University of Lund, Sweden (Drama, Theatre ,Film)
Dramatiska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (Other)
University of Lund, Sweden (PhD)
An award-winning documentary director of documentaries, I have always loved teaching, and I have been an Adjunct Professor of English and Communications at SUNY/FIT since 1997. On August 1, 2014, after 6 years of working as Chief of the Video Unit for the UN Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or MONUSCO, my wife and I moved back to New York; since then, I have been teaching Strategic Business Communications and English Composition for the Department of English and Communications at SUNY/FIT, both in class and on Blackboard. For the Department of Film and Media Studies, I have also created a course on director Akira Kurosawa which I shall be teaching in Fall 2015, and have created a second course on director Federico Fellini. Aside from working on a documentary feature about the United Nations and the Congo, I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation for Sweden's University of Lund; excerpts of my thesis are now available as a tutorial.
As a professional television producer on UN Peacekeeping Missions in African and Asia, I have always enjoyed bringing out the best in a very diverse variety of people.
I have been taught with the Department of English and Communications at SUNY/FIT in NYC since 1997, and received my Certificate of Continuous Education in 2001. Courses I have taught at SUNY/FIT include Strategic Business Communications, English Composition, Short Fiction, Film History and Screenwriting. From 2006-2012, I was Chief of the Video Unit for the United Nations Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or MONUSCO, so I am familiar with corporate and institutional communications, as well as digital media. In addition, I have had some 100 articles published as a journalist in the US, and I am a member of Writers Guild of America, East.
Many years ago, I discovered some very wise words on the learning process by the great Russian theatrical director Konstantin Stanislavski:
- Make the difficult habitual
- Make the habitual easy
- Make the easy beautiful
These words best sum up my own educational philosophy; as I have become older, I have also learned that the entire process should be fun!:) An award-winning documentary director of documentaries, I have always loved teaching, and I have been an Adjunct Professor of English and Communications at SUNY/FIT since 1997. On August 1, 2014, after 6 years of working as Chief of the Video Unit for the UN Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or MONUSCO, my wife and I moved back to
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I have been an award-winning film and video director and producer for three decades, and have taught Film History, Screenwriting at SUNY/FIT in New York. Most recently, I created courses on Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa for the new FIT Department of Film and Media Studies. I am currently writing my Ph. D dissertation in Film and Media Studies for Sweden's University of Lund.
I have an MA in Drama, Theatre and Film from University of Lund (Sweden) with thesis published and on sale with Amazon: " The Theatrical Theory of Antonin Artaud." I also have MFA in Film and Television Direction from Sweden's Dramatiska Institutet ( 1983). Worked professionally as Film and TV Director and Producer in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. Most recently as Chief, Video Unit for MONUSCO, UN Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( 2007-2012). Now living in Ulster County producing and directing independent documentaries with my company The Samba Project,LLC, and teaching Strategies for Business Communication at SUNY/FIT.
After three decades of working around the world as a film and television producer, I served as Chief Video Unit from 2007-2012 for MONUSCO, the United Nations Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, producing 200 programs for Congolese and international distribution. Samples are available on request.
I have an MFA in Film and Television Directing from Sweden/Dramatiska Insitutet (1983) and am a member of WGA East in New York. I have also worked as an editor in various film and video formats on both side of the Atlantic.
I have been an Adjunct Professor of English and Communication at SUNY/FIT in New York City since 1997, and earned my Certificate of Continuous Education in 2001. For the past two years, I have been teaching 4 sections of EN 321 Strategies for Business Communication both in class and on-line.