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Instructor: Bernie VanTilburg
Phone: 440-746-8123

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Mr. Van Tilburg has been the Media Arts Instructor at CVCC since 2004. He also teaches English Language Arts to the Media Arts students. In Media Arts, students use professional software like the Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop) for video post production, Adobe Animate, Character Animator and Maxon Cinema 4D for animation, Avid Pro Tools for audio recording and mixing, and professional equipment such as Canon, JVC and Panasonic cameras, dollies, jibs, sliders, gimbals, lights, microphones and more to produce real world projects (click here to see samples of student work).
Our students have done internships and job shadowing with Flex Media, The Akron Rubber Ducks, The Quicken Loans Arena, First Energy Stadium, The Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Garage Creative Studios, Think Media Studios, Imagen Photography, WKYC-TV3, WEWS Newschannel 5,WVIZ Ideastream, The Cleveland Clinic, RCS Corporation, Lavaroom Recording, Classic Worldwide Productions, WTAM Radio, and WKNR Radio. In each of his classes, Mr. Van Tilburg uses direct instruction and real-life experiences to provide students with the skills they need to continue their education or enter the workplace in a media related field.

You can find Mr. Van Tilburg on LinkedIn
Bachelors Degree, Kent State University, Summa Cum Laude, University Honors with Distinction in Radio/TV Production
Masters Degree, Kent State University, Masters in the Art of Teaching
Adobe Certified Professional in Video Design, Adobe Certified Professional in Digital Video using Premiere Pro, Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design using Photoshop, Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics using After Effects, Avid Pro Tools Certified User, IC3 Internet and Computer Core Certification.
Ohio Center for Broadcasting, North Royalton High School, Lorain County Career Center, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

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Reel World Experience at CVCC

Bernie Van Tilburg brings a colorful breadth of experience to CVCC's Media Arts program. With a degree in radio and television production and a master's in education (both from Kent State University), along with six years in the field as a floor director at Channel 3 TV and a producer at WTAM and WKNR radio, he is a seasoned veteran who likes to fully immerse students in the industry.
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