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Upczak, Emilie Instructor


Research Areas research areas



  • Caribbean film industry and topics, Human Smuggling and Sex Trafficking in the Caribbean, Water rights in the Western US, Acting for Filmmakers, Screenwriting and Producing



courses taught

  • CINE 2000 - Moving Image Foundations I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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 3010 - Film Production Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers students both theoretical and practical experience in various specialized areas of cinematic production. Topics vary but include production in the documentary, fictional narrative, animation, computer animation, and experimental genres. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Formerly FILM 3010.
  • CINE 3400 - Cinema Production I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exploration of creative cinema production through short production and post-production projects. A short final project will be required. Focuses on the tactics and strategies of independent cinema production, examining a variety of approaches to genre. Explores a range of film and digital technologies. Formerly FILM 3400.
  • CINE 4005 - Screenwriting Workshop: Short Form
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    A writing intensive course that focuses on the art of the short form screenplay. Students will complete regular writing exercises, presentations, and several short scripts. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly FILM 4005.

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