Bryan Cardinale-Powell
Bryan is a teacher, filmmaker, and photographer who currently serves as Associate Professor  and Chair of Film at Oklahoma City University. His professional experience includes working for Panavision-Chicago and as a freelance producer, writer, editor, and cameraman based out of Atlanta where he won a Southeast Region Emmy Award. His film interests include American independent cinema and personal documentary, and his writing is included in Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh, a collection of essays on the British director’s work that Bryan co-edited with Marc DiPaolo.

Boston University, College of Communication
MS in Film Production​​​​​​​

Xavier University, College of Social Sciences
AB in Economics, cum laude
Teaching Experience

Oklahoma City University
Fall 2008 to present
• Tenure, Fall 2020
• Associate Professor + Chair of Film, Fall 2017
• Acting Chair and Visiting Assistant Professor of Moving Image Arts, Fall 2016
• Visiting Assistant Professor of Moving Image Arts, Fall 2008

Performed administrative duties including curriculum development and assessment, budget management, and recruitment for a BFA in Film Production and a minor in Digital Film & Media at OCU. Teaching assignments included Cinematography, Studio Lighting, Non-Linear Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, History of Motion Pictures, Film Genre, Film Theory & Criticism, Directing for the Camera, and Digital Photography.

Georgia State University
Spring 2003 to Spring 2008
• Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record)

Teaching assignments included Film Aesthetics & Analysis, Film Genre, American Film History I & II, and Lighting Design for Film/Television/Theater

Boston University
Spring 1995 to Spring 1997
​​​​​​​• Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Assisted with Film Production I and Cinematography
Creative Work

Mask Required
OCU Advanced Film Workshop
Director, 2020

Wilson WPA Mural Project
Actually Quite Nice Productions and Wilson Arts, Inc.
Cinematographer, In production

Washed Up - Faculty Art Show
Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery
Photography, 2019

Moving Image Art
Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery
Co-curator, 2018

Oklahoma City Ballet
Producer, 2017

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Co-Curator and Spotlight Artist Mentor, 2017

Without Words
Oklahoma City Ballet
Photography for projection during performance, 2016

Arrangement 34 - Faculty Art Show
Nona Jean Halsey Gallery
Photography, 2015

12: Promises
12 Recovery Foundation and Oklahoma City University Department of Moving Image Arts
Writer and Editor, 2013

First & Female
Oklahoma City University Department of Moving Image Arts
Editor and Associate Producer, 2011
Awarded Best Documentary Short at the 2011 deadCenter Film Festival
Nominated for NATAS Heartland Emmy, Documentary - Cultural

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre Highlight Reel 2009-2010
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
Editor and Producer, 2010

The Clearing
Fox 2000 Films
Video Assist & Playback, 2004

Coca-Cola Hoop City
Production Assistant, 2003

Job Fair 2002
Georgia Department of labor and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Associate Producer and Field Camera, 2002

Looking Over Your Shoulder
Georgia Bar Association and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Producer and Writer, 2002

The Father’s Side
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Producer and Writer, 2001

Finding Your Place in Georgia State Government
Georgia Merit System and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Producer and Writer, 2001

Eminent Scholars
Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Associate Producer and Writer, 2001

Georgia School Council
Georgia School Council and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Associate Producer, 2001

Teens Saving Teens
Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Producer and Additional Camera, 2001

Telemarketing Fraud: It’s a Crime
Georgia Bar Association and Georgia Public Broadcasting
Associate Producer, 2001

Capital Development spot
Boston University Office of Gift Estate Planning
Director of Photography, 1996

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh: The Politics and Poetry of Comedic Realism
with Marc DiPaolo, Bloomsbury, 2013
Book includes the following essays:
“Cultural Stillbirth: An Examination of Reactions to Vera Drake.”
All or Nothing: Mike Leigh and the Fickle Finger.”

“Propaganda and Prestige: Principal Foundations for a Canadian Film Industry, 1939-1945.”
Atlanta Review of Journalism History 6 (Spring 2006): 72-95

Society for Photographic Education - South Central Region conference, September 2015

Mid-America College Art Association annual conference, October 2014
“What Are You Trying to Prove?: Photographic Plot Material, Mechanics, and Art”

University Film & Video Association annual conference, August 2014
“Teaching Narrative Media Production from More Than One Angle: Reflections on Collaborative Team-Teaching,” with Marc DiPaolo
The Sharpest Knife in the Drawer, peer-reviewed screenplay workshop.

Georiga State University Center for Teaching and Learning conference, January 2008
“Toward a Pedagogy of Defiance in the Media Production Classroom”

Literature/Film Association annual conference, October 2007
“Mike Leigh and the Fickle Finger”

PCA/ACA annual conference, April 2006
“Movie Censorship Patterns in Atlanta, 1916-1925”

AEJMC annual conference, history division, August 2005
“Propaganda and Prestige: Principal Foundations for a Canadian Film Industry, 1939-1945”
University Service

appointed 2022
elected 2021
Secretary, 2021 to 2023
, appointed 2019

University General Education Committee, appointed 2018
Ad Hoc Task Force on Gen Ed Learning Outcomes and Assessment

University Athletics Committee, appointed 2018

PCAS Curriculum Committee, appointed 2018
Committee Secretary

Ad Hoc PCAS Appendix Revision Task Force, appointed 2018

PCAS Identity Task Force, appointed 2017

PCAS Scholarship Committee, appointed 2015 to 2018

PCAS Search Committees
Assistant/Associate/Professor of Gaming and Animation, Chair, 2019
Director of the School of Visual Arts, 2018
Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, 2017
          Search Committee Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor/Artist-in-Residence in Graphic Design, 2017
          Search Committee Diversity Advocate
Director of the School of Visual Arts, 2016
Assistant Professor of Art History, 2013
Assistant Professor of Photography, 2013
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, 2012
Advisory Boards

Teacher Education Council, appointed 2019

Oklahoma Arts Institute, appointed 2019

Oklahoma State Regents Course Equivalency Project, appointed 2019
          Committee Chair, Film & Video Studies

Oklahoma City Community College - Digital Cinema Program, appointed 2017

Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature, appointed 2016
Workshops & Community Partnerships

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Film Society and Moderns, 2020

 deadCenter Film Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Workshop, 2019
with Billy Palumbo and Jeff Price

Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, 2019 to 2023
Filmmaking faculty, Editing

deadCenter Film Screenwriting Workshop, 2018
with Billy Palumbo and Matt Payne

Oklahoma City University High School Film Festival, 2017 to Present

Booker T Washington High School, Dallas, Filmmaking Workshop, 2017 and 2018
with Billy Palumbo

deadCenter Film Festival - University and Film Educators Panel, 2015

ReMerge Oklahoma, Photographer, 2014 to Present

TheatreOCU, Official Production Photographer, 2011 to Present

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre - Summer Camps, 2009 to Present
Several one-week filmmaking and photography camps each year for children ages 6 to 14
Professional Experience

Film & Video Production Contractor
Associate Producer, Writer, Cameraman, Assistant Editor, Production Assistant
January 2001–August 2003
Atlanta, Georgia

Camera Rental Manager, Film Coordinator, Camera Prep Technician
February 1998–July 2000
Chicago, Illinois

Directed the staff responsible for maintaining and delivering on-location camera equipment for professional motion picture production in Chicago and other mid-western markets

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Circulating Library Assistant
November 1994–February 1996
Boston, Massachusetts

Assisted patrons in their genealogical/historical research and maintained the collection of circulating materials

Emmy Award
NATAS Southeast Chapter

Georgia Association of Broadcasters

Telly Award
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