About Ezra Lunel
I am currently on the faculties of the Digital Media Dept. at Santa Ana College, the Film Dept. at Long Beach City College, and the TV/Film Dept. at Butte College. 
I teach a number of Film Production and Theory courses, including:
• Screenwriting
• Digital Cinema Production
• Video Editing and Postproduction
• History of Film from Origins to 1945
• History of Film from 1945 to Present
• Contemporary TV 
• Intro to Film Studies
• History of Animation

and, more recently:
• History of Latin American Cinema
I have a hard-earned reputation among my colleagues and students as a caring, dynamic, and highly effective educator. In May of 2020, I received the Santa Ana College Maestro Teach award for “connecting classroom content to student lives by integrating creativity into the curriculum and tailoring lessons, assignments, and teaching methods to engage with students’ individual needs and abilities.”
I have a strong background in pedagogy, having served for nearly four years as the Instructor Trainer and Supervisor for FLEX College Prep in Irvine, CA, teaching individual and group classes, developing curricula and lesson plans, and training and mentoring FLEX instructors statewide. Previously, I taught film production at the University of Guadalajara's Centro de Artes Audiovisuales (CAAV) and served as a graduate teaching assistant at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
A graduate of UC Berkeley (BA, Interdisciplinary Studies) and Chapman University (MFA, Film Production), I am a former independent producer, director, and video editor who has worked on productions for PBS, Lifetime Television, and Showtime; in development at River Road Entertainment and Future Film Group; and in television and broadcast journalism at CNN, ESPN, and KUSI-TV in San Diego.
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