Todd graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While there, his primary research focused on perception and cognitive interpretation of visual information. After graduation, Todd pursued a Master’s of Fine Arts in Film and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Originally aspiring to be an editor, Todd not only honed his technical skills with Media Composer and Symphony, but immersed himself in European theories of visual storytelling and narrative construction while at the same time studying drawing, two dimensional design, and art history.
It was as an editor, piecing together the stories of others, that Todd began a transition into creating the images; the raw materials of a visual narrative. Camera positioning, lens selection, lighting style, actor and camera blocking all can contribute to telling a story addressing the viewer’s subconscious as well as playing off learned societal norms.
Starting as a camera assistant, moving to a camera operator, and then to a Director of Photography, image creation and acquisition became Todd’s passion. He has experimented and produced work with different camera platforms ranging from 8mm to 35mm film and 1/3” chip digital cameras to an Arri Alexa.
Todd has served as a Steadicam operator and Director of Photography on several notable projects: Nationally and Internationally recognized short films screening at Cannes, an award winning television series (cinematography), and highly acclaimed feature documentaries exploring ancient caves, cultures, and archeological locations.
Easton, John, M.B.A.
Video Production Coordinator / Video Instructor, NESCOM
John A. Easton is a multi-media professional with more than ten years of teaching experience preceded by twenty five years of professional radio, television and media employment. In addition to teaching, John utilizes his extensive knowledge, leadership and creative talent in multi-platform media production to run his own freelancing company, John A. Easton Productions. His ongoing professional consultation and production for industrial and private clientele enables John to develop and construct collegiate class curriculum for multi-instructor implementation for the NESCom Video Department. John continually modifies course curriculum in live, studio, and commercial productions to make sure students are educated and trained with a focus on current industry trends and developments. Helping students reach their goals with a competitive edge is John’s focus in instruction and evaluation.
John has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Business, and was recently elected to serve on the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Dedham Maine, where he is a full time resident.
Laurie graduated from the EMMC diploma program in 1975. She went on to St. Joseph’s College and received an undergraduate degree in Professional Arts with a concentration on Adult Learners. Laurie has been working as a nurse/nurse practitioner in women's health for most of her professional life. She has a lot of experience with native and rural populations (Alaska, Maine and Nicaragua.) After moving to Alaska and working for five years in the field of Public Health, Laurie returned to Maine. After her return, she became certified as a Women’s Health Certified Nurse Practitioner. Laurie served as the Director of Penquis Health (women’s health & family planning) for 20 years. During the course of those 20 years, Laurie also received her BSN in Nursing and MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Maine. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Husson Capehart Health Clinic, and is hoping to begin her Ph.D. studies in the next year or so.
Though I have taught graduate Husson FNP students Women’s Health for 4 years, this is my first full-time faculty appointment and I look forward to helping students appreciate and love nursing as much as I do.