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Associate Professor

Cara FriezContact Information


  • M.F.A., Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University
  • B.S., Communications, East Carolina University

Courses Taught

  • Production I, II and III
  • Intermediate Editing
  • Advanced Editing
  • Digital Design Tools and Techniques
  • Intermediate Visual Effects
  • Cinema Production Senior Capstone


Cara Friez, a native of Pittsburgh, is a media production professional with experience producing, shooting and editing a wide range of productions. Some of her most notable production opportunities include working for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, As the World Turns, NightTalk on PCNC, and a short film Moving in Together, which was selected to screen at the 2011 Broad Humor Festival.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Memberships

  • Women in Film and Media, Pittsburgh
  • University Film and Video Association
  • Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers

Selected Artistic Works

  • Project Heart PSA series, editor, AmeriCorps, 2012
  • Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy's Changing Classrooms with Robotics, producer and editor, 2012
  • As the World Turns, digital production coordinator, 2007-2010
  • Biker Build-Off, production assistant, 2005
  • Catastrophe: Surviving the Hurricane, production assistant, 2004

Selected Presentations

  • "Microphone applications for video," CBI Conference, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 2011
  • "What are all those numbers on my camera?," CBI Conference, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 2011

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Avid Media Composer certified user
  • Adobe Premiere Pro certified user
  • Final Cut Pro certified

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