Research and Creative Interests
- narrative video production
- video editing
- visual storytelling
Craig Erpelding is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker with projects screened at venues and festivals across 4 continents. Erpelding earned his MFA in Directing from DePaul University’s Digital Cinema Program in 2015, with prior educational experience at UCLA for Screenwriting and a B.A. of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. While he has written and directed various short films and an independent television pilot, Erpelding has also worked for several network TV shows including FOX’s “Empire,” ABC’s “Mind Games,” and NBC’s “Crisis”, he currently sits on a committee for the Producer’s Guild of America, and was a journalist and editor for various filmmaking trade magazines. His academic and creative work focuses on narrative cinema and episodic and serialized TV development and production with a focus on visual language, camera work and production techniques, as well as, post production.