As an Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Media Studies and Production, I teach a range of courses including both traditional and emerging media production.

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy of teaching centers around hands-on, theoretically informed, production-based learning that involves creativity, experimentation and risk-taking. In the classroom, I see myself as a both a guide and a “fellow traveler,” learning and making along with my students.

Traditional & Emergent Media

My classes cover both traditional media-making practices and new media approaches. Producing and Directing/Graduate TV Production brings students into the experience of producing narrative short films and TV pilot episodes, and Advanced Editing focuses on theory and practice of video editing. Emergent Media Production changes every year as media technologies change; this year, we are working with 360-degree video and video for augmented reality. I also teach Genres of Media Production: Cross Platform Story, a Junior-level course in which students create interactive video projects with transmedia story extensions. Here is a video about this interactive media course:

Courses:

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Media Studies and Production
Klein College of Media and Communication
Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. 2012-Present:

  • Producing and Directing / Graduate TV Production
  • Emergent Media Production / Cybermedia Workshop
  • Multimedia Production for Corporations and Nonprofits
  • Mobile Media
  • Advanced Editing
  • Genres of Media Production: Cross Platform Story
  • Introduction to Media Technology
  • Video Production for Non-Majors

Film Lecturer in the Department of Communication
Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. 2010-2012:

  • Women in Experimental Film & Media
  • The Language of Film Through Production
  • Production One
  • Aesthetics and Analysis

Student Work:

Emergent Media:
To see inspiring work created by MSP students, please see Emerge: Interactive and New Media Work by MSP Students, curated by Prof. Laura Zaylea & Dr. Adrienne Shaw

These works are included in Emerge, Volume 1: 

Here & Now: Interactive Music Video
By Kristina Stidham, Spencer Trabbold, Jennifer Sheppard, Zach Corey
Format: Interactive music video
Created for MSP 3701: Genres of Media Production, Cross Platform Story
Spring, 2017
Online here

Smile Breaks the Somber
By Nick Manolis
Format: Fictional narrative, physical book augmented with video content
Created for MSP 4741/8714: Emergent Media Production/Cybermedia Workshop
Fall, 2015
Online here

Traditional Narrative:
These short narrative videos and television pilots were written for Dr. Kristine Weatherston’s Creative Scriptwriting class and produced in my class MSP4701: Producing and Directing / MSP5701: Graduate TV Production. 

The Art of Being Izzy
Produced in Spring, 2017
A hard-headed Chinese-American college student learns to embrace her cultural identity
Original Screenplay by Christina Lew
Produced by Jennifer Bratcher, Nahomy Galan, Jin Kim, Eli LeBan, Colin Pawlowski and Yuanzhuo Wang

Jack Solve: Private Eye
Produced in Spring, 2017
Original Screenplay by Eric Mohrman
Produced by Adam MacDonald, Chunxue Li, Po-Hsien Lee, Dominique Turner, Nick Kelly, Ben Kamens

People of World-Mart
Produced in Fall, 2016

Adjuncts
Produced in Spring, 2016

Final Screening Events:
Publicity flier, MSP 4741/8741 – Beyond The Page – Fall, 2017 (360 Video Screening flyer)
Publicity flier, MSP 4701/5701 – Fall, 2017
Publicity flier, MSP 3701 – Spring, 2017
Publicity flier, MSP 4701/5701 – Spring, 2017
Publicity flier, MSP 4701/5701 – Fall, 2016 (4701-2016-fall)
Publicity flier, MSP 4741/8741 – Fall, 2016
Publicity flier, MSP 3701 – Spring, 2016
Publicity flier, MSP 4701/5701 – Spring, 2016 (4701-2016-spring)


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