Faculty and Staff
Adjunct Faculty & Guest Artists
Judith K. Hart
Sharon Teo is an Associate Professor in Film and New Media Production. She is also the Associate Director of the school. She received her B.S. Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.F.A in Film Production from Ohio University.
In addition to producing and directing film shorts, she produced and edited the award-winning feature film "Almost Normal" (Distributors: Seventh Art Releasing & Wolfe Video). Shot on Super16mm film and released in 2005, "Almost Normal" was selected for distribution in North America, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Australia & New Zealand; and television broadcast by MTV networks and Sky TV (Italy). She also produced for the series "Intouch with the Arts" at Ohio's PBS affiliate, WOUB.
She has won numerous awards, including a Regional Emmy for editing the documentary “Wandering Souls: Tet ’68 Remembered” and the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie student editing award. She also edited the award-winning feature films “Out of Season” and “Almost Normal”. In 2006, she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship Merit Award in Filmmaking (Drama) by the Nebraska Arts Council.
Sharon has also received recognition for her producing and editing work on DVDs. In 2004, she was responsible for postproduction on a DVD which resulted in a total gift of $9.3million from Johnny Carson for the (then) Department of Theatre Arts. The DVD was awarded a Grand Gold Medal and Gold Medal Award for overall excellence in fund-raising programs: Technology Applications, Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards. In addition, she co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and edited the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts DVD which has won numerous awards including a Platinum Best of Show for the Aurora Awards.
Since 2003, she has edited 24 choreographic DVD titles for Music Theatre International (MTI) in New York and Disney Theatrical Productions. In Fall 2008, she was selected as a Seminar Fellow and was invited to attend the 20th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles.
Sharon teaches courses in production, postproduction, producing and directing.