Research and Creative Interests
- visual storytelling
- documentary production
- 16mm & super-8 film
- experiential & collaborative learning
I teach documentary, experimental, and 16mm filmmaking. In collaboration with the Jacobs School of Music, I organize the annual Double Exposure project: teams of student filmmakers and student composers prepare short films that are screened at the IU Cinema with live music accompaniment.
As a filmmaker, I specialize in documentaries dealing with the arts, music, history and the American landscape. My work can be seen on public television and a number of them are distributed nationally through PBS, APT or Netflix and have won Regional Emmys and CINE Golden Eagles. Some of my long-form docs are: Along the Wabash (2016), Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015), Wilderness Plots in Concert (2011), Harp Dreams: Inside the USA International Harp Competition (2010), Wilderness Plots: Songs and Stories of the Prairie (2008), American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (2008), Beaux Arts at 50 (2005), Spanning Time: America’s Covered Bridges (2004), No Compromise: Lessons in Feminist Art with Judy Chicago (2002), and Sugarplum Dreams: Staging the Nutcracker Ballet (2001).
- P343 Intro to Documentary Filmmaking—Theory and Practice
- P434 Advanced Documentary Production
- P435 Advanced Documentary Workshop
- P335 Production as Criticism—Moving Image Portraits and the Public Screen
- P360/C560 16mm Motion Picture Production
- P438/C638 Experiments with the Film Camera
- P468/C660 Advanced Collaborative Workshop—Double Exposure