Hello, I’m Cecile, the short Canadian hiding in her cubicle behind the Equipment Checkout Counter. I am in charge of all of the stuff that you may want to borrow from us; consulting with Faculty in regards to what equipment their students may need to complete their multimedia assignments. I’ll often write about tips and tricks to using this equipment or address frequent questions in the MAD Studio blog. Sometimes I lead lab sections or write helpful sheets on how to use the toys we have too. In addition to updating/maintaining/handling our inventory, I create media for our supported courses and I also manage and train our student staff.
After spending my formative years in Hong Kong and The Philippines, I attended film school at Northwestern. I was awarded a mentor by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys) so I moved to the City of Angels to work in film. To this day, I do not know how to drive a vehicle so L.A. was not to be, and I came back to the place I loved for their seasons, food and snow. I also got my first taste of the Digital Humanities by photographing and cataloging Buddhist Cave Art for the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive and I’ve been in involved with academia ever since.
Please contact me with any questions about equipment (either current or for future projects), or if you need clips or digitizations made from media in our collection.