Joe Del Sordo has been a Digital Filmmaking & Video Production instructor for over 22 years, first at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and more recently at The Art Institute of Atlanta and Kennesaw State University. He has spent over 40+ years in the Film and Video Production business, after having graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts. Later, he went on to receive a Master’s Degree to enable him to teach his industry experience to succeeding generations of students.
His career includes work in:
Television, Documentary, News Production for the major networks, Corporate production work and Independent Feature Films.
He has won numerous awards for work on commercials, documentaries and news.
He performed A.D.R. (Automated Dialogue Replacement) supervision on several movies and the television series “Miami Vice”.
He also spent nine years on free-lance crews with the BBC.
He received his master’s degree in 2000 from Nova Southeastern University and then furthered his master’s education in film production by attending The Miami International University of Art & Design.
In 2000 he won the College Teacher of the Year award for Post Secondary Schools in the state of Florida.
Both in the Fall of 2001 and 2009, he was granted sabbaticals to pursue a professional development agenda of teaching by example. The results of these sabbaticals can be viewed on their respective website listings at:
http://jjd091.aisites.com - High Definition Report
http://www.heroesintherealworld.com - Humanitarian efforts through education
In 2012 he was awarded Full Professorship Status while at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
His personal mission is to continue to work in the industry so that he can bring first hand knowledge to his students, and to continue to develop curriculum that aligns more closely with real world experience.
A professional listing of some of his work can be viewed at - https://vimeo.com/joedelsordo