New York, NY
MFA, Integrated Media Arts
California State University
BS, Media Communication/ Television Production
Awards & Honors
Telly Award (2004)
Telly Award (2003)
International Communicator Award (2002)
National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame, Athlete of the Year (2002)
NCAA All Academic Award
Dr. Miendel Academic
Excellence Award (1998-2001)
National Deans List (1999/2000)
3 Camera Studio Systems, HD Video Production & Workflows, Documentary Production Workflows, Makerbot Replicator G Production Environments, RepRap CURA, Repitre, ShopBot V-Varve Production Environments, 3D Video Production & Editing, Arduino I/O & Coding Environments, Pro Tools 10, Adobe Master Collection CS6
(PP, AE, PS, AME, SG), Final Cut Pro Studio 7, MAX/MSP/JITTER, WordPress 3.5, Blackboard 8, Blackboard Mobile, Social Media Theory & Application, OSX, Windows, iOS, Linux OS, Jailbreaking, 1337 Speak
JVC GY-970U, Panasonic HMC-150, Panasonic HMC-40, Canon 5d/T2i, MBOX, Replicator 2, ShopBot Desktop, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Audio Mixing Consoles, Field Audio Recording Equipment, Studio/Field Lighting Equipment, 12+ Video Switching Consoles, A/V Patch Bays, Blackmagic Cards & Converters, Networked RAID Environments
NASA MSI Robotics Grant (2015)
City Council RESOa Grant (2014) 200k
PSC/CUNY HEO Professional Development Fund (2008/2009/2010)
|FILMS, SCREENINGS, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, & PRESENTATIONS
The Domino Effect; Documentary (2012), • http://bit.ly/11SJ95X
The Alley 3D; Short (2011), • http://bit.ly/WLzTeb
FIT 3D Live; 3D Live Simulcast (2010), • http://bit.ly/18Zrf5F
Salesman; Short (2009), • http://bit.ly/153buUW
Shanxi – CUNY Exchange; Documentary (2009),•http://bit.ly/XmEzFF
Auditory Artist; Documentary (2008), • http://bit.ly/YwBUu2
Prospect Dreaming; Documentary (2009), • http://bit.ly/139ffW9
Draft My Paper; Educational (2006), • http://bit.ly/Xir3WF
US Open of Racquetball; Live Televised (2005-2006)
Because I Row; Commercial (2011), • http://bit.ly/XKDExO
The House of Pete & Travis; Shorts (2009) • http://bit.ly/12HskdB
NASA SEMAA Program; Documentary (2009), • http://bit.ly/15s6IS8
Ed Koch Promo; Commercial (2007), • http://bit.ly/WLCvJ2
The Grass is Greener; Short (2005)
3rd Alarm; TV Magazine (2002-2004)
City Beat; TV Magazine (2002-2004)
The Domino Effect
Bedford and Bowery, New York Magazine
American Sociology Association Annual 2013
The Pratt Institute
Planners Network Conference 2013
The Woods, presented by NAG Brooklyn
DocWorks NYC @ The CUNY Grad Center
Greenpoint Film Festival
Williamsburg International Film Festival
The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, presented by Filmwax
The Urban Planning Program at Hunter College
The Urban Planning Program at Brooklyn College
The Alley 3D
BeFilm International Film Festival
The New York Stereoscopic Society @ The Museum of Natural History
IMA Interactive Show
Draft My Paper
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at the CUNY Grad Center
Peripheral Visions; Casabella and Domus Interactive (2012)
The Lang Gallery, NY, NY. iPad art installation. Interactive analysis
of Casabella and Domus magazines from 1950-present. Presented in
conjunction with the Peripheral Visions art show, this piece used a
Jailbroken iPad and heavily modified Prezi presentation software.
Winter Abandon (2010)
iArt Interactive Showcase, NY, NY. Arduino based art installation.
3D interactive video interfacing with MAX/MSP/JITTER. Exploring
data that surrounds NYC homeless during the long winter months.
FIT 3D Live (2010)
The Future of Fashion, NY, NY. Presented at the Fashion Institute
of Technology. Fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D simulcast. The first
3D simulcast runway show in the United States. Employed custom 3D
rig and signal chain developed by Daniel Phelps exclusively for FIT
& UVPHACTORY. • http://bit.ly/18Zrf5F
Publications & Presentations
MedizDroids Project: Ultra-Low Cost, Low-Altitude, Affordable and Sustainable UAV Multicopter Drones For Mosquito Vector Control in Malaria Disease Management
Management. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Journal 2014. (2014)
Co-Author & Presenter. The goal of the MedizDroid Project is to
research the affordable and sustainable use of aerial platforms (UAV,
UAS, MAVs, drones, multi-copters and multi-rotors), briefly malaria
mosquito control drones, for mosquito vector control and
Makerspaces, Maker Pedagogy and the Promise of a Maker
Commons. CUNY IT Conference. (2013)
Co-Presenter. Promotion of how Makerspaces provide access to
materials, tools and technologies that allow for hands-on exploration
and participatory learning across traditional, and non-traditional,
Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography in Context, 1950s-Present.
Charta Books. ISBN 8881588374 (2012)
Contributing author. Exploring a work by Italian landscape
photographer, Walter Niedermayr. • http://amzn.to/12HrBJr
The Domino Effect: How Development in New York City is
Often Bittersweet. Provost Lecture Series. (2011)
Part of the 2012 York College Provost Lecture Series, this campus-
wide presentation explored the public data used in the storytelling of
The Domino Effect. • http://bit.ly/XndO3K
Provisional Patent Awarded. iPhoneoscope, 3D goggles for the iPhone
Designed and pursued a patent for a set of 3D goggles for the
iPhone and other smartphone devices. Provisional Patent was
awarded in May of 2009. Patent process was abandoned due the
introduction of prior art and the pursuance of a more open source
approach to future design work. • http://bit.ly/UDaIMn
iPads on Campus: A Look at the Positives and Pitfalls of Adopting
Emerging Technology Platforms. CUNY IT Conference. (2010)
Co-Presenter. Presented ways that remote desktop and secure
sign-in could help bridge the divide between desktop functionality
NYC, Home of the Homeless. The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia
Instructor reflection on the student research and production
approach for Anna Charles’ NYC, Home of the Homeless.
Content Management in the Cloud: THE END OF LOCALLY
HOSTED MEDIA. CUNY IT Conference. (2009)
Co-Presenter. Offered ways to circumvent CUNY IT departments
to keep storage costs down, while increasing reliability/flexibility in
Changing Realities and Creating WAC Synergies Through Film: A
Case Study of Institutional Embeddedness in Multiple Media.
The Conference on College Composition and Communication, (CCCC). (2008)
Co-Presenter. Reflection on the student/researcher production
process and approach to educational filmmaking for the film Draft
Fall 2013+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Building & Hacking (CT137)
Course Description: An introduction to electronics, programming and prototyping through building, rebuilding, modifying, and creating software, electronic hardware, or anything else, either to make it better or faster or to give it added features or to make it do something it was never intended to do.
Fall 2013+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Internship (CT490/491)
Course Description: Internship coordination for all non-fiction television and web design concentration students.
Spring 2013+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Studio Television Production (CT240)
Course Description: Techniques in contemporary digital television production including multi-camera techniques, lighting, sound and post-production for studio elements as well as outside segment production.
Fall 2012+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Intro to Motion Graphics (CT345)
Course Description: Introduction to the techniques of motion graphics production for television and video: video effects and animation; lighting and shooting of blue screens; and layering of video sequences. Using non-linear editing workstations, students will produce videos using current video and effects software.
Spring 2012+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Advanced Documentary
Course Description: Fundamentals of video documentary production: pre-production planning, budgeting, scripting, shooting, editing, and directing. Students in small groups learn the theory and techniques of using portable digital video cameras, lighting and sound equipment in field work and complete digital editing with titles, voiceover, music, and special effects in a studio setting. A brief history and role of the documentary is also included.
Spring 2011+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Webcasting (CT380)
Course Description: Overview of streaming media solutions, delving into the technologies of compression and delivery. The history of streaming media and the implementation of various multimedia architectures are included. Principles and techniques of setting up and configuring various streaming media servers, and examining their impact on web distribution.
Spring 2011+ York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Advanced Broadcast (JOUR389)
Course Description: (Guest Lecturer) Building on Journalism 282, a hands-on approach to more sophisticated reporting and interviewing techniques and writing formats used in radio and television broadcast news. Teams write packages to be edited and aired in the Television Studio
2006 to Present York College CUNY
Jamaica, NY Multimedia Production Specialist
Manage the York College television studio/multimedia facilities and assist with all Communications Technology (CT) Courses. In charge of budget and technology research & purchasing for the CT Program. Produce all commercial material, including web ads, cable material, and educational videos from York College. Serve as an Adjunct Professor for the Communications Technology Program. Teach Advanced Digital Video, Basic Television Studio Production, Webcasting, Hacking & Building, and Advanced Documentary Production.
2004 to 2006 Royster Productions
Los Angeles, CA Head of Production
Lead Editor/Producer/System Administrator for a variety of broadcast
and non-broadcast productions. Also served as the purchasing/rental manager for all High Definition equipment. Directed and produced all live broadcast events. Also served as the post-production coordinator, overseeing and participating in
all aspects of post-production, from off-line editing to duplication.
2005 Adore Shop Magazine
Los Angeles, CA Photographer
Freelance Photographer for a nationwide fashion magazine. Specialized in prints for sellers and in-magazine catalogue advertisements.
2002 to 2004 Peppers & Associates
Sacramento, CA Chief of Production
Lead Editor / Lead Videographer on two award-winning television shows airing on Sacramento’s local ABC affiliate, News10. Designed and maintained the IT infrastructure for Peppers & Associates. Also headed the creation of all motion graphics, print media, DVD authoring, and DVD offset art production.
Designed new Major concentration in the area of Communications
Technology; Digital Fabrication
(Estimated Completion, Spring 2015)
Currently creating a new Major Concentration in Emerging Technology
For the York College Communications Technology Program. The new
Major explores emerging mediums and technologies as they apply to
Science, Art, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship. This
includes 3D printing, Laser Manufacturing, Embedded Electronics,
Crowd-Sourced Invention Models and more.
200k Secured to upgrade the TV Studio Space at York College.
Proposed TV studio retrofit to the NY City Council and received
$200,000 in Reso-A funding to build-out a technical Makerspace to
the existing York College TV Studio Control Room. New space
intended to support advanced technical pedagogy associated with
our non-fiction TV concentration and other S.T.E.A.M. curriculum.
25k Private donation negotiated to upgrade the TV Studio Space
at York College.
Worked with a private vendor to donate on a continual loan/upgrade
cycle, new switching hardware and robotic camera systems.
Upgraded gear to be integrated into the freshly modernized
facility at York College. $25,000 of equipment to be cycled through
the TV Stiudio annually.
Engineered and integrated The York College Television Studio’s
conversion from standard to high definition.
Designed and self installed the 100k upgrade to the aging video
system signal chain at the York College TV Studio. Upgrades
and integration included; HD camera system, multi-core infrastructure,
raid 5 recording system, CCU integration, Character generation,
Chroma key, multi-viewer incorporation, 12 channel switcher,
and internet streaming capability.
Designed and managed installation of a new lighting system for
The York College Television Studio.
Designed and managed 45k upgrade to the aging York College
TV Studio lighting grid. System went from a 70’s style “hard patch”
system to a fully DMX controlled, 48 channel, two bus, programmable
Proposed and procured over 125k worth of funding from the
Technology Fee budget.
Yearly proposals are written to the York College Tech Fee
Committee to provide continued technology support for the
Communications Technology Program. Funds are used for
field cameras, lighting, new edit suites, lenses, camera R&D, studio
expendables and more.
Program development & support for the Communications
Designed and implemented new curriculum for the CT program
to modernize the major. Development goals were to increase
first year retention, remain competitive with similar CUNY
programs, and increase the quality of student work coming
out of the major. In total, 9 new syllabi were written, accepted,
and included in the 2013 Chancellor’s Report.