Ms. Leah Bell Mangrum, M.F.A.
Faculty Advisor, Graduate Faculty
Professor Mangrum teaches Film & New Media: Video Production, Communication Technology and CONNECT! courses. She is a member of the Film Studies Committee. Professor Mangrum has an interest in documentary production, teaching her students to create compelling visual stories through the process of filmmaking. COMM/MM 4365 and COMM/MM 2362 provide applied learning experiences in film composition. Students demonstrate research, scriptwriting, story development, lighting, audio and editing techniques during the production of their own short films.
Dr. June H. Smith
Graduate Advisor, Graduate Faculty
Dr. Smith teaches the critical analysis of messages in film in COMM 3366. The gestalt principle (the whole is greater than the sum of the parts) is explored in the costuming, sets, lighting, camera techniques, gestures, tone, language choice, color and shape decisions made by film makers.