Faculty Profile

Melinda Levin

Melinda Levin

Title
Professor
Department
Media Arts
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

Certificate, Yale University, 2017.
Major: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Degree Specialization: Cultural Environmentalism
Dissertation Title: n/a
MFA, University of Oklahoma School of Art, 1995.
Major: Video and Film Production
MS, University of North Texas Department of Radio, Television and Film, 1992.
BS, Montana State University Department of Film and Television, 1988.
Major: Film

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2021 SPOT
MRTS 3230.001, Film Style Production, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5180.001, Internship in Media Arts, Spring 2021
MRTS 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
MRTS 5515.004, Media Genres and Authors, Spring 2021 SPOT
MRTS 4415.004, Topics in Film and Television Studies, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2020 SPOT
MRTS 5180.728, Internship in Media Arts, Fall 2020
MRTS 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
MRTS 5515.002, Media Genres and Authors, Fall 2020 SPOT
MRTS 4415.002, Topics in Film and Television Studies, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5180.728, Internship in Media Arts, Summer 5W2 2020
MRTS 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2020
MRTS 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
MRTS 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2020
MRTS 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2019 SPOT
MRTS 5515.002, Media Genres and Authors, Fall 2019 SPOT
MRTS 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2019
MRTS 4415.002, Topics in Film and Television Genres, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2019 SPOT
MRTS 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
MRTS 4912.728, Special Problems in Film Production, Spring 2019
MRTS 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2018 SPOT
MRTS 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
MRTS 5515.002, Media Genres and Authors, Fall 2018 SPOT
MRTS 5515.792, Media Genres and Authors, Fall 2018 SPOT
MRTS 4415.002, Topics in Film and Television Genres, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4912.728, Special Problems in Film Production, Summer 10W 2018
MRTS 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2018
MRTS 5515.001, Media Genres and Authors, Spring 2018 SPOT
MRTS 4415.001, Topics in Film and Television Genres, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2017 SPOT
MRTS 5770.001, Documentary Production, Fall 2017 SPOT
MRTS 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
MRTS 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
MRTS 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2017
MRTS 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2017
MRTS 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2016 SPOT
MRTS 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
MRTS 5515.002, Media Genres and Authors, Fall 2016 SPOT
MRTS 4415.002, Topics in Film and Television Genres, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2016 SPOT
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
RTVF 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2016
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2016
RTVF 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2015 SPOT
RTVF 3230.002, Film Style Production, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2015
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2015
RTVF 3230.001, Film Style Production, Spring 2015 Syllabus
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
RTVF 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Spring 2015
RTVF 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2014
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
RTVF 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Fall 2014
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2014
RTVF 5770.090, Documentary Production, Summer 8W1 2014
RTVF 4951.728, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2014
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2014
RTVF 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2013
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
RTVF 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Fall 2013
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2013
RTVF 5791.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop II, Spring 2013
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2013
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
RTVF 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Spring 2013
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2013
RTVF 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2012
RTVF 3230.001, Film Style Production, Fall 2012 Syllabus
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
RTVF 5804.001, MFA Colloquium, Fall 2012
RTVF 5791.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop II, Spring 2012
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
RTVF 5790.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop I, Fall 2011
RTVF 5950.828, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2011
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2011
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2011
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2011
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2011
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2011
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2011
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2010
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2010
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2010
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2010
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2010
UCRS 1980.002, Experimental Course, Spring 2010
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2009
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2009
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2009
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2009
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2009
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2009
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
RTVF 4415.001, Topics in Film and Television Genres, Summer 3W1 2009
RTVF 5791.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop II, Spring 2009
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2008
RTVF 5701.001, Video Production Topics, Fall 2008
UCRS 1980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 5W2 2008
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2008
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
RTVF 5791.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop II, Spring 2008
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2008
RTVF 4740.001, Theories and Techniques of Visual Editing, Spring 2008
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
RTVF 5701.001, Video Production Topics, Fall 2007
RTVF 3230.001, Film Style Production, Summer 3W1 2007
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
RTVF 5791.001, Advanced Documentary Workshop II, Spring 2007
RTVF 4760.002, Documentary Preproduction, Spring 2007
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2007
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2007
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Fall 2006
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2006
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2006
RTVF 5701.001, Video Production Topics, Fall 2006
RTVF 3230.001, Film Style Production, Summer 5W1 2006
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2006
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2006
RTVF 3230.002, Film Style Production, Spring 2006
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2006
RTVF 5701.002, Video Production Topics, Spring 2006
RTVF 4760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Fall 2005
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Fall 2005
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
RTVF 5701.001, Video Production Topics, Fall 2005
RTVF 2210.003, Introduction to RTVF Production, Summer 5W1 2005
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2005
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2005
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
RTVF 5770.002, Documentary Production, Spring 2005
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2005
RTVF 5701.002, Video Production Topics, Spring 2005
RTVF 4760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Fall 2004
RTVF 5760.001, Documentary Preproduction, Fall 2004
RTVF 3230.004, Film Style Production, Fall 2004
RTVF 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
RTVF 4900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2004
RTVF 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Levin, M. (2003). Post: The Theory and Technique of Digital Nonlinear Motion Picture Editing.
Book Chapter
Levin, M. (2015). Location/Fracture. Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde.
Levin, M. (2005). "Chapter 11-Location Film & TV Audio Production" in Basic Audio Production: Sound Applications for Radio, Television, and Film.
Journal Article
Taylor, D., Levin, M., (2017). Artes y Media Ambiente Realization (Cuban Street Performances About the Environment). 22(4), 12. London: Oxford University Press. https://www.asle.org/research-write/isle-journal/
Levin, M., Taylor, D. J., (2016). Community and Performance: A Cuban Theatre Group Rethinks Environmental Outreach. 9(1), 11. Chicago, Illinois: Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago. www.humansandnature.org
Levin, M., Ibanez-Bueno, J., Squires, S., Vogel, J. (2014). Uses of Facetime and Video Calls: Multiple Approaches and Exhibition. So-Multiples (French Journal). 10(11), 22. France: So-Multiples. www.so-multiples.com
Levin, M. (2008). Behind the Scenes of an Ethnographic Film.
Levin, M. (2005). "Glass", Holland, 1958 , "Nana, Mom and Me", USA, 1974 "Les Blank", USA, "Editing Techniques" and "Editing Technologies" in The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film.
Levin, M. (2005). Video review of "Laramie Inside Out" by Beverly Seckinger, University of Arizona.
Levin, M. (2002). Video review, "See What I Got: A Story of Girls, Basketball, Confidence and Courage".
Levin, M. (2002). Video review, "The Case of Jonathan Pollard" by Eran Preis.
Levin, M. (2000). Film review, "Burning Contour Matrix" by Simon Tarr, Penn State University.
Levin, M. (1999). Film review, "Pure Chutney" by Sanjeev Chatterjee, University of Miami.
Levin, M. (1998). Independent Documentaries at the South By Southwest Film Festival.
Levin, M. (1997). The Dallas Video Festival.
Levin, M. (1996). Film Review, "I Am Not An Anthropologist" by Jim Lane, Emerson College.
Levin, M. (1996). Hot Springs: Documentary Is Here.
Video and Audiovisual Material
Levin, M., McPherson, M. A., Jewell, R. T., Martinez, J., Molina, D. J. (2011). Ivan and Arnold: Day Laborers from Both Sides of the Border.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Levin, M., "MIT Enterprise Forum Fellowship for Entrepreneurship," Sponsored by MIT Enterprise Forum - Cambridge, Massachusetts, International, Funded. (October 2017November 2018).
Levin, M., "IAA Fellowship," Sponsored by Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, University of North Texas, $20000 Funded. (January 2017May 2017).
Grant - Research
Jewell, R. (Co-Principal), Levin, M. (Co-Principal), Martinez, J. (Co-Principal), McPherson, M. A. (Co-Principal), Molina, D. J. (Co-Principal), "Weathering the Storm: The Cultural and Social Impact of Shifting Economic Trends on Mexican Immigrants in the United States: A Documentary Film," Sponsored by Hispanic and Global Studies Initiative Fund (UNT), University of North Texas, $20197.00 Funded. (20092010).
Sponsored Research
Levin, M. (Other), "American Documentary Showcase; Co-PI," Sponsored by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Federal, $500000 Funded. (June 01, 2007July 01, 2007).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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