Cinematography (1997), Interim Dean, School of Filmmaking (2006-2007)
Columbia College-Hollywood; B.A., University of Connecticut; Honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia College-Hollywood.
E. Elkins is a camera operator and first assistant cameraman with more
than 25 years of professional experience, and more than 125 production
credits on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos,
and educational films. His credits include the television
series’ THE WONDER YEARS, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION,
GABRIEL’S FIRE and TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE; music videos for
Coolio, Cypress Hill, The Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers;
commercials for Budweiser, Life Savers, Minute Maid Orange Juice and
addition to his production experience, he has more than 20 years of
experience teaching cinematography classes and workshops throughout the
United States, including nine years at Columbia College-Hollywood where
he also served as president of the school from 1994-1995. At
the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, he is currently Assistant Dean of
Production & Student Affairs, and Chair of the Cinematography
is the author of “The Camera Assistant’s
Manual,” currently in its fifth edition, and
“Camera Terms and Concepts” published by Focal
Press. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild,
IATSE Local 600, and the Society of Camera Operators (SOC).
Dean, Faculty: Cinema Studies (1998)
B.A., M.A. in Film Production and Film History/Criticism, Penn State
University; Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University. Has taught
film history, theory, and analysis at Penn State, Emerson College, The
European Institute for International Communication, and New York
University. Chair of UNCSA Educational Policies Committee since 2000.
President of the Winston-Salem Cinema Society from 2001 to
Serves as editorial assistant on the academic journal The
Hitchcock Annual (since 2002).
Publications include The
Modernist Poetics and Experimental Film Practice of Maya Deren
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2002); “Relevant Theory for Documentary
Film,” CILECT News
No. 42 (May 2005); and “Who’s Your Dada? The Marx
Brothers at Paramount,” in
A Century of
the Marx Brothers, ed. Joseph
Mills (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).
Assistant Dean (2010) Faculty: Editing and Sound (2008)
Sound designer, supervising sound editor, musician, and actor. Feature film credits include SHREK, MADAGASCAR, SHARK TALE, THE PERFECT STORM, MYSTIC RIVER, ELF, and UNFAITHFUL. TV credits include THE SIMPSONS, FUTURAMA, THE PJ’S, and DILBERT. Honored with multiple Motion Picture Sound Editors GOLDEN REEL Awards. Sound design work on THE PERFECT STORM helped catapult its soundtrack to an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound. Member of Motion Picture Editors Guild, and Screen Actors Guild.