Director, Rosebud Institute
Communication and Digital Media
Paul Chilsen started his career in Los Angeles as an assistant director on Disney films, and as a production manager on the TV show “Star Search.” He left to pursue an MFA at Columbia College Chicago, where his thesis film, “Gross Ratings,” was nominated for a regional Student Academy AwardTM. Paul also did post-graduate work at UW-Madison and was a Follet Fellow at Columbia.
A working filmmaker, he has directed and written theatrical feature films, numerous documentaries, and an Emmy AwardTM winning TV show.
Paul has taught at Columbia College, Northwestern University, and Carthage. His focus is the definition and effective use of a cinematic language, in production and media writing courses.
Christine R. Wells
Program Manager, Rosebud Institute
Christine focuses on teaching and integrating technology for elementary age students. A National Board Certified Teacher in general and vocal music in Deerfield, Illinois, she holds the M.Ed. from Carthage in Creative Arts and Learning.
Additional experienced instructors from the metro areas of Chicago and Milwaukee will bring a high level of professional expertise to these sessions.