Chris Shofner, M.F.A.

809 Adler Rd

Marshfield, WI 54449

612-598-0464

cshofner@uwsp.edu

www.chrisshofner.com

 

Education

University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP  - Cincinnati, OH

M.F.A. Electronic Art, 2008

 

Henderson State University - Arkadelphia, AR

B.A. Mass Media, 2005

Minor: Communication

 

Higher Education Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Stevens Point, WI

Associate Professor (Aug. 2017)           

Assistant Professor

Communication: Media Studies

SPTV Adviser

Aug. 2012 – Present               

 

East Central University - Ada, OK

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)       

Program Coordinator

Mass Communication

Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2012

 

Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Full-time Instructor                                    

Video Production

Oct. 2008 – Aug. 2009

Adjunct Instructor                                      

July 2007 – Oct. 2008            

 

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Graduate Assistant                                    

Sept. 2006 – June 2008

 

Additional Teaching Experience

Camp COFAC - Stevens Point, WI

Camp Director – Video Production       

June 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy - Ada, OK

Video Production Instructor                    

July 2011, 2012

WWW.GUITARMASTERCLASS.NET

Guitar Instructor

June 2014 - Present

 

Media Experience

KTAL-TV - Shreveport, LA

Promotions Producer/Editor                  

Jan. 2006 – Sept. 2006

 

Henderson Television (student television) - Arkadelphia, AR 

Lead Videographer                                   

Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2005

Jan. 2004 – June 2004

 

A Stone’s Throw Productions - Hot Springs, AR

Production Intern                                      

July 2005 – Sept. 2005

 

Henderson Television (student television) - Arkadelphia, AR 

Lead Editor                                                

Aug. 2004 – Dec. 2004

 

KSWH (student radio) - Arkadelphia, AR

Disc Jockey                                               

Aug. 2002 – June 2003                           

 

The Oracle (student newspaper) - Arkadelphia, AR

Reporter                                                      

Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2002          

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013                                           

This is Chris Shofner: Studio 84; Whitewater, WI*

 

Selected Group Screenings & Exhibitions

2015                                           

Videofocus: Stigmart10 Art Review; Web.*

2014                                           

RE: TALE: Non-Fiction Gallery; Savannah, GA*

2013                                           

Love & Hate: ArtReview; London, UK*

Fear: Project Gallery; Toronto, Ontario Canada

.PDFAZING Open, NE Fest part of DA Fest; Sofia, Bulgaria*

2012                                           

CoCA Annual: Georgetown Gallery; Seattle, WA*

Festival NAA, "Staff Stuff": Casa Da Juventude; Barcelos, Portugal*

Somatotopia: Public Space One; Iowa City, IA*

ID / Identities: Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association; Istanbul, Turkey

ID / Identities: Avantgarde Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey

Capturing Time: Space Womb Gallery; Long Island City, NY*

Simultan Festival #8: Facultatea De Arte/Mansarda; Timisoara, Romania*

Faculty Exhibition: Pogue Art Gallery; Ada, OK

Momentum OKC: Farmer’s Public Market; Oklahoma City, OK*

2011                                           

Momentum Tulsa: Living Arts Gallery; Tulsa, OK*

Faculty Exhibition: Pogue Art Gallery; Ada, OK

Momentum OKC: Farmer’s Public Market; Oklahoma City, OK*

2010                                           

Momentum Tulsa: Living Arts Gallery; Tulsa, OK*

2009                                           

Faculty Exhibition: Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH

Faculty Exhibition: Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago; Chicago, IL

2008                                           

30 Days of New Life; Wooloo.org*

New Life Berlin Festival: New Life Shop; Berlin, Germany*

Thesis Show: Reed Gallery; Cincinnati, OH

Touch Me: Reed-Meyers Galleries; Cincinnati, OH

O.K.: Engine 22 Gallery; Cincinnati, OH*

2007                                           

Rocky's Reels: Meyers Gallery; Cincinnati, OH

Harmonic Damper: Engine 22 Gallery; Cincinnati, OH*

Doomed!: Meyers Gallery; Cincinnati, OH

SOPO: Junior Gallery; Cincinnati, OH*

The Constant: Episode Gallery; Cincinnati, OH*

Open Source: Meyers Gallery; Cincinnati, OH

* = juried    

 

Artist Residencies

2008                                           

New Life Movement; New Life Shop; Berlin, Germany         

 

Academic Conferences: Panel Participant

2018                                           

Festival of Media Arts Documentary Competition Awards (Co-Chair/Moderator), Broadcast

     Education Association, April 7-10, 2018.

Student Television Roundtable (Moderator), WBA Student Seminar, February 24, 2018.

2017                                           

Festival of Media Arts Documentary Competition Awards (Co-Chair/Moderator), Broadcast

     Education Association, April 22-26, 2017. 

Student Television Roundtable (Moderator), WBA Student Seminar, March 4, 2017.

2016                                           

Defining the Documentary: What Have We Learned? Broadcast Education

     Association, April 17-21, 2016.

 Festival of Media Arts Documentary Competition Awards (Co-Chair/Moderator), Broadcast

     Education Association, April 17-21, 2016.  

2015                                           

Defining the Documentary: What Makes an Award-Winning Documentary? Broadcast

     Education Association, April 12-15, 2015.

2014                                           

Defining the Documentary: Can a Website Be a Documentary? Broadcast Education

     Association, April 6-9, 2014.  

2013                                           

Defining the Documentary: Scene-by-Scene, Broadcast Education Association, April 7-10,

     2013.

2010                                           

Dirty Jobs of Ada, Oklahoma Speech, Theatre, Communication Association -- Convergence:

     Education, Technology, & Beyond, September 11, 2010.

 

Music Publications

2019

Shofner, Chris. Country Ballad Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

2018    

Shofner, Chris. Kitchen Sink Country Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Picking Chicken Reel. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Travis Picking: Camptown Races. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Travis Picking Rhythm II. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Travis Picking Rhythm. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Mastering the Fretboard: Diatonic Arpeggios. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. All Bluesy Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Danny Boy Country Style. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Banjo Rolls Etude. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Unique Country Bends. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Hybrid Picking Triple Stop Etude. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Picking Style 16th Note Triplets. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2018. Web.

2017                                           

Shofner, Chris. Double Stop Melody II. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Picking Ballad. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. 70’s Country Rock. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Set Break Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Set Break. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Dual Country Guitars. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. 70’s Phaser Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Bluesy Country Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Open String Pull-Off Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Fingerstyle Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Beautiful Dreamer. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Classical Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2017. Web.

2016                                           

Shofner, Chris. Sad Country Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Shuffle Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Duane Eddy Twang. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. California Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Outlaw Country II. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Fusion II. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Pickin’ Double-Stop Etude. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. James Burton Style Blues. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Outlaw Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Boogie Woogie Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2016. Web.

2015                                           

Shofner, Chris. Surf Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country and Western Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Faux Country Lap Steel. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Mastering the Fretboard. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Drop D Country Pull-Offs. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Style Hybrid Picking. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Swamp Country. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Fusion Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Country Fusion. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Easy Country Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Slow Country Waltz Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Hot Bluegrass Country Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

2014                                           

Shofner, Chris. Open String Pull-Off Riff. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2015. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Double-Stop Melody. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Pick and Strum Country Rhythm. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Rockabilly Country Rhythm and Fills. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Pickin’ Solo #2. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Steel Guitar Bends Etude. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Rhythm and Claw. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

Shofner, Chris. Chicken Pickin’ Solo. GuitarMasterClass.net. 2014. Web.

2013                                           

Shofner, Chris. Chris Shofner EP. Sockit Records, 2013. MP3.

Shofner, Chris. The NEW Chicken Pickin’ Guitar Solo Instructional Video. Sockit

     Productions, 2013, DVD, MOV.

2011                                           

Shofner, Chris. The Chicken Pickin’ Guitar Solo Instructional DVD. Sockit Productions.

     2011, DVD, MOV.                                

Bibliography

2015                                           

Videofocus: Stigmart10 Art Review; Web. March 2015

Camp COFAC Gives Students Hands-On Experience. WSAW-TV. 23 June 2015

2014                                           

Inside SPTV: The Next Generation of Broadcasters. WSAW-TV. 21 November 2014

Video Production Class Offers Hands-On Experience. Stevens Point Journal. 3 July 2014

2013                                           

Communication Professor Releases Debut EP. The Pointer. 7 November 2013

CoCA 2012 Annual: 23rd Annual Exhibition Juried by MK Guth. CoCA: Seattle, 2013. Print. 39.

2012                                           

Professor Exhibits Video at Festival. Stevens Point Journal. 12 October 2012

Quiet On Set. The Pointer. 27 September 2012

Troopers Honor ECU Students' Video on Importance of Wearing Seatbelts. The Ada            

     News. 26 June 2012

2011                                           

ECU Students Honored by OHP. KXII. 18 October 2011

Green House Project Kicks Off Season. The Journal. 29 September 2011

Local Bands Rock Green House. The Journal. 24 February 2012

2010                                           

The Digital Age. The Journal. 18 February 2010

2009                                           

Hippie Jam Fest Spotted on Campus. The Journal. 19 November 2009

2008                                           

When is an Artist Not an Artist?; Open Dialogs, Charlotte A. Morgan

New Life, New Map: Impressions from a New native; Open Dialogs, Kathryn Fischer

30 Days of New Life Berlin; Open Dialogs, Ann Rapstoff

Just Point me in the Right Direction; Open Dialogs, Carali McCall

A Point of View; Open Dialogs, Claire Louise Staunton

30 Days; Open Dialogs, Christina Irrang

 

Honors & Awards

2017                                           

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University Scholarship Award Nominee

2015                                           

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University Service Award Nominee

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Technology Mini-Grant

2014                                           

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Technology Mini-Grant

2013                                           

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point UPDC New Faculty Research Grant

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Summer Program Certificate Development Grant 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Technology Mini-Grant                                                

2006-2008                                

University of Cincinnati Graduate Assistantship/Scholarship                                                     

2006                                           

3 Regional “Addy Awards” for Excellence in Advertising                                                            

    Gold: Click Symphony, website promo category

    Silver: Bones, an "in depth" news report promo category

    Bronze: KTAL Jingle, a station image promo category (collaborative effort)

2004-2005                                

CTA Video Production Staff Scholarship                                                                                       

2001-2005                                

Henderson State University Academic Scholarship                                                                    

Henderson State University Band Scholarship                                                                             

Robert C. Byrd Academic Scholarship                   

 

Selected Service

 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point:

 

Professional Memberships:

BEA: Broadcast Education Association

WBA: Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

 

Division Service:

Ad Hoc Committee: Student Recruitment; 2014-2015

Assessment Committee; 2018-

Awards and Events Committee; 2012-2016, 2018-         

Graduate Thesis Committee Reader (4) 2015-

Developed and Produced “Live on Reserve” Music Show 2014-2015

Marketing and Promotion Committee; 2015-

Search and Screen Committee - Assistant Professor of Communication: Public Relations; 2015-16

Search and Screen Committee - Assistant Professor of Communication: Public Relations; 2014-15

Search and Screen Committee - Assistant Professor of Communication: Media Studies; 2013-14

Search and Screen Committee - Assistant Professor of Communication: Media Studies; 2012-13

SPTV Advisor

Student Advising

 

College Service:

Department of Art – Graphic Design Course: Video Production Presentation (Fall 2017, 2018)

Department of Art – Advanced Drawing Course: Digital Project Development (Fall 2014)

Camp COFAC Director: Video Production (Summer 2014, 2015)

Perception: COFAC Creates Planning Committee (2013-2014)

Search and Screen Committee – (COFAC and Continuing Ed) Outreach Program Manager; 2016-17

 

University Service:

Joint ad-hoc Committee on Student Course Evaluations; 2015-2016

UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Steering Committee;  

     2015-16

 

Outside Service:

Broadcast Education Association: Documentary Division – Faculty Competition Chair, 2015

Broadcast Education Association: Documentary Division – Student Competition Chair, 2016, 2017

Broadcast Education Association: Documentary Division – Panel Selection Committee, 2015-2017

Broadcast Education Association: Super Regional Faculty Documentary Competition Judge, 2016,

     2017

Illinois Broadcasters Association, Student Silver Dome Awards – Judge: 2014-2017

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Education Committee

     Contributed articles to monthly newsletter (June 2015, May 2017)

 

East Central University:

 

Professional Memberships:

OBEA: Oklahoma Broadcasters Education Association

OVAC: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

 

Department Service:

Program Coordinator (budgets, adjuncts, reporting, etc.)

Search and Screen Committee for Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Mass Communication Strategic Plan Committee

Student Advising

48-hour Film Festival Chair

 

College Service:

School of Fine Arts Strategic Plan Committee

Search and Screen Committee for Assistant Professor of Art History

Interview Committee for Director of the School of Fine Arts

NCA Public Advisory Committee

SoPercussion Performance Marketing Committee

 

Outside Service:

Produced 12 videos for local elementary schools

Guitar Soloist for Community Jazz Band

Course produced video for Oklahoma Highway Patrol

 

Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati:

 

Committee Service:

Gallery Committee

Graduation Committee

Library Committee

Technology Committee

 

Courses Taught

 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point:

COMM 105 Foundations of Media Production 

COMM 153 Video Production for Non-Majors 

COMM 200 Communication Theory 

COMM 253 Video Production I (Introduction to Video Production) 

COMM 254 Music Recording and Production

COMM 354 Special Topics in Media Studies, Subtitle: Video Art (history, theory, production)

COMM 356 Video Production II, Subtitle: Acting for the Camera (collaboration with Theatre)

COMM 356 Video Production II, Subtitle: Digital Storytelling (Interactive Multimedia Stories) 

COMM 356 Video Production II, Subtitle: Documentary Production 

COMM 356 Video Production II, Subtitle: Sports Production 

COMM 359 Topics in Media, Subtitle: Art of Editing

COMM 460 Media Studies Symposium

 

East Central University:

COMM 1733 Introduction to Mass Media

COMM 1813 Introduction to Video Production

COMM 2753 Radio/Audio Production

COMM 3863 Broadcast News and Announcing (NPR-style)

COMM 3873 Television Field Production

COMM 4123 Post Production

COMM 4611 Senior Portfolio in Mass Communication

COMM 4711 Professional Internship

COMM 4733 Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication

COMM 4843 Media Programming

COMM 4863 Television Studio Production

COMM 4983 Seminar in Communication: Advanced Audio Production (Music)

COMM 4983 Seminar in Communication: Video Art

COMM 4983/5983 Seminar in Communication: Documentary Production

COMM 4983/5983 Seminar in Communication: Professional Practices in Video Production

 

The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati:

DMP 101 Introduction to Video Production

DMP 120 Fundamentals of Audio Production

DMP 210 Cinematography

DMP 212 Fundamentals of Editing

DMP 220 Television Studio Production

DMP 230 Fundamentals of Lighting

DMP 260 Portfolio

DMP 308 Documentary

DMP 312 Short Form Production

DMP 310 Advanced Editing

VC 226 Digital Illustration (Adobe Illustrator)

VC 2XX Desktop Publishing

 

University of Cincinnati:

FAA 105 Digital Foundations Lab I (Adobe Photoshop)

FAA 106 Digital Foundations Lab II (Adobe Illustrator)

FAA 107 Digital Foundations Lab III (Adobe Dreamweaver, Cinema 4D)

FAA 100 Current Arts Forum (assistant)

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

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