Film Studies

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Andre Silva, assistant professor
King Hall 102E | 910.962.2229 | silvaa@uncw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.F.A, University of Iowa
  • B.S., University of Texas, Austin

Andre's teaching experience includes 2D animation (motion graphics, gif animation, character animation), filmmaking in the wild, alternative forms of filmmaking (including 16mm cameraless filmmaking, hand-processing and creative crowdsourcing), documentary and experimental film production, and video post-production.

His short films have screened at several festivals internationally including SXSW, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival and have garnered many "best of" awards. In 2019, André was awarded the prestigious North Carolina Artist Fellowship. Andre's creative work explores the commonalities and crossovers between the natural environment, virtual landscapes, and states of consciousness.

Andre's community work has included founding and directing the Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum. For four years, CFEFF offered grass-roots solutions to environmental challenges by presenting environmentally themed films and galvanizing conversation between filmmakers, panels of local advocates and audience members.

Courses Taught:

FST 201: Introduction to Film Production

FST 302: Animation

FST 331: Introduction to Editing

FST 332: Interactive Media

FST 333: Modes of Animation Production

FST 334: 6x1: Variations on the One-Minute Film

FST 398: Environmental Filmmmaking - Classroom in the Wild

FST 493: Directed Seminar in Film Production

FST 495: Senior Seminar in Film Production: Documentary, Experimental and Animation

FST 497: Applied Post Production