Department of Telecommunications
seaconno 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
Hello. I'm pursuing a joint Masters at the School of Informatics (M.S.) and the Department of Telecommunications (M.A.) with a focus on how producers create and how audiences respond to new media technologies in narrative and live-action filmmaking. I hold undergraduate degrees from Duke University in Psychology, English, and Film Theory, and my goal is to use a plurality of critical, scientific, and user experience approaches to better understand the audience's appreciation (or lack thereof) of live-action 3D. After my undergraduate years I worked as an agent's assistant for the Motion Picture Literary partner of United Talent Agency, eventually moving on to become a production company story editor at Universal Pictures. Last year I taught T-331 (Screenwriting) and helped develop and teach the first 3D Storytelling class with Chris Eller and Susan Kelly. I also worked as a narrative and production consultant for a number of "flatties" and 3D pieces that were shot at the university, including Jake Sherry's well-received feature narrative, Nathan & the Luthier. Chris and I were also able to get some of the IU student's 3D work aired at the IU Cinema, ESPN 3D, and the opening of Beijing's new 3D China Experience Center.
Last year I was also able to entice guest speakers Marty Bowen (Twighlight series producer), Lauren Iungerich (writer/creator of MTV's new hit show, Awkward), and Sundance dealmaker Kevin Iwashina (Another Earth, Miss Representation, former CAA agent) to Skype over to IU for an hour, meet students virtually, and answer student questions from a practical 'working Hollywood' perspective.
At the moment I'm also kinda obsessed with my garden. Having spent most of my life in large cities, I'm also surprised at how much I dig this town of Bloomington.