Program Faculty

Michael Robinson
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Program in Film and Video

Michael Robinson is a filmmaker and collage artist whose work explores the emotional mechanics of popular media, the transcendent potential of heartache, and the instability of the collective realities we inhabit. His work has shown internationally in both solo and group shows at venues... Continue reading »

Soraya Sélène
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Program in Film and Video

Soraya Sélène is a cinematographer and director working in narrative, documentary and experimental works. The recipient of several awards for her short films, feature credits include cinematographer on Half The Picture (2018 Sundance Film Festival) and Normal Never Worked (in production), a... Continue reading »

Craig Smith
Academic Sound Coordinator, School of Film/Video
Faculty, Program in Film and Video

Craig Smith has been recording and manipulating sound since childhood. After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, he worked as a sound editor and production mixer in Hollywood. He left that world in 1986 to supervise the Film/Video Sound Department at CalArts where he teaches... Continue reading »

Nora Sweeney
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Program in Film and Video
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Nora Sweeney (1985, Ohio) is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and professor based in the Los Angeles area whose work focuses on cultural traditions, labor, and immigrant communities. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she received her B.A. from Oberlin College and M.F.A. in Film/Video... Continue reading »

Janice Tanaka
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Program in Film and Video
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Janice Tanaka began in the performing arts with the Allegro American Ballet Co.; studied music composition at the Conservatorio Internacionale de Musica; and performed in theaters, nightclubs and TV throughout the Americas. In '79 she built an analog computer for processing video. As a... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty