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Sears, Kelly L Associate Professor

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  • My collage animation practice reframes imagery of American archetypes and institutions to reimagine our own social and political legacies and futures. I view animation as a critical practice and the acts of cutting out and collaging becomes strategies to intervene in the official readings of appropriated source material. Each of my films harness identifiable cultural and collective narratives while untethering this identification enough to engage other histories and experiences.

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  • animation, experimental film, media archeology, documentary, science fiction, creative writing

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Teaching

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  • ARTF 5500 - Cinema Production 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Advanced exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. Course focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production exploring either documentary, experimental, or narrative genres. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as CINE 4500.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.
  • ARTS 6957 - Master of Fine Arts Creative Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
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  • CINE 2000 - Moving Image Foundations I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces students to basic image making technology, aesthetics and methods. Fundamentals of film/video production in Super 8mm film, Digital ProRes 422 and other analog and digital image making, editing and management formats. May emphasize personal, experimental or narrative approaches with individual exercises, according to instructor. Basic competencies include composition, lighting, basic audio, basic editing, studio critique, file management, web upload, etc. Formerly FILM 2000.
  • CINE 3620 - Experimental Digital Animation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores boundaries of traditional animation construction and delve into contemporary animation history. Small projects will involve experimentation with animation techniques that integrate with analog animation, frame-by-frame digital processes and live-action footage. Ideal for students who have taken CINE 2010 or CINE 2610 or CINE 3525. Students familiar with animation and digital imaging or those eager to explore the process are encouraged to enroll. Formerly FILM 3620.
  • CINE 4500 - Cinema Production 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Advanced exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. Course focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production leading to the completion of a BFA thesis project exploring either documentary, experimental, or narrative genres. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly FILM 4500. Same as ARTF 5500.
  • FILM 3620 - Experimental Digital Animation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores boundaries of traditional animation construction and delve into contemporary animation history. Small projects will involve experimentation with animation techniques that integrate with analog animation, frame-by-frame digital processes and live-action footage. Ideal for students who have taken CINE 2010 or CINE 2610 or CINE 3525. Students familiar with animation and digital imaging or those eager to explore the process are encouraged to enroll. Formerly FILM 3620.
  • FILM 3940 - Film Studies Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides students with professional internship experiences with film, video, new media production companies, governmental agencies, production units, audio recording studios and new media industries. Students will be responsible for securing their own internship position. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: CU GPA of at least 2.00 and upper-division standing and a 3.00 GPA as a BA or BFA Cinema Studies major. Formerly FILM 3940.
  • FILM 4500 - Cinema Production 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Advanced exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. Course focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production leading to the completion of a BFA thesis project exploring either documentary, experimental, or narrative genres. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly FILM 4500. Same as ARTF 5500.

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