (fall), Sound Design (winter), Sound Studies Topics Seminar (spring) and Music & Film (spring). Seems like a perfect path to a comps project in sound studies.
For lovers of film, there are myriad offerings this year, as always, including Intro to CAMS, Film History II and II, Film Genres, Avant-Garde Film, American Cinema of the 1970s, French Cinema and many more. Talk to Professor Jay Beck or me if you're interested in drilling down into the details of the cinema studies curricular offerings in CAMS and across the curriculum. LA-based independent film producer Laura Pursley will be here to discuss careers in the film industry on Fri, Sept 21, 9-10am in the LTC library (across the hall from CAMS office).
Last but surely not least, please join me in welcoming former CAMS major Anna Swanson to the CAMS staff. Anna has accepted the position as Fifth Year Educational Associate in the CAMS Production Office, where she will work with Director Paul Bernhardt to ensure that CAMS gear is made available to you for your coursework.
Don't forget to refer to the CAMS website for updates and information about all things CAMS. And when you see department assistant Marla Erickson, genuflect, because she keeps the home office in CAMS up and running, not to mention keeping us well supplied with candy and home-made baked goods.
See you in the Weitz!