Todd Mechling

Todd Mechling

Instructor

MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

Al Neuharth Media Center 205

Phone: (605) 677-5477

Email: Todd.Mechling@usd.edu

Bio:

Todd is a USD alumnus with significant award winning experience in the private sector in the film/video production industry.


Teaching Interests:

film/video production & post production


Education:

  • webinar participant, Campus Technology webinar, 2014
  • "Feature Film Financing", Independent Feature Project North seminar, 1992
  • "Television Producers Workshop", Central Educational Network workshop, 1986
  • BA, Mass Communication, University of South Dakota, 1985
  • "Screenwriting: Developing Structure & Character", American Film Institute seminar, 1985
  • "Basic Video Engineering", Todd Communications workshop, 1984

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion, SD Board of Regents

Awards and Honors:

  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2012
  • Best TV Comedy, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2011
  • Finalist, Best TV General Entertainment Program, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2011
  • Finalist, Best TV PSA, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2011
  • Finalist, Best TV PSA, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2011
  • Best Feature Narrative, South Dakota Film Festival, 2011
  • Best of Festival, South Dakota Film Festival, 2011
  • David L. Adams Apple Award, ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, 2011
  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2011
  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2010
  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2010
  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2010
  • Accepted Selection, Siouxland Film Festival, 2010
  • Best TV Promo, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2010
  • Finalist, Best TV Promo, National Student Production Awards, College Broadcasters Inc, 2010
  • Gold Award, National Corporation for Public Broadcasting Local Programming Awards, 1993
  • Winner, Experimental Division, Broadcast Education Association National Faculty Production Competition, 1993
  • Best Commercial Drama, Montana Film & Video Festival, 1992
  • Honorable Mention Cultural Performance Program, Central Education Network Programming Awards, 1992

Presentations:

  • Mechling, Todd. "The Nuts & Bolts of Historical Documentaries". Presented at the SECA annual conference, Tampa, FL. (February 2006)
  • Mechling, Todd. "Working with Indies". Presented at the SECA annual conference, Tampa, FL. (February 1996)