School of the Arts Faculty
Mark D. Chesak
Part Time Faculty (2008)
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specializing in writing and editing long form documentaries, Mark has 30 years experience that includes promo production, independent film and experimental video. His editing credits include: "Crash of Flight 111" for NOVA, "Dangerous Prescription" for Frontline, "Surviving Mars" for the Discovery Channel, plus numerous shows for History Channel, NAT GEO, NBC Sports, as well as the DIY Network.
Along with work in broadcast television, Mark is also an Avid Certified Instructor and has taught editing to students from varied backgrounds, countries and news organizations such as: CNN Middle East Bureau, Fort Bragg's Kennedy School of Special Warfare as well as to members of the White House Communications staff. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University and Emerson College, and has taught workshops at The Maine International Film Television Workshops, Future Media Concepts and at Harvard University's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
Editing for Film and Video (VM376)