Rigor to Dissemination, Acts in Narrative Research and Storytelling

Academic/Filmmaker Dwayne Beaver, Academic/Researcher Jeffrey Orr and Picture Editor Franco Pante will discuss the process of turning research into narrative films. Beaver will discuss his process of adopting an ethos of critical inquiry and applying it with the navigational skills required to uphold academic rigor while crafting story structure. Attendees are encouraged to watch two short films in advance of the seminar to prepare for the session: The Duty to Document and Public Ethnography.

Dwayne Beaver is a filmmaker, educator and researcher who’s worked in broadcast television, animation, drama, documentary and new media. He teaches at Capilano University in the School of Motion Picture Arts and at Royal Roads University in the School of Communication and Culture.

Dr. Jeffrey Orr, Assistant Professor of Digital Communications, UFV. Raised on Vancouver’s North Shore, Jeffrey has lived, taught, and studied in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Canada, so his research interests in identity and persuasion, and visual culture have an international approach. His latest work Theorising the Canada-US Border is a co-edited collection of essays, forthcoming from the University of Edinburgh Press. His current research considers emotional engagement in the condensed persuasive framework of online micro-rhetoric. He joined the Communications department at UFV in 2018.

Franco Pante is a picture editor of feature films, TV movies, series, and documentaries with 35 years of experience. Highlights include Robson Arms, Arctic Air, Village on a Diet, Dreams of the Dead and a series of Hallmark films.

The 2nd Annual Conference on Communication Ethics is brought to you by the School of Communication & Culture at Royal Roads University.

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