Ross W. Morin
Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Joined Connecticut College: 2011
M.F.A., Ohio University
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A 2005 graduate of Connecticut College, Ross Morin was thrilled to return as an assistant professor of film studies. He received his B.A. 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.
He 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.
Morin is an independent filmmaker and cinematographer. His past works include The Shut-in’s Window (2010), a short experimental film, and Ad Noctum (2011), a short horror film that screened in film festivals across the country and won the Best Short Horror Film award at the Illinois International Film Festival. His more recent works are Cigar Man (2014), which he edited and co-produced, A Man of God (2015), which he edited and executive produced, and his first feature film, A Wheel Out Of Kilter (2015), which he wrote, directed, co-edited and co-photographed. Cigar Man screened domestically and internationally, including the Raindance Film Festival in London. A Man of God and A Wheel Out Of Kilter are currently under review by festivals across the world.
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)
His current papers include Trauma and Dissociation in "All This Can Happen" (under review) and Looking for Strangers: Grindr Culture, AIDS anxiety and the Male Gaze in "Stranger by the Lake," which he will present at the University Film and Video Association conference in Washington D.C. in summer 2015.
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Ross W. Morin
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