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<span class=GramE>Jacobs</span><br> </span></b><b><span style='font-size:18.0pt'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="mailto:christopher.jacobs@midco.net">christopher.jacobs@midco.net</a><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p><b><span style='font-size:18.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span></span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:18.0pt'>Senior Lecturer (Film)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>UND English Department, Grand Forks ND<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Office: Sayre Hall, room 302<span 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Office)</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>701-777-3865 (Voicemail)</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>UND Email: <a href="mailto:christopher.jacobs@und.edu">christopher.jacobs@und.edu</a> <span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><span style='mso-tab-count: 1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><u>Classes Taught: <o:p></o:p></u></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Engl</b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> 225 - Intro to Film <o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>(<span class=GramE>general</span> film appreciation class, every semester)</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Engl</b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> 235 - Art of Moviemaking<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>(<span class=GramE>periodic</span> class on screenwriting and/or video movie production)</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span></span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>UND Website:</span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'> <a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/">http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/</a> </span></b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'> <![endif]></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Old UND Website</b>: <a href="http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/cjacobs">http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/cjacobs</a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span class=SpellE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>MidcoNet</span></b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'> HOME PAGE: <a href="http://myweb.midco.net/christopher.jacobs/ChristopherJacobs-homepage.htm">http://myweb.midco.net/christopher.jacobs/ChristopherJacobs-homepage.htm</a> <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:18.0pt'>Movies Editor</span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'> </span></b><a href="http://hpr1.com/film"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:windowtext;mso-no-proof:yes;text-decoration:none; 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visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="index_files/image025.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=160 height=207 src="index_files/image026.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_13"><![endif]></span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_14" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:108.75pt; height:155.25pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="index_files/image027.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=145 height=207 src="index_files/image028.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_14"><![endif]></span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_19" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:121.5pt; height:156.75pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="index_files/image029.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=162 height=209 src="index_files/image030.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_19"><![endif]></span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_16" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:120pt; height:155.25pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="index_files/image031.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=160 height=207 src="index_files/image032.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_16"><![endif]></span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_17" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:121.5pt; height:157.5pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="index_files/image033.jpg" o:title=""/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=162 height=210 src="index_files/image034.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_17"><![endif]></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Film: From Watching to Seeing</i></b>, <span class=SpellE>Bridgepoint</span> Education, 2011, with Bill <span class=SpellE>Goodykoontz</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>Introductory film textbook </p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema</i></b>, Greenwood Press, 1999, with Donald W. McCaffrey</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>Silent film reference book (<a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/development-of-cinema.pdf">Download introductory chapter: Development of the Cinema</a>) </p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Instant Film School: No-budget Moviemaking with Digital Video</i></b>, Akbar Media Services, 2004-09</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>Introductory movie production textbook (self-published) adapted from articles originally in the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>High Plains Reader<o:p></o:p></i></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Basic Booth Operation</i></b>, Akbar Media Services/<span class=SpellE>Midco</span> Theatres, 2006 (latest revision), 1988 (original edition)</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>Manual of 35mm movie projection for theatre employees </p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>The Treasure of Isis</i></b>, unpublished historical adventure novel<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><a href="NovelChapter5.htm">- CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLE CHAPTERS -</a></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>The Honeymoon of Isis</b></i>, unpublished historical adventure novel sequel</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Several screenplays, produced and unproduced</p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><a href="OlderMoviesOnBluRay.htm">OLDER MOVIES on BLU-RAY</a> <br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>An article about film and video technology (updated from articles originally in the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style: normal'>High Plains Reader</i>)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>including a table of pre-1980 films that have been released on Blu-ray<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/video-resolution.cfm">VIDEO FORMATS AND RESOLUTION</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span>An explanation of differences in frame rates and resolution between 35mm film and various video formats<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='mso-tab-count:2'> </span><span class=GramE>from</span> VHS to DVD to computer screens to HDTV and Digital Cinema, including a graphic comparison chart<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p><b>SELECTED MOVIE REVIEWS:<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="Reviews.htm">Theatrical Releases</a> (from the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>High Plains Reader</i> 1994-2013)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="BluRayReviews.htm">Blu-ray Releases</a> (from the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>High Plains Reader</i> and various on-line websites, including <span class=SpellE>NitrateVille</span>)<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p><b>OTHER FILM-RELATED ARTICLES (Adobe Acrobat <span class=SpellE>pdf</span> files)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/dw-griffith.pdf">D. W. Griffith</a> (updated and expanded from version originally published in the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>High Plains Reader</i>)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/night-at-the-movies.pdf">A Night at the Movies</a> (updated and expanded from version originally published in the <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>High Plains Reader</i>)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/reviewing-movies.pdf">Reviewing Movies</a> (updated and expanded from version originally published in <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Northern Journalist</i>)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/theory-and-analysis.pdf">Interpreting Movies</a> (a brief summary of various approaches to film criticism and analysis)<br> <span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/screenwriting-hints.pdf">Making Movies: Screenwriting Basics</a> </b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>(NOTE -- large fonts: set Acrobat Reader for side-by-side page view)<br> </span><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span><a href="http://und.edu/faculty/christopher-jacobs/_files/docs/moviemaking-hints.pdf">Making Movies: Production Tips</a> </b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>(NOTE -- large fonts: set Acrobat Reader for side-by-side page view)</span><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:24.0pt'>Christopher P. Jacobs - short biography<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>GENERAL INFORMATION<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Christopher Jacobs has been a <a href="http://www.nitrateville.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>film buff</span></a> and collector since his junior high school days, with a particular interest in the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/alt.movies.silent"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>silent cinema</span></a>. The lure of <a href="http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>film history</span></a> eventually took precedence over an equal interest in <a href="http://www.theasc.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>filmmaking</span></a>, although he has made several short films on 8mm and 16mm, and several feature-length movies on video (both analog and digital). He earned a Master's Degree in Film and Dramatic Production Criticism from the University of North Dakota, where he now teaches <a href="http://www.moviemakingwiki.net/index.php?title=Intro_to_Film"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Introduction to Film</span></a> as a senior lecturer, handling one or more of the Intro to Film sections since 1995. In addition, he has taught a Creative Writing class focusing on screenwriting, a Special Topics class on creative movie production using digital video equipment, and has done occasional guest lectures on film for the History Department and the School of Communications. From 2006-2011 he also conducted a <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/SummerMovieCamp.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>summer moviemaking workshop</span></a> for teens, and occasionally one for adults, along with fellow English Dept. lecturer <a href="http://www.dakotalit.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Kathy King</span></a>. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>A <a href="http://www.boxoffice.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>movie theatre manager</span></a> for over nine years until his company was bought out by a larger chain, Jacobs continued to work as a projectionist/ staff leader at the former <span class=SpellE>Midco</span> 10 Theatre, now called the <a href="http://www.carmike.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Carmike 10</span></a>, until the theatre switched from 35mm film to digital projection in 2007. Besides teaching film and making movies, Jacobs is the <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Reviews.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>movies editor</span></a> for <i><a href="http://www.hpr1.com/film"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>The High Plains Reader</span></a></i>, a regional weekly tabloid arts &amp; entertainment newspaper, writing regular film and local theatre reviews since 1994 and mainly Blu-ray reviews since 2009. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Drawing on his experience in theatrical film exhibition, film societies, and teaching film, and his collection of well over a thousand <span class=SpellE>Blu</span>-rays and DVDs, he holds frequent screenings of noteworthy movies (vintage and modern, American and international) in his <a href="http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?u=201146"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>basement theatre</span></a> for friends and interested students. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Jacobs' other interests include <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/DigitalMovies.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>filmmaking and video production</span></a>; using computers for desktop publishing and graphic design; music listening, performance, recording, and occasional composition (almost all kinds -- classical, ragtime, jazz, blues, hard rock, heavy metal, etc.); live theatre (viewing, performing, and directing); and <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Eutropius.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>ancient history</span></a> (particularly ancient <a href="http://www.egyptology.com/reeder/links.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Egypt</span></a>, <a href="http://medusa.perseus.tufts.edu/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Greece</span></a>, and <a href="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/2116/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Rome</span></a>). </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>In January 2013 Jacobs was asked to be one of the two judges for the 2012 Short Film and Video Competition sponsored by Dark Green Books for movies based on the work of British poet Luke <span class=SpellE>Andreski</span>. In July 2010 he signed a contract to co-author an introductory college-level film textbook for <span class=SpellE>Bridgepoint</span> Education, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Film: From Watching to <span class=GramE>Seeing</span></i>, with Arizona film critic Bill <span class=SpellE>Goodykoontz</span>, which was published in 2011. A second edition, currently in the revision stage, is planned for 2014. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>In 2006 he adapted and expanded several of his High Plains Reader articles into a short handbook on do-it-yourself video production, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Instant Film School: No-Budget Moviemaking with Digital Video, </i>which he used for his moviemaking workshops. During the late 1990s he co-authored a reference book project with Donald W. McCaffrey for Greenwood Publishing, <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Silent-American-Cinema-Reference-Guides/dp/0313303452"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema</span></a></i>. It is a one-volume critical encyclopedia of notable silent films, directors, actors, and screenwriters, published in September of 1999. From 2002 through 2006 Jacobs helped edit and typeset two books by McCaffrey for other publishers, one on comedian Bob Hope, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>The Road to Comedy</i>, and one on screenwriter Edmund Hartmann, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Bound and Gagged in Hollywood</i>.</p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>In October 2001, Jacobs presented a paper at the Northern Great Plains History Conference on the history of movie theatres in Grand Forks. In the late 1990s he was on the building committee for the renovation of the historic <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/EmpireHistory.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Empire Theatre</span></a> into a home for the <a href="http://www.novac.org/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>North Valley Arts Council</span></a>. In fall of 2002 he helped organize the first <span class=SpellE>Forx</span> Film Fest at the Empire Arts Center, held annually in November through 2009. Most of Jacobs' once-substantial book and memorabilia collection was lost in the Grand Forks flood of 1997, as well as a substantial portion of his film and tape collection, but his interest in <a href="http://www.nitrateville.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>film</span></a> has survived. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>MOVIE MAKING<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Jacobs worked briefly on the <span class=SpellE>Coen</span> brothers' Oscar-winning film, <i><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116282/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">Fargo</a></i>, during their stay in Grand Forks in March of 1995, serving as location projectionist to run the footage they shot each day for the cast and crew. In the spring of 1998 he served as Associate Producer on a low-budget direct-to-video 16mm feature film entitled <i><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285004/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Dead and Too Stupid to Know It</span></a></i>, which was a sequel to the even lower-budget <i><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284805/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>4 Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse</span></a>. </i>Filmed in Grand Forks that May, the comedy-horror-sex spoof appeared on regional video shelves in March of 1999. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>In September of 1998 Jacobs was Script Supervisor on another independent film production, <i><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198406/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">Dead Dogs<span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>.</span></a></span> </i>Also shot in Grand Forks, this 35mm black &amp; white feature is a moody, character-driven film noir heist picture well-suited for the film festival and <span class=SpellE>arthouse</span> circuit. Although not acquired by a distributor, it won a number of festival awards, including  Best American Independent Feature at the 1999 Seattle International Film Festival and  Best Picture at the 1999 <span class=SpellE>Chicago.Alt.Film</span> Festival, and was selected as the climactic closing night film at the 2000 Minneapolis International Film Festival. <i>Dead Dogs</i> also earned glowing reviews in <i>Variety</i> and the <i>Los Angeles Times, </i>as well as at European festivals. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>These film production experiences, coinciding with rapidly dropping costs of digital camcorders and computer editing equipment, inspired Jacobs to revive his moviemaking activities using digital video.</p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>During the summer of 2001 Jacobs produced and directed a feature-length movie on digital video from his own script, entitled <i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/TheTHREAToftheMUMMY.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>The Threat of the Mummy</span></a></i>. He premiered the social-political satire/fantasy in April 2002 at the historic <a href="http://www.empireartscenter.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Empire Theatre</span></a>, and released it on VHS in August. In May 2002 he began shooting on the movie s sequel: <i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/VENGEANCEoftheSORCERESS.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Vengeance of the Sorceress</span></a>,</i> which premiered at the Empire the first weekend of November 2002, played at the <span class=SpellE>Forx</span> Film Fest in December, came out on VHS just before Christmas, and played at the Fargo Film Festival in March 2003. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Using several of the same actors, he began production on <i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/WorkingNights.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Working Nights</span></a></i>, a sort of yuppie soap-opera/murder mystery, shortly before Christmas of 2002. When cast schedules caused its sporadic shooting to be put on indefinite hold after it was only half-completed by spring of 2003, he began writing a new screenplay and soon started production on another movie.</p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/DarkHighways-home.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Dark Highways</span></a></i>, a North Dakota neo-noir thriller, finished principal photography in August 2003, premiered at the <span class=SpellE>Forx</span> Film Fest in November, played at the Empire the following week, and came out on both DVD and VHS in December. <i>Dark Highways</i> was selected as an official entry in the <a href="http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>New York International Independent Film and Video Festival</span></a>, with public screenings in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas, while its trailer and music video were shown at two other New York festivals. The feature was screened three times at the 2004 <a href="http://www.smmashfest.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>SMMASH Film Festival</span></a> in Minneapolis, where it also received a  Best Screenplay nomination. <i>Dark Highways</i> was represented by ITN Distribution at the Cannes film market in May 2004, and added to ITN s catalog of movies for their pioneering SVOD ( subscription video on demand ) Independent Movie Channel on the <span class=GramE>Akimbo</span> internet cable TV network. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Jacobs shot his next <span class=GramE>movie,</span> another supernatural thriller entitled <i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/MissMystic-homepage.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Miss Mystic</span></a></i>, in spring of 2004, editing it over the summer. <i>Miss Mystic</i> premiered at the Empire in August, played a five-day run in mid-September 2004, and again at the <span class=SpellE>Forx</span> Film Fest in November, where it won the award for  Best Feature. <i> </i>It later received an Honorable Mention at the 2005 <span class=SpellE>Subrosa</span> B Film Festival in Syracuse, NY, and played at the 2006 &quot;It Came <span class=GramE>From</span> Lake Michigan&quot; horror/sci-fi/fantasy film festival in Racine, WI. All four movies have been carried for rent at Grand Forks Blockbuster Video outlets, Videos Plus in Mayville, ND, and Fargo s Take 2 Video stores. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>In summer 2005 Jacobs began work on an ambitious backstage movie musical entitled <i><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/MusicToMyEars-home.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Music to My Ears</span></a></i>, shooting largely at the Empire Theatre through January 2006. After premiering there in February and undergoing some minor re-editing, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Music to My Ears</i> was submitted to a variety of film festivals around the country. It was awarded third place in the &quot;family feature&quot; category at The Indie Gathering film festival in Cleveland, OH. </p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>During the summer of 2007, Jacobs made <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/Website/DangersFromWithin.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Dangers from <span class=GramE>Within</span></span></a></i>, a gothic thriller with some darkly comic elements and his first feature in the HDV format. <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Dangers from Within</i> premiered at the <span class=SpellE>Forx</span> Film Fest in December 2007 and played theatrically at the River Cinema 12 in East Grand Forks, MN from February 22-March 6, 2008. DVD copies of two of Jacobs digital features can still be rented from the remaining Grand Forks Blockbuster Video store, and all six can be purchased directly from the producer. Jacobs has also made a number of short digital movies over the past several years.</p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>WRITING<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'>Besides his various nonfiction writing projects and critical articles, and before embarking on nearly a decade of approximately annual feature-length movie productions, Jacobs worked on and off for several years at writing a series of full-length <a href="NovelChapter5.htm"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>novels </span></a>in the historical romantic-adventure genre. He completed the first book, <i>The Treasure of Isis</i>, in November of 1998. Throughout 1999 he revised and polished it while working on the sequel, which he finished on December 31, 1999. In January 2000 he started on the third in the series. The story is set in <a href="PapyrusFragments-main_files/image004.jpg"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Egypt</span></a> during the early <a href="http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/wola.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>4th century A.D.</span></a> (1087 A.U.C.) amidst the <a href="../../Film%20Classes/OnLine%20Syllabus/RomanCoins-sm.JPG"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>sociopolitical</span></a> and <a href="http://www.webcom.com/~gnosis/library.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>religious turmoil</span></a> of the <a href="http://www.sc.edu/ltantsoc/#lan"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>late Roman Empire</span></a>, while <a href="http://cosmopolis.com/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Alexandria, Egypt</span></a> with the comprehensive collection of <a href="PapyrusFragments-main.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>papyrus scrolls</span></a> in its world-famous library was the center of <a href="http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byz/paleolinks.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>scholarly research</span></a>. To help get a feel for the period, he has been sporadically struggling to learn the (very rudimentary) basics of <a href="http://www.rostau.org.uk/aegyptian-l/index.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Egyptian hieroglyphs</span></a>, <a href="http://www.copticplace.com/coptic_languge/coptic.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Coptic</span></a>, <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/grkol-0-X.html"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>ancient Greek</span></a>, and <a href="http://www.hhhh.org/perseant/libellus/aides/allgre/"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Latin</span></a>. Other creative writing projects include several short stories and more screenplays, one an updated reworking of a classic <a href="PapyrusFragments-main_files/image003.jpg"><span style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-fareast'>Greek comedy by Menander</span></a>. <span class=GramE>For fun, especially while working on his novels and taking ancient Greek and Latin, but also to create props for some of his movie productions, Jacobs has occasionally practiced <a href="PapyrusFragments-main.html">ancient paleography</a> on sheets of genuine Egyptian papyrus.</span></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>(NOTE: A few of the in-text hyperlinks on this page have not yet been updated and may not function properly)<o:p></o:p></i></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Last Updated August 3, 2013<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.2in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.2in;text-indent:-.2in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </div> </body> </html>