MFC Staff Program Director - Frank Guttler

This Spring we welcomed Frank Guttler to the MFC team as Program Director. Frank is an accomplished educator and media arts expert with two decades experience in connecting education with technology, literacy and filmmaking. Most recently Frank was Director of Curriculum & Professional Development with Digicom Learning in Palm Springs, where he led training for teachers and students in collaboration with the Palms Springs Unified School District professional development department, creating the Digital Storytelling Certification Program for teachers. A native Angelino and graduate of Cal State Northridge, Frank was recruited by American Film Institute to develop the Lights, Camera, Education! training curriculum for AFI’s K-12 outreach to educators of all subjects and grade levels.

Frank led our three Spring workshops:

  • 4th Grade “Book Reviews” at Angeles Mesa DREAM Magnet Elementary,

  • 7th Grade “English Persuasive Video using Ethos, Logos and Pathos” at Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School in Altadena in partnership with Hollywood HEART.

  • 4th Grade “The California Mission Project” at Langdon Avenue Elementary School.

Frank sees digital storytelling as the writing process in action, which lends itself well to all content areas, and also designs workshops to support curriculum standards. Frank’s extensive experience working with teachers is an asset Mobile Film Classroom values as we seek to expand our professional development training for educators. Wecome aboard Frank!

Frank and 4th grade students premiere their films at Angeles Mesa DREAM Magnet Elementary

Frank and 4th grade students premiere their films at Angeles Mesa DREAM Magnet Elementary