Academic Vita for Academy Award® winning
Producer/Director/Writer/Designer
Ben Shedd

University faculty positions:
2010-2012 Adjunct Professor, teaching new course THE FILM PRODUCER’S ROLE required for the new Certificate in Cinema and Digital Media Studies at Boise State University.
Based on class originated at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with co-teacher Mitchell Block*

2005: Visiting Filmmaker, Advanced Video Production, Communications Department, Boise State University

2004: Artist in Residence with Painter Nancy Manter, Atelier Program, Visual Arts Program, Princeton University

2000-2004: Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

1998-2000: Visiting Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
 
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

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 and directing 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
Link To Talks and Lectures by Ben Shedd

Selected Awards , Grants and Achievements
for Academy Award® winning
Producer/Director/Writer/Designer
Ben Shedd

Selected Awards, Grants and Achievements:
2009 Infinite Wish Award, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America - Star Waiters
Selected from 13,200 wishes, for bringing a community together to create a child’s wish.

2007 Selected Video, GREENBUILD 2007 1st Annual Film Festival 
U.S. Green Building Council.

2007 Finalist, Advocate, Green Building, Better Bricks

2006 Accolade Video Competition, Best in Show, Contemporary Issues 
Green is the Color of Money

1999 National Science Foundation Conference Grant - Co-Principal Investigator

1998 National Science Foundation National Science Board 
      Public Achievement Award for NOVA series  [Shared]

1991-1994 National Science Foundation Production Grants

1989-1992 John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Production Grant

1983 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant - The Homefront

1982 Listing, Who's Who in America

1981 to present Member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1980 to 1990 Magician Member, The Magic Castle

1979 Academy Award, Documentary Short Subject - The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 
     Jacqueline Phillips Shedd and Ben Shedd, Producers

1973-1976 Funding by Public Television Funder, including the National Science Foundation, Polaroid Corporation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - NOVA

1974 Peabody Award - NOVA - [Shared with other producers]

1973 Orbit Award, Best Science Film in the World - Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science International Film Festival - Mars Minus Myth USC School of Cinema/Television Master’s Thesis Film

Revised 2009

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