Department of Communication

Matthew Crick

Matthew Crick

Office:   Hobart Hall, Rm 208
Phone:   973-720-2655
Office Hours:  

Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Television Production/Documentary Production, Directing and Producing


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

School of Communication and Information - Ph.D

  • Media Studies with an emphasis in social networking, video sharing and communication technologies
  • Dissertation Title: Power and Surveillance in YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood: A Case Study of College Students in the Bronx.

CUNY, Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY                                                      

M.S. in Broadcast Programming, Management and Television Production

University of Arizona                                                                                    

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Media Arts


  • Assistant Professor:  William Paterson University                             

Department: Communication

Area of Specialization:  Television Production/Documentary Production

Directing and Producing

Research Interests:  Video Sharing, SNS and Social Media, Power & Surveillance in online environments

  • Full-time faculty:  CUNY, Bronx Community College                       Fall, 2002–2012
  •  Adjunct Faculty:  William Paterson University                              2011

Research Methods in Mass Communication

  • Invited Lecturer: Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan                     January, 2010


  • President and Founder:  Red Barn Pictures                                  2001 - present

Specializing in digital documentary production. Produce, direct, write and edit.

  • Associate Producer/Production Associate Duties                          2000 - 2001

ABC News 20/20, New York, NY

Associate Producer for 20/20 on two episodes of "Nine Weeks of Hell."  Handled all production materials, edited promos, and managed all day-of- air activities for each episode.

Corporate Producer/Writer

Saks Fifth Ave, New York, NY                                                                     1998 – 2000

Created and Produced "The Source," SFA’s in-house Monthly news magazine broadcast; developed and promoted this show’s unique brand identity. Generated story ideas and wrote, produced, and directed each broadcast.  Wrote and produced video news releases (VNR’s) and fashion videos. Directed live, corporate communication broadcasts to SFA stores around the country.  Award-winning Producer.

 Film and Television Lab Supervisor                                                           1996 - 1998

College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

Produced and edited a 20-minute documentary for Black History month called A Journey Through Time on the Baltimore Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Managed College of Staten Island TV Studio, including equipment purchases, staff supervision, and implemented the College’s first in-house television broadcast weekly news magazine show, including camera, graphics, audio and floor manager.

  • Freelance Producer/Writer                                                      1994 - 1996

Directed, produced and edited for CVC Communications and Commorato Video. Produced and wrote a five-part instruction series for the Evenflo Corporation on the proper installation and use of their child safety seats.

  • Senior Television Producer/Director                                           1993 - 1994

Biomedical Communications, Arizona Health Sciences

Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Wrote, Directed and Produced a variety of health-related programs.  Directed live teleconferences broadcast throughout the nation.

  • Corporate Television Producer

America West Airlines, Phoenix, Arizona                                                     1991 - 1992

Wrote, Directed and Produced a variety of image, training, and employee training videos for this international corporation.                        



  •  Paper Tiger: Love, War, History. New York, NY – this feature-     2011 length documentary script is complete and is in post-production. Directed, shot, and co-wrote and produced this film.
  •  Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man, New York, NY –        2003 produced and directed this film on the history of the film

Creature of the Black Lagoon and the fandom surrounding its sequels.

  •  The Face of Freedom, Queens, NY – produced, directed, shot,     2000 and wrote this short documentary film on the history of Fort Totten, in Queens, NY.



  •  Fanex, Baltimore, MD –screened the documentary film feature       Fall, 2005

Creature Feature:  50 Years of the Gill-Man.

  •  Monster Bash Film Festival, Butler, PA –screened the                   Summer, 2005

Documentary film feature Creature Feature:  50 Years of the Gill-Man.

  •  Tribeca Screening Room, NY, NY—screened the documentary        Fall, 2004

film feature Creature Feature:  50 Years of the Gill-Man.

  •  Sunset Screening Room, LA, CA—screened the documentary          Spring, 2003

film feature Creature Feature:  50 Years of the Gill-Man.

  •  Bayside Historical Society, Queens, NY—screened the                  Spring, 2000

Documentary short Fort Totten:  The Face of Freedom.



  •    Invited and presented in the Making Transfer Connections          2011

conference at LaGuardia Community College.  ePortfolio and PowerPoint presentation illustrating the incorporation of General Education principles into an ePortfolio enriched course.

  •       Documentary Filmmaking in the United States, Hualien, Taiwan         2010          participated in a panel discussion on the trends, techniques,

and challenges in making documentary films in the United States

  •     Images of War:  Nonverbal Communication in the Iraq War      2005

Trenton, NJ – presented on a New Jersey Communication Association panel of faculty from around the tri-state area on unique pedagogical techniques and assignments


MEMBERSHIPS (including past affiliations)

  • New Jersey Communication Association                                                   2011 – present
  • University and Film and Video Association                                                2007 – present
  • Independent Feature Project, New York                                                   2006
  • Downtown Community Television Center, New York                                  2006
  • Museum of the Moving Image                                                                   2006
  • Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers                                   2002
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences                                     2001 - present
  • National Communication Association                                                         1999 - 2007
  • Judge, NY Film Festivals                                                                             1998
  • ITVA, Panel Host Awards                                                                           1996
  • Media Communication Association                                                             1995 - 2000
  • ITVA, Indianapolis Chapter, Promotions Chair                                           1995
  • President, American Marketing Association, Fort Wayne Chapter             1994



  • $500 Faculty Scholarship Support grant from the BCC Foundation                   2010
    to present in Taiwan on U.S. documentary filmmaking.

  • Telly Awards: Winner of two Telly Awards for writing, directing,                         2009
    and producing a 2:45 trailer for the film Creature Feature:
    50 Years of the Gill-Man, which I shot and directed.

  • National Archives, Washington, D.C. Fort Totten: the Face of Freedom.           2006

  • $500 President’s Faculty and Staff Development Grant                                   2004
    provided funds for a remote seminar at ABC 7 in Manhattan
    and introduced BCC students in the Media Technology program to
    various aspects of television network news.

  •  First place Crystal Award of Excellence for                                                  1999
    Best Corporate News Magazine Show
    at Saks Fifth Ave, NYC

  •  Certificate of Creative Excellence at the U.S. International                             1996
    Film and Video Festival, Wabash: Indiana’s Best Kept Secret.

  •  First place Oasis Award for Best Documentary, Tucson                                1992
    Community Cable Corporation, The Tucson Public Market

  •  National Academy of Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain                             1992
    Emmy Nominee, The Tucson Public Market.