Film Department records

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33-RG 33

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Film Department records


  • 1975-2012 (Creation)


2 linear feet (4 boxes)

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Biographical history

ArtCenter taught film classes beginning in the late 1930s, with Franklin Judson's cinematography class. However, the Film Department was not created until 1973, and between the late 1930s - early 1970s there were a handful of classes offered periodically.

Department chairs:
Thomas Rook (1973-1975)
James Jordan (circa 1975-1990)
Robert Peterson (1990-2013)
Ross LaManna (2013 - present)

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The Film Department records consist mainly of student work, including scripts and pre-production research. The Administrative Files series contains curriculum, syllabi, and printed materials announcing department events. The Public Service Announcements series contains proposals, storyboards and pre-production notes for possible PSAs. The Scripts series contains scripts, storyboards and pre-production notes created by students. The Computer Files contain discs of alumni work and seminars created by the department and discs removed from student projects.

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Series 1: Administrative Files
Series 2: Public Service Announcements
Series 3: Scripts and Pre-Production
Series 4: Computer Files

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.) unless otherwise noted.

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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