EXPLORE summer program matches gifted and advanced high school students with distinguished mentors, hands-on research opportunities, and professional experience in their field of interest.
- Work collaboratively with distinguishedmentors for 2-6 weeks
- Are immersed and involved in college-levelresearch and projects
- Participate in weekly college and careerdevelopment workshops
- Expand their professional and academicnetwork
- Connect with like-minded peers
We are looking to fill positions at the following film-focused site:
Students will have an opportunity to work with UCLA Adjunct Professor, Dr. Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy. Dr. Catlin-Jairazbhoy has a background in classical and non-classical music of South and Southeast Asians and Asian-Americans, field methodology, Ethnographic Film in Ethnomusicology, music and the sacred, and applied and public sector Ethnomusicology. Currently, she conducts a Literacy Program for Sidi African-Indians in Gujarat, India. She maintains Apsara Media for Intercultural Education, her small publication and research company and studio in Valley Glen, California, where she works with her audio-visual and research archives. The student will have an opportunity to work directly with Dr. Catlin-Jairazbhoy at Apsara Media which contains field documentation materials created by her and Professor N.A. Jairazbhoy. The student will delve into several projects including learning methods of metadata production concerning field recordings and information to prepare for archiving at UCLA, editing original audiovisual fieldwork materials shot in India for online access to trailers and full videos, creating access to video and print publications for Apsara Media’s website, and researching Library of Congress protocols for depositing published audiovisual and print publications. The student will also participate in a field-trip to UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.
Pre-requisites: Interest in film and music. Technologically savvy and possess video editing skills. Organized and independent, self-starter. Possess a laptop.