John Acosta

John Acosta

John Acosta is an Associate Professor for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College where he teaches for the department of Communications & Performing Arts. John's professional credits include the ABC Sitcom "Spin City", the PBS/Amerian Playhouse Documentary Series "An American Love Story", and Nickelodeon's "Little Bill". John's education experiences include teaching for Film/Video Arts, the East Coast Traning Program at the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Borough of Manhattan Community College, LaGuardia Community College, and The Exploring Transfer program at Vassar College. John's Creative Works include videos edited for the Archive Committe of the Motion Picture Editors Guild (Interview with Peter C. Frank), and the Education Committee of the International Cinematographers Guild (Lighting Workshop & Digital Symposium), and the New York Production Alliance (Faces of New York Film & Television Production). John's Speaking Engagement's have included Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and Creative Content World (CCW) Conferences.

John Acosta
Associate Professor
Department of Communications & Performing Arts
City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College

Master of Fine Arts in Television Production
The City University of New York at Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Arts in Film Production
The City University of New York at Hunter College

Member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
Membership Type: Individual Faculty Member

Member of the Society of Motion Picture & Televison Engineers (SMPTE)
Membership Type: Individual Active Professional

Avid Certified Instructor - Media Composer 6
Avid Instructor Certification Program

Friends of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)

Member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild
Honorable Withdrawal in 2007
Editors Guild Magazine Mar-Apr 2007: Vol.28,Num.2
Minority Report - Guild's New York Office Holds Open House for City's Film Student



Kingsborough Community College
Kingsborough Annual Report 2011
Kingsborough Currents Mar.31, 2009
Kingsborough's News Media Videos

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
NYC Media - Press Release, March 4, 2012
NYC Media - Arts Alive! Brooklyn (YouTube Post)
CityScoop: LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts: Dance

Selected Teaching Experience:
Film/Video Arts
The City University of New York at Borough of Manhattan Community College
The City University of New York at LaGuardia Community College
Exploring Transfer Program at Vassar College

Selected Professional Experience:
Spin City (ABC/Dreamworks Television)
An American Love Story (PBS/American Playhouse)
Little Bill (Nickelodeon)
UNICEF (United Nations)

MFA Thesis Video

Day Lily
Lily is a young woman who studied painting and sculpture but since graduating feels that she's lost her creative spark and has found herself making a living creating display pedestals for the work of other artists. The short video explores how Lily comes to terms with her life in one defining day.