Agustin S. McCarthy’s Profile

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Agustin S. McCarthy
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About Me
Agustin S. McCarthy (aka Shon) is an award-winning independent filmmaker with an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. An Assistant Professor at BMCC, Agustin is currently working on several film projects: “Finding Bernie” – a documentary about their search for trans and non-binary historical figures, including their family’s gender non-conforming cleaning person from the 1970’s (Winner – BMCC Faculty Development Grant) and “My Name Is Debra J. Hopkins” – a dramatic adaptation of a memoir about a Baptist minister struggling to overcome symptoms of trauma as she fights to reveal the truth about what happened to her when she was falsely accused of a violent crime.
Department
Media Arts and Technology
Academic Program
Video Arts and Technology, A.S.

Courses

MES 153

MES 153

Introduction to Screenwriting

MES 153-1401 | Script Writing | Prof. Erica Rowell | Fall 2021

MES 153-1401 | Script Writing | Prof. Erica Rowell | Fall 2021

This course focuses on writing fundamentals for visual media and specifically focuses on the short form. Students study storytelling basics such as protagonist, want, obstacles, antagonist, complication / rising action, climax, along with three-act structure, which is common to screenplays. With assignments in both fiction and non-fiction scriptwriting, the class covers such areas as: Basic research methods How to create character and story How to SHOW action, rather than TELL it How to write outlines and treatments How to format both Nonfiction A/V scripts and Fiction screenplays Learning how writing is rewriting. Designed as a workshop in which students will develop multiple drafts for the fiction and nonfiction scripts, the course also teaches how to give and receive good criticism on peers’ work. The aim of the course is to help students develop basic skills necessary to write and revise scripts for upper-level VAT production classes and beyond.

Communities

MEA Faculty and Staff

MEA Faculty and Staff

This project is for planning and administration of the Media Arts and Technology Department. It is an internal project and has information and resources for the faculty and staff. Please ask to join if you teach in or work with the department. If you are a student or looking for the externally facing department site visit the Media Arts and Technology Department project.

Media Arts and Technology Department

Media Arts and Technology Department

This community is for the students, faculty and staff of the Media Arts and Technology (MEA) Department and anyone who is interested in the department and its activities.

Black Studies Across the Americas (BSAA)

Black Studies Across the Americas (BSAA)

This project is supported with U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funding from the Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University and the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies as well as the the BMCC Dept. of Ethnic and Race Studies and the President’s Fund for Innovation and Excellence, funded by McKenzie Scott. BSAA faculty and student researchers create OERs to help integrate Black studies into disciplines that historically don’t address Blackness and questions of race and ethnicity. BSAA OERs are hosted here on the BMCC OpenLab to foster further collaboration and use of the OERs at BMCC and beyond.

Queer Pride Alliance

Queer Pride Alliance

Community space for locating resources, building networks of support and mentorship, and sharing experiences.

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.