Shawn Mitchell

Resident Faculty


For more than ten years I have worked as an editor and visual effects artist in both Phoenix and Los Angeles. My work includes Oliver Stone’s Fidel Castro documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental documentary, films produced by Academy Award winning editor Pietro Scalia and regular work on PBS’s flagship news show, “The Newshour.”

My client list ranges from advertising agencies in every major market in the United States to Academy Award winning actors, cinematographers and editors. Films I’ve edited have won awards at Cannes, CineVegas and the Orlando, Nashville and St. Louis Film Festivals.

I am a graduate of the USC School of Cinema Television, a member of the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild, and a PhD candidate at Arizona State University.


Course # Class Section Semester Course Title Course Syllabus
FMT242 35899 Spring 2021 Prof Portfolio Film TV Media
FMT283 35924 Spring 2021 Adv Non-Linear Edit Tech