We have three faculty members, each well grounded in all aspects of film and media production and who together represent a broad spectrum of all the genres, formats and crafts. Please feel to contact anyone directly.
Erick Yates Green, Associate Professor
Erick is a award-winning filmmaker and ECU Associate Professor of Film and Media Production in the School of Art and Design. As a cinematographer, he has shot many short films, documentaries and four feature films including “Love Philosophy”, “Prospect”, “Straight Out of Compton”, and the Indian Bollywood film entitled “Banana Brothers”. As a director, he is currently completing a series of projects about unique personalities in small communities in Eastern NC, including the documentary film “Mrs. Buck in Her Prime”, about a 104 years old church pianist in Washington, NC, which recently screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as well film festivals throughout the United States.
Erick has a M.F.A in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to his film career, he gained a B.S. in Architecture at the NC State University School of Design in Raleigh, NC and worked as an archaeological architect in Jordan and Israel.
Michael Tierno, Associate Professor
Area Coordinator, Film and Video Production concentration
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 1306
School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252) 328-5763; fax (252) 328-6441
Michael Tierno earned his MFA in Film and Media Production at City College of New York. He is a writer/director of feature films. Auditions his first film, premiered at the Tribeca Film Center’s First Look Film series and led to a development job at Miramax where he worked as a story analyst. He is author of Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters (Hyperion). His second film “Nocturne”, premiered at the Breckenridge Film Festival in June 2011, and won an award at the Park City Film Music Festival. Other screenplays include Exterior Night and “Near Life Experience, both finalists in the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and At the End of the Day a finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship Awards (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). email@example.com
Ken Wyatt, Associate Professor
Since 1999, Professor Wyatt has enjoyed teaching and earned his MFA in Film & Media Arts at Temple University. His films (including Colored Confederates, Pray for Eric, Nigger or Not?) won numerous awards and screened at juried festivals, TV airings, museums, and educational and community venues worldwide. In addition, he has industry experience with various TV stations and film productions along the eastern seaboard. Ken has received grants and fellowships for his research and creative activity, as well.