We hope you were able to join us for this informative Suncoast Spotlight webinar, Cinematography 101. Thank you to our panelists for sharing their knowledge and expertise – Jim Guarasci, Executive Producer, BECON-TV (WBEC-TV), Mike Anderson, Director of Production Services, WLRN Public Media, and Omar Delgado, Educational Technology Specialist, CCNN Live. You can always watch it on YouTube in case you missed it!
Executive Producer, BECON-TV (WBEC-TV)
Jim Guarasci has 31 years of experience in film and television production and is Executive Producer at BECON-TV (WBEC-TV). He’s worked in multiple areas of production including Executive Producer, Director of Photography, Director, Videographer, and First AC. He oversees School Duel, Short Cuts, and Broward Teen News for BECON-TV. Past productions include commercial work with Pet Supermarket, City Furniture, and Flex Seal, in addition to various television series which aired on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, MTV, and VH1, as well as 400 programs, informational series, and Public Service Announcements for the U.S. Government. Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of the Student Television Network. Awards include a Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award, five regional Telly Awards, a Platinum Ava Award, and a Communicator Award of Excellence.
Multimedia Producer/Director of Production Services WLRN Public Media
Michael Anderson is Director of Production Services for WLRN Public Media in Miami. He is a highly experienced and creative technical professional with over 23 years of experience in digital media as well as Broadcast Television. Project management, producing, and directing are some of Mr. Anderson’s areas of technical expertise. His work ranges from live events and historical documentaries to feature films, commercials, web series, and reality TV. Mr. Anderson has worked closely with companies such as Discovery Channel Latin America, Accord Productions, Cineworks Digital Studios, and SuperGroup International.
His latest projects include the 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy® award-winning show Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale. Hometown Hero is part of WLRN’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo’s Moon Landing short films series. The 2020 Suncoast Regional Emmy-nominated The Secret Weapon That Won World War II was produced for WLRN Public Media and is currently in distribution to PBS stations nationwide. The short film Midway Home has received a Producers Guild of America award. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter. Michael Anderson continues to use his talents and experience to tell the stories of our communities.
Educational Technology Specialist, CCNN Live
Omar Delgado has been teaching Broadcast Journalism for 16 years. His program CCNN Live has become a nationally recognized organization under his leadership. Several other programs around the state and nation have taken note. He has been invited to host STN’s podcast and teach a seminar at the Florida Scholastic Press Association. These workshops are primarily intended to share what Mr. Delgado has learned through his involvement in many organizations and how others can use these techniques to become better teachers. It is a great honor for him since his background was not originally in television production. He started off as a history teacher and was offered to teach TV production because the former teacher had retired.
In 2013, Omar was named Teacher of the Year at Christopher Columbus High School for his unique, hands-on teaching methods. He also was awarded FSPA Teacher of the Year in 2021, and the STN Teacher of the Year in 2022.