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Faculty Bios

 Contact Info:
(714) 432-5819
blazarus@occ.cccd.edu
WEBSITE

 

Robert Lazarus
Department Chair
  • BA in Communications, CSUF
  • MA, CSUF

Professional Credits:

  • 20 years in the industry as producer and cameraman for television shows, commericals and rock concerts
  • Directing and editing for Emmy Award-winning instructional television programs
  • Taught television production classes since 1984 at OCC, Goldenwest and Santa Ana College

At Orange Coast College:

  • Department Chair of Film/Video and Broadcasting Departments since 2008
  • Full-time Instructor:
    • 194- Digital FIlm/Video Editing
    • 264- Advanced Digital Film/Video Editing
    • 155- Television Production 1
    • 255- Television Production 2
    • 110- Video Workshop

 


 Contact Info:
(714) 432-5180 (PH)
(714) 432-5182 (Fax)
sbroberg@occ.cccd.edu

Scott Broberg
Department Coordinator

  • Degrees & Certificates in Film Production, Recording Arts, and Avid Editing

Professional Credits:

  • Music Composer, Sound Designer, and Editor for film, video, commercial, and Network Television shows.
  • Emmy Award-winning television music contributions
  • ASCAP Writer Member
  • Professional Photographer

At Orange Coast College:

  • Film/Video Department Coordinator since 1994
  • Annual Film Festival Producer
  • Film Club and Internship Advisor
  • Part-time Instructor:
    • 260- Special Projects
 

 

 Contact Info:
(714) 432-5922 (Ph)
(714) 432-5075 (Fax)
whall@occ.cccd.edu

 

William S. Hall

 
 
Professional Credits:
 
  • Over 600 broadcast TV credits as Co-Producer, Director, or Writer
  • 30+ Years of work on Network / Cable / local TV
  • Six-time Emmy Award Nominee
  • Director Member of the Director's Guild of America (DGA)

At Orange Coast College:

  • Department Chair of Film/Video and Broadcasting Departments from 1992-2008
  • Full-time Instructor:
    • 270- Digital Cinema
    • 265- Electronic Field Production
    • 155- Television Production 1
    • 255- Television Production 2
    • 261- Television Lab
    • 105- Broadcast Journalism
    • 100-History and Appreciation of Cinema

 

 

 

 Contact Info:
eforssell@occ.cccd.edu

Erik Forssell
  • Art Center - Cinematography
Professional Credits:  
  • Professional Cinematographer
  • Film Festival Programming Director
At Orange Coast College:
  • Instructor:
    • 110 - Video Workshop
    • 262 - Cinematography
    • 265 - Electronic Field Production
    • 270 - Digital Cinema

 


 

 Contact Info:
(714) 432-0202 X. 22063
jhart@occ.cccd.edu

 

John Hart

Professional Credits:

  • Experience in advertising sales, marketing, station management, and on-air work for five radio stations
  • Television experience on "The Golden Girls," "Empty Nest," "Mad About You," "Will & Grace," "Ladie's Man," "Just Shoot Me," "The Norm Show," "That's My Bush," "Three Sisters," "Raising Dad," "What I Like About You."
  • Taught since 1986 at OCC, CSUF, Saddleback, Irvine Valley, and Coastline colleges

At Orange Coast College:

  • Instructor:
    • 150- Intro to Radio, TV, and Film

 
 
 Contact Info:
khulstrom@occ.cccd.edu
Kirk Hulstrom
 
At Orange Coast College: 
  • * Instructor
  • 155 TV Production 1
  • 255 TV Production 2
  • 215 Social Media Marketing
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Contact Info:
mmartinez@occ.cccd.edu
Matthew Martinez
 
 Professional Credits:
  • BA in Radio, Television, and Film Production, CSUF Certificate San Diego Make-up Institute, Beauty Make-up and Special FX Make-up.
  • Currently a Television Executive for CBS Television Network.
  • Television Experience: "Rules of Engagement," "Person of Interest," "CSI: Miami," "The Defenders," "Accidently on Purpose," "Flashpoint," "Vegas," "Friend Me," "Two and a Half Men," "CSI: NY," "Medium," "Rob," "Mad Love," "Hitched."
  • Member of SAG, AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, and IBEW.
  • Dedicated 15 years to training and performing as a professional actor, singer, and dancer in TV series, commercials and live theater.

At Orange Coast College:

  • * Instructor
  • 102 Business of Film/Television

 

 
 

 
Contact Info:
(714) 432-5637
blewis@occ.cccd.edu
 
Brian Lewis
  • AA in Photography, OCC
  • BA in Radio, Television, and Film, CSUSF
  • MA in Film, CSUSF
Professional Credits:
  • Produced the first Southern California college filn festival in 1978
  • 33 years of college level teaching at OCC, as well as San Francisco State University, and UCI
  • Served as Juror for the Newport Beach Film Festival, and attended both Cannes and Sundance
  • Produced and Directed documentaries, commercials, educational and theatrical films over some 30 years
  • Founded and published the Orange County Film/Video Referral Service, the first directory listing Orange County companies in the film/video industry
  • Publisher of "Story Board," a monthly magazine about the activities of Orange County's film/video industry
At Orange Coast College:
  • Founder and former Dept. Chair (1976-1991)
  • Full-time Instructor:
    • History and Appreciation of Cinema
 


 

 Contact Info:
(714) 432-0202 X. 22228
lriggins@occ.cccd.edu

Larry Riggins
  • MFA, UCLA
Professional Credits:
  • Screenwriter, Playwright, Director, Writing Consultant, Producer
  • Original Writer of Artisan's $20 million release, "Replicant," starring Jean Claude Van Damme
  • Has written for SONY/Tristar Pictures, Millenium Films, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century, ABC Television, Atlantis Films, MGM, FOX, and numerous Independent Feature Film and Television companies
  • Taught college-level film courses for 12 years at OCC, LBCC, and UCLA Graduate Program
  • Received Samuel Goldwyn, Jack Nicholson, Writers Digest, Laughing Horse, Chesterfield, Cyclone, Thunderbird, Screenplay Festival, and Lawrence Thor awards for excellence in screenwriting
  • Member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA)
At Orange Coast College:
  • Instructor:
    • 240- Film Production
    • 112- Home Video Marketing and Distribution

 


 

 

 Contact Info:
bsweeny@occ.cccd.edu

Beth Sweeny
 
 
At Orange Coast College:
  • Instructor:
    • 193- Film Sound

 


 

 

 Contact Info:
(714) 432-0202 X. 22240
svalley@occ.cccd.edu

Steve Valley
 
At Orange Coast College: 
  • Instructor:
    • 110- Video Workshop
    • 104- Great Directors of Cinema