Instructional Technology Cosultant for the Center for Digital Humanities
Office: 1041 Public Affairs Building (PAB)
Phone: (310) 825-4864
UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
1040 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Candidate in Philosophy, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA (2009)
M.A., Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA (2007)
B.A., Communication Arts, Concenctration in Radio, Television, Film, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2004)
UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS, COURSES TAUGHT
Otis College of Art and Design - Lecturer
Introduction ot Visual Culture, Fall 2010
Global Cinema, Fall 2010
History of French Cinema, Spring 2011
UCLA - Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow
French Cinema and Culture, Fall 2010
Film and Social Change, Winter 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2010
History of the American Motion Picture, Summer 2006, Winter 2009
History of Documentary, Fall 2008
“Are My Eyes Really Brown? The Aesthetics of Colorization in Casablanca.” Solicited for the Routledge American Film Institute reader Colour and the Moving Image. Publication forthcoming.
“Primer: The Perils and Paradoxes of Restricted Time Travel Narration.” Nebula Volume 3, No. 4, December 2006/January 2007.
“Temporal Articulation in La Jetée,” The Graduate Studies Film Journal. Volume 1, No. 2, February 2007.
“Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema.” Book review, Journal of Popular Film and Television. Under review.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Form, Cognition, and the Definition of Narrative Beginnings.” - Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2011 Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 8-11, 2011.
“The Narration of Beginnings and The Blue Gardenia.” - Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2010 Conference, Roanoke, VA, June 2-5, 2010.
“Saul Bass and Title Design: Intention and Reception, Production Integration, and Historical Contextualization.” - 2010 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 17-21, 2010.
“Are My Eyes Really Brown? The Aesthetics of Colorization in Casablanca.” - 2009 Colour and the Moving Image Conference, Bristol, England, July 10-12, 2009.
“Jean-Pierre Melville and the Manipulation of Inferences and Hypotheses in Le deuxième souffle and Un Flic.” - Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2009 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24-27, 2009
“Johnnie To: Master of the Implicit.” DVD Essay. - Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2008 Conference, Madison, WI, June 11-14, 2008, and Screening Media: 2007 Southern California Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2007.
“Guided Emergence, Repeatability, and Uncertainty in Gears of War.” - 2007 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 12-14, 2007.
“Primer: The Perils and Paradoxes of Restricted Time Travel Narration.” - 2007 International Conference on Narrative, Washington D.C., March 15-18, 2007.
“Serenity and Firefly: A Comparative Analysis of Narration in Television and Feature Film.” - 2007 Annual Southwest/Texas Popular American Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 14-17, 2007.
Jason graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2004, and earned his MA in UCLA’s Cinema and Media Studies Program in the spring of 2007. He advanced to candidacy at UCLA in the spring of 2009, and is currently teaching various film courses at UCLA and Otis College of Art and Design, and is conducting research for his dissertation on the narration of beginnings in narrative cinema. He is also a senior member of UCLA's The Crank Film Society, a student organization that programs and screens rare films from the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image
Narration and narrative in film and television; film style; cognitive science; close textual analysis; historical poetics; neoformalism; Hong Kong and Asian cinema; genre; authorship; production histories; color aesthetics, and video game theory.