Curriculum Vitae

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FILMS, SCREENINGS, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, & PRESENTATIONS

 

Films

 

Director/Cinematographer/Editor:

StartUpNY @ York College Commercial (2015), • http://bit.ly/1Jvw8nr

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)

 

Cinematographer/Editor:

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)

 

 

Screenings

 

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

Salesman

IMA Interactive Show

 

 

Draft My Paper

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at the CUNY Grad Center

Exhibitions

 

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.

http://bit.ly/WMRuCC

 

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. Comissioned to

design and engineer a custom 3D rig and signal chain developed by Daniel Phelps 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. 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

suppression. •  http://bit.ly/1OUTDtV

 

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,

pedagogy.

 

 

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

(2010)

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

and tablet.

 

NYC, Home of the Homeless. The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia

Projects. (2010)

Instructor reflection on the student research and production

approach for Anna Charles’ NYC, Home of the Homeless.

http://bit.ly/W7UbMW

 

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

streaming video.

 

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

My Paper.

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Summer 2014      York College       CUNYThe Drone Workshop

Course Description: A summer program dedicated to building, from the ground-up, an autonomous Multicopter Drone. Along with Colleagues from BMCC and students from across CUNY, this 8 week summer workshop program exposed undergraduates to the world of autonomous aerial platforms.

 

Fall 2013+           York College CUNY      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 2007+           York College CUNY      Internship (CT490/491)

Course Description: Internship coordination for all non-fiction television and web design concentration students.

 

Spring 2007+       York College CUNY       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 2008+           York College CUNY      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.

 

Fall 2013            York College CUNY      Teacher Education (AC230)

Course Description: (Guest Lecturer) Explored the rules and rubrics around learner-based teaching of 3D printing. Provided lectures on the art of 3D design for students.

 

Spring 2012+       York College CUNY      Advanced Documentary

Production (CT355)

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        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      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

 

 

POSITIONS HELD

2007 to Present   York College CUNY      Jamaica, NY                                Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

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 in addition to re-writing much of the curriculum over the years to keep the program modern and technologically applicable in todays marketplace.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

 

New Major concentration design in the area of Communications

Technology; Digital Fabrication

(Spring/Fall 2016)

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.

 

25k NASA MSI Technology Grant for the 2015 Robotic Mining

Competition.

(2015)

Primary Investigator and Lead Faculty Advisor for the York College

Robotic Mining Team.  This yearly competition is held at the NASA

Kennedy Space Center to challenge undergraduate students to

Engineer and build a robotic vehicle that simulates mining regolith

On the surface of the Moon and Mars

200k Secured to upgrade the TV Studio Space at York College.

(2014)

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.

 

Commissioned by the York College SEMAA Program to build

Technology demos of Virtual Reality, 3D Scanning & 3D Printing.

(2012-2014)

Designed and built a “Virtual Reality Station” for use by the Science,

Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy at York College.

Also Hand-built a 3D printer and scanner for use in workshops as a

Technology Volunteer.

 

Engineered and integrated The York College Television Studio’s

conversion from standard to high definition.

(2010)

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.

(2010)

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

board.

 

 

 

Proposed and procured over 225k worth of funding from the

Technology Fee budget.

(2007-2014)

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, new teaching spaces and more.

 

 

Program development & support for the Communications

Technology Program.

(Continuing)

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.

 

Education

Hunter College

New York, NY

MFA, Integrated Media Arts

 

California State University

Sacramento, CA

BS, Media Communication/ Television Production

Cum Laude

 

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

(1998-2002)

Dr. Miendel Academic

Excellence Award (1998-2001)

National Deans List (1999/2000)

 

Skills

Advanced Aptitude;

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 Creative Cloud

(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

 

Hardware;

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

 

 

Research Funds

NASA MSI Robotics Grant (2015)

25k

 

City Council RESOa Fund (2014)

200k

 

Crowd Sourced, Kickstarter (2011) Campaign for The Domino Effect

15k

 

PSC/CUNY HEO Professional Development Fund (2008/2009/2010)
12k