• MURRAY STILLER

  • EDUCATION

    Film  and Philosophy

    Doctorate of Philosophy

    European Graduate School

    DPhil in Medial Communications

     

    Studied with philosophers Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Georgio

     

    Agamben and filmmakers Adam Egoyan, Peter Greenaway, and Mike Figgis.

    Dissertation 'Sound in Cinema', to be published by Atropos Press, shows how sound in cinema is understood through Martin Heidegger's philosophy of unconcealing language and art.

    MA

    Regent College

    Master of Arts

     

    Masters of Arts degree in religious studies, philosophy, and history. Concentration in art and aesthetics. Thesis project was the feature documentary film on religious satire, titled Nailin' It To The Church; Religious Satire and the Gospel According to The Wittenburg Door.

     

    EDITING RESIDENT

    Canadian Film Centre

    Toronto, Ontario

     

    Selected as one of four editors from across Canada, this is an intensive and mentored collaboration with directors, writers, and producers. The CFC is Canada's equivalent to the American Film Institute under the leadership of film director Norman Jewison.

     

    BA

    Trinity Western University

    Langley, British Columbia

     

    Liberal Studies undergraduate degree. Major in history.

     

  • CV

    Capilano University

    Vancouver, Canada

    School of Motion Picture Arts,

    Bosa Centre for Film and Animation

     

    Director of the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.

     

    The School is the program. The Centre is the facility.

    Former Chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts (motion picture, animation, visual effects, documentary, etc).

    Previous teaching includes editing, advanced editing, sound design, sound recording, motion graphics, project mentoring, and first year camera and lighting.

    Simon Fraser University

    Vancouver, Canada

    Contemporary Arts

     

    Sessional professor. Course on Film Sound reviews the history and application of sound in cinema. Using professional sound software for film, students learn the practical workflow of editing sound and creative process for designing sound.

     

    University of British Columbia

    Vancouver, Canada

    Department of Theatre and FIlm

     

    Sessional professor. Course on Film Sound reviews the history and application of sound in cinema. Using professional sound software for film, students learn the practical workflow of editing sound and creative process for designing sound.

     

    Tyndale University

    Toronto, Ontario

    Department of Fine Arts

     

    Sessional professor. Summer session course connects film with religious belief.

     

    Trinity Western University

    Langley, British Columbia

    School of Media and Communication

     

    Sessional professor. Course on Film Sound reviews the history and application of sound in cinema. Using professional sound software for film, students learn the practical workflow of editing sound and creative process for designing sound.

     

    Freelance Film Work

    Worldwide

    Sound Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Recording, and Documentary Film.

     

    Continuing to work in film, current notable credits include sound design for feature length documentaries Hellbound? and Sex and Money by Kevin Miller, and Fallen Angel, the documentary about Larry Norman by David DiSabatino.

     

    Drama and experimental credits include the Academy Award winning film by Tal Shamir, The Vermeers. See IMDB.

     

    Send me a message to consult on the sound for your project, a sound design for your film, or a professional sound mix.

  • BOOK & FILM

    Comprehensive investigation into the nature of religious satire and its place in culture.

     

    Armed with razor sharp wit, private investigator licenses, and a vow of poverty, The Wittenburg Door magazine satirizes Christians who take themselves too seriously. They have taken fraudulent televangelists to jail and continue to work with federal lawmakers to keep The Message honest.

     

    Sound and visual are independent elements brought together to become the 'audiovisual' of modern cinema. Sound in cinema and moving pictures juxtapose each other to represent a conversation.

    Available in paperback and Kindle.

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