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JIM CALLNER

Jim Henderson

Instructor,  Theatre Arts-/-Television - Film
Phone: 408.741.2456
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COURSES TAUGHT AT WEST VALLEY

West Valley College campus


THEAR 6A, 6B  Writing for Television and Film - Live
THEAR 15  Introduction to Film - Live
THEAR 15  Introduction to Film - Online
THEAR 19A  Movie Magic: Contemporary Special Effects - Online


 
 
ADDITIONAL THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Direction of Studio and Main Stage Theatre Productions
 
 
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

  • CAP - Campus Assistance Program, providing students, teachers, staff and the West Valley College community counseling and guidance in the areas of addiction, addiction recovery, emotional and psychological challenges, and referrals.
 
 
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

San Jose State University

B.A., Radio/TV/Film,  San Jose State University
M.A., Theatre Arts/Film,  San Jose State University
Addiltional Post Graduate Work,  San Francisco State University
Instructor, West Valley College - 1977 to present
 
 
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  • Founder and president of the Awareness Foundation for OCD & Related Disorders, has earned over 30 awards for writing and directing films about individuals with physical and emotional challenges. In 1982, Mr. Callner himself was afflicted with a severe case of OCD. With an intense multi-modality recovery program of behavior therapy, medication, cognitive, and spiritual therapies, Mr. Callner has become a sought after public speaker on OCD. He has made six films based on his experiences including "The Risk" and "The Touching Tree", winning eight national and international awards including honors from the American Psychiatric Association. His expertise is in educating audiences about OCD recovery through his wisdom, humor, experience, and hope.
 
  MY INTERESTS
  • Art
  • Music
  • Film
  • Metaphysics

 
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