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Assistant Professor Michael Taylor, Department Chair

taylor_michael2@sac.edu

714-241-5778

Emmy-Award winning professor Michael Taylor Chairs the TV/Video Department and heads the Broadcast Journalism program at Santa Ana College. Michael's experience includes Executive Producer for KRBC-TV (NBC) News in Texas before serving as KOCE-TV (PBS) News Director for "Real Orange" for 14 years! At Real Orange Michael oversaw the entire newsroom operation, managing editorial and production staff. Michael enjoys maintaining strong ties with a dynamic group of Southern California media professionals.

  • B.A. in Communications, Emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, Cal State Fullerton


 Assistant Professor Michael Dermody

dermody_michael@sac.edu

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Assistant Professor Michael Dermody teaches all phases of film and video production. His passion for teaching reflects his love of working in the discipline. Michael offers a dynamic perspective on media and business collaboration, with over 30 years of experience consulting on creative strategies, directing creative teams, and developing tangible solutions in media/web/ video for agencies and private sector clients.
  • M.F.A. in Digital Cinema, National University
  • M.A. in Corporate Communications, Ithaca College

Associate Professor Stephanie Clark


 
Associate Professor Stephanie Clark teaches Art 195: Introduction to Digital Media Arts, a core component of Agency Production. The Digital Media Arts program is run by Asst. Professor Stephanie Anne Clark, a designer, artist and photographer who enjoys exploring the exciting boundaries between traditional studio practice and digital media tools!
  • M.F.A. Imaging Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.A. Visual Arts, Rice University

 

 

 

 


Adjunct Professor Ezra Lunel

Ezra Lunel.jpg​Ezra Lunel is a producer, director, editor and camera operator who has worked in production and development at CNN, ESPN, PBS, Lifetime Television, River Road Entertainment, Future Film Group, and KUSI-TV in San Diego, as well as on dozens of independent shorts and feature films since 2004. Ezra has been teaching Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting and Film History courses at Santa Ana College since the Fall of 2015. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French. 

 


Adjunct Professor Jim Stevens

Jim Stevens.jpgJim Stevens is an independent filmmaker and photographer born and raised in Santa Ana, California. Often he writes, directs, and produces film productions while financing them himself. Jim is also hired as a professional cinematographer and editor for various business corporations and other fellow independent filmmakers. He is known for teaching film and elective photography classes at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) and continues to produce film productions every year. 

 


John Hall

John-Hall.jpg As a professional filmmaker, Professor John Hall worked on over 75 projects as a camera assistant, gaffer and stop-motion animator.  Professor Hall, as a member of the International Cinematographers guild – Local 600, worked under many critically acclaimed cinematographers including Andrzej Sekula (Pulp Fiction, American Psycho), Dave Klein (Chasing Amy, Pushing Daisies) and Chris Duddy (Titanic, Sum of all Fears). He also served as the Director of Photography on 14 independent feature films.  He has been an educator since 2005.                   

B.F.A. in Film Production with an emphasis in cinematography

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. 

Staff


 John M. Snyder

Snyder_John@sac.edu

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John Snyder is a Video Technician at the Digital Media Center. Working professionally since 1982 starting at an NBC affiliate news station in San Diego. John taught classes at Chapman University and Fullerton College. He's been working with and helping students for over 20 years. Helped lead Chapman University and SAC conversion from Analog to Digital High Definition.

B.A. Communications (Radio, TV, Film) CSUF 


Mauro Rosales Jr.

 

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Video tech at The Digital Media Center. As a student at Santa Ana College he received the Broadcast Journalist of the year award while working for AAOC /NLCO News. He has a BA in Digital Media and Television production from CSUDH and works as a freelance Videographer and Editor


Nancy Mendoza

mendoza_nancy@sac.edu

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 Nancy Mendoza is a Video Technician at the Digital Media Center. As a former student of Santa Ana College, she produced the student news program. She has an Associate Degree in TV/Journalism and various certifications in Computer Science and Networking.