George teaches production, editing and sound courses at the Academy for Creative Media. A decade-long Avid Media Composer editor and Apple Certified Trainer (Final Cut Pro 6 & 7), he had an extensive professional career in media production where he edited, designed and/or directed hundreds of commercials, promos, motion graphics and multimedia campaigns. He also directed and/or edited narrative/documentary films exhibited at film festivals and showcases globally.
Honors include Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Best of Competition Award, BEA Award of Excellence, BEA Research Paper Prize, University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Paper Prize, and National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) Faculty Development Grant. George was named faculty fellow by NAPTE and the Television Academy, and served as American Pavilion Faculty Mentor at Cannes Film Festival (France), writer/consultant for Far East Film Festival (Italy), jury committee member for the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum Script Development Fund (Hong Kong), chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts Faculty Video Competition, and jury chairperson of Netpac Award at the Busan International Film Festival (Korea) and Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival (Taiwan).
George has published articles in Journal of Chinese Cinemas and Journal of Media Education. He wrote film reviews and articles for Far East Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, authored the Taiwan chapter for Asia Laughs! A Survey of Asian Comedy Films and was translator and co-editor for King Hu in His Own Words, the first English-language publication of King Hu’s writings. George studied film production at Boston University and holds an MFA from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
On sabbatical this year, George currently is Fulbright Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong.