Steve Pecchia-Bekkum, M.F.A.Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film Production & Traditional Animation
Apple Certified Trainer
- Final Cut Pro 6, Level 1
- DVD Studio Pro 4
Steven Pecchia-Bekkum teaches traditional animation production for the Department of Film & Media Arts. He is currently designing the Film Department’s new Sound for Film and Video course based on years of experience in production and post-production sound. Additionally, he has taught Film Production I and Screenwriting for the University of Utah as well as Introduction to Film courses for Weber State University. Prior to relocating in Utah, he supervised the production facilities at Minneapolis Community and Technical College for five years.
Steven has an M.F.A. in Film Studies at the University of Utah, a Liberal Arts B.A. from Metropolitan State University with an emphasis in the translation of literary sources into film, and two separate A.S. degrees in filmmaking and video production from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He is also a certified Apple Final Cut Pro 6 and DVD Studio Pro 4 trainer.
One of Steven’s works, Walking in the Valley of the Gods, was shown in several festivals including the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Hollywood DV Film Festival. He is the sound re-recording mixer on many films including Paul Larsen’s To Be or Not to Be and Amy Bronson’s Backstroke. He has worked for the Sundance Film Festival in both the sound crew and as a video camera operator, and as a workshop instructor in screenwriting at the Locomotion Film Festival. Steven also composes and performs music for his and other’s films. For more information about Steve and his work, visit his online CV.