Ross W. Morin


Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Joined Connecticut College: 2011

Education
B.A., Connecticut College
M.F.A., Ohio University


Specializations

Film and video production

Screenwriting

Cinematography

Editing

Directing

Film theory and practice

History of the documentary

History of experimental cinema

Ross Morin, a 2005 graduate of Connecticut College, was thrilled to return as an assistant professor of film studies. He received his bachelor's degree in film studies and psychology, a combination he feels has served him very well over the years.

He earned his M.F.A. in film and video production at Ohio University, where he also began teaching. He won the university's Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.

Professor Morin heads the entire filmmaking curriculum at Connecticut College where he regularly teaches FLM 210: Fundamentals of Motion Picture Production, FLM 220: Documentary Theory and Production, FLM 238: Screenwriting, FLM 310: Ideological Representation in Motion Picture Production, FLM 320: Experimental Film: History and Practice, and FLM 410: Advanced Production Seminar. His courses emphasize a strong relationship between practice and theory. He believes in teaching film production as applied humanism, with a strong emphasis on the social responsibility and impact of the media maker.

Professor Morin is an independent filmmaker, editor and cinematographer. You can read more about him and his work on his website www.RossMorinFilm.com.

Professor Morin is the co-founder of Kiltered Productions with his filmmaking partner, Matthew Herbertz. You can read more about their award-winning work at www.KilteredProductions.com.

Their most recent films are two short horror films, A Peculiar Thud (written and directed by Morin) and Deadpoint (edited and co-written by Morin, directed by Herbertz). A Peculiar Thud will be screening at theaters in Maine and New England throughout Fall 2016 and then will be under review by festivals across the world. Deadpoint is currently under review by festivals. More information can be found at www.APeculiarThud.com and www.DeadpointFilm.com.

His previous work is his award-winning feature film, A Wheel Out of Kilter (2015), which he wrote, directed, edited, shot and stars in. A Wheel Out Of Kilter has screened at film festivals throughout the 2015-2016 festival circuit and it is still under review by festivals across the world. It is the official selection of the following festivals: 

University Film and Video Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nev. 2016
Little Rock Picture Show, Little Rock, Ark. 2016
Horror Hotel International Film Festival and Convention, Hudson, Ohio. 2016 Winner – 3rd Place – Feature Suspense/Thriller film Unrestricted View Film Festival, London, UK. 2016
Emerge Film Festival, Auburn, Maine. 2016 Nominated – Best Maine Film
Mountain Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. 2016 Winner - Sir Edmund Hillary award - Feature Film competition
Blow-Up Chicago International Art House Film Festival, Chicago, Ill. 2015
Saint Cloud Film Festival, St. Cloud, Minn. 2015
Santa Monica Independent Film Festival, Santa Monica, Calif. 2015 Honorable Mention
Princeton Independent Film Festival, Princeton, N.J. 2015 Winner - Indie Spirit Award

His previous film, Ad Noctum (2011), which he shot, and wrote and directed with horror filmmaker RJ Wilson, screened nationally as well:

University Film and Video Association Conference, Orange, Calif. 2013
Love Your Shorts Film Festival, Sanford, Fla. 2012
Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, Mass. 2012
NewFilmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York, N.Y. 2012
Glen Rose Neo Relix Film Festival, Glen Rose, Texas 2011
Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y. 2011
Rumschpringe Short Film Festival, Lancaster, Pa. 2011
Shockerfest International Film Festival, KAZV-TV, Modesto, Calif. 2011
Silk City Flick Festival, Hartford, Conn. 2011
Thriller! Chillier! Film Festival, Grand Rapids, Mich. 2011
Wanderings Film Festival, Huntsville, Ala. 2011
Illinois International Film Festival, Chicago, IL Best Short Horror Film 2011
Creative Arts Film Festival, online film festival – Nominated Best Short Horror Film 2011

Professor Morin’s recent editing and producing work includes A Man of God (2015, directed by Matthew Herbertz), and Cigar Man (2014, directed by Evan Clar). Both films have screened nationally and internationally. More details on his work as an editor can be found on his website www.RossMorinFilm.com.

As a scholar, he is interested in the representation of sexuality and gender in film and television, in particular the student film.

His most recent papers include:

  • Ideology on a Lunch Tray: Negative Representations of Women in the Student Film (2011)
  • Sexism, Misogyny and the Fear of the Feminine in Student Films (2012)
  • Rethinking Production Pedagogy: Bringing Theory into the Filmmaking Classroom (2014)
  • Trauma and Dissociation in "All This Can Happen" (2015)
  • Looking for Strangers: Grindr, AIDS Anxiety, and the Male Gaze in "Stranger by the Lake" (2015)

Visit the film studies website.

Majoring in Film Studies.

Contact Ross W. Morin

Mailing Address

Ross W. Morin
Connecticut College
Box #5491
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

Office

321 Blaustein Humanities

Personal Website

http://www.RossMorinFilm.com