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Paul Chilsen (Carthage College)

Paul Chilsen
Director - Rosebud Institute, Chair - Dept. of Communication & Digital Media

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Paul Chilsen started his career in Los Angeles as an assistant director on Disney films, and as a production manager on the TV show "Star Search." He left to pursue an MFA at Columbia College Chicago, where his thesis film, "Gross Ratings," was nominated for a regional Student Academy Award. Paul also did post-graduate work at UW-Madison and was a Follet Fellow at Columbia.

A working filmmaker, he has directed and written theatrical feature films, numerous documentaries, and an Emmy Award winning TV show.

Paul has taught at Columbia College, Northwestern University, and Carthage. His focus is screen literacy, especially as it relates to the definition and effective use of motion media language, in production and media writing courses.


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