FILM + VIDEO PRODUCTION  -  FALL 2014 through FALL 2016  - DEPT. of ENGLISH

 ENG 4136: Film and Video Production is a beginning production course which combines practice and theory to introduce students to the fundamentals of nonfiction filmmaking.  Learning how to shoot Canon T5 Rebel cameras and edit in Adobe Premiere, the students explore the process of actualizing ideas from concept stage through post-production.  The course culminates in 3-5 minute short film. 

 

THE CINEMA OF CLIMATE CHANGE   -  FALL 2016  - DEPT. of ENGLISH

A course conceived by and developed by Lauren for the Department of English.

Over the past few years we’ve witnessed an evolution in public discourse on climate change. Typically discussed in the media solely as a scientific, environmental or political issue, climate change is now being reframed as a moral and creative challenge. How can we as humans on planet Earth react to the most overwhelming crisis of our time in an individual and affecting way? 

In this course students spend the semester developing  individual response to climate change in a cinematic form. To be clear, this is not a class about eco advocacy and activism in its conventional forms. Instead students learn about and engage with ways filmmakers, writers and artists have begun to navigate the tumultuous landscape of imaginatively responding to climate change. With this awareness, and in conjunction with other smaller audio-visual projects throughout the semester, students ultimately develop and produce a short 5-7 minute film — narrative, nonfiction or in an experimental form— that encompasses their individual responses. 

 

ADVANCED FILM + VIDEO PRODUCTION  -  SPRING 2015 + 2016  - DEPT. of ENGLISH

Working in both narrative and nonfiction film, the aim of ENG 4146: Advanced Film and Video is to emphasize experiential learning and fully immerse each student in his or her ability to communicate concepts aurally and visually.  This course is an extension of ENG 4136 with its primary focus on honing students’ production skills within a theoretical and critical framework across genres. Through shorter video and audio projects at the beginning of the semester, students pursue an interdisciplinary approach to moving image production as they move towards the creation of a 7-10-minute final film. Pre-production of this film is in-depth and includes a clearly articulated proposal as well as exercises to develop the students' aesthetic and cinematic visions.

 

ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION  - FALL 2015  - DEPT. of TELECOMMUNICATION

 This intermediate production course provides students with instruction in the use of digital audio and video production tools as well as the fundamentals of effective visual story-telling.  Students acquire hands-on experience in directing, shooting, editing, and sound design as well as training with color correction and sound mixing.

 

ALL COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AS AN ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR