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SAM FEDER: CURRICULUM VITAE

samfeder7@gmail.com
www.samfeder.com

EDUCATION

2012      Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Media Arts. Hunter College, New York, New York.

Thesis Film: “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger”

2004      Master of Arts in Media Studies. The New School, New York, New York.

Thesis Film: “Boy I Am”

1997      Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Periclean Scholar, Cum Laude.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2010 – Present       Adjunct Assistant Professor. Hunter College, New York, New York.

Women and the Media, Gender Culture and Media, Media in the Digital Age.

2010 – Present       Part-Time Faculty. The New School, New York, New York.

Gender Culture and Media.

2008 – 2009            Part-Time Instructor. Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.

Television Production, Avid Editing, Culture Race and Media.

2007 – 2009            Part-Time Instructor. Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois.

Documentary Production, Studio Production, Foundations of Editing,Digital Photographic Production, Directing & Pre-Production, Media Theory & Criticism.

2007                          Instructor. Beyondmedia Education, Chicago, Illinois.

Video Production.

2006 – 2007            Instructor. Digital Book Camp, Chicago, Illinois.

Final Cut Pro.

2005 – 2006            Instructor. Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, New York.

Television Production, Video Editing, Media Literacy.

2005 – 2006            Instructor. Paper Tiger Television, New York, New York.

Final Cut Pro.

2003 – 2004            Teaching Assistant. The New School, New York, New York.

Foundations of Media Design.

1997                         Instructor. New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York.

Course Preparation, CUNY writing assessment test.

 

COURSES DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED

 

Media Theory, Critique, and Analysis

 

Women and the Media

Course focuses on women of varying ethnicities and economic class and deconstructs myths engendered in the media that create social ideologies and reflect the hegemonic structure.

Gender Culture and Media

With a focus on masculinity, pornography, ability, queer, and transgender people, course analyzes the current and pervasive ideologies that create and fix stereotypes.

Culture Race and Media

In this course, students learn to analyze the subtle and subliminal messages about culture, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, class, and ability as presented through the media.

Media Theory & Criticism

In this course, students explore the different theories and approaches to media and their impact on society and culture so as to inform and enrich their own work.

 

Media Production

 

Media in the Digital Age

This course is a hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and concepts behind the production of digital media, including basic digital imaging, sound production, and animation.

Documentary Production

Working alone or in production teams, students conceptualize, design, and execute a digital non-fiction documentary video on a chosen topic for a targeted audience. Students shoot interviews, gather supporting video footage, record audio, and subsequently edit the footage into a completed final piece.

Studio Production

This course introduces the student to the digital video studio, including the studio control room in which they learn to conduct a live television program. Students learn to work together in a production group, develop their ability to collaborate on a live video production, operate professional video cameras, work with actors, and complete a short television program.

Fundamentals of Editing (Final Cut Pro and AVID)

This course introduces students to the editing of video and sound. The course teaches the process of digital non-linear editing using contemporary software tools as well as the techniques employed in the profession of post-production editing for movies.

Digital Photographic Production

In this introduction to digital photo production, students become acquainted with the concepts, hardware, and software related to digital image acquisition, manipulation, and output, includingscanning, masking, layering, retouching, and printing.

Directing & Pre-Production

This course teaches advanced preproduction and production techniques, including directing actors, dramatic/comedic effect, pre-production management documentation, production planning documents, location issues, crew management, running an efficient production, and more.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

2009      Guest Columnist, Windy City Times, Chicago, Illinois.

2009      Curator, Threat Level: An Evening of Queer Shorts Chicago, Illinois/New York, New York.

2007      Guest Columnist, Make/Shift Magazine.

2007      Program Director, Beyondmedia Education, Chicago, Illinois.

2006      Director, Marketing and Public Relations, Reeling International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Chicago, IL.

2005      Production Coordinator, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, New York.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Director

2013      Kate Bornstein is Queer and Pleasant Danger, feature film.

2012      When the Dust Settles, web documentary in post-production.

2010      Billy, a Portrait of a Dancer, short experimental video.

2010      This All Happened Already, 3-channel video installation.

2009      No More Lies, short experimental video.

2006      Boy I Am, feature documentary.

 Producer

2011      House Devil, Street Angel, documentary by Fivel Rothberg.

2009      against a trans narrative, feature experimental documentary by Jules Rosskam.

2007      F. Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here, short narrative by Jules Rosskam.

Editor

2009      Traverse City, episodic narrative by Mickey Mahoney.

2007      F. Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here, short narrative by Jules Rosskam.

2006      For the Love of Dolly, feature documentary by Tai Uhlmann.

 Crew

2012      My Best Day, First Assistant Camera, fiction feature by Erin Greenwell.

2011     The Rink, Camera, documentary feature by Sarah Friedland.

2008      Riot Acts, Camera, documentary feature by Madsen Minax.

2006      Lover Other, Production Assistant, an experimental film by Barbara Hammer.

2004      Beyond Good and Evil, Media, Children and Violent Times, Associate Producer/Associate Editor, a documentary film by Chyng Sun.

2003      Ancient Creature of the Deep, Production Team, documentary film by Celia Lowenstein.

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

2013

The Jerome Foundation Grant.
REF Excellence In Film-making Grant.
MacDowell Artist Residency.
Yadoo Artist Residency.
Starry Night Retreat Artist Residency.

2012

PSC CUNY Professional Development Grant.

2011

Frameline Completion Fund, Grant Recipient.

2010

Hunter College, Integrated Media Arts Program, Department of Film and Media, Tech Fellow.

2009

Crossroads Foundation, Grant Recipient.

2008

Funding Exchange Paul Robeson Grant.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Grant.
Illinois Arts Council Grant.
The Community Arts Assistance Program Grant.

2007

Columbia College Chicago, Fellow, Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts & Media.

2006

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature Award.
Curve Magazine, “10 Must-See Gender Documentaries. ”

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2013
“Beyond Transition: Documentaries Capture Rich, Complex Transgender Lives,” The Huffington Post.

2012
“How You Can Help a Film about Kate Bornstein,” The Village Voice.
Interview with Filmmaker Sam Feder, Bodies of Work.
“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger” Needs Your Support, Velvet Park.
Interview with Sam Feder, FRINGE! Gay Film Fest.
This Week Belong To Sam Feder, Velvet Park.
Interview: Sam Feder, Director of “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” Queerie Bradshaw,                 Frisky Feminist & PoltiQueers.
Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger: THE MOVIE!, Twisted Peppermint.
2009
“Films for the Feminist Classroom,” SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
2008
Interview with Sam Feder, Diana Cage, OutQ, Sirius Satellite.
2007
“Boy I Am,” Lesley Kartali, Feminist Review.
“Boy I Am,” Monique Threatt, Educational Media Review.
At Gay Fest, “The Journeys Are the Destination,” Erin Meister, The Boston Globe.
“Bois to Men,” Sarah Sundberg, Nerve.com.
“Trans-Gression,”Anna Pulley, Dramanonoumous.com.
“TransNation: 2006 in Review,” Jacob Anderson-Minshall, The Windy City Times.
“Bye, Bye Boobies,” Tricia Romano, The Village Voice.
2006
“His or Hers?,” Greg Marzullo, Houston Voice, The Washington Blade.
“Peeling the Celluloid Gender Onion,” MSJCPage, Los Angelos Blade.
“The Best Queer Cinema on the Planet: Frameline Turns 30,” Erica Marcus, SF Bay Times.
“Boy I Am: Review,” Robert Koehler, Variety.com.
“Hundreds of Queer Films,” Brian McCormick, Gay City News.
“Finding the Femme Within,” Malinda Lo, AfterEllen.com.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” Ann Northrop and Andy Humm, GAY USA.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” The Fringe, KDVS 90.3 FM.
“Interview with Sam Feder,” Chicago Land TV.

 
SELECTED LECTURES AND PANELS
2012
Visiting Lecture, Typecasting, Hunter College, New York, New York.
2011
Visiting Lecture, LGBTQ Pride Week Screening, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
Visiting Lecturer, Weird Science, New York City College of Technology, New York, New York.
2010  
Towards a Trans and Genderqueer Inclusive Feminism, National NOW Conference, Boston, MA.
2009
Keynote Speaker, Trans Action Week, University of California Davis, Davis, California.
Boy I Am: Screening and Discussion, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California.
Gender Fusion: Naming Desire and Identity in Media, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.
Boy I Am: Screening and Discussion, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
Boy I Am: Screening and Discussion, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Boy I Am: Screening and Discussion, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
2008
Queertopia: Film Panel + Talk Back, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
2007
Trans Panel Debate, Miami LGBT Film Festival, Miami, Florida.
2006
Masculinity in the Lesbian Community, NewFest LGBT Film Festival, New York, New York.
Feminism and Gender Identity, Reeling Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois.
Cultural Images in the Media, New York University, New York, New York.

 

SELECTED MUSEUM AND BROADCAST SCREENINGS

 

2012      MOMA-PS1, New York, New York.

2009      Here!TV.

2007      National Museum for Women, Washington, District of Colombia.

2007      Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

SELECTED FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

2012
Dixon Place, New York, New York.
FrinGe! Film Fest, London Gay Film Festival, London, England.
Cinema Politica- OPIRG Peterborough, Stockholm, Sweden.
Northside Film Festival at Union Docs, New York, New York.
2011
Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, Los Angeles, California.
Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg, Canada.
Calgary Fairytales Queer Film Festival, Calgary, Canada.
Reel Dialogue, New York, New York.
Subversive Film Festival, New York, New York.
2010
Uberculture Collective, Montreal, Canada.
CineSLAM, Guilford, Vermont.
Cinesalon, New York, New York.
2009
Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado.
QueerDocFest, Portland, Oregon.
Feminist Fightback Film Nights, London, England.
Jane Adams Hull House, Sex+++ Documentary Film Series, Chicago, Illinois.
2008
identiT Trans Film Festival, Paris, France.
Connecticut GLBT Film Festival, Hartford, Connecticut.
Pittsburg International LGBT Film Festival, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Florida Film Festival, Maitland, Florida.
Bent Lens Cinema, Boulder, Colorado.
Southwest GLBT Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Reel Pride Michigan LGBT Film Festival, Detroit, Michigan.
Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival, Palm Springs, Florida.
2007
Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Miami, Florida.
Out on Film, Atlanta, Georgia.
Pink Apple, Gay Lesbian Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland.
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, England.
Transgender Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Hamburg Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany.
Pink Screens, Brussels LGBT Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
GenderBender, Bologna LGBT Film Festival, Bologna, Italy.
Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge, Colorado.
Philadelphia International GLBT Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2006
NewFest, LGBT Film Festival, New York, New York.
Frameline, International LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco, California.
Outfest, GLBT Film Festival, Los Angeles, California.
MIX/Brasil, LGBT Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Queerscreen, Sydney, Australia.
Image-Nation, Montreal LGBT Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.

 

 

 

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SCREENINGS

 

2013, Upcoming screening for Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger
University of Pennsylvania
Tulane University
2012
Cochise College
Cornell College
Maricopa Community College
McMaster University
Queens University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of West Ontario
William Paterson University
2011
Bowdoin College
George Mason University
Hunter College
New York City College of Technology
Rutgers University
Tulane University
University of Kentucky
University of New Castle
University of New Mexico-Albuquerque
University of Winnipeg
Vassar College
2010
College of Santa Rosa
Georgetown University
Greenfield Community College
Grinnell College
Luther College
Stanford University
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Illinois Springfield
2009
Bard College
Brandon University
Clark University
Cornell University
Montclair State University
Northeastern University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Sarah Lawrence College
SUNY Brockport
University of Calgary
University of California Davis
University of California Riverside
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas
2008
Bryn Mawr College
Concordia University
Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Scripps College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of California Santa Barbara
University of South Florida
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Winnipeg
Wayne State University
Winona State University
2007
Bates College
Bennington College
Brandeis University
Brooklyn College
College of New Jersey
College of William and Mary
Ithaca College
Kent State University
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola University
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
San Francisco State University
Simon Fraser University
Syracuse University
Spellman College
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Purchase
Swarthmore College
Temple University 

 

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