Christopher O’Dea

Chris O'Dea

Director of Production

Office: 101

Chris is Director of Production at the Graduate School of Journalism. Chris teaches J219 “Picture and Sound” in the Fall semester. Chris supervises all technical aspects of Berkeley Journalism at North Gate Hall. Multi-camera on-location, and in-studio experience. Past experience working with the Emmy Award winning technical team at NBC Sports at Olympics Games (2000-2008). Chris holds an MFA degree in Film/TV Production & Directing from UCLA where he studied under Russian filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya. Chris has directed/produced an award winning documentary “A New Normal”. Specialties: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Suite, Avid Media Composer; Final Cut Pro qualified. SAN network management for up to 50 users. After Effects; Motion; Adobe Audition; Hindenburg; Adobe Photoshop Illustrator, and mobile video/compression work. Experienced with digital video including: Canon C300, C200, C100 MII, Sony FS7, Panasonic HPX3100 & HPX500 SonyEX1 & EX3; Sony NX70; Sony Z1U; SonyHDV; VX-2000 Canon C100 and Canon 5D Mark III; Canon 7D, 6D, T4, T3i Canon XL-1 & GL-2.  Digital audio recording; SoundDevices Mix-Pre3; Sennheiser wireless lavaliere, Sanken shotgun microphones, Sanken COS-11 microphones. Nikon N70


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Director of Production


  • 3 time Emmy Award winning technical team at NBC for the Olympics,