Tim Schwab, MFA
Associate Professor , Communication Studies
Teaching interests: Film, video and sound production; documentary and experimental film and video; autobiographical and oral history media; performance in documentary; independent distribution; interactive, multiform and extended narrative in documentary and new media.
Creative/research interests: I have worked for many years as a producer, director and editor of documentary films and videos, personal essays and experimental works which have been shown at festivals, museums and on television on six continents (Antarctica being the lone hold out), and have won a number of awards, including the Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association for the 1997 film THE BURNING BARREL. Much of my work has focused on marginalized and minority and diasporic communities, and on the relationship between culture and the landscape and environment. I continue to actively distribute and exhibit my work, which includes the recent CBC documentary BEING OSAMA, and am currently working on a multimedia oral history/community art project about the Montreal neighbourhood of NDG funded by FQRSC, and as a co-investigator on the SSHRC – CURA funded oral history project “Stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights abuses”. I am also a member of the FQRSC-funded Concordia Interactive Narrative Experimentation and Research Group (CINERG).
BSc, Film and TV Production, Montana State University
MFA, Studio Arts – Cinema Production, Concordia University
COMS 309 – Studies in Documentary
COMS 483 – Film III