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

Susan Bloom
Kent Hayward
Ben Huff
Adam Moore
Helen Hood Scheer
David Waldman

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

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
W. Reed Moran

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

Technical Staff
Christopher Maldonado
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).