David Reiss | Towson University

Education

University of Baltimore (D.C.D.)
Boston University (MS)
American University (BA)

Areas of Expertise

Digital media production and design

Biography

Dave Reiss is an award-winning filmmaker, expert Avid Video Editor, and Associate
Professor of Media Production at Towson University. After earning a master’s degree
in Film Production at Boston University in 1990, Dave was one of the first Avid video
editors to create a series for television entirely on Avid’s software and hardware.
In 1996 he started his freelance business as both a Producer and Video Editor, which
led him to a wide range of projects from commercials to long form documentaries for
political consulting firms, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Newseum, NBC-4,
MCI, Macneil/ Lehrer Productions. In 2005 he earned a doctorate at the University
of Baltimore’s Doctor of Communications Design (D.C.D.) degree program, where he extended
his media skills to include web and multimedia research and design. In August of 2005
he joined the faculty at Towson University’s Electronic Media & Film department, where
he teaches video production courses in film and video production including Documentary,
Corporate and Community Service Learning. He is the EMF Department Internship Coordinator, and
the General Manager of the EMF’s Television Station WMJF.tv.

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