CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104      Phone: 562-985-5404     Fax: 562-985-5405

FEA Faculty
& Staff

Department Chair
Anne D'Zmura

Administrative Coordinator
Donna Thomas

Academic Advisors
Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Jarquin
Adriane Howze

Sharyn Blumenthal
Kent Hayward
Adam Moore
Jerry Mosher
Micheal C. Pounds
Jose Sanchez-H
Helen Hood Scheer
David Waldman

Lecturers: Media Production
Fletcher Beasley
Dennis Burke
Neil Corbin
Ann Kaneko
Peter Kolstad
John Muto
Rafael Nieto
Dave O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Ricardo Silva
Matthew Steidl
Jack Tucker

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
W. Reed Moran
Sarah Tatting-Kinzy

Lecturers: Critical Studies
Rowena Aquino
Jason Gendler
Erin Hill
Jennifer Moorman
David O'Grady
Sudeep Sharma
Larry Smith
Phil Wagner

Jonathan Wysocki

Technical Staff
Steve Hubbert
Robert Rhyu

Peter Kolstad

Peter Kolstad
Office Hours:  By appointment

Peter Kolstad is a freelance colorist and post-production consultant. His most recent work as colorist and sound mixer is Goodbye to All Cats, a one-hour documentary about a movement to limit outdoor cats in New Zealand. Another recent work, The Healing Tree (2016), was selected for Cannes. Peter is also the colorist for a recent series of mini-documentaries posted by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative. As one of a team of three staff colorists at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Peter color-corrected a few dozen intermediate and advanced student videos. One of these, Soaring on Invisible Wings, was also selected for Cannes.

For more than twelve years Peter was a post-production manager at USC Cinematic Arts, where he ran digital labs and, later, a post production help desk, in addition to his work for four years as a staff colorist. Peter was one of a handful of digital professionals who guided the transformation of the School of Cinematic Arts from an analog to a digital post workflow. Prior to USC, he worked in IT, and was assistant editor on the independent feature Subterfuge.

Peter is currently certified as a colorist and as an editor by Blackmagic Design, the company behind the popular Resolve software. An Avid-certified instructor (ACI) and Avid service rep (ACSR), Peter also teaches at Loyola Marymount University. In the past, he has taught color correction & advanced Avid editing at Brooks Institute in Ventura.

A graduate of Carleton College, Peter earned an MFA from the American Film Institute (1994) and a certificate in screenwriting from UCLA (2012).