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James Babanikos, Ph.D.

Professor - Department of Telecommunication

Office: 3064 Weimer Phone: 352-392-6399 Email: jbabanikos@jou.ufl.edu

Bio

Babanikos has been working as a writer/director in video and film since 1984. He has received production grants from the Independent Television Service, the National Educational Telecommunication Association, the Florida Arts Council, as well as the National Film Board of Canada. His works include Portrait of an Actor (2017, 25:00, documentary), Fred Turns Fifty (2016, 20:00, comedy), Pillow Talk (2015, 12:00, drama); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (2014, 11:00, drama); Coming Home (2013, 25:00, drama); Table for Two (2013, 15:00, drama); Make Believe (2012, 25:00, TV sit-com pilot); The Wedding Ring (2011, 15:00, drama), Somewhere Beyond (2009, 47:00, drama); Santa Rules (2007, 25:00, drama); A Second Chance (2004, 75:00, drama); Catherine’s Story (1999, 81:00, drama); The Science Directorate (1999, 6:00, corporate); Color My World: The Arts in Medicine (1998, 57:30, documentary); C.P. Cavafy: From Ithaca to Tarpon Springs (1996, 29:50, documentary); The Death of a Bachelor (1995, 25:00, drama); and Goodbye, Socrates (1992, 37:00, drama). Dr. Babanikos’ work has been screened in a number of national and international venues, and his projects have won many awards in various production competitions. Dr. Babanikos joined the faculty of Florida’s Department of Telecommunication in 1993 and teaches courses in the production sequence.

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Broadcasting and Film Production, University of Iowa
B.Eng., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

News

Spring 2018 Office Hours

Class Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1
7:25a – 8:15a
2
8:30a – 9:20a
3
9:35a – 10:25a
Office Hours In Class
4
10:40a – 11:30a
In Class Office Hours In Class In Class
5
11:45a – 12:35p
In Class
6
12:50p – 1:40p
In Class Office Hours
7
1:55p – 2:45p
Office Hours Office Hours
8
3:00p – 3:50p
9
4:05p – 4:55p
10
5:10p – 6:00p
11
6:15p – 7:05p
E1
7:20p – 8:10p
E2
8:25p – 9:15p
E3
9:25p – 10:10p
Office hours last updated: January 9, 2018

Research

Encoding practices of video and film production, media writing, and documentary theory and practice.

Research Keywords

Documentary theory and history, narrative strategies, film/video production

Research Areas

  • Creative Production/Documentary/Visual Communication

Courses

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