The number of people utilizing video in their communications, grows daily. Media literacy is a critical skill for all university graduates. The majority of citizen media communications, are generically short, documents of recent occurrences that have the potential to be accessed long into the future. The intent is to educate students about the impact of media they receive and to strengthen their ability to best send these types of communication. Our speaker has a well-balanced set of academic & practical skills and experiences that encompass a large scope of media-based communications. In a typically, male-dominated field, she can offer a uniquely diverse perspective.

Nicole Triche is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Docs Program at Elon University. She has been an Instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She received a BS in Communication from Appalachian State University in 1998 and an MFA in Cinema from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008. She served 10 years in various positions at the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television. Triche was the Producer of the North Carolina Visions Independent Film Series from 2002 to 2005. She was a board member of the Southern Documentary Fund from 2003 to 2008. Triche was Director of the Flicker Film Festival from 2004 to 2007 and Co-Director of the Carolina Film and Video Festival from 2006 to 2008.

Nicole Triche’s experimental documentary Metacarpus won Best Student Film in 2006 at the Asheville Film Festival as well as Best Experimental Film at the Scene First Student Film Festival. Her film The Bars and Tones Experiment received Third Place in Animation/Experimental/Mixed Film category at the Broadcast Educators Association Festival of Media Arts. Her films have been shown at the Flicker Film Festival in New York City, River Run Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and the Sidewalk Film Festival as well as others.

This event was held Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Florence, AL at the University of North Alabama. It was hosted by Film & Digital Media Productions.

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