Jason E. Flynn MFA is The Reelshow Film Tutor of the Year 2011.
Congratulations to Mr Flynn who is Assistant Professor of Film & Digital Media Production at the University of North Alabama, USA.
Jason Flynn is a 2004 graduate of James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) with a BS degree in Media Arts & Design, Cinema Studies. In 2008, he completed his MFA in Drama, Broadcasting & Cinema with a concentration in Film & Video Production at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Alabama (Florence) in the Department of Communications, where he has developed and implemented a Communication Arts concentration in Film & Digital Media Production.
Flynn’s variety of professional projects has played at dozens of international and domestic festivals, museums, conferences, trainings, and been broadcast on the Independent Film Channel & Spike TV. He also previously won Yale University’s screenplay competition and was a National Association of Television Program Executives’ Faculty Fellow.
In 2008, Jason Flynn began developing and implementing a new Communication Arts concentration in Film & Digital Media Production in the University of North Alabama’s Department of Communications and in 2009, the curriculum was approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. In addition to the major, minors have also been added in Screenwriting and Digital Media Production.
The program works with students to “visualize” their future within the perimeters of “artistic training with commercial ability.” As of 2011, the 65 majors utilize an array of resources that include 22 HD cameras (all with full support gear), an Arriflex 16mm, Chroma key studio, and 42 editing stations with programs ranging from Apple’s Final Cut Studio to Adobe’s Production Creative Suite.
With the support of President William Cale, Vice President John Thornell, Dean Vagn Hansen, Department of Communications Chair Greg Pitts, community members and students, the program looks to continue increasing their assets and artistic output.
Samples of student work for each academic year can be viewed at:
University of North Alabama
UNA Box 5007, Florence
Alabama (Lauderdale) 35632, U.S.A.
Reelshow Editor: We had a good response to our first Film Tutor of the Year Award. Lots of students, graduates and faculty members wrote in to nominate film tutors who have inspired them and made their learning experiences memorable for all the right reasons! This award will be a yearly event as it is important to draw attention to tutors/teachers that make a difference and have a positive impact on their students’ future careers. We wish Mr Flynn all the best for the future.