Christopher C. Odom serves as the Vice-President of Content Creation for EJO Ventures. A published author and graduate of the UCLA Master of Fine Arts Program in Film, Television and Digital Media, Christopher C. Odom is a domestic and international award-winning filmmaker and voice over talent whose work has screened in major cities worldwide including Cannes, Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York and Los Angeles.
(Feature, 72 mins.), Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Entertainment One (2013).
Odom-Booker Entertainment co-produced the feature film “10 Commandments of Chloe” along with One Way or Another Productions. I was also the Cinematographer for the movie and the Editor for the Trailer. Jason Burkey, who portrayed “Sam” in “23rd Psalm: Redemption”, was the male lead.
I shot and edited this teaser trailer for “A Will To Win,” which is about the history of athletics and academics at Tennessee State University (TSU). It is a Co-Production between Shereitte C. Stokes, III and One Way Or Another Productions, LLC. Princeton Holt, whom I worked with on “10 Commandments of Chloe” is the director. I am attached as the Cinematographer for the documentary feature.
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This is the original Festival Trailer for my Faith-Based feature, “The 23rd Psalm.” It screened in and won awards in Film Festivals around the world including “Best Film by a Black Filmmaker” in the “Berlin Black Cinema International Festival” and “Best Film” in the “San Diego Black Film Festival.”
“The 23rd Psalm” is the story of a troubled Police Detective who must transcend his shortcomings and renew his faith in order to solve a mysterious crime.
The “Still I Rise” remix is best experienced in the Chrome browser. Please turn on your speakers, as sound is essential to your Rise experience. Slowly and carefully mouseover each line and every word of the poem, whereas there are multiple hidden messages, both above and below the surface. There’s literally more to the Blackness than meets the eye. Continue to experience your Rise by clicking on the links.
The Narrative of the Image 📱 ACM Hypertext and Social Media 2020 – This poster paper explores semiotics and rhetoric as narrative in social media visual culture, specifically with issues of identity and social change on social media platforms such as YouTube. Under the umbrella of semiotics, postmodernism, and poststructuralism, the paper builds upon the work of Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall, and Safiya Umoja Noble by expanding the concepts of visual semiotics, visual rhetoric, postcolonialism, critical race theory, and algorithms to examine the narrative of the image.
The Narrative of the Image
This poster paper explores semiotics and rhetoric as narrative in social media visual culture, specifically with issues of identity and social change on social media platforms such as YouTube. Under the umbrella of semiotics, postmodernism, and poststructuralism, the paper builds upon the work of Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall, and Safiya Umoja Noble by expanding the concepts of visual semiotics, visual rhetoric, postcolonialism, critical race theory, and algorithms to examine the narrative of the image.
The Forbes 400 Conversation: Reshaping and Reforming Society into One that Prioritizes People over Profit
Billionaires [The #Forbes400], and now possibly a trillionaire [#JeffBezos / #Amazon] 💰💵 🏦, are the byproduct of a system designed for those at the top to survive and thrive, while those at the bottom are relegated to some movement within their socioeconomic lane. Before I address Jeff Bezos / Amazon directly, let’s set the stage.
For Creative Project Three: Extensions of the Body, I focused upon the theme of internal and external influences. We are continually influenced by the words thoughts and emotions of others. We continually strive to thrive, coexist and survive in this Rat Race known, as the Human Experience. However, we sometimes act and react to the words, thoughts and emotions of others instead of our own. To address this theme, I created a participatory, interactive performance piece.