iMAP PhD

I am preparing to complete, defend and file my dissertation for the Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) PhD program at the University of Southern California.

This interdisciplinary program is made up of an outstanding group of media arts scholars and practitioners working on a wide variety of topics and projects.  The iMAP PhD is a practice-based PhD wherein students craft a digital dissertation that expands upon the traditional text-based dissertation project, supporting rigorous scholarship with dynamic digital artistry and craft. Continue Reading →

UCLA – MFA in Film Directing

I hold an MFA in Film Directing and Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. I attended from 2002 to 2007 and completed coursework in all aspects of film production including writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, editing and design, producing, casting, distribution and marketing, music for film, television production and critical studies. Continue Reading →

UC Berkeley – BA in Film Studies

My experience at UC Berkeley gave me a grounding in a historical and theoretical perspective on film. Though the Film Studies program was not practice-based at the time, my professors were very supportive of my own efforts to learn filmmaking skills. Continue Reading →