Academic Vita

Ben Shedd – University faculty positions:

2014: Professor, Digital Filmmaking/Documentary, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2013: Professor of the Practice, 5 year Appointment – Boise State University

2010-2013 Adjunct Faculty, teaching new course THE FILM PRODUCER’S ROLE required for the new Certificate in Cinema and Digital Media Studies at Boise State University.  Curriculum by Ben Shedd, based on class originated at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with co-faculty Mitchell Block*

2005: Visiting Filmmaker, Advanced Video Production, Master’s Class in Video Production Department of Communications , Boise State University

2004: Artist in Residence with Painter Nancy Manter, Atelier Program, Visual Arts Program, Princeton University – Designing for Giant Display Wall Screens Practicum

2000-2004: Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University – *Originated Freshman Seminar course on The Impact of Media on Knowledge

1998-2000: Visiting Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University – *Originated course on Visual and Audio Design for Wall Size Computer Displays

1997-1998 Visiting Fellow, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University

1989-1990 PNM Foundation Endowed Chair Professor of Media Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico – Developed 6 production courses during 1 year appointment

1979-1989 Adjunct Associate Professor ,University of Southern California’s School of Cinema/Television:   *Originated course on Producing the Non-theatrical Film & Video with Mitchell Block.

1984-1989 Adjunct faculty, California Institute of the Art: *Originated course on Producing the Non-theatrical Film & Video with Mitchell Block.

1979 Adjunct Faculty, Art Center College of Design

1979 to present Numerous lectures on film producing, directing, and visual design throughout the world.

University Degrees and Fellowships:

1989 Alden B. Dow Creativity Residential Fellowship – Research on aesthetic similarities and differences between small screen productions and giant screen film making.

1973 Master of Arts degree in Cinema – School of Cinema/Television, University of Southern California

1968 Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film – San Francisco State University

Revised April 3, 2005 – Updated 08/Dec/2013