VFS faculty members are working professionals whose dedication to teaching stems from direct experience as artists and designers. Their expertise provides students valuable insight to the creative process. We are deeply committed to the premise that creativity is a result of research, dynamic thinking, and willingness to experiment. Unlocking creativity comes from developing a complex understanding of your environment, permitting it to enter you, transform you, and re-emerge in the form of new perspectives, ideas, and intuition.
Head of Foundation Visual Art & Design
Ted began his career in television 30 years ago, working as a weather personality, promotions manager, and voice-over talent for CHAT Television, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) affiliate. Ted moved on to become a successful assistant director, director, and production manager at CHAT.
In 1985, Ted was hired as an assistant director by Access Network, where he quickly acquired directing and production manager roles. In 1990, he directed the Access Network documentary Petroleum: River of Energy, which received the coveted Prix de Lausanne at the International Film Festival on Energy in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ted has continued to work as a director and production manager on numerous award-winning television productions. After teaching TV production for eight years, he moved to Los Angeles and founded E.G. Communications, a digital multimedia production company.
In 2000, Ted received recognition from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for his directing abilities in the motion picture and television industry. He is a long standing voting member in The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in the Television Director division.
Ted's other career activities over the years include camera operator for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. In 2012, Ted became a published author with the release of his book "The Movie Making Course".
As an academic leader in the private post-secondary education field for over 20 years, Ted also regularly teaches filmmaking in Mexico.