Angela Piva, Audio Production & Production Manager
Angela Piva is an audio/mix engineer and producer, highly skilled in all aspects of music/audio production, including recording, mixing, and mastering. She has over 28 years of professional audio engineering experience and accolades including several Grammy award nominations from NARAS, as well as RIAA multi-platinum sales of recordings on which she worked.
Ms. Piva’s credits include:
- Music: Michael Jackson, Tony Braxton, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, Ronnie Spector, Groove Theory, Mary J Blige, Color Me Badd, Heavy D, Christopher Williams.
- Film Music Mixing: New Jack City, Poetic Justice, Juice, Love Jones, Toy Story, The Show, Sunset Park, Space Jam, NJ Drive, Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
- Voiceover recording: Cherry Jones, Stanley Tucci, Lynn Redgrave, Lauren Bacall, Anderson Cooper, and more.
Ms. Piva has a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering from the Berklee School of Music and a Master of the Arts Music (MAT) degree from Lehman College, CUNY. She is a member of AES, NARAS and ASCAP.
In her current position, Ms. Piva brings her cutting edge knowledge to the Feirstein School of Cinema facility, which she manages, and to the Music and Cinema MFA student body. On any given day, one might find her at work in the Audio Control Room, the Foley studio, the ADR room, or in a 5.1 suite, working on sessions that run the gamut from dialogue replacement, acoustic and orchestral recording, to mixing audio to picture.
Paul Morse, Production Studio Technician
Paul Morse is a Brooklyn-based musician and sound artist who has spent his years in DIY music communities fostering the local art scene. After spending years in Boston running music venues and other underground arts spaces while honing his carpentry skills, Paul attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to join their Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) program. There his skills as a tradesman came into play, fleshing out his ideas relating to the experience of immersive art and sound installation. After graduating from Mass Art, Paul relocated to Brooklyn where he has spent his time among the underground electronic music community, collaborating with visual artists, and as a fabricator, helping artists realize their works and installations. His time spent in Brooklyn has also allowed him to contribute to the NYC film scene for indie films, comedy shorts, and music videos in varying production capacities.
Keif Matera, Production Specialist and Safety Officer
Born and bred in Brooklyn, Brooklyn College Alumni, Keif Matera has over twenty years of on-set production experience and savviness. Keif has produced a variety of projects ranging from multi-camera live events to short form branded content for major Fortune 500 companies which include a diverse pool of talent ranging from celebrity to every-day-people. Keif spent a good portion of his early career working at MTV Networks’ Production Management Department during it’s “Golden Era” for some of the company’s most iconic moments including The Video Music Awards Live from Radio City Hall, The MTV Movie Awards, on location in Los Angeles, CA, TRL’s Live From Times Square – New Year’s Eve Broadcast, and a wide array of high-profile Promo Campaigns and Pro Social Initiatives. Keif has spent the last several years as both a freelance Line Producer and 1st AD working with such clients as The Paramount Network’s Ink Master and Bar Rescue, E-Networks, The Royals with Elizabeth Hurley, NBC’s Thursday Night Football and many more. Keif has many years of safety and on-site management experience, most recently as the Site Logistics Manager for the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame from The Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Keif is also an artist as well as a professional musician and is willing to share with you where to find Brooklyn’s best slice of pizza if you really want to know!
Matthew Moore, Academic Program Manager
Matthew Moore is the Academic Program Manager for Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. Prior to joining Feirstein, he spent nine years as the Program Coordinator for Brooklyn College’s undergraduate film program.
Dustin Chang, Equipment Room Manager
Dustin Chang was born in South Korea and studied painting in high school. After coming to the United States, he studied literature and film in college in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, he dabbled in micro-budget filmmaking and has been a technical support staff member for the School of Visual Arts and the film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has been writing film reviews and conducting filmmaker interviews as a contributing writer for Twitchfilm since 2008. He and his wife have been Brooklynites since 1999.
Pontus Gunve, Post-production Manager
Pontus Gunve is a New York City–based guitarist, composer, and technologist who embraces the theory that music is a multidimensional experience and an adventure in wordless storytelling that fully absorbs the audience’s mind, body, and spirit. As a child, Gunve began to explore the capabilities of computers to create different sounds and textures. His fascination with rock music led him to electric guitar, which he began to study voraciously, simultaneously imagining ways to expand its boundaries. At the same time, he experimented with sequencing and learned how to build computer and synthesizer modules that could be used practically during performances and on recordings. Now, he translates his sensual impressions of the universe into intricate, personal, and melodic musical passages that allow him to connect powerfully with his own musicians, the audience, and each space in which he performs. He has composed music and worked as a sound designer for a wide range of independent films and Web projects as well as for various large-scale art projects in Sweden. In 2007, he founded an instrumental project, PHWG, a group that combines video, electronic instruments, cello, violin, drums, and tabla/darbuka. He has released two albums — Great Wall of Sound (2006) and Movements (2008). Gunve continues to record and perform with bands throughout the New York City area. He released The Observer in 2013 and was a finalist in the Battle of the Boroughs competition in 2014.
Melanie Hill-Cantey, Operations Manager
Melanie Hill-Cantey has been a higher education administrator for more than 15 years. She is a program and event coordinator; a scholar in music, media theory, digital audio technology, and sound design; and a music producer. Hill-Cantey attended Long Island University–Brooklyn and earned a B.A. and an M.A. in media arts with a concentration in sound design/audio engineering and ethnomusicology. To help mesh her varying interests, she earned certificates in business project management and sound design at New York University. Her research has been on the movement of modern ethnic music in a globalized world. A track from her demo was recently chosen to be played at a Dub Spot Electronic Music School’s Women in Music Technology event.
Jung-Hun Kim, Technology and Resources Manager
Jung-Hun Kim has more than 20 years of experience in the world of film and television production. He has worked on numerous films, documentaries, and music videos as a director of photography, a Steadicam operator, and an editor. His recent works have been shown at DGA Theater Hollywood, Lincoln Center, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and many other festivals. As an educator, he has taught numerous classes in film/television production, ranging from beginning to advanced, at various institutes in the United States, South Korea, and India. His special interests are digital cinematography and digital post-production workflow. He is an Avid certified instructor for Media Composer and Pro Tools and an Apple certified trainer for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut X. Prior to joining the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema as technology and resources manager, he held the position of education coordinator for film technology in the Brooklyn College Department of Film, where he had worked for more than 15 years.
Kim holds a B.A. in film production and an M.F.A. in television production from Brooklyn College as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcasting from Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea, and an M.A. in media studies from The New School.