Program Faculty

Stephen Chiodo

Stephen Chiodo

Stephen Chiodo is president and creative director of Chiodo Bros. Productions, Inc. Chiodo has established himself as a highly creative special effects director with an expertise in stop-motion animation. He perfected his animation and directorial skills at Rochester Institute of Technology, and was awarded Best Young Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his ten-minute short Cricket. He has also collaborated with Tim Burton and Rich Heinrichs as a technical director and animator for the acclaimed animated short Vincent. His directing credits include the first feature length clay animated film I Go Pogo and the cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space.