Cinema Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, with related applications. History and practice in cinema studies, especially episodic television concentrating on editorial motifs used to build story and character arcs.
Creative producing; story development; motion picture production; new media; marketing; distribution; digital storytelling; International Co-productions; Latin American Cinema; creative collaborations across platforms; business practices; non-profit management
Film Studies in the areas of international cinema, Iranian cinema, Middle Eastern Cinema, Women Cinema, Issues of Race, Gender and Identity in Cinema, History and Aesthetics of Documentary forms, Cinema and Poetry, and Experimental Cinema. Film production in the areas of Documentary Filmmaking, Cinematic Essay, Experimental Film production.
Documentary; Chicago Film History; Media & Social Justice; experiential and service learning; The Doc Unit; Screenwriting-Adaptation; Producing the documentary; Production: Fact & Fiction; Introduction to documentary; History of documentary; Careers in documentary; culture, race and media; indigenous films; sports documentaries; project-based learning with documentary tools and storytelling techniques.
Over the years I've taught pre-production, lighting for television, Film History, Aesthetics of television, and video production. My most rewarding teaching experiences have come from teaching multicamera studio production at Columbia College. It gives me an opportunity to take students with little or no television experience and see them grow to the point where they can walk into a studio and be comfortable with any crew position or piece of equipment.