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 the J-School 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: Premiere Pro, Adobe Suite, Avid Media Composer; Final Cut Pro qualified. SAN network management for up to 45 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
Nikon N70


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Director of Production


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