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Join our many live Zoom events!

There will be 4 days of scheduled events both hosted by professors throughout the media studies department as well as nightly events hosted by the showcase staff

May 10-13, 2021


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May 10th

Advanced Video Production Live Stream

Running from 2:00-4:00pm, this is the first of a two-part YouTube livestream showcasing the final projects from students in DMS 441 Advanced Video Production. Hosted by Carl Lee

Student Showcase Kick-off

From 5:00-6:00 pm, speakers (Kacey & Jillian) will come on and introduce the theme for the 2021 Media Study Student Showcase (rebuilding community). We will have students come on to discuss their experience with the Media Studies department at UB as transfer students as well as talk about the various courses they have taken. There will be time for the audience to ask the students questions about the program and their experiences.

Intermediate Documentary Workshop

From 6:00-8:00 pm, the final projects from the Intermediate Documentary Workship will be streamed. Hosted by Jason Livingston

May 11th

Sound & Space

From 12:00-1:40pm Join DJ/VJ by Courtlin Byrd.                      Live Music Tonight! (Or… Today!) This Max/MSP patch is a combination pedal/effect board, video DJ set, and generative music system. A song will be played…The vocals and guitar will be processed and affected. Drums, pianos, synths, and various noises will be triggered with the touch of a button, turn of a knob, or a vocal undulation. Videos will cycle in and out of rhythm with the music. The process will become overloaded, the system will halt, Zoom will glitch, but the sounds will return….traversing space as best they can. A one-of-a-kind performance not to be repeated.

Programming for Digital Art

From 3:00-4:30 pm, Hosted by William Sack

DMS Department Offerings

From 5:00-6:00 pm, our department will be hosting a zoom meeting where graduate students in the media studies department will come on to be interviewed about their respective majors, what they are doing to stay involved in the media studies department, as well as answer questions the audience may have about their fields of study and the departmen

May 12th

Game Design

From 1:00-3:00 pm, hosted by David Pape

Advanced Video Production

Starting at 2:00 pm, this is a YouTube livestream showcasing the final projects from students in DMS 441 Advanced Video Production. Hosted by Carl Lee

Dissertation Film Showcase Q&A

From 3:00-4:00 pm, hosted by Azalia Muchransyah

Careers and Oppurtunities

From 5:00-6:00 pm, Sama Waham will begin the live Zoom by discussing internship opportunities within the media study department and answering questions students might have. Then, Ed Brodka from UB’s Career Services department will be discussing how students can also get involved by learning how to search for job opportunities as well as how to get connected with professionals in various media fields. There will be surprise guest UB alumni who will be talking about their past majors at UB as well as their current professions. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers throughout the live Zoom.

Live event may 12th

Event Recording available now!

Experimental Moving Image

From 6:00-7:00 pm, hosted by Laura Kraning

Special Topics - Landscape Projections; Undergrad + Grad

From 8:00-9:00 pm, hosted by Laura Kraning

May 13th

Korean Drama and Film Course Celebration

At 4:00 pm Please join the Program in Asian Studies and Dept. of Media Study course "Korean Drama and Film" celebration with a special lecture by Dr. Nam Lee, author of The Films of Bong Joon Ho (Rutgers University Press, 2020) and professor at Chapman University held on Thursday May 13th at 4:30 - 5:30 EST.  

Dr. Lee's talk is entitled "Class Divide & Catastrophic Imagination in Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer (2013) and Parasite (2019)" and her lecture is preceded by a virtual reception and celebration of student screenings of their Korean Film and Drama Key Term Digital Stories at 4 - 4:30 on May 13th Thursday. This screening will have special commentary by Dr. Terry Park (University of Maryland).

We hope to see you for both the screening of student work and lecture by Dr. Nam Lee to celebrate the students "Korean Drama and Film," AS 393, sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and Department of Media Study. Please see below for the Zoom link registration, further information, and respective fliers for the event. 

Korean Drama and Film Course Celebration 


Guest Judge, Dr. Terry Park 

4:30 5:30 - SPECIAL LECTURE BY DR. NAM LEE "Class Divide & Catastrophic Imagination in Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer (2013) and Parasite (2019)

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm where students will receive recognition for their outstanding work. From roughly 6:00-8:00 we will be showing the winning student’s works to the audience.

2021 DMS Courses