CV

Education
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Los Angeles, California
Master of Fine Arts, Film and Television Production
  • Paramount Pictures Screenwriting Fellowship
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Bachelor of Arts, Drama
Awards and Grants
  • $100,000 grant awarded by Appalachian Regional Commission to purchase a 30TB video server to network the department’s Final Cut Pro Editing Lab
  • BEA Award of Excellence for “Staking Our Claim” – promotional video
  • Part-Time Faculty of the Year – CSUF College of Communications
  • $5,000 grant awarded by FSU Foundation for production of a student recruitment video
  • $5,000 grant awarded by FSU Foundation for production of an alumni giving promotion video
  • $4,000 grant awarded by FSU Foundation for production of a bicentennial video for the city of Frostburg
  • CINE Eagle and Chicago International Film Festival Certificate of Merit. “Sportsters” Screened at Telluride Film Festival and Denver International Film Festival.
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Faculty Seminar participant
  • NATPE Faculty Fellowship recipient
  • Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship – two scripts selected for 2009 quarter-final round
  • Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Semi-Finalist – 2003 & 2004
Credits
  • Writer/Director/Editor. “A Lesson of Love” – Feature film
  • Moderator/organizer. BEA 2010 Conference panel – “The Story You Write, The Story You Shoot, The Story You Edit”
  • Moderator/organizer. BEA 2009 Conference panel – “Crowd-sourcing: Cheap Content for a Media-Manic Age”
  • Writer. “Honeybee” – feature screenplay optioned by Paramount Pictures.
  • Writer/Director/Editor. “Staking Our Claim” – promotional video for Frostburg State University
  • Writer/Producer/Director. “Live@The.Intersection: HOLLYNET” – Industrial video
  • Writer/Producer/Director. “Live@The.Intersection: SECURITY” – Industrial video
  • Segment Producer (U.S.) – “Super Children of the World” – Nippon Television (Japan)
  • Segment Producer (U.S.) – “Amazing Animals” – Nippon Television (Japan)
  • Producer. “Drowning in West” 16mm short film.
  • Director/Editor. “Turning From Nineveh” – 16mm short film.
  • Cinematographer/Editor. “Sportsters” – 16mm short film.
  • Director/Editor. “Red, White, and True Blue” – Music video. Finalist in MTV contest and broadcast over the MTV Network.
  • Producer. “Paranoid” – Heavy metal album by the group Citizen Caine
Experience
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland
Assistant Professor

Currently teach:

  • MCOM105 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • MCOM287 Introduction to Video Production
  • MCOM350 Beginning Television Screenwriting
  • MCOM387 Multi-camera Studio Production
  • MCOM485 Electronic Media Aesthetics and Criticism
  • MCOM487 Advanced Video Production
  • MCOM499 Directed Study Projects

In addition I perform the following duties:

  • Supervise the Non-linear Editing Lab (including hardware/software installation and maintenance)
  • Supervise the A/V equipment room and staff
  • Supervise and maintain the multi-camera TV studio
  • Chair the Technology Committee

 

Ramkhamhaeng University
Bangkok, Thailand
Visiting Professor

Currently teach the following during winter/summer breaks:

  • TV101: Introduction to Radio, Film and Television
  • TV202: Writing for Broadcast
  • TV409: Radio and TV Announcing
  • JR203: Photojournalism
  • JR213: Feature News Writing
California State University
Fullerton, California
Adjunct Professor

Taught the following classes:

  • COMM301: Writing for Broadcast and Film
  • COMM346: Introduction to Entertainment and Tourism Studies
  • COMM446: Entertainment and Society
  • COMM449: Capstone in Entertainment and tourism Studies
  • COMM448T: Online Gaming and Society
United Internet Technologies
Los Angeles, California
Vice President of Strategic Alliances
  • Built business relationships and partnerships with related or complementary businesses to add value to my company’s products and to increase the visibility in the market.
  • Researched key technology, trends, events, and products related to media and technology.
  • Developed/monitored internal technology projects with company’s strategic partners.
  • Analyzed new market opportunities, market trends. Identified key individuals in those markets and established relationships.
  • Built relationships with 2 major wireless telecom companies.
  • Developed business strategy for European alliances.
ASI Entertainment
Glendale, California
Managing Director
  • Developed and implemented strategy for new group within company focusing on the convergence of technology and media.
  • Analyzed market and built relationships for new business.
  • Strategic consultant for various technology and entertainment companies including Intel, Seagate, Microsoft, Home Shopping Network, and Ericsson Wireless.
  • Designed, cost, and implemented technology projects.
USC Entertainment Technology Center
Los Angeles, California
Director of Special Projects and Sponsor Relations
  • Developed & managed relationships with senior-level executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., LucasFilm, Apple Computers, Pacific Bell, Nortel Networks, 3Com, and TRW.
  • Project Manager of various technology trials including a live and televised, multi-city, technology demonstration.
  • Coordinated project efforts with sponsors.
  • Lead researcher on HollyNet Needs Assessment – a studio-sponsored study of technology in the entertainment production community.
  • Project consultant/researcher on the Integrated Studio Model – a study of the filmmaking process sponsored by Apple Computers and LucasFilm.
Professional Organizations
  • Broadcast Education Association – Vice-Chair, BEA Writing Division & Chair, Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
  • University Film and Video Association