• Working hard out in LA...

    Diane "Dee" Camina

    Grade Level:  9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
    Television Production Teacher and CCN Producer
    Currently a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild

    Education Background:   Recently received a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Film Studies
    Attended NYU Graduate Film Division, Tisch School of the Arts, for Film and Video Production.
    Production Experience:   I have worn many hats in the world of Television and Film Production before embarking on my teaching career, from an Assistant Director to Producer.   In the 80's, I worked for USA Network, producing and directing a series of television shows for their first satellite broadcasts.  Out in Hollywood, I worked at KTLA, as an Associate Producer for the pre-show Hollywood Christmas Parade and  Rose Bowl.  One of my most interesting jobs was working as a Director of Photography on one of the first feature films shot on video and put through an expensive "film look" at Woodholly in LA.  It is amazing looking back to see how far we have advanced in television production technology.  Now my students can do a similar effect on the Final Cut Pro program in the MAC computer lab.  
    My short film, "The Doorman" has been screened in Berlin, the Chicago Film Festival, and the New York Underground Festival, and my two screenplays were featured at the Independent Feature Project.   As you can see, I have worn many hats!
    Of course, the hat I wear now is "Teacher" and one that I truly treasure above all.   I'm proud to be a part of Columbia High School and the Television Production Department.   Lights, Camera, Action!