The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, 2017 University of New Orleans
The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.
The Mountains Are Calling, 2017 Pace University
The Mountains Are Calling, Alexis Brianne Collins
Honors College Theses
Mark Knapp’s Relationship Model in Communication Studies attempts to limit human relationships to a specific, linear array of stages and categories. This research project attempts to critique the rigidity of Knapp’s model, while simultaneously attempting to posit film as an incredibly influential tool (if not an alternative model entirely) for communication both diegetically – within the realm of the film – and in conversation with an audience. The silent nature of the creative filmed portion of this project is in direct opposition to Knapp’s model, which inadvertently roots human relationships in language.
An Unfinished Conversation: An Interview With Yiyun Li, 2017 San Jose State University
An Unfinished Conversation: An Interview With Yiyun Li, Noelle Brada-Williams
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies
An interview of fiction writer and memoirist Yiyun LI.
End Of Paragraph, 2017 University of Wollongong
End Of Paragraph, Rowan Cahill
Trepidation: A Film Project On Cultural Trauma, 2017 Ursinus College
Trepidation: A Film Project On Cultural Trauma, Courtney A. Duchene
Media and Communication Studies Summer Fellows
A trailer and a screenplay for a docudrama film that examines cultural trauma in relation to police shootings and the 2016 election.
New Design Principles For Mobile History Games, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
New Design Principles For Mobile History Games, Owen Gottlieb
Presentations and other scholarship
This study draws on design-based research on an ARIS–based mobile augmented reality game for teaching early 20th century history. New design principles derived from the study include the use of supra-reveals, and bias mirroring. Supra-reveals are a kind of foreshadowing event in order to ground historical happenings in the wider enduring historical understanding. Bias mirroring refers to a nonplayer character echoing back a player’s biased behavior, in order to open the player to listening to alternative perspectives. Supra-reveals engendered discussion of historical themes early in the game experience. The results showed that use of a cluster of NPC ...
Re::Humanity, 2017 University of New Orleans
Re::Humanity, Paisley Summer Ford
Senior Honors Theses
No abstract provided.
Social Justice Through Storytelling: Sugar Land, 2017 Loyola Marymount University
Social Justice Through Storytelling: Sugar Land, Alexa Garster
This thesis project (i.e. feature screenplay) was inspired first and foremost by an interest in the function of capital punishment in today’s society; and secondly, by the significant absence of female protagonists across the majority of contemporary film narratives. As such, this script focuses on a female anesthesiologist who, through a series of unanticipated events, comes to accept the job of executioner at a Texas state prison.
This narrative thus addresses the role of the executioner—as well as the political, social, cultural, and psychological consequences that come from such a position—against the larger backdrop of capital ...
Pathos, Spring 2017, 2017 Portland State University
Pathos, Spring 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board
Editor: Jessica Moore
Volume 11 No. 3
Hollywood, The Media, And The Alteration Of Image In The 1940s, 2017 Pepperdine University
Hollywood, The Media, And The Alteration Of Image In The 1940s, Sean M. Conrad
Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium
I am currently writing a feature-length screenplay entitled Klara based on true events and people surrounding the rise of Nazi Germany and the exile of Jewish-German intellectuals to America during 1933-1945. The narrative is grounded in the work of the European Film Fund (1938-1948), the Paul Kohner Talent Agency, and the various agents of propaganda at work both in Nazi Germany and America during this time period. Through my research I hope to explicate how Jewish-German exile in America influenced not only those exiled, but also the burgeoning American film industry and how the cross-cultural intersection of media propaganda, both ...
Pathos, Winter 2017, 2017 Portland State University
Pathos, Winter 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board
Editor: Jessica Moore
Volume 11 No. 2
Gingers On Ice, 2017 University of Montana
Gingers On Ice, Jacob R. Godbey Rev.
Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers
Comedian Jacob Godbey details the origins of Gingers On Ice, the sketch-writing process, and the production and post-production of Gingers On Ice’s first television pilot.
French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat
Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters
The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...
Pathos, Fall 2016, 2016 Portland State University
Pathos, Fall 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board
Editor: Jessica Moore
Volume 11 No. 1
Grand: A Short Film, 2016 University of New Orleans
Grand: A Short Film, Joshua R. Pereira
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
In this paper I will describe the creative process throughout the making of my short film thesis GRAND. I will describe this in three parts: pre-production, wherein I will detail developing the concept, writing the script, and funding/preparing for production; production, wherein I will detail the set construction, visual planning, and the day-to-day operations on set; and post-production, wherein I will detail the editing of the film and the composition of the score. All of this will be framed in reference to the proposed theme of the film, and I will conclude by evaluating whether or not the finished ...
When The Silver Screen Fades To Black : An Analysis Of Black Faces In Film., 2016 University of Louisville
When The Silver Screen Fades To Black : An Analysis Of Black Faces In Film., Travesheia Rashel Bass
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The Black Film Industry emerged with the goal of challenging the misrepresented images of African Americans that were promoted in early American Films. The Black Film making process promoted a centrality of stories told from an Afrocentric point of view. This thesis analyzes how Black Film has been defined over the last sixteen years and how it has impacted American society. Films that were made by or in collaboration with African American writers, directors, and producers with a focus on the African American community (its values, cultural aesthetics, and practices) and featuring an all or primarily Black cast were found ...
Confessions Of A Media Literacy Scholar-Practitioner: Job Market Advantages, Research Agenda Challenges, And Theory-Driven Production, Christopher Boulton
Journal of Media Literacy Education
This essay explores how higher education’s move away from the liberal arts tradition of learning by thinking and towards more vocational “experiential” approaches has implications for media literacy educators’ career options, scholarly identities, and teaching strategies. Specifically, I consider my own negotiation of increasing administrative and student demands for “hands-on” production courses by confessing both my advantages on the job market and my post-hire challenges in articulating a clear research agenda. I then conclude with a case study of how I repurposed my scholar-practitioner identity and used critical theory to drive production by bringing film students into a cultural ...
Stealing Revelation: A Screenplay Of The Thief Accompanied By A Religious Analysis, 2016 Seattle Pacific University
Stealing Revelation: A Screenplay Of The Thief Accompanied By A Religious Analysis, Jean E. Sleight
Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief follows the story of a thief who seeks to steal an item for fame and glory and to save his country. Though he initially does not believe in the gods, he finds that they exist and are more involved in his life than he would want them to be. The screenplay is a loyal adaptation of the book. The analysis follows the thief’s journey from skepticism to faith and draws a comparison between the gods in the novel and the Christian God.
Hansel And Gretel: A Feature And Study On How Fairy Tales Have Changed, 2016 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School
Hansel And Gretel: A Feature And Study On How Fairy Tales Have Changed, Nazeli Ekimyan
Once upon a time, the Little Mermaid watched her Prince marry another woman, the Sleeping Beauty was raped by a Prince and woke up from her deep slumber to find out she was the mother of twins, the Little Red Riding Hood never made it out alive, and Goldilocks broke her neck jumping out of a window. This project examines original fairy tales and how they have changed over the years through various adaptations in media and film. The purpose is to find an answer to the question of why these sugarcoated changes have been made over time. In order ...
Visions: Chaos In Naango, 2016 Loyola Marymount University
Visions: Chaos In Naango, Katarina J. Klask, Hunter Gibson, Taylor Roseberry, Summer Shigetani, Mattie Coccia, Alena Siu, Caitlin Mihm, Gaston Dondero, Sophie Rudell
Development Blog: http://visionsthegame.tumblr.com