C u r r i c u l u m V i t a e B y r o n C a p l a n Home 3636 Bridgewood Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32277 412.343.3775 byroncaplan@gmail.com EDUCATION M.F.A. 1979: Yale University, School of Art. New Haven, CT. B.F.A. 1977: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. TEACHING Prof. of Digital Media- Florida State College at Jacksonville Media 2014-present Digital Media Instructor- Southeastern Louisiana University 2012 – 2013 Department of Languages and Communication Asst. Professor- Robert Morris University, Moon Twp, PA 2009 - 2011 Department of Media Arts 2005 – 2007 Visiting Asst. Professor- Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts F2007 – 2008 Asst. Professor- Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Roy H. Park School of Communications 1997 - 2005 Department of Television-Radio PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE News Videographer/preditor WGNO-TV New Orleans, LA 2014 Shot, edited and produced stories for the evening news Producer/Videographer Southeastern Channel Hammond, LA 2012-2013 Produced, wrote, shot & edited doc/feature-type stories in the West Florida Parishes for Charter cable TV station channel 18. Associate Director WTAE-TV4 Pittsburgh, PA 2010-2011 Responsible for floor-managing live broadcasts. Directed promos and pre- production work for the station. Freelance Video Production bc Productions Harpswell, ME 1993-97 Selected job contracts: Segment producer for Quest, Investigating the World We Call Maine, a 14-hour science series for Maine PBS. Project required producing 14 one-hour shows over a two- year period. Topics included biotechnology, telecommunications, healthcare, archaeology, forest ecology and others. Producer/writer/reporter for True North, a weekly half-hour news magazine for Maine PBS. Producer/writer Union Heroes of Gettysburg, a 1-hour 40-minute nationally distributed historical video documentary. Videographer for A&E’s Biography on Marilyn Monroe. Producer/writer Joshua Chamberlain & the 20th Maine, a 1-hour historical video documentary broadcast on Maine PBS. Field producer for American Journal story on Stephen King. Videographer for T.I.G. Productions behind the scenes of the making of the feature movie, Head Above Water, with Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz. Assignment Editor WMTW-TV (ABC) Lewiston/Portland, ME 1994 Responsible for researching and determining daily news stories to be covered. Assigned reporters and crews to stories. Coordinated logistics between news crews, news locations and available resources. Met daily broadcast deadlines for the 6pm newscast. Videographer/Editor KYW-TV (NBC) Philadelphia, PA 1980-1992 Shot, edited and covered all aspects of TV news in the ENG environment. Daily assignments included breaking news, feature stories, series, special assignments, live- shots and helicopter aerials. Produced, wrote, shot and edited feature stories. Selected stories covered: M.O.V.E. assault, bombing, and fire. Philadelphia, PA. 1985. TWA Hostage Crisis. Wiesbaden, West Germany. 1985. Reagan/Gorbachev Summit. Washington D.C. 1985. U.S. Presidential Campaigns. 1992, 1988, 1984, 1980. White House Pool camera. Various times. U.S. Army in Central America. Honduras. 1987. Trip of Nelson Mandela to New York. New York, NY. 1990. Papal Visit. Miami and New Orleans. 1987. Miss America Pageant. Atlantic City, NJ. 1989, 1982. All professional sports including NFL, MLB, NBL, NHL, NBA, PGA, NCAA, etc. The First Gulf War from Washington, D.C. 1991. Mumia Abu-Jamal investigation. 1981-82. HONORS AND AWARDS Telly Award. 2013 “Northshore Gems” episode- Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum & Tickfaw State Park. Sketch #3 Carlsbad. 2002 Black Maria Film Festival, Honorable Mention Three Small Town American Celebrations. 2001 1st place: BEA (Broadcast Education Association) production competition. Documentary category. Communicator Award, “Award of Distinction.” American Film Institute DVCAM Festival, finalist “Telly” Bronze award Videographer Award, “Award of Distinction.” Silver Regional “CINDY” award. Broadcast on Nickelodeon & PBS. (Boston/New England) Emmy Award: producer for best educational program, Quest, Investigating the World We Call Maine: “Information Superhighway.” 1996 (Boston/New England) Emmy nomination: Producer for best documentary, Quest, Investigating the world We Call Maine: “Healthcare.” 1996 (Boston/New England) Emmy nomination: producer for best documentary, Quest, Investigating the World We Call Maine: “Gulf of Maine.” 1995 (Boston/New England) Emmy nomination: producer for best educational program, Quest, Investigating the World We Call Maine: “Forests.” 1995 Videographer for Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominated spot news story, “Mt. Airy Fire,” 1991 Videographer for Mid-Atlantic Emmy winning Medical series, “Prescription for Pregnancy,” 1986 Videographer for Mid-Atlantic Emmy winning news feature series, “Little Heroes,” 1984 ORGANIZATIONS (PAST & PRESENT) American Federation of Teachers (AFT) International Association of Theatre and Screen Employees (IATSE) Broadcast Education Association (BEA) University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) Directors Guild of America (DGA) Pittsburgh Filmmakers Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Volunteer: The Andy Warhol Museum- Pittsburgh, PA Volunteer: Adult Education Center- Hammond, LA