Start Date - May 1st, 2022
End Date - May 25, 2022
Lodging, meals, excursions and performance supplies.
Travel to and from the Marin Campus, estimated at around $250-$300.
The course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the creative process with jazz and blues as its central focus and the Bay Area as our generative crossroads. May Term enables us intensively to focus on the “call” of jazz and blues to responses in literature, theology and film. on key musical concepts and practices, the history of jazz and blue and literary respo from jazz and blues, historical and cultural resonances, and visual integration with film.
Here are some notes on the basics of the course:
The first chord we’ll strike is the history of race relations in the United States. Race is inherently connected to economic and social structure in America and shapes. The next chords sound forth from the perspectives and performances of musicians, writers, poets, and filmmakers. And then, it’s up to us to see what comes next.
Some of the course materials to consider:
Information session on October 15th at 2 p.m. in Duke 108.
Professor Ogren will be at the Johnston Community meeting on October 25th at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the class.
Christopher Coppola has been a leader in digital media and cinema syntax for over two decades. He has directed 13 feature films, and television shows, and produced content for alternative distribution interactive platforms. He lectures at CES, NAB, SHOWWEST, and many film festivals. Plaster City, his production company, produces low-budget feature films on which film students can intern and learn by working on set alongside professionals. Christopher was the Director of Cinema Projects and Studies and a tenured film professor at the San Francisco Art Institute before it closed its doors in 2022. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America for 25 years.