George Wang

Associate Professor

George Wang | Associate Professor

George teaches production, editing, post sound and critical studies courses at the Academy for Creative Media at UH Mānoa.

A graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, George had an extensive professional career in digital media production as an Avid editor and Apple Certified Trainer. George has directed/edited numerous promos and broadcast commercials for MGM Grand and Wynn Resorts, edited comedy skits aired on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC and Bravo Network, and designed motion graphics for The Billboard Music Awards. He collaborated in media campaigns with national advertising agencies such as Cramer-Krasselt, Korey Kay, Schadler Kramer and Young & Rubicam. Many narrative shorts and documentaries he worked on were awarded and exhibited in major film festivals worldwide, including SALESI, a short film directed by internationally acclaimed filmmakers Vilsoni Hereniko and Garin Nugroho (Indonesia).

Honors include Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Best of Competition Award, BEA Awards of Excellence, BEA Research Paper Prizes, University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Paper Prize, and National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) Faculty Development Grant.

George was named faculty fellow by NAPTE and the Television Academy, and served as American Pavilion Faculty Mentor at Cannes Film Festival (France), writer/consultant for Far East Film Festival (Italy), jury committee member for the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum Script Development Fund (Hong Kong), chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts Faculty Video Competition, and jury chairperson of Netpac Award at the Busan International Film Festival (Korea) and Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival (Taiwan).

As a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar, George has taught and researched at The University Hong Kong as Visiting Associate Professor. His research focuses on the life and works of King Hu, the cinematic titan who revolutionized the martial arts/wuxia genre.

George writes extensively and has published internationally in Asia, Europe and in the United States. He is co-editor of King Hu in His Own Words, the first  English language publication of King Hu’s writings.

You can view George’s personal website here.