Amol Pavangadkar is a Senior Producer and a Specialist with the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. He is a prolific media producer, working on funded projects with a range of collaborators and agency partners. He is a recipient of the prestigious faculty seminar fellowship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 2012.
He has produced and directed over thirty five media projects, including promotional, training, educational videos, music videos and films, delivered on a broad range of platforms. He has a MA degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media from Michigan State University, a Masters Diploma in Business Administration in Financial Management from Symbiosis Institute for Management Studies and a Bachelors in Electronics from the University of Pune.
In the arena of criminal justice, he has produced outreach and training modules for Intellectual property rights protection, Drug Market Intervention program, Project Safe Neighborhood initiatives and Emergency services consolidation. His interest in the environment has led to a range of collaborations with scientists, journalists and educators to research and inform the public about environmental issues and ways for betterment. He has covered mercury poisoning, recycling, biofuels and bio energy, energy efficiency, climate change, sustainability and waste reduction. With funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mr. Pavangadkar has produced training and outreach materials to improve nutrition in low income households, with special emphasis on infants and toddlers.
Mr. Pavangadkar has undertaken several high profile promotional and informational productions for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Land mine risk education, BEACON center for studying evolution in action, Sustainable Michigan Endowment Project and the Global Food Platform. He regularly partners with the local PBS station, WKAR, to produce short length video content and occasionally some full length programming as well.
Over his nine and a half years of teaching at Michigan State University, he has taught courses in basic and advanced audio production, foundations of digital media, basic and advanced video production, television and cinema production and client relations. He has trained or supervised over thirty internships and independant study advisees. Currently he teaches the undergraduate capstone course, “Cinema and Television Projects”, where the students experience all the stages of a media production, from idea till pilot development.
Prior to joining MSU, he started his media career in the India, where he honed his production skills working on corporate videos, television series and regional language Bollywood films.