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Tim Sorel

Professor - Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology

Office: 1080B Weimer Phone: 352-392-2849 Email: Twitter: @TimSorel

Bio

American film director Tim Sorel produces documentaries that examine and investigate pediatric health and literacy issues, as well as other subjects. His documentary Women, Children and AIDS garnered one of his four Emmy nominations. 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 directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, Sorel produced and was DOP on the Lifecasters series for PBS (2014). In 2018, 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. 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. The filmmaker’s current tv series World Pediatric Project features U.S. surgeons who travel to developing countries to perform lifesaving surgeries on children. He is also working on a new feature documentary scheduled for release in 2023 concerning new treatments in pediatric mental health.

Sorel is a tenured full-Professor of Media Production, Management, and Technology at the University of Florida, where he teaches storytelling, cinematography, and advanced post-production.

Education

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

News

Publications

Creative Works

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. (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.

Presentations

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.

Research

Specialization

Film and Video Production and Distribution.

Professional Interests

Documentary for social change concerning children falling through the safety nets of society. Inclusive teaching methods. Student experiences. Cinematograpy techniques, camera motion, drone cinematography. Adobe Creative Suite multi-app production workflow.

Courses

Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters: