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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts

Office

Lowell Thomas 230

Email

Jeff.Bass@marist.edu

Phone

845-575-3000, ext. 2688

Website/Resume

http://foxweb.marist.edu/users/jeff.bass/

Jeff Bass

Distinguished Professional Lecturer of Media Arts

Bio

A native of Chicago, Jeff Bass worked more than a decade in the film, television, and video production industries.  His television work was for local stations and cable systems, as well as national networks including the Family Channel and the Discovery Channel.  Corporate clients included Borg-Warner, Raytheon, General Electric, and the Chicago International Auto Show.

Jeff began teaching part-time in 1998, and taught communication classes at several Chicago-area campuses.  In 1999, he created the Television and Video Production concentration within the communication major at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Between 2003 and 2005, Jeff taught English and western culture for three semesters in China.

Since coming to Marist in 2005, Jeff has produced numerous videos with student crews. Internal clients include the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, the Institute for Data Center Professionals, Student Financial Services, and Marist International Programs.  Among the off-campus clients are the Walkway Over the Hudson, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and Library, and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

Jeff has been certified to teach Avid Media Composer since 2008.  Media Composer is the industry standard for film and video editing.  Jeff has guided hundreds of students to professional certification in Media Composer.  Jeff also certifies students in Adobe applications.


Education

MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago
MA, Film, Regent University
BFA, Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Research Interests/Areas of Focus

Science Fiction
Classic Horror
Film and Television Post-Production
Documentary Production


Creative Work

Giving Spirits: the Blackfeet Volunteer Medical Corps documentary film presented at the University Film and Video Association conference in Burlington, VT, August 2010


Selected Presentations

James Blish’s Star Trek presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference in Philadelphia, PA, November 2017

A Master Class in Editing with Avid Media Composer presented at the Lake Placid Film Forum, June 2017

Using Professional Certification in Undergraduate Classes presented at the Broadcast Educator’s Association conference in Las Vegas, NV, April 2016

The Bride as Feminist in Classic Horror presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ, November 2013

The Dark Side of John Denver’s Music presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference in Washington, DC, October 2010

Star Trek: the Hiatus Years at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference in Niagara Falls, ON, October-November 2008


Awards and Honors

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2012-2013 academic year, Marist College

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2011-2012 academic year, Marist College

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2010-2011 academic year, Marist College

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2009-2010 academic year, Marist College

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2008-2009 academic year, Marist College

Co-recipient of Faculty Special Recognition Award for 2005-2006 academic year, Marist College