Professor - Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology
American film director Tim Sorel produces documentaries that examine and investigate pediatric health and literacy issues. His documentary Women, Children and AIDS garnered one of his four Emmys. Sorel’s documentary The Trap of Saving Cambodia (2012) is credited with fueling a realignment of United States State Department policy concerning human rights in Cambodia. In collaboration with film director Aron Gaudet, Sorel produced the Lifecasters series for PBS (2014). In collaboration with Gainesville video production company Studio 601 Inc., his 2018 EMMY Award winning documentary My Kid is Not Crazy was a compelling breakthrough film focusing on the link between bacteria and pediatric mental illness. In 2020, Sorel teamed up with UF Professor of Education Maria Coady to produce Small Town-Big Dreams, investigating how U.S. states skirt federal laws meant to protect Hispanic and Latino public-school students. Sorel's tv series World Pediatric Project features U.S. surgeons who travel to developing countries to perform lifesaving surgeries aired on Discovery Red 2021- 2022. He is also working on a new feature documentary scheduled for release in 2025 concerning new treatments in pediatric mental health.
Sorel is a tenured full-Professor of Media Production, Management, and Technology and Director of Study Abroad Programs for CJC. He teaches storytelling, content marketing, cinematography, and advanced post-production. Sorel is University of Florida Research Fellow, University of Florida Preeminent Faculty, CJC teacher of the year (2011) and CJC international teacher of the year (2018). Less the 2% of UF faculty have this combination of teaching and scholarship designation.
MBA, Business Administration, St. Leo’s, 2002
- UFCJC Students and Faculty Honored in 2023 BEA Festival of Media Arts Competition (March 2, 2023)
- Five Questions With…Bonnie Katz (June 22, 2022)
- CJC Faculty, Staff and Students to Participate in BEA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference (April 7, 2021)
- Tim Sorel Creates Social Media Videos for 2021 UF April Fools Day Prank (April 2, 2021)
- Four CJC Faculty Receive Promotions (June 23, 2020)
- All News About Tim Sorel
Sorel, T. (2023). TBA. Documentary concerning Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome - work in progress. Film. Kansas City. Kansas City, MO.
Sorel, T. (2022). The Audicity of Care- work in progress. Film. New York, NY.
Sorel, T. (2022). My Kid is Not Crazy. Film. YouTube.
Sorel, T. (2020). Small Town: Big Dreams. Film. Department of Education national conference- Washington, DC. Washington, DC.
Sorel, T. (2023). Working title: Audicity of Care (new treatments for mental health patients). Film. n/a.
Sorel, T. (2022). My Kid is ot Crazy. Film. Fusion Network.
Sorel, T. (2021). My Kid is Not Crazy. Film. Fusion Network (cable). https://fusion.tv/.
Sorel, T. (2021). World Pediatric Project. Film. United Kingdom.
Sorel, T. (2021). Work in Progress- World Pediatric Project: Belize. Film. Belize City, Belize.
Sorel, T. (2021). UF Super Computer presentations. Production. UF social media. Gainesville, FL.
Sorel, T. (2020). World Pediatric Project. Film. Discovery Inc. Quest Red (UK, Ireland and Australia). United Kingdom.
Sorel, T. (2019). My Kid is Not Crazy. Television. Fusion Network. Los Angeles, CA.
Sorel, T. (2019). World Pediatric Project: Cardiac. Production. St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Sorel, T. (2019). World Pediatric Project: Scoliosis. Production. Kingstown, Barbados.
Sorel, T. (2018). Stop Children's Cancer. Production. WUFT-TV. Gainesville, FL.
Sorel, T. (2018). Menengitis B Family Awareness. Production. web based. Gainesville, FL.
Sorel, T. (2023). Recording in LOG formats for Cinematography. Lecture at Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, FL.
Sorel, T. (2022). Inclusive Well-Being for Students and Faculty: Best Practices that Universities Can Add to Journalism Curriculum for Student Mental Health and Creating a Positive Work Culture. Oral Presentation at BEA 2022, Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2021). I've Earned Tenure and Promotion. Now what?. Other at Broadcast Education Association (virtual).
Sorel, T. (2021). Guest Lecture College of Engineering. Lecture at EGN 4930 Intergrated Product Process.
Sorel, T. (2020). Secondary Color Correction in post -production workflows. Oral Presentation at Broadcast Education Association (cancelled COVID19), Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2019). Teaching Up Stream. Keynote/Plenary Address at BEA Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2017). Collaboration: The Art of Working With Others. Other at BEA 2017, Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2016). Using Certificate Curriculum and Materials in Undergraduate Classes. Oral Presentation at Broadast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2016). Beyond Technology, making content palatable in a tech enviroment. Oral Presentation at Broadast Education Association, Las Vegas.
Sorel, T. (2015). Trouble Shooting in Our Digital World. Oral Presentation at Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Sorel, T. (2014). TV Production at the Intersection of Portlandia and Vine. Oral Presentation at Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Film and Video Production and Distribution.
Documentary for social change concerning children falling through the safety nets of society. Inclusive teaching methods. Student experiences. Cinematography techniques, camera motion, drone cinematography. Adobe Creative Suite multi-app production workflow.
Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters:
- MMC 6137 - Audio-Visual Storytelling - Fall 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4929C - After Effects - section 17328 - Fall 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - Photography Composition and Editing - section 19928 - Summer 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - Video Storytelling Using iPhone - section 19927 - Summer 2023 (PDF)
- MMC 6936 - Visual Storytelling - Fall 2022 (PDF)