I am a full Professor & Chair of Digital Filmmaking at the Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, formerly known as The Art Institute of Boston (AIB).
I started teaching at the college in 1998 and became a full-time professor in 2006. For most of my time I taught in the Photography department. In 2014 I helped launch the Interdisciplinary Studies major, and in 2015 I became Chair of Video & Animation. This temporary merger of the Animation and Digital Filmmaking programs helped both of them grow, as we launched the new Digital Filmmaking major in fall 2015. In 2017 the programs were separated, and I'm the Chair of Digital Filmmaking, helping our talented students created amazing and powerful films.
As the head of a new film department, it is very exciting to explore the potential of filmmaking in the 21st century. Our faculty and students are entering an exciting and changing market where streaming content and new emerging forms allow for innovation in storytelling and form. We are working hard to create a program that helps our students understand the history of the medium and also the cutting-edge language of contemporary cinema.
Check out student work, opportunities for filmmakers and a celebration of film culture at our Facebook page.
Click here to see a selection of work from this past year, including the senior and junior thesis films pictured below.
On April 30, 2018 we hosted our second annual Cinema Showcase, featuring work from students at all levels. Below is the full reel of films from that night.
On May 4, 2017 the Digital Filmmaking program at Lesley hosted our first Showcase. On screen was work from every student in the department. This is the full reel of films that were shown.