Summer 22 Offered Courses

Meet our summer term faculty!


Visiting Lecturer, Danielle Ash
Danielle Ash is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based experimental animator. Utilizing recycled materials in a tactile, hand-made style, her stop-motion films are a combination of miniature toy worlds and fanciful cardboard cities. She has worked as an art director, animator, and sound designer for short films, cartoon series, and virtual reality. Recent clients include Sesame Street, Jack Daniel's, and Rit Dye. Danielle is currently on production for an upcoming documentary, "The Girl With the Rivet Gun." Read more about her work in her website






Visiting Lecturer, Sharang Biswas '12
Sharang Biswas '12, Th'13, came to Dartmouth from Abu Dhabi to study bioengineering, but after completing Thayer's five-year B.E. program, he started pursuing game design. Now the New York City-based Biswas teaches game design at Fordham and NYU, and his analog storytelling and role-playing games have been showcased at Philadelphia's Institute for Contemporary Art and Brooklyn's PioneerWorks. He's also the Game Artist in Residence at the Museum of the Moving Image. This summer he'll return to Hanover as a visiting professor, which, he says, "has been one of my mini life ambitions." Biswas spoke with DAM about teaching, his creative process, and his top game recommendations. Read more about his work in this Dartmouth Alumni Magazine article





Assoc. Prof of Film and Media Studies, Jeff Ruoff
Jeffrey Ruoff is a film historian and documentary filmmaker. His monograph Telluride in the Film Festival Galaxy, first published in 2016 by St Andrews, appeared as an E-book in 2018. L'Harmattan published a French translation, Le Festival du Film de Telluride: L'un des meilleurs de la galaxie, in France in 2018. Ruoff has edited two anthologies: Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals with St Andrews in 2012 and Virtual Voyages: Cinema and Travel with Duke University Press in 2006. An American Family: A Televised Life, his book on the 1973 public television series, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2002. In 1998, he co-authored a book, The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, on historical memories of the Pacific War in Japanese cinema. He has contributed chapters to numerous academic books and articles to many academic journals, as well as Op-Eds in publications such as The ConversationFortune, and The Huffington Post. His films and videos, including Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty (2012), have been shown at festivals and on television in the United States and abroad. He teaches production courses in documentary and video mashups, history courses on New Waves in Film, and documentary and ethnographic film. In 2015-16, he was an OpEd Public Voices Fellow.



FILM 35  Animation: Principles and Practice - Danielle Ash - 6B



FILM 44.01/ SART 17.17  Handmade Cinema - Danielle Ash - 3A



FILM 44.06 Storytelling in the Digital Age - Sharang Biswas - 3B



FILM 47.01 Video Mashups - Jeffrey Ruoff - 10A 



FILM 51 Game Design - Sharang Biswas - 3A