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timothy  scepansky, med, senior lecturer

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Timothy Scepansky MEd

Senior Lecturer

  • MEd Higher Education 1999

    Widener University (PA)

  • COMS 384 Visual Effects in Film and Television

  • COMS 395 Editing Film and Video

  • COMS 388 Broadcast Sports Production

My research areas of interest include service learning in the communication studies curriculum and digital media production with emphasis on aesthetic impact. Employing service learning pedagogy in the communication studies curriculum provides for unique opportunities for learning, becoming civically engaged, and opportunities for communication work product to impact and inform wider audiences. I have studied, researched, and presented a paper on the impact of the Steadicam aesthetic in film storytelling and more recently have been researching and studying the use and impact of drone cinematography in television and film production.

Selected Awards

  • Faculty Fellow, Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar, 2010

  • Presenter, "Digital Cinema Tools for the Independent Film Maker," Media Film Festival, 2011

  • Winner Best Graphics, The Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Bonk, R.J., Simons, L.N., Scepansky, T.M., Blank, N.B., & Berman, E.B. (2009). A multidisciplinary assessment of chesteropoly as an academic-service experience. Journal of Experiential Education, 32(2), 155–177.

  • Scepansky, T.M. (Producer, Director, Co-writer). (2012). Living our civic mission (15-minute short film).

  • Scepansky, T.M. (2014). 13th annual cruise for the kids thank you. Children's Crisis Treatment Center video (Vimeo).

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Broadcast Education Association (BEA), University Film and Video Assosication (UFVA)