Roslin Smith

  Roslin Smith, MFA

Roslin Smith, MFA

Associate Professor (Chair)

McEwen Hall 324 McEwen Hall

(716) 673-4729

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M.F.A., Bournemouth University

http://vimeo.com/roslinannsmith

Professor Smith was Managing Director of Scottish media company Fierce Films, based in Edinburgh, UK that won Best New Business in Scotland award. Concentrating on documentary/drama, broadcast credits include the BBC. Working with clients such as The Commonwealth Heads of Government and Edinburgh Grand Opera enabled her work to have an international distribution. As Scottish Correspondent for Sky News Medical Channel, assignments took her all over Northern Britain.
Published work includes reviews for the UFVA quarterly journal. Peter Lang Publishing included chapters of her work Class Wars. How to use your Jedi Master and Q The Teacher, lessons from the 24th Century.
Priscilla’s Legacy a documentary about a slave girl, won Best Regional Short at the Charleston Film Festival 2014. Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces. A Portrait of An Artist won 2 separate BEA Creative Excellence awards. She collaborated on Good Storytelling with Professor Mike Igoe, Communication Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY has been screened internationally.

Office Hours

Tuesday: 12.30-2.30pm
Thursday: 12.30-2.30pm
Friday: noon-1pm Coffee with the Chair for Students Cage Meeting 1-2pm Coffee with Chair for Faculty 2-3pm Ambassadors Meeting 3-4pm bimonthly
by appointment

Teaching Interests

Film and Video
Cinematography
Lighting
Documentary
Editing
Scriptwriting

Research Interests

Text Book - Historical Biographical Documentary Part III: Historical Biography Beyond the Academy
Chapter Nine: Historical Documentaries
Text Book - Q the Teacher. TV lessons from the 24th Century
Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces - documentary
Among the Hemlocks Fantatic Stories from Fredonia NY

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty News Competition, Broadcast Education Association (2021).
  • Official Selection Augsburg University, University of Video and Film Assocation (2019).
  • Official Selection International Film Festival, Dadasaheb Phalke, Mumbai India (2019).
  • Artist in Residence, Stöðvarfjörður Creative Center , Iceland (2018).
  • BEA Award of Excellence, Broadcast Education Association (1).
  • Summer Research and Creativity Award, Provost SUNY (2018).
  • Artist in the Community, Cattaaraugus County Arts Council - New York State Countil on the Arts Decentralization Program (2018).
  • Artist in the Community, Cattaaraugus County Arts Council - New York State Countil on the Arts Decentralization Program (2017).
  • Carnahan Jackson Grant, Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund (2017).
  • Excellence Award, Creative Category, Broadcast Education Association, ).

License/Certification

  • UDL
  • Color grading in adobe premiere cc
  • Avid Media Composer 8 Essential Training updated

Current Research

  • My Other Life - A Documentary
  • The War Film as Myth, Propaganda and History Lesson

Professional Membership

  • University of Film and Video Association

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • "Carnahan Jackson," N/A (2021).
  • "The Spirit Rooms of Lilydale," N/A (2021).
  • "Carnahan Jackson," N/A (2020).

Media Contributions

  • Observer (2018).
  • Observer (2018).
  • Observer (2018).

Performances/Exhibits

  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. , R D Barker Museum (2021).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. MoziMotion, University of Film and Video Association, Beeld en Geruid Hilversum (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. University of Film and Video Association, Augsburg University (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. Pinewood Studios, Pinewood, LA (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. League of Women Voters, Fireside Inn (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. CLAS, Williams Center S204ABC (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. , 5th Floor Vaibhav Chambers,, Bandra East (2019).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. , Access Chautauqua cable channel (2018).
  • Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY. , Patterson Library, Westfield (2018).

Presentations

  • "The War Film as Myth, Propaganda and History Lesson," UFVA Annual Conference (2022).
  • "“Ivory Tower Misfits: Images of Higher Education and College Professors in Hollywood Films” Film Series – Presentation of Wonderboys," SUNY Fredonia 2019/2020 Convocation Series (2019).