Steven Pecchia-Bekkum teaches traditional animation production for the Department of Film & Media Arts. He is also currently teaching the Film Department’s new Sound for Film course based on years of experience in production and post-production sound. Additionally, he teaches Film Production I and has taught Screenwriting for the University of Utah. He also teaches Introduction to Film courses for Weber State University. Prior to relocating in Utah, he supervised the production facilities at Minneapolis Community and Technical College for five years.
Steven has an M.F.A. in Film Studies at the University of Utah, a Liberal Arts B.A. from Metropolitan State University with an emphasis in the translation of literary sources into film, and two separate A.S. degrees in filmmaking and video production from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. One of Steven’s works, Walking in the Valley of the Gods, was shown in several festivals including the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Hollywood DV Film Festival. He is the sound re-recording mixer on many films including Paul Larsen’s To Be or Not to Be and Amy Bronson’s Backstroke. He has worked for the Sundance Film Festival in both the sound crew and as a video camera operator, and as a workshop instructor in screenwriting at the Locomotion Film Festival and has taught for Spyhop. Steven also composes and performs music for his and other’s films.