College Directory

Tim Sorel

Professor - Department of Telecommunication

Office: 1080 Weimer Phone: 352-392-2849 Email: tsorel@jou.ufl.edu Twitter: @TimSorel

Bio

American film director Tim Sorel produces documentaries that examine and investigate pediatric health issues, as well as other subjects. His documentary Women, Children and AIDS garnered one of his three Emmy nominations. In 2012, Sorel’s documentary The Trap of Saving Cambodia is credited with fueling a realignment of United States State Department policy concerning human rights in Cambodia. In 2017, his EMMY Award winning documentary My Kid is Not Crazy was a compelling breakthrough film focusing on the link between bacteria and pediatric mental illness. Sorel is a tenured Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, where he teaches storytelling and film production.

Film Festivals

2015 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, Stop Children’s Cancer

2013 PBS Television Premiere, Lincoln Center, New York, Lifecasters

2013 COMMFEST Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2013 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Docu-West Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Free Your Minds Human Rights Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Logan Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Winnipeg International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Creative Arts Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Indiefest Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Talking Pictures Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Geneva International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Arizona International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Marbella International Film Festival, Wedding Ring

2012 Boston Independent Film Festival Wedding Ring

2012 Long Island International Film Expo Wedding Ring

2012 Treasure Coast Film Festival Wedding Ring

2011 BEA Festival of Arts Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2011 UFVA Conference Ashley Lynn

2011 Clearwater Music and Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2011 Macon Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2009 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts Somewhere Beyond

2009 Queens International Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

2009 Long Island International Film Expo Somewhere Beyond

2009 Honolulu International Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

2009 Central Florida Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

Commercial Distribution

2012 Wax Works The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2008 Hart Sharp/Team Marketing/Warner Home Video National Champions

2007 Warner Home Video Gridiron Gators

2006 Team Marketing Back 2 Back

2003  Arts Alliance Educational Build Your Future

NATIONAL BROADCAST

2013 PBS Lifecasters

2009 Fox Sports Network (cable) National Champions

2007College Sports Television (cable) Gridiron Gators

1999 PBS Women, Children and AIDS

Organizations:

Broadcast Education Association

University Film and Video Association

Rotary International

Education

MBA, Business Administration, St. Leo’s, 2002

News

Publications

Creative Works

Sorel, T. (2019). Small Town: Big Dreams. Film. Department of Education national conference- Washington, DC. Washington, DC.

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.

Presentations

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.

Research

Specialization

Film and Video Production and Distribution.

Professional Interests

Camera technique, prime lenses in digital cinematography, camera motion, drone aerial cinematography. Adobe Creative Suite multi-app production technique.

Courses

Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters: