Professor Paul Chilsen has worked in the film and television business for more than two decades. His career has taken him all over the world and into most aspects of the industry. His credits include production manager for the popular Star Search series; assistant director work for The Disney Channel; director of the feature film Stricken and award-winning comedy short Gross Ratings; and co-writer of the children's movie The Last Great Ride, among other projects. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on CPS Right Now, a newsmagazine TV show about Chicago Public Schools.
Prof. Chilsen teaches courses in media literacy, writing for the media, digital photography and digital cinema production. Every spring, his Advanced Digital Video Production course helps create the Commencement video, shown at the Commencement ceremony. He is also the director of the Rosebud Institute at Carthage, which seeks to teach the basics of reading and writing in a cinematic language. He has an M.F.A. from Columbia College (Chicago), and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2005. Read more.
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