UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • BFMS Lecture Series: Leon Gurevitch - Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

    Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle

    Leon Gurevitch

    Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries Over the last three decades, a network of globally distributed digital visual effects (VFX) companies have arisen from Hollywood’s traditional base in Los Angeles. As Hollywood visual effects production adopted computational practices and technologies, what started out as a branch …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Ara Osterweil

    Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle

    Ara Osterweil

    "The Last Word: Black Fugitivity in Andy Warhol's My Hustler" This talk investigates the brief, unexplained appearance of an African-American woman named Dorothy Dean at the end of Andy Warhol's groundbreaking 1965 film, My Hustler.  All but forgotten now, Dean was  a recognizable figure in the downtown New York art world, as well as one of only a handful of …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Giorgio Bertellini

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle

    In the forthcoming volume The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (University of California Press, 2019), I seek to document and analyze an inaugural moment of today’s much discussed convergence of political and celebrity culture. Specifically, I uncover practices of public opinion management that in 1920s America …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: John David Rhodes - Disemboweled Vision: Fascism, Rome and Cinema

    Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Cosponsored by the Department of Italian Studies John David Rhodes, Professor of Film at the University of Cambridge, will be giving a lecture on Thursday, March 22 entitled, "Disembowelled Vision: Fascism, Rome and Cinema."   Abstract: This talk looks at a variety of architectural, urbanist, cinematic, and art historical practices and discourses …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Pooja Rangan - Voice as Documentary Audibility: Two Scenes of Accent Neutralization

    Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    188 Dwinelle Hall

    In the field of documentary, voice, rather than point of view, is the prevailing metaphor for a filmmaker’s unique perspective, signaling the documentary genre’s textual emphasis on spoken words, as well as its social ethic of “giving voice.” Rangan’s talk will unpack the humanitarian resonances of this metaphor, as elaborated in her book Immediations: The …

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