Dan Nocera has worked and taught in all areas of media production for the past 26 years. Dan earned a bachelor of science in television production from Ithaca College and a master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) with a concentration in film from Wesleyan’s University’s Graduate Liberal Studies program. Currently, Dan is the coordinator of Center for New Media (CNM) Productions at Middlesex Community College, where he has produced, directed, and edited over 450 corporate, training, documentary, and marketing videos with CNM’s advanced students. Dan also is an adjunct faculty member teaching COM 293 Corporate Media Practicum year round, COM 153 Film Production each fall, and COM 264 Advanced Editing Workshop each spring.
He is a skilled craftsman and educator of television production, advanced editing, audio production, and broadcast journalism. Dan and his wife Jeannie’s documentary “David Brown and the Hay House” profiles the life of a painter and farmer from Old Saybrook, and was an official selection at the Wine Country Film Festival (Napa, California), and also screened at the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut as part of an exhibit entitled “The Hay House: STEP RIGHT IN.” Dan has also worked with many artists, musicians, and non-profits in Connecticut to help them document their work.
Recently, Dan won a TELLY Award and an AVA Digital Award for two recruiting videos that he produced, shot and edited for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).