Faculty Now

Faculty Now: Fall 2021

Updates from our all-star faculty of professors, researchers, producers and innovators for fall 2021.

Portrait of Angel Mollel, whose birth name is Anjela Yohana Koisasi Samanga Mollel, taken by Emerald Kristina Smith (@emeraldkphotography on Instagram) in 2021.

Sharing the Love

Meet Denver's Most Remarkable Woman, CMCI student Angel Mollel. After moving from a male-dominated village in Tanzania to the U.S. in 2012, Mollel launched the foundation 1 Love to improve the livelihood of Maasai people and empower women and girls to pursue their dreams. Now a sophomore studying media production, she uses visual storytelling to share her mission and culture.

For her honor's thesis, media production major Taylor Passios turned her apartment into an immersive experience that people could visit.

In the Loop

For her honor's thesis, media production major Taylor Passios turned her apartment into an immersive exhibit to illuminate the role of online information overload in COVID-related hypochondria.

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Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret

Film scholar Hunter Vaughan spent years scouring through film archives and directors’ reports, touring studio lots and interviewing execs and local film crews. He discovered an industry culture in which extravagance and waste have been not only allowed but celebrated, even as other industries have been pressured to conserve.

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Raising the Roof

When he and his co-founders launched Boulder Media House, Jeremy Elder (CritMedia’20) was still a full-time student. Today, the young crew of CU graduates behind the boutique production company has created content for businesses from luxury expedition vehicles to high-end fashion, and they continue to elevate their game.

5 years of CMCI

Summer 2020: Letter from Dean Bergen

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot this summer––and I’ve spoken to CMCI professors who are thinking about this, too. While the situation we’re in presents challenges, this is also an incredible time to be doing the work that we do.

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#TunedIn: 10 Things Worth Checking Out Now

A curated list of articles by, and featuring, CMCI researchers for your reading, watching and listening pleasure. Dig in!

5 years of CMCI

Celebrating Five Years of CMCI

Aug. 10, 2020

Time doesn’t stand still. Neither should education.

The Mimesis Documentary Festival will bring filmmakers together for an immersive week of film screenings and discussions. The virtual presentation––free to all CU Boulder students, faculty and staff––will be held Aug. 12 through 18.

Film Buffs Unite! CU Boulder’s First Mimesis Documentary Festival brings Filmmakers, Documentary Enthusiasts Together

Aug. 10, 2020

The Mimesis Documentary Festival will bring filmmakers together for an immersive week of film screenings and discussions. The virtual presentation will be held Aug. 12 through 18.

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Back From the Past

Media Production students cluster around a table in CU Boulder’s Museum of Natural History as Emily Braker, the museum’s collections manager, reveals their subjects: a snake in a jar, taxidermied birds, a series of skulls and an array of other specimens dating back to the early 1900s. Their task? Take advantage of 2020 technology to reanimate the objects for an assignment in their Introduction to Extended Realities course.

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