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OUR FULL-TIME FACULTY

Assoc. Prof. Larry L. Banks (Department Chair) began his career in film as an electrician. Following in his father's footsteps, he became a successful gaffer. After several years, his talent was noticed and Larry began working as a Director of Photography. During the past twelve years, Larry has distinguished himself as a feature cinematographer on such films as "Juice", "Strapped", "Fly By Night" and "Substitute 2". He has also been the Director of Photography on numerous music videos and TV shows. Working with notable directors such as Spike Lee and Forest Whitaker; Larry has also DP'ed and directed commercials for Nike, Levi's and AT&T. In addition to his work in this country, Larry has traveled extensively shooting films in London, Taiwan, Africa, Jamaica and Germany. In the latter part of 1997, Larry directed a documentary called "Blues Stories", on the roots of American music from the '20s and '30s featuring Taj Mahal as narrator. Most recently, Larry completed work on a TV pilot called "Black Jaq" produced by Sony TriStar and directed by Forest Whitaker.

Assoc. Prof Dennis Broe, Ph.D. (Graduate Program Coordinator), was awarded his doctoral degree “With Distinction” from New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies. He is currently editing the manuscript, “Outside the Law: Labor and the Crime Film, 1941-55” for publication. His articles and research on film and television history and theory and media theory have appeared in Cinema Journal, Framework,The Village Voice, Newsday, The Boston Phoenix, Social Justice, Science and Society, The Guardian and Visions Magazine. He is also a weekly film reviewer on New York’s WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM, on morning drive time on a show called “Broe and White: Goin’ At The Movies.” His work for series television includes scripts for It’s Gary Shandling’s Show and three series pilots: a sitcom - Public Access, a dramatic series with the actor Brad Dourif - "Hell on Earth", and a series about the conflict between government intelligence networks and anti-corporate activists called "Global Reach."

Professor Stuart Fishelson is a 1997 Recipient of Long Island University David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is presently working on a film documentary about the city of Salonika in Greece. The documentary chronicles the cultural diversity that existed in this once famous port city. A shorter version of this film (1/2 hour) entitled, "Poveretta Salonika," was shown at the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. in 1995.

Assoc. Professor Claire Goodman received her BA from Exeter, England, and her MA from CW Post. Before she came to the US, she worked for BBC Television & Radio, and Channel 4 where she directed over 30 television feature documentaries and studio shorts. In the States, she directed and wrote numerous non-commercial video projects and worked as Associate Producer on the documentary "Paris is Burning" winner of the 1990 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. She began teaching as a Media Arts adjunct in 1988, later authored and launched the Media Arts Graduate Program in 1999, and currently teaches courses in graduate Media Aesthetics, Screenwriting and Film Studies. She is currently finishing work on a book of short stories “Willa’s Party” for possible publication in 2005.

Professor Kevin Lauth received his MS in television and film from Brooklyn College. He teaches single camera film style video, and multi camera-studio production classes. Professor Lauth is an experienced television director, videographer, editor, and an authority on cable television programming and regulation. He has worked as a cable television consultant for several New York State municipalities, and has been a member of the BCAT (Brooklyn Cable Access Television) Advisory Committee for ten years. He currently serves as Associate Dean of Conolly College, Brooklyn Campus.

Assoc. Prof. Hilary Lorenz is a multimedia artist, who creates works in printmaking, photography, installation, book arts, and any combination thereof. Her artwork revolves around an exploration and reinterpretation of scientific information, from historical to contemporary. Lorenz is a recent Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan. Her work has been hown throughout the US, in Asia and Europe and reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Enquirer, Art on Paper magazine, Art in American magazine. Her artwork is in many museums around the world including Bronx Museum, NY, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, Miskolc Museum of Contemporary Art, Miskolc Hungary, Frans Masereel Centrum and Museum, Belgium, National Institute of the Arts, Taipei Taiwan, R.O.C. http://www.hilarylorenz.com

Asst. Prof. Maureen Nappi, Ph.D. is an artist, scholar and theorist committed to a thoughtful integration of the theory and practice of the creative use of computers and advanced technology. Internationally awarded and recognized as a computer artist, Nappi exhibits and lectures extensively on both. Nappi received a Ph.D. in the Critical Studies area of the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University for her work on the aesthetics of computer arts and advanced technology. In addition to teaching at in the Media Arts Department at LIU, she teaches at NYU and Mercy College.

Assoc. Prof. Marjan Moghaddam is a renowned digital and computer artist whose work has been exhibited widely at galleries, conferences, festivals and museums throughout the years, and reviewed by the International press. She was the featured digital artist for the launching of the Dotcom Gallery and International Forum for the Digital Arts sponsored by Prodigy Inc., and has presented her Computer Art and related research at conferences such as the Chaos conference at the University of Georgia, the New York International Video and New Media Festival, and the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (Siggraph 1998, 2000, 2006). Professor Moghaddam is also the recipient of numerous international awards of excellence in Computer Graphics and Digital Art. As an animator and digital designer, Professor Moghaddam has worked on projects for clients such as NBC Primetime, MTV, HBO Downtown Productions, and Ernst & Young LLP. She was one of the first artists to create
Gif 89a animations on the World Wide Web (First Internet Gif89a Gallery/Netscape), and has worked on New Media research and development projects for clients such as Lucent Technologies, Earthweb LLC, Sensenet Inc., Digital Objects Corporation and Digital Output Corporation. http://www.marjan.com/

Assoc. Prof. Audrey Sackner-Bernstein received her B.F.A. from Cornell University , and her M.F.A. from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. In addition to leaching at LIU Brooklyn, she has also taught at International Center of Photography, St. John's University and Hofstra University. In the last few years, her work has been exhibited in three one-woman shows in New York, in addition to numerous shows in Europe. Her photographs are included in the collection at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and have been published in three recent publications: Visions of Angels, Photomontage, A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Pictures and Exploring Color Photography. She is the recipient of two New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowships; one in 1991 and one in 1987. Audrey Sackner-Bernstein's work has been on the cover of Time Magazine as well as numerous other magazines. Her commerical design clients have included Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Daryl Hall and The Velvet Underground.

OUR ADJUNCT FACULTY

Electa Brown who teaches on-camera performance has been directing film, television and theatre for over twenty years. She directed Yes, Virginia starring Richard Masur and Christina Belford); Jury Award at the New York Expo, honors at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and others; featured on PBS' American Playhouse. Another film, The Bus Stop, was shot on location in Brooklyn, NY. She is a partner with the musician Ron Carter and together they produced A Night of Jazz which won first prize at the International JazzFilm Festival. For more, go to: www.directorsnet.com/brown

Nicole Franklin is an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include the feature length film I Was Made To Love Her: the Double Dutch Documentary (Sundance Channel), the short film The Double Dutch Divas! (Filmmakers Library), and the television program Journeys In Black: The Jamie Foxx Biography (BET). Nicole produced, directed, wrote and edited all three productions. Nicole also produced writer/director George Valencia’s award-winning short film Moment To Moment (Showtime), as well as other short films that have gone on to competition in numerous festivals including Slamdance. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Nicole is a consulting producer on several upcoming documentaries, a guest speaker on the topic of women in film and travels to Brazil as a guest speaker on racial inclusion in cinema. Currently Nicole directs corporate videos, freelances as a digital cameraperson, edits NBC Nightly News and is writing several screenplays. She is an adjunct professor at LIU for the video production workshops.

Peggy Gormley who teaches screenwriting is executive producer of the widely hailed independent film The Grey Zone with Harvey Keitel and a veteran of many independent productions including Bad Lieutenant. As an actress she appeared recently in 13 Conversations About Only One Thing and has also appeared in The Sleepy Time Gal and as a guest on Law and Order and other television series.

Henri-Robert Maguet is a videographer for a New York City Municipal Agency. He has also freelanced on various sound & video projects for: Macy's East, Corbis, Cahners, Guinness, Roots of Brazil Ensemble, The New York City Housing Auhtority, to list a few. Henri currently teaches Audio Production at LIU.

Ilana Rein teaches photography and video. Her photography has appeared in numerous publications including Doubletake and Scientific American and has been exhibited widely. Her videos have been screened at The New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center and most recently at The Slought Foundation in Philadelphia.

Michael Trueblood teaches Computer Graphics 1 and has taught Digital Design in the Media Arts Graduate Program. Trueblood also works as a computer artist for the photographer Andrew Eccles producing promotional materials, making fine art prints, and maintaining his website. Trueblood has a MFA in Printmaking and a MA in Film Studies from Ohio University and a BFA in Painting from the University of Tulsa. He designs websites for artists and photographers and produces his own photo based artwork. He was included in the book "Here Is New York" based on the events of September 11th, which was exhibited in many cities in both the US and Europe. His work can be seen at www.mtrueblood.com.

Armond White is a film critic for The New York Press. His work has been widely published in Film Comment and The New York Times He is the author of two books: The Resistance: 10 Years of Pop Culture That Shook the World and Rebel For the Hell of It: The Life of Tupac Shakur.

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