CV

Professional Experience

Media Arts + Practice Division,
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts, current

Media Design Lead and Instructor, 2009 – 2015 Media Lab Manager

2008-2009

Education

PhD, Media Arts and Practice (iMAP), 2016
University of Southern California

MFA, Film Directing and Production, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles

BA, Film Studies, 2002
University of California, Berkeley 

Teaching

IML 102 – Digital Studies Studio
University of Southern California

IML 104 – Introduction to Digital Studies
University of Southern California

IML 420 – New Media for Social Change
University of Southern California

IML 500 – Digital Tools and Tactics
University of Southern California

Research and Academic Projects

Media, Activism and Participatory Politics 

Hypercinemas Research Group
Principle Investigator

The Junior AV Club
Researcher, Curriculum Designer, Lead Instructor, 2009-Present

USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Media Consultant, Educational Adviser, Instructor, 2009-2012

Conference Presentations

DML 2014 Conference
Presenter

DML 2012 Conference
Presenter

ISEA Istanbul 2011
Presenter

Digital Storytelling and Playcentric Learning
Conference organizer, workshop leader, Doha, Qatar, 2010

24/7: a DIY Video Summit
Video Producer, 2008, Co-organizer, 2010

A National Summit on Arts Journalism
Video Producer, 2009

Affiliations

LA Makerspace
Advisory Committee

Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network
Member

Skills

Cinematography and lighting design

Sound recording

Final Cut Pro video editing

ProTools sound editing and design

Photoshop still image production

Action Script 3 programming language

Processing development environment

 

Media Arts Projects

Project Syria, HD video, 2014
Producer

KQED Educast Series, HD video, ongoing
Producer

Like the Sun, interactive HD video, 2012
Producer

Scalar Trailer, HD video, 2012
Editor

Reality, pervasive game, 2011
Production Coordinator and documentation

Double Shadow, HD video, 2011
Assistant Director

Creative Science Studio, HD Video, 2010
Director

Sticks and Stones, Flash game, 2009
Designer

Bouquet, Flash-based interactive video, 2009
Designer/director

Mattel Fall Sizzles, video, 2008
Editor

Em, HD Video, 2007
Director/writer

Big Days Ahead, 35mm, 2007
Producer

Death Strip, S35mm, 2007
Assistant Director, Los Angeles unit

Mai Tai, 35mm, 2007
Assistant Director, Los Angeles unit

Monkey, 35mm, 2006
Producer

Black Plum, S16mm, 2006
Cinematographer

March 2003, video, 2005
Director/writer

Why Germany?, 16mm, 2004
Director/Writer

Rainbow Klansmen, 16mm, 2004
Cinematographer

Peachboy Takes a Walk in the Garden of Fantasy, 16mm, 2003
Cinematographer

A Franc Exchange, video, 2001
Director

12 Year Old Caucasian Male, video, 2000
Director

Honors

Digital Media and Learning Summer Institute
Fellow

Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production Fellowship, 2005, 2006

National Association of Theater Owners of California and Nevada, Fellowship in Film, 2005

Motion Picture Association of America Film Production Award, 2005

Eisner Award for The Arts, A Franc Exchange , 2002

UC Berkeley Department of Film Studies, Departmental Citation, 2002

Best Documentary Short, 12 Year Old Caucasian Male, Berkeley International Film Festival 2000