David Lawrence Brown

Photo of David Lawrence Brown Department Cinema Department 
 Office Cloud Hall 122
 Phone (415) 452-5931
 Mailbox C26
 Fall 2014 
 Office Hours
Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule
CINE 126 Documentary Filmmaking 3.0
72430 501 Lec W 06:40-09:30PM CLOU U246 Deadlines Final Book

B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Brown has been teaching at CCSF since 1998.

He teaches "Documentary Filmmaking" (and, occasionally "History of Documentary") guided by the philosophy that social issue documentary is a very important part of a robust democracy and an important tool in education and progressive social change. His goals are to educate, inspire and empower his students to not only understand the craft of documentary-making, but to feel more passionately committed about making documentaries that matter, films that can move audiences and contribute to greater compassion, tolerance and social justice.

Mr. Brown has programmed 2-3 documentary screenings each semester for the CCSF Concert and Lecture Series. Many of the screenings have been subjects of articles in the school newspaper.

He has written numerous articles on filmmaking that have been published in a variety of media journals and newsmagazines, including "CineSource Magazine," "Release Print" for Film Arts Foundation and "Video Networks" for Bay Area Video Coalition. Mr. Brown is a member of the San Francisco Film Society, the International Documentary Association, the Bay Area Video Coalition, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Brown has received three Emmy Awards for his documentaries, thirteen of which have aired on PBS and in sixteen countries. His website is www.DLBfilms.com

In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, photography, music, hiking, film-going, art, and dance.

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