Receiving her B.A. from Millsaps College and M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, Courtney Egan taught visual arts and video production in Jefferson and Orleans Parish schools, darkroom photography at Delgado Community College, and youth workshops at the New Orleans Video Access Center, before joining NOCCA in 2001. She has screened short films at the New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & VideoFest, and the Black Maria Film Festival, among others. She is the recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship. Ms. Egan’s projection-based artwork is represented by Arthur Roger Gallery.
With a B.M. in Music Industry from University of Miami, former president/co-owner of Ultrasonic Studios Inc. Steve Reynolds has recorded hundreds of commercially released music CD’s including 2007 Grammy Winner Irma Thomas’s “After The Rain.” Previous Grammy nominated CD’s include: Los Hombres Calientes – “Vol. 4,” Ruth Brown – “A Good Day for the Blues,” and The Dukes of Dixieland – “Gloryland.” Steve also worked as location music recordist on Clint Eastwood’s “Piano Blues” film for the PBS TV series The Blues. He composed and produced the title theme music for the second season of The Big Easy TV series. Steve is also adjunct audio instructor at University of New Orleans. He is currently developing interactive audio concepts for games, video, live performance, and art installations, as well as continuing to record and produce CD projects.
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Receiving his B.A. from St. Joseph’s Seminary College and M.A. from the University of New Orleans, Paul Werner has taught film and television for over 30 years. He was Teacher of the Year in 1999 at Benjamin Franklin High School. He started the Media Arts Department at NOCCA in 2001. He was a curriculum consultant for St. Charles Parish and Orleans Parish schools. He is a former board member of the New Orleans Video Access Center and The Dog and Pony Theatre Company and was coordinator of the Playwright’s Unit at the Contemporary Art Center. His television credits include staff writer for 52 episodes of “Morgus Presents.” He was awarded a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship in 2009. He is a member of the Broadcast Education Association and the University Film and Video Association and is an Apple certified trainer.