Faculty & Staff

Jacob Dodd

Assistant Professor
307 Marano Campus CenterJacob Dodd
315.312.2628
jacob.dodd@oswego.edu

Office Hours
Monday 12:30 - 1:30
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 9:30
or by appointment

Fall 2015 Schedule

CSS 335 800 TR 2:20 - 3:40 pm 208 Marano Ctr
CSS 395 810 TR 11:10am - 12:30 pm 304 Park Hall
CSS 485 800 M 3:00 - 6:00 pm 304 Park Hall

Bio
Jacob A. Dodd is an independent filmmaker and educator who creates short films in 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8mm motion picture formats.  He specializes in personal memoir documentary and fiction filmmaking and combines traditional production techniques with experimental practices.  Dodd has an MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts from Ithaca College.  Dodd's fascination lies in the linkage of time periods to examine private histories. He uses traditional film techniques to bring forth a feeling of nostalgia, a transcendence of time, and a sense of the familiar.  Dodd is an Assistant Professor of Cinema and Screen Studies at Oswego State University of New York.  Dodd's films have been screened nationally and internationally, and have garnered several awards.  Some notable film festivals include the Sharjah International Children's Film Festival in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Lahore International Children's Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan, the Children's Film Festival of Bangladesh, Portobello Film Festival in London, UK, Virginia Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Rosebud Film & Video Festival, James River Film Festival, Johnstown Film Festival, Jacksonville Film Festival, and the DC Independent Film Festival.   

Selected Filmography

2014

  • Navigators of the Shadow Ring, 20:00 3 Episodes (In Progress)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Select Scenes, 30:00, Color
  • Full Strength, 35mm/16mm/Super8mm, 15:00, color/black&white

2013

  • The Baby in My Arms, 16mm, 2:30, color
  • Fahrenheit 451: Rear Screen Scenes, 16mm, 50:00, color
  • Spooks and Specters, 16mm, 2:30, color

2011

  • Musical Travelog, 16mm, 27:00

2009

  • Darkness There , S35mm, 22:00, b/w, color

2008

  • Tide, S35mm, 10:00, color
  • St. Mary of the Assumption School, S16mm, 7:00, color

2007

  • A Man Called Alex, 16mm, 2:00, color
  • Nunna Mia e la Barca, 16mm, 12:45, color

Area(s) of Specialty: Jacob A. Dodd is an award-winning independent filmmaker who creates short films in 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8mm. He specializes in docufiction filmmaking, traditional celluloid cinematography, experimental practices, and Film to HD post production workflows. In 2009, Dodd completed Darkness There, a visual poem that explores Edgar Allan Poe's dark romanticism through the blending of Poe's life and stories with authentic historical artifacts. Dodd's fascination lies in the linkage of time periods to examine both private and public oral histories. He uses traditional film techniques to bring forth a feeling of nostalgia, a transcendence of time, and a sense of the familiar. His work has been recognized by the Virginia Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Rosebud Film & Video Festival, the James River Film Festival, the Jacksonville Film Festival, and the DC Independent Film Festival.