Dept. of Telecommunications.
Radio-TV Center, Room 240A
rjthrock 'at' indiana.edu
Graduated Wabash College in 1987. Completed Master's Degree from Miami University in 1988. First major feature film job in 1991 on the movie, City of Hope, directed by John Sayles. Worked within the independent feature film community in New York City in early 1990's. Worked as freelance director for WPTD-TV (public TV station) in Dayton, Ohio. Directed programming and program development for the Educational Channels on Warner Cable system in South-Central Ohio. Served as a consultant for the Director of Operations for Warner Cable in South-Central Ohio. Hired as broadcast news director at WCPO-TV (then the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati). Co-wrote, produced, edited and secured a national distribution contract for a feature film, Suspicions, in 1995. Moved to Bloomington in 1996 and took a job as a producer with a media production company in Indianapolis. Became Creative Director and Vice-President of company in 1998. Took over as President of the company in 2004. In 2006 started a media production company, Blue Ace Media, based in Bloomington. Continue to work as a freelance Assistant Director on numerous national and regional TV commercials, including the 2010 McDonald's Super Bowl commercial directed by Joe Pytka. Won a Cine Golden Eagle and numerous Telly Awards for excellence in film and video production. Won Best Social Reporting award from the Indiana Journalism Society for the WTIU-TV documentary, Hard Life. Clients include: Toyota, NCAA, IU Athletics, IU Foundation, YMCA, Oliver Winery, Bloomingfoods, Wabash College and WTIU-TV.
Teaching T351: Video Field & Post Production in the Fall of 2010.