Cinema Studies at Oakland University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the ways in which motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in our culture and around the world. Students in Cinema Studies will work closely with OU faculty to gain a thorough understanding of film history, become acquainted with various critical approaches to the study of film and receive instruction in elements of film production. This wide-ranging and intensive program will provide Cinema Studies majors and minors with the critical-thinking and communication skills to enter careers within the film industry and a variety of other professions.
WHAT'S NEW IN CINEMA STUDIES?
OU Cinema Studies Partners with The Maple Theater on 'Secret Cinema'
OU Cinema Studies faculty members have been asked to curate select screenings of The Maple Theater's popular Secret Cinema film series, in which the title of the classic or otherwise iconic film to be shown that night remains a mystery to the audience until the lights go down and the opening credits roll. Recent OU Cinema Studies-curated screenings have included Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953), Vertigo (1957), and Saturday Night Fever (1977)
. We encourage you to check out next month's event, to be held on Thursday, March 21, and curated by OU Cinema Studies Assistant Professor Courtney Brannon Donoghue. For more information about The Maple Theater and Secret Cinema, visit themapletheater.com/
OU Cinema Studies Welcomes Filmmakers-in-Residence
Filmmakers Michael Manasseri, Julien Decaillon, and Ben Decaillon have
been named 2012-2013 OU Cinema Studies "filmmakers-in-residence." Mr.
Manasseri and the "Deka Brothers" will spend the year providing hands-on
film and video training, professional
mentoring, and workshops for OU Cinema Studies students, in addition to
developing their own commercial film and television projects. For more information about Michael Manasseri, The Deka Bros. and their independent production company, Made-in-Michigan Entertainment, visit www.mimestudios.com/index.html.