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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:

  • BA, Mass Communication, University of South Dakota, 1985

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion, SD Board of Regents

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Instructor Award nominee, USD College of Arts & Sciences, 2020
  • Belbas-Larson Award nominee, USD College of Arts & Sciences, 2020
  • Best Feature Narrative, South Dakota Film Festival, 2011
  • Best of Festival, South Dakota Film Festival, 2011
  • 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. Early Cinema and South Dakota.
  • 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)