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John Walsh

John Walsh

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Email: jdwalsh@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.2943
Office: 240 Stillwell Building
Personal Website: lightgyre.net

Biography

Equally at home in small crew documentary and large crew feature production, John freelanced in three top-ten markets including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Vancouver. At Turner/Time Warner he served as Director of Photography shooting for HBO, TNT, TBS, TCM, and CNN. As a member of IATSE 669 in Vancouver, he supported camera crews on prime time episodic television shows and features. Based on an inspirational experience at the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television, John has been committed to film and television education throughout his career.

Education

  • MSED, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BSED, Foreign Institution
  • MFA, University of Southern California, Cinema and Television Production
  • BA, Georgia State University, Communications

Teaching Interests

John's specialty is teaching film and television production. He teaches single camera video production TV I, a special section of TV I with a service-learning certification, and TV II Multi-camera Production. John has taught liberal studies COMM 190, COMM 494 Projects, and the COMM 455 Documentary Production course.

Research Interests

John's research interests include integrating service learning and community engagement into the curriculum and serving community partners through video. He has presented research on television production and screened documentary and performing arts videos at national conferences.

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