February 20, 2008

Student recruitment for documentary film

Shaun Huston, associate professor in geography and film studies at Western Oregon University, is beginning pre-production on a documentary film that will explore Portland, Oregon’s attraction to, particularly, creators and publishers of comics. This is a recruitment notice for students interested in working as crew on the film.

For the past two decades, Portland has been known for Dark Horse Comics. More recently, it has become home to a range of artists and writers, including Brian Michael Bendis and Greg Rucka, and other important publishers, including Oni Press and Top Shelf Productions. The largest comics studio in the U.S., Periscope Studio, is also located in the city. Stores such as Reading Frenzy and people such as author and critic Douglas Wolk and librarian and author Sara Ryan also add to Portland’s comics culture.

The purpose of the documentary will be to give audiences a sense of what makes Portland, Oregon a vibrant “comics town.”

Number of positions: There is room for up to five students to intern as production assistants on the documentary.

Compensation: These positions are unpaid, but students may earn course credit through Western Oregon University for their work.

Responsibilities: Tasks will vary, but may include any or all of the following.

Requirements: No experience is required, but interested students should be:

Application: To apply, provide the following:

Send applications to:

Shaun Huston
Geography and Film Studies
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

If you have questions about the project or the positions, e-mail Dr. Huston, or call at 503.838.8296

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Posted by hustons at 1:55 PM

November 18, 2007

Winter 2008 courses

Looking for Film Studies courses or want to know more about the program? Contact Shaun Huston (hustons@wou.edu, 503.838.8296, Maaske 228) or any of the other Film Studies faculty at Western.

Posted by hustons at 1:33 PM

September 21, 2007

Fall 2007 courses

Looking for Film Studies courses or want to know more about the program? Contact Shaun Huston (hustons@wou.edu, 503.838.8296, Maaske 228) or any of the other Film Studies faculty at Western.

Posted by hustons at 2:19 PM

October 10, 2006

WOU faculty and students produce short film

Over the summer, a group of Western Oregon faculty, students, and friends, worked on a short film, 5 Cups of Coffee, written by Maren Bradley Anderson (English and Writing) and directed and edited by Shaun Huston (Geography and Film Studies). Actors included students Katey Bridge and Meghan Flickinger, and former student Nic Forsberg. David Doellinger (History) was the director of photography and William Doug Smith (Anthropology) assisted with sound and will be contributing to the musical soundtrack alongside student Jenn Stamps. Student Ty Brack is a key player in the film's pivotal scene, which was shot at Rick's Place in Monmouth. 5 Cups is currently featured in the "Faculty Showcase" at Hamersly Library (first floor near HL 107). More details, including still photographs at the official film blog.

Posted by hustons at 8:08 AM

November 16, 2005

Faculty in film studies

The film studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that draws on courses and faculty from across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The following are advising faculty for the minor:

Shaun Huston
Associate Professor
Geography and Social Sciences

Gavin Keulks
Associate Professor
English and Humanities

Gianna Martella
Associate Professor
Spanish and Humanities

Mark Perlman
Associate Professor
Philosophy and Humanities

Emily Plec
Assistant Professor
Speech Communication and Humanities

Michael Phillips
Assistant Professor
Theater and Creative Arts

Posted by hustons at 7:50 AM