M. Asli Dukan

maslidukan@gmail.com

P.O. Box 969

   NYC 10027

Education

Thesis: Sleeping on a train in Motion, 16mm, color, 30 minutes, Adviser: Ayoka Chenzira

Honors and Awards

Work and Teaching Experience

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA                Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Instructor, Intro to Video Production

        An introductory course to the principles and techniques of digital video production. This hands-on course focuses on camera fundamentals and techniques, production audio, studio and location lighting, production management and non-linear digital editing.

Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA                Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

Instructor, Webadelphia: Producing a web series in Philadelphia

This workshop covered developing an idea for an episodic project, prepping for production, the basics of single or limited multi-person shoot, and the fundamentals of editing and post-production. The workshop is adapted to the realities of undertaking a media production in the city of Philadelphia. Participants completed one 1 to 3 minute episodes.

The City College of New York, New York, NY                                Aug 2001 - Jan 2017

Lab Technician, Media and Communication Arts Department (ugrad, grad, journ, adv/pr)

Scheduled, allocated, maintained and workshopped film, video, audio and lighting equipment for faculty, staff and students. Prepped film/tv studios. 16 mm film transfers. Occasional substitute instructor for production classes. Supervised student assistant workers.

The City College of New York, New York, NY                (Summer) June 2012

Adjunct Lecturer, Media & Communication Arts Department

Conceived and taught an undergraduate course, Themes in Sci-Fi Cinema,  where students screened, discussed and blogged about traditional/non-traditional themes in sci-fi films. Supervised the creation of an online blog where students published their film essays.

The City College of New York, New York, NY                Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Adjunct Lecturer, Media & Communication Arts Department

Taught a third year film and video course, Motion Picture Production One, focused on camera fundamentals and techniques, studio and location lighting and media production organization. Developed syllabus, written and practical tests, consulted with students on their productions.

Baruch College, New York, NY                Sep 1998 - May 1999

Teaching Assistant, English Department

Assisted English instructor.  Taught introductory video production to non-film majors focused on camera fundamentals and techniques, studio lighting and video editing. 16mm film projectionist.

Selected Filmography

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia: HD, six part short form web series, 2018

producer, director, writer, editor

Invisible Universe: SD/HD, documentary/interactive documentary, post/expected: 2019

producer, director, writer

Songs for Nina, HD, feature, documentary, post/expected: 2019

producer, director

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (prologue): HD, 5 minute short, 2017

producer, director, writer, editor

        

M.O.M.M.: HD, 13 minute short, 2011

producer, director, writer, editor

73: HD, 13 minute short, 2008

producer, director, writer, editor

Do You Mind: HD, 4:24 minute music video, 2008

producer, director

Boot: HD, 2:43 minute music video, 2006

producer, director

        

Orishas: SD, 13 minute short, 2001

producer, director, writer, editor

        

Sleeping on a train in Motion: 16mm, 15 minute short, 1999

producer, director, writer, editor

Selected Screenings

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (6 part web series): 

BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2-5 August 2018

OnyxCon Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, 24-26 August 2018

Newark International Film Festival, Newark, New Jersey, 7-9 September 2018

MECCAcon International Film Festival, Detroit, Michigan, 12-15 September 2018

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (Episode 1): Blerd City Con, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 14 July 2018

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (prologue): 

Blerd City Con, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 14 July 2018

Philadelphia Assembled (curated screening), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September - December 2017

Afropunk After Dark presents Far Out Black: An Evening of Short Films (curated screening), Brooklyn, New York, 26 August 2017

BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 August 2017

Invisible Universe (excerpt): Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler through Archives, Art and Worldmaking conference, UCSD, San Diego, California, 3-5 June 2016

M.O.M.M.: Octavia E. Butler: Celebration of the Fantastic Arts celebration, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 March 2013

Orishas, 73, M.O.M.M.: MALI Women’s Film & Performance Art conference, Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Austin, Texas, 26-30 May 2011

73: Imagenation Film & Music Festival, Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York City, June 2008

Invisible Universe (excerpt): Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Seattle, Washington, 26-29 April 2007

Visual and Performance

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (Episode 1), Video Commision, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March - April 2018

Resistance Time Portal (multi-media installation), Distance≠Time exhibition, “Time Camp 001”, co-presented by Black Quantum Futurism, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 September - 12 October 2017

Journal Publications

The Wall, Obsidian, Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & the Arts, 40th Anniversary issue, Spring 2017

An Immerse Response: Centering people, their connections and their ideas, Immerse, https://goo.gl/8itD9k, December 2016

Selected Presentations

Methodologies of Art History, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, 26 September 2018 (Visiting Artist)

SPECULATIONS” at Blerd City Con, Brooklyn, New York, 14 July 2018 (90 minutes, programming, screening, moderator of Q&A)

BlackStar Filmmaker Symposium”, BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 August 2017 (120 minutes, presentation and panel)

Exploring the Invisible Universe”, Afrofuturism and Social Justice, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, 4 November 2016 (120 min. media presentation, Q&A)

“Looking Back at Octavia E. Butler”, Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler Through Archives, Art and Worldmaking, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, 3-5 June 2016 (45 minutes, video presentation, Q&A)

“What is the Invisible Universe?”, Laser Life: queer sci-fi reading, Lava Space, Philadelphia, PA, 04 March 2016 (15 minutes, reading)

African American Speculative Fiction Writers Infographic, Academy at Palumbo, Philadelphia, PA, 21 December 2015 (30 min. media presentation, Q&A)

The Invisible Universe in Speculative Fiction Film, TransformDH (Transformative Digital Humanities: Doing Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Disability, and Class in DH), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2-3 October 2015 (5:30 minutes, video presentation)

The White Fantastic Imagination and The Invisible Universe, The SF We Don't See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media, The Science Fiction Research Association, Stony Brook, NY, 25-27 June 2015 (Guest of Honor, 60 min presentation)

The White Fantastic Imagination and The Invisible Universe, Speculative Humanities: Steampunk to Afrofuturism Conference, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, 11 March 2015 (20 min. media presentation)

Brown Girl in the Ring/Voodoo and Zombies in Popular Media, The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 15 December 2013 (60 min. media presentation)

The Science Fiction Novels of Octavia E. Butler, M.A.L.I. Women’s Film & Performance Art Conference, Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Austin, TX, 27 May 2011 (60 min. presentation)

An Octavia E. Butler Memorial Tribute, Vassar College , Poughkeepsie, NY, 7 May 2006 (3 minutes, video, Q&A)

What is the Invisible Universe?, The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, The African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 19-20 May 2006 (20 min. media presentation)

Selected Panels

Beyond Wakanda: The Resurgence of the Contemporary Black Reality & Future, BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 August 2018 (90 minutes, panel - scheduled)

Future of Philadelphia Storytelling”, New Frontier Day Lab and Intensive, Sundance Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 August 2017 (90 minute panel)

qFlix Philadelphia, film festival juror, Philadelphia, PA, 5-10 July 2016 and 14-19 March 2017

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), The Heruica Character Creation Award, judge, Philadelphia, PA, 2016 and 2017

“Filming the Future”, Ferguson is the Future: Incubating Alternative Worlds through Arts, Activism and Scholarship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 14 September 2015

“ECBACC at the Movies”, The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, The Enterprise Center, Philadelphia, PA, 16 May 2015

“Conversation with Nalo Hopkinson”, Fire & Ink!, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, 9 October 2009

“Full Spectrum: The Entrepreneurs”, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, New York, NY, 16 May 2009

“Black Comics”, The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 19-20 May 2007

“Black Sci-Fi Soul”, Imagenation Film and Music Festival, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY, 25 August 2006

Symposium Organizer, Black Vampirism symposium, The Invisible Universe Speculative Fiction Conference, (Special guest: L. A. Banks), The City College of New York, New York, NY, 2006

 

“Black Sci-Fi Comics”, Big Apple Comic Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York, NY, 25 June 2006

 

“Black Sci-Fi”, Black Writers Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 7 February 2005

 

“Black Sci-Fi”, The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 14 May 2005

 

“Black to the Future”, Black to the Future: A Black Science Fiction Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, 13 June 2004

Professional Affiliations

Professional Service

Mizan Media Productions, LLC, Principal/Producer/Director, 2000-present, a multimedia production company that prioritizes fiction and non-fiction narratives from the African Diaspora. MMP also specializes in using the genres of the futuristic, fantastic and imaginative as a way to explore the possibilities of the transformation of society.

Selected Community Service

Languages

Computer Skills

Other

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