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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Behind the Lens Seminars – Spring 2017

Behind the Lens Spring 2017

Behind the Lens is a noncredit film seminar that takes a relaxed approach to exploring the history of cinema. Each quarter, former Hollywood director Tom Blank hosts a series examining a time period or a theme through classic and contemporary cinema.

All film screenings include a lecture, discussion, and question and answer period.

The seminar is offered to the community in collaboration with the University of Oregon Cinema Studies and Academic Extension programs. Films are shown Tuesday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. at the UO Baker Downtown Center, at 10th Avenue and High Street. The duration of each session varies by the length of the film.

UO Cinema Studies majors attend for free with valid student ID. Cinema Studies majors must register onsite or by coming to the UO Academic Extension office at 975 High Street, M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Spring 2017

Under the Code: The Golden Age of Hollywood Begins

When the Production Code was enforced in mid-1934, the movies changed. This spring, Behind the Lens will offer a series of films from the year of the Code’s implementation.

APR. 4
It Happened One Night (1934)
Director: Frank Capra, 105 min.

APR. 11
The Thin Man (1934)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke, 91 min.

APR. 18
Little Miss Marker (1934)
Director: Alexander Hall, 80 min.

APR. 25
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Director: Sidney Franklin, 109 min.

The Gay Divorcee (1935)
Director: Mark Sandwich, 105 min.

Becky Sharp (1935)
Director: Rouben Mammalian, 84 min.

MAY 16
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Director: Leo McCarey, 90 min.

MAY 23
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Director: Frank Lloyd, 132 min.

MAY 30
Come and Get It (1936)
Directors: Howard Hawks and William Wyler, 99 min.

JUN. 6
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Director: Gregory La Cava, 93 min.

JUN. 13
San Francisco (1936)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke, 115 min.


Tuesdays, 7:00–9:30 p.m., April 4–June 13
UO Baker Downtown Center, 325 E. 10th, Eugene, OR

Free parking during Behind the Lens screenings is available behind
the building in the lot marked “Academic Extension Student Parking.”

To register by phone, please call the Registration Office at 541-346-4231. To register in person, visit the UO Academic Extension front desk at the Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street, Suite 110, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Registration is also available on-site 30 minutes in advance of each program. UO Cinema Studies majors attend for free with valid student ID.

$20 noncredit for entire term (see prorated dates below)
$10 for current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members for entire term


Through May 2 (week 5), the registration fee is $20.
On May 9, half season registration rate is $10.

For more information

Please read at the Behind the Lens Spring 2017 Flyer or visit the Behind the Lens website.


University of Oregon Academic Extension presents the Behind the Lens seminar, in partnership with UO Cinema Studies. The Cinema Studies major at the University of Oregon allows students to study moving image media at the intersection of intellectual study and creative practice. As a comprehensive bachelor of arts degree, the major cultivates an appreciation of the media arts, an ability to communicate ideas using a broad array of media, and a historical understanding of how various cultures tell their stories. Academic Extension provides leadership for the incubation and delivery of special learning opportunities, including professional development workshops, conferences, lifelong learning, online courses, and summer
session programs.

Each Behind the Lens seminar is preceded by a brief lecture by Tom Blank, and followed by discussion/Q&A. Films are screened under the Educational Fair Use provision of US Copyright law.

Registration fees for this noncredit seminar support program costs, including staffing and facilities maintenance.

For information about membership in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,please visit

Maximum seating: 94. Some sessions fill. Seating is first-come, first-served.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

RED Camera Workshop

Apply now to attend a unique demonstration and workshop with a representative from RED

Friday, April 7, 2017

10 am – 1 pm

Cinema Studies Lab – 267 Knight Library

This discussion will provide a high-level overview of the capabilities of RED’s professional DSMC2 (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) system and hands-on experience with the company’s latest product innovations.  In this workshop, we will shoot a short dialog scene and experiment with shooting high frame rate footage.

Applications are now closed.

Students will be notified of the status of their application status by Monday, March 20, 2017

RED Digital Cinema is a privately-held global company that specializes in professional-grade digital cameras. Used to shoot for both motion and stills, RED’s cameras have become an industry leader throughout the movie, photography, and broadcast industries.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Pac-12 Networks Student Training Program

logoFor the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks is offering their exclusive “Pac-12 Networks’ Television Production Student Training Program

The training consists of a tour/training of a mobile truck control room, hands-on camera experience, and a Q&A panel with Pac-12 staff members and on-air talent.  Lunch will be provided.

May 12, 2017

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information and to register to attend:

Please sign up here:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cinema Studies Majors:  Apply to be a FIG Assistant for Fall 2017 for ®emixing Media, ©ritiquing ©ulture with Instructor Andre Sirois

First-Year Programs is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 ®emixing Media, ©ritiquing ©ulture FIG Assistant position!

This is a paid leadership position that helps incoming freshmen adjust to the UO both academically and socially. First-Year Programs has openings that are specifically in need of students familiar with Cinema Studies or Digital Arts.   

®emixing Media, ©ritiquing ©ulture explores how the appropriation, parody, and remixing of media texts (images, ads, music, video, etc) can be a powerful form of cultural critique. Not only will we look at the culture jamming movements of the past and present, but we will apply these concepts and aesthetics to create our own works that turn the media and its messages against itself. At the end of the term we will showcase these works at our own art show/exhibit that we curate and promote as a way of highlighting the practical value of fair use within creative communities.

Application Deadline Extended – Apply by Monday, February 20, 2017

Preferred/Required Experience:

1) Have taken CINE 230, Remix Culture(s), or may take it fall 2017

2) Have video editing, sound editing, photo editing, or other art skills (preferred)

3) Have some basic experience coordinating or assisting in coordinating events (preferred)

To Apply

Applications can be found on the First-Year Programs website or in their office in 372 Oregon Hall. The application deadline has been extended.  Please apply by Monday, February 20, 2017.


If you have questions, please contact Brandon Parry at or 541-346-2896.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spring 2017 Course List Now Available

Spring Course Poster 2017_FINALThe Spring Term 2017 Cinema Studies course list is now available!

To see the list of Spring 2017 Cinema Studies courses, please click here.

Nominate yourself for a cash prize! Deadline April 7th

Have you written a term paper in one of your Cinema Studies classes this past year (Spring 16 – Winter 17) that you’re particularly proud of?  Would you like to win $500 and a bit of glory (and a line on your CV)?  If so, submit your paper for this year’s James Ivory Undergraduate Essay Award.

The Cinema Studies Program announces the annual James Ivory Undergraduate Essay Awards. These awards recognize excellence of research and writing in term papers in major-related courses. A cash award of up to $500 is given, and the awardee is recognized at the Cinema Studies commencement ceremony in June.

Essay requirements and submission guidelines can be found on the Cinema Studies website here.

The deadline to submit the application form and an essay from a course taken in Spring 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017, is noon (pst) Friday, April 7, 2017.

Cinema Studies majors may submit the online application form and submit a copy of the essay to be considered for the award.  A faculty member may also nominate a student for an award by submitting the online nomination form.

For more information on the award categories, eligibility, and the submission and review process, please read the James Ivory Essay Award 2017 Outline and Procedures.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

NW Student Emmy Awards – Call For Entries

Northwest Chapter National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

The Student Call for Entries

Entries PRODUCED between January 1, 2016 to February 10, 2017 are eligible provided the content was not entered in the previous year’s Student Awards. For more information and to submit entries, please visit the NW Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website.  The student entry deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017

NATAS also offers scholarships.  Please read here for more information.

SCMS Call for Papers – Deadline February 3rd




Society for Cinema and Media Studies

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition. In 2012 the first undergraduate conference invited undergraduate students to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. 



Fifth Annual
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference
Hosted by The University of Minnesota 

April 20 – 22, 2017 

The fifth annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. At the conference, students will deliver papers on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Each participant will have 15 minutes to present their individual essay – approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids – on a thematically organized panel. Any student who wishes to participate in the conference should submit a completed proposal form, which will include a 200-word abstract. Do not submit complete papers. The submission form can be found here, and more information is on the SCMS website.

The deadline for proposals is midnight EST Friday, February 3rd, 2017Completed proposal forms with abstracts should be sent via email to ( with “SCMS-U 2017” in the subject line of the email. For more information, please contact Dr. Graeme Stout (, at the University of Minnesota or go here.

UO Cinema Studies will provide up to $500 in financial support to a student chosen to present a paper at the conference. 

Cinema Studies offers a $500 award to any Cinema Studies major who presents a paper at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. Recipient(s) of the award are recognized at the Cinema Studies annual commencement ceremony.

Students are responsible for notifying the Cinema Studies office if their paper is selected to be presented at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. A $500 reimbursement will be processed as an award to offset travel expenses. Rules and regulations of reimbursements require written receipts for travel, hotel or other expenses accrued for the trip to the conference. A reimbursement will be processed after the student has attended the conference and the receipt has been received.



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Updated Call for Proposals: “What is Life?” Conference




University of Oregon in Portland • April 6–8, 2017

The seventh annual “What is…? ” conference-experience will engage communication, media, and nature by examining everyday life — our lifeworks and lifestyles — emphasizing the lifeworlds (environments) we live in. It will investigate how communication/media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life — from scale, pace, and pattern to the public, private, and organic. By building bridges through multidisciplinary networks, the event emphasizes how communication is instrumental in and for living systems. What is life and how is life mediated?

What is Life? (2017) builds on last year’s conference, What is Media? (2016), expanding a transdisciplinary notion of medium/media with special attention to its material, historical, and ecological ramifications. It marks the second collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, life sciences, and the arts.

Featured plenaries will include:

  • Douglas Rushkoff, Communication and Economics (Generation Like, FRONTLINE)
  • Jussi Parikka, Media Archaeology and Aesthetics (A Geology of Media)
  • Amnon Buchbinder, Journalism and Science (Biology of Story)
  • Salma Monani, Environmental Studies (Ecomedia)
  • Brendan Bohannan, Biology and Ecology
  • Toby Miller, Creative Industries and Environmental Studies (Greening The Media)
  • Gabriela Martínez, Cinema/Media Studies and Latin American Studies
  • Mark Johnson, Cognitive Science and Philosophy (Metaphors We Live By)
  • Brook Muller, Architecture and Design (Ecology and the Architectural Imagination)

Keynote address by Fritjof Capra, Complexity and System Sciences (Systems View of Life)

Papers/presentations already accepted address: the value of human life, algorithms and e-waste, biodiversity, science journalism/communication, sustainable design and apps, Chinese rural experience, microbial ecology, women and work, STS and automation, responsibility and integrity. What is Life? invites scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public to collaborate. We welcome submissions for paper presentations and panels, roundtables, and art installations. A wide range of topics and themes can be found under the Call for Proposals at the conference website (

Send 100-150 word abstracts/proposals by December 13, 2016 to:
Janet Wasko •

Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (University of Oregon)

University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon 97405-1275

Sunday, November 27, 2016

UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards – Deadline Feb. 6, 2017

poster_2UO class papers, projects, and theses for 4 terms (Winter 2016 through Fall 2016) are eligible.

Recommendations are needed from class instructors, so identify your best work and talk to your professors.

The UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards reward students who demonstrate high-quality academic work and excellent library research skills. Prizes of $1,000 – $1,500 are awarded in the two categories listed below:

1) Single term papers and projects from a 300 level or above course
2) Theses or multi-term papers and projects

For more information and to apply, please visit the UO Libraries website.

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