Beyond sharing his knowledge about audio/video production, Robert Gifford aims to instill his students with a sense of curiosity.
Professional Title: Adjunct Animation Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Video Editing/Production, Sound Design
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Video Production/Editing
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Video 1, Sound Design, Advanced Video
Education: I worked professionally for 10 years in the Music Industry from 1979 –1990. I have been employed for the last 20 years in Video production where I have been creating medical, scientific and educational videos. I have also produced a number of music videos.
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: I finished a 30-minute video production for Dr. Allan Hobson entitled "REM Sleep and Dreaming: Toward a Theory of Protoconsciousness" that was presented in Kuching, Borneo at the International Conference on Cognitive Science in 2013.
Fun Facts: I co-produced, wrote music and performed on two albums for MCA Records in 1980 and 1981 as a member of The Rings, MCA recording artists. The two albums were entitled The Rings and The Rhythm Method. Just for fun and reference, see….
I derive great satisfaction working with film, video and sound. I have always been fascinated with human communication, with "storytelling". I started shooting Super 8 films in 1967 and working with recording audio tape earlier then that. I am captivated with the Auditory and Visual arena in all its many myriad forms. As part of my job as Video Production Manager for EVS from 1996-2002, I trained many videographers in video and audio production, and thoroughly enjoyed the teaching process. When I was asked to teach video at Lesley I was excited for the opportunity. Teaching students gives them power and control over their work. Technical knowledge is a necessary part of the creative process. My philosophy is that learning is a life long adventure, one that opens doors in the mind as well as the world. If I can engage my students in the learning process and leave them with a desire to know more I have been successful.
Video and Animation Department
Animation and Motion Media
Animation and Motion Media BFA
Animation Professional Certificate
Digital Filmmaking BFA
Digital Filmmaking Minor
All Art and Design Majors and Minors
Liberal Arts and General Education
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Geoff Marian ’08 BFA, Animation, Freelance Animator, splatboom.com - “It’s important to learn about current events, literature, and types of art other than your own. The better informed you are, the better artist you are.”