Faculty & Staff

Aaron Orullian

Aaron Orullian

Director, Film & Television Conservatory

Teaches: Film History, Senior Project

aaron.orullian@ocsarts.net

Mr. Aaron Orullian received his bachelor’s degree in film from Brigham Young University and a teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton. As an educator-filmmaker, Mr. Orullian enjoys serving as a mentor to his students and helping them become both accomplished artists and honorable individuals.

Prior to being named Director of the Film & Television Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in 2007, Mr. Orullian worked in development with the Cort/Madden Company at Paramount and as a literary assistant for the Chasin Agency in Hollywood. He has won several prestigious awards for his short fiction and filmmaking projects, and he was a SURDNA Arts Teacher Fellow in 2007.

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Brody Bogert

Brody Bogert

Instructor

Teaches: Film Production II

brody.bogert@ocsarts.net

Mr. Brody Bogert (FTV, '18) has been working professionally as a special effects artist, set dresser, grip, and in various other positions since graduation in 2018. He has worked on a wide range of commercials, feature films, television shows, and short films, including the festival favorite "Janitor: First Blood." On his first feature film, "Human Resources," Mr. Bogert served as a special effects artist and has since worked to create new and interesting effects for many shorts and commercial productions. 

In addition to teaching for the Film & Television Conservatory, he continues to work freelance in the film industry and hopes to transfer his continuing knowledge of the industry to his students.

Michael Gene Brown

Michael Gene Brown

Instructor

Teaches: Film Production I, Advanced Directing, Documentary Filmmaking, Film Production III

michael.brown@ocsarts.net

Mr. Michael Gene Brown holds an master’s degree in film and television from Chapman University. Mr. Brown produced and directed his first feature film, Slammed, which traveled the festival circuit. He has directed numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. Additionally, he has done production design for several independent feature films. 

Luke Rodriguez

Luke Rodriguez

Instructor

Teaches: Film Production IV

luke.rodriguez@ocsarts.net

Mr. Luke Rodriguez (FTV, '19) is an alumnus from OCSA and currently serves as the school’s Film Production IV teacher. Since graduation, Mr. Rodriguez has worked as an “all-around” filmmaker and cinematographer on over 50 music videos, commercials, and short films. Recently, he and his partner started a film production company named Lula where they work alongside one of Amazon's largest companies, producing monthly advertisement content.

Through Mr. Rodriguez’s accomplishments and experiences, he hopes to pass on his knowledge of film production to his students, helping them as they go forward to become accomplished filmmakers.

Jim Stevens

Jim Stevens

Instructor

Teaches: Editing I, Audio Design, Industrial Video Production, TV Production II and Cinematography I

jim.stevens@ocsarts.net

Mr. Jim Stevens (FTV, ‘06) is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School. His short films and music videos have screened at numerous film festivals around the world. He also works as a freelance videographer and teaches at Santa Ana College. In addition to teaching within the Film & Television Conservatory, Mr. Stevens also teaches photography and other courses in the school’s elective program.

Lindsay Schoenfeld

Lindsay Schoenfeld

Instructor

Teaches: Screenwriting, Industry Prep and In Focus

lindsay.schoenfeld@ocsarts.net

Ms. Lindsay Schoenfeld (MT, ’99) earned a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. She is an alumna of Orange County School of the Arts Musical Theatre Conservatory, where she was president of the Los Alamitos Film Society. In addition to teaching, Ms. Schoenfeld continues to write her own projects and rewrite scripts for several production companies. 

Terri Treas

Terri Treas

Instructor

Teaches: Directing I

terri.treas@ocsarts.net

Ms. Terri Treas has one of the most well-rounded careers of anyone teaching in Hollywood today. From Broadway musicals to starring in television series and films to moving behind the camera as a writer/producer for hour television dramas to directing short films and web series, Ms. Treas has learned the skills necessary to be successful in each medium. Teaching has always been a passion for Ms. Treas.  Even while she was a working actress in film and TV, she taught for Jeff Corey, one of the most respected acting teachers in Hollywood. 

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Ms. Treas started her show biz career at 15 years old as a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet.  She appeared on Broadway in eight shows including Pippin', Working, My Fair Lady, and Dancin'. The movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas brought Ms. Treas to Los Angeles. She went on to star as the sexy alien love interest Cathy Frankel in the FOX hit television series Alien Nation. The series was so loved by its fans that FOX made five Alien Nation movies of the week for the network. Her television credits include series regular roles in DEASeven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Santa Barbara, and many guest starring roles. Some her feature films credits are The Fabulous Baker Boys, House 4, The Nest, Little Miss Millions, and All That Jazz.

Always in search of more creative challenges she turned her attention to writing and moved behind the camera as a writer producer for hour television dramas. She wrote and produced for Silk StalkingsNash Bridges, Pacific Blue, and for Felicity and creator J.J. Abrams of Star Trek and Star Wars The Force Awakens fame.

Ms. Treas has also taught at the Masters Writing Program at USC and directed their One Act Play Showcase. Ms. Treas has been a lead teacher at The Playground, an on-camera conservatory for kids and teens, where she has taught the advanced and Professional Programs.  One of the graduation films from her Professional Programs, which Terri co-wrote and co-directed with Danielle Vernengo, was a finalist at the Broad Humor Film Festival. She has directed 6 short films for the Playground Professional Program. She has appeared on "Oprah," “Good Morning America” and been interviewed by all of the major newspapers in the country.

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Rabecca Woodruff

Rabecca Woodruff

Instructor

Teaches: TV Production I and TV Production III

rabecca.woodruff@ocsarts.net

Ms. Rabecca Woodruff earned a degree in television and broadcast journalism from Chapman University. After graduation, she worked for the Disneyland Resort as a performer, and worked her way up to a leadership position in the Entertainment Department. In 2018, Ms. Woodruff became a news producer for KESQ, a news station near Palm Springs. She was given an opportunity to be an associate producer for KESQ’s coverage of the Palm Springs Film Festival. She also has freelance video editing experience from working with USC’s Marshall School of Business MBS online program.

Ms. Woodruff currently teaches for two conservatories at OCSA, the Film and Television Conservatory and the Mekjian Family Culinary Arts & Hospitality Conservatory. She has also been coaching color guard at various schools in the Orange County area for close to ten years. Ms. Woodruff’s experience as an educator has inspired her to continue to explore her own options in education.

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Advisory Board

Ross LaManna

Ross LaManna

Chair

Undergraduate and Graduate Film Departments

Art Center College of Design

Information coming soon.

Michael Kowalski

Michael Kowalski

Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Chapman University

Information coming soon.