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Department of Film and Media Studies

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September 2022

106 Pitches

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
106 Pitches UCSB

This challenging course offers students the opportunity to work together to produce a short film over 2 consecutive quarters. Four films are created, selected by a tribunal of industry professionals after scripts are delivered and projects have been pitched. Students who are keen to participate are then “hired” to fulfill a Core Role in one of the projects before crews “hit the ground running”. Unlike most classes, 106 provides 2 instructors who help crews through Pre-production, Production and Post before…

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November 2022

Media of Extraction and Abstraction – Hanna Rose Shell

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2135 SSMS Building, SSMS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010 United States
Hannah Rose Shell

“Media of Extraction and Abstraction” begins with a discussion of the medium of clothing, more specifically of textile waste; its industrial reprocessing shaped forms of meaning and me­­dia making in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. The talk then turns to the nexus of industrial mining and solar astrophysics, excavating the space – literal and figurative, aesthetic and technological – of the so-called Climax High Altitude Observatory. Built on the Continental Divide at 11,500 feet above sea level, on…

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