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Virginia Orzel

Associate Professor / Associate Chair


M.F.A. Animation Rochester Institute of Technology

B.A. Motion Picture/Video/Theatre Montana State University

Area(s) of Specialty:

Video/Film pre-production, production and post-production

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"One Breath", Conference Presentation at Eastern Communication Association, Spring 2008
"The Oldest Mother on the Block" 2006 (videographer)
"The Art Form of Stephanie Maxwell" 2007
"ImageMovementSound Festival" 2007 (editor)
"Print in the 21st Century" 2004
"Centennial Celebration" 2003
"Amusement Parks and Math" 2001
"The Culture of Native Americans" 2000
"A Voyage Down the Erie Canal" 2000
"Digital Revolution" 2000
"Code of Conduct"1999
"Teenagers Are We Listening" 1999
"Beating the Odds"1999
Character Education 1998



In Progress:

"The Morgan Manning House Legacy" 2010 

"One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma" 2010 

"Dyslexic Perspective", an impressionist animation on the world of a dyslexic (with Charles Bandela, RIT)


"The Morgan Manning House Legacy", Bronze Telly Award (2011)

"One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma", Bronze Telly Award (2010)

"One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma", SUNY Wide Film Festival (faculty showcase -2010)

"One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma", Phoenix International Christian Film Festival (2010)

"Oldest Mother on the Block" screened at International High Falls Film Festival, 2008
New Hampshire Film Festival (2004)
Georgetown Film Festival (2004)
Four New York State Broadcaster Awards (2001, 2000, 1999, 1994)
Nominated for a New York State Emmy (2000)
Nominated for an Iris Award (2000)
Recognition for The Annenberg Foundation for Children's Programming (2000)
Associated Press (2000)
Community Action Network in (1999)

Co-Advisor to the TV Club and Broadcast Area Coordinator
Office: 228 Holmes Hall
Phone: (585) 395-5773

Last Updated 9/21/15


Where are our alumni now?

Marc Goldfischer ‘78
PR-QCI Direct, Rochester, NY

Kate Harder ‘05
Entercom, Rochester, NY

Andy Fink ‘93
Getty Images, NYC

Maureen Campbell ‘93
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY

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