Producing for TV and New Media
Dustin Morrow and his sister, Prof. Kacey Morrow, have authored in collaboration with legendary TV producer Cathrine Kellison, the third edition of this popular industry-standard textbook, which provides a comprehensive look at the role of the Producer in television and new media. At the core of every media project there is a Producer who provides a wide array of creative, technical, financial, and interpersonal skills. Written especially for new and aspiring producers, this book looks at both the Big Picture and the essential details of this demanding and exhilarating profession. The book was published in early 2013 by Focal Press, the U.S.’s top trade publisher of media-focused texts. (a portion of this description was provided courtesy of Focal Press)
Film versus Film
Film versus Film is a web series centering on the discussion of popular cinema. The show's panel is made up of filmmakers, professors, film critics and film scholars. The panel's discussions stem from tongue-in-cheek, pop culture-oriented "categories" like 'Best Use of a Pop Song in Film,' 'Film Failure that Should Have Spawned a Great Franchise,' 'Most Unpleasant Christmas Movie,' and 'Hammiest Performance Ever by a Film Actor.' The series was created by and produced by Dustin Morrow, and shoots in Philadelphia. You can find it on the web at:
- Facebook: Film versus Film
Laptop is a short documentary that examines the ways in which digital music is produced and consumed in live performance. The film looks at technology in music composition and performance, and questions the use of the computer as a 'traditional' instrument. The film derives its narrative structure from the 'laptop battle,' a high-stakes national live music competition between laptop artists, modeled in part on the traditional 'rap battles' seen in films like 8 Mile. In these high-energy battles, laptop artists go head-to-head with frenzied live performances of their digital tracks, with judging based on performances, audience reaction, and the merits of the compositions. See an excerpt from the film here.The film can be screened in its entirety here: vimeo.com/23592382.
Marriage of Figaro
Produced in cooperation with engineer/producer Jack Klotz and the Department of Opera at Temple University, this project presents a cinematic interpretation of Mozart's classic opera. The program was produced for Comcast Television, where it premiered in 2011.
Firinne: Searching for Ireland
Continuing the centuries-old traditions of Irish storytelling, this anthology of short films explores contemporary Irish culture, how it reflects Irish identities of the past while striking out into new, untested territories. The dreamlike, meditative films float between documentary, fictional narrative, and avant-garde modes of address, and span a variety of subjects, including the Catholic church and the conflict in the North, the nation’s exploding economy and newfound wealth, the seemingly overnight modernization of its landscape, and its reversal of mass immigration. To watch excerpts from the films, click here.