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Nov 14, 2019

A Largely Untapped Universe: Exploring Race in Nontheatrical Films

How films never destined for theaters can inform our understanding of race and culture in the U.S. 

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Jun 14, 2018

6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC. 

May 1, 2018

Fascination and Delight: Q&A With Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’

How a film studies professor made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina. 

Mar 16, 2017

The Importance of African-American Speech: Q&A With Walt Wolfram

Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech -- a subject he has been devoted to for more than five decades. 

Mar 16, 2017

Documentary Explores the Historical, Cultural Importance of African American Speech

Researchers and filmmakers are premiering a documentary film devoted to the history of African American speech, its cultural importance, and how it has shaped modern American English. 

Feb 13, 2017

From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ – War, Movies and Sam Fuller

From obscure arthouse films to big-budget blockbusters, movies are experiences shared by the audience; they reflect our world back to us, often offering insights we never thought of. But what shapes the filmmakers behind the movies? 

May 8, 2013

The Strong One

Graduating industrial design student Nicholas Sailer's award-winning short film, "The Strong One," played to audiences from Raleigh to Hollywood to the Cannes Film Festival. 

Dec 8, 2011

Why We Need to Pull These Films off the Shelf: Educational Films In The United States (Part III)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Skip Elsheimer, also known as the A/V Geek, a graduate of NC State who has an archive of over 24,000 educational films, many of which he has digitized and made available on DVD or for free viewing at the Internet Archive. He is also a contributor to “Learning… 

Dec 7, 2011

Why Educational Films Matter: Educational Films In The United States (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Marsha Orgeron, an associate professor of film studies at NC State and co-editor of “Learning With The Lights Off: Educational Film In The United States.” This is the second of three posts in a series on educational films. Thousands of educational films have been made, and they were… 

Dec 6, 2011

The Way We Learned: Educational Films In The United States (Part I)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Devin Orgeron, an associate professor of film studies at NC State and co-editor of “Learning With The Lights Off: Educational Film In The United States.” This is the first of three posts in a series on educational films. I regularly teach a course on documentary film here at… 

Sep 9, 2010

Waschka Film Collects Awards

Horizons, a film created by NC State composer Rodney Waschka and director Zlatko Cosic, took first place in the computer animation category at the Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in July and first place in the experimental category at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Fla., in April. 

Sep 9, 2010

Video Visionaries

Armed with the latest gear and a passion for storytelling, students in the advanced digital video class get the hands-on experience they need to land internships and jobs. 

Jun 10, 2010

Hidden Voices

Students in the Advanced Media Lab at NC State contributed their creative energy to an effort to raise public awareness of homelessness. A series of animated films created by the students was screened last month by the Chapel Hill Public Arts Office, which sponsored the project in concert with the nonprofit group, Hidden Voices. 

Feb 25, 2010

Waschka’s Film Premieres

Horizons, composer Rodney Waschka’s film collaboration with director Zlatko Cosic received its world premiere screening at the Macon Film Festival in February and was selected as a prize winner in the “Experimental” category.