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Jacob Dodd

Assistant Professor


Background

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.   

Classes taught

Fall 2016 Courses

CSS 335/800TR2:20-3:40322 Marano CC
CSS 395/800TR9:35-10:55258 Marano CC
CSS 485/800M3:00-6:00322 Marano CC

CSS 335/800-Advanced techniques for the production of short projects shot in black and white and color 16mm or HDVideo formats with emphasis on cinematography as the primary expressive tool.  Special attention will be given to the following: natural light, artificial light, lighting diagrams, traditional film editing, in-camera effects, sync audio recording, ADR, collaborative production, and Film + HD post-production work-flow.  The goal is for the student to create a short 16mm or HD video project of the highest quality image/audio in any genre and have an in-depth understanding of professional cinema production.

CSS 395/800-This course provides a comprehensive experience in film and video editing both in theory and in practice.   The student will navigate and organize within photochemical, digital, and hybrid post production workflows.  Motion picture images will be assembled using an Upright Moviola and a traditional film splicer as well as organized virtually in video editing software.  Learning objectives include deploying concepts of continuity, montage, and parallel editing into completed short films and videos.  

CSS 485/800-The purpose for this course is to examine experimental cinema and the avant garde as an alternative method of filmmaking. The student will experiment with non-narrative, impressionistic, and poetic filmmaking methods in order to engage the audience in thought-provoking manners.
Prerequisite: ENG 286