Full-time Staff and Adjunct Faculty - Ohlone College Broadcasting:
Film, TV & Video Classes
Classes are taught by top industry professionals, including:
- Bill Schechner, NBC News reporter, KPIX anchor
- Cristina Villarreal, Social Media Producer
- Lawrence Iriarte, Filmmaker, Pixar, WB, ILM
- Nizar Ahmed, Juniper Networks, Liquid Media
- William V. Moore, Chief Cameraman, KTVU
- Gary Kauf, Reporter KTVU, News Writer, NBC Nightly News
Staff and Faculty Profiles
Gary Kauf worked as field anchor on KTVU's Mornings on 2 news program as well as The Ten O'Clock News. He served as senior writer for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, hosted the weekly bay area travel show Our Town, and was assignment editor of KQED's Evening Edition. Mr. Kauf received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Francisco State University.
Arnie Loleng served as technical director at Bay TV. He has worked as director and technical director at KION TV, floor manager at WTKR and technical director at KCCN. He has worked on such shows as Henry's Garden, The Show, and Bay Café. Mr. Loleng received a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Regent University.
- Lawrence Iriarte
Adjunct Film & Video Production Instructor
Lawrence Iriarte is a filmmaker and a graduate of the Academy of Arts College with a B.A. in Film and Video Production. Lawrence brings his years of experience working in film and video ranging from design and storyboarding in pre-production, to camera and line-producing in production, to post work in editing and special effects in the film and animation industry. Lawrence has worked for Warner Bros., Paramount, Pixar, and Industrial Light and Magic. His film credits include: The Matrix, James and the Giant Peach, and Nightmare Before Christmas and Bedazzled. He has worked on music videos with artists such as Smash Mouth, Hammer, Green Day, and Carlos Santana, to name a few.
William V. Moore
Adjunct Digital Video Instructor
William Moore worked as a television news cameraman for KTVU's The Ten O'Clock News for over 25 years. Mr. Moore has covered such seminal events as the Loma Prieta earthquake, the Oakland Hills Fire and the murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. His wealth of experience runs from working with film cameras and early ENG through Betacam and today's digital video.
Liquid Media, Juniper Networks
Nizar Ahmed is a San Francisco State University graduate with over 15 years of experience working with companies such as Universal Music, Google, IBM, and Juniper Networks. He has produced national and international webcasts, commercials, and has extensive knowledge of production and editing for musicians, nonprofit organizations, television stations, festivals, conferences, and expos.
After working for Juniper Networks and leading their Corporate Media Production team, Nizar started his own production company and currently spends his time consulting and teaching.
Nizar Ahmed holds a bachelor of Arts in New Media from San Francisco State University, He studied broadcasting at Ohlone College.
A national correspondent for NBC News, Mr. Schechner co-hosted NBC NEWS Overnight and has been an anchor and reporter for KPIX TV. He holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelors from Oberlin College.
Award-winning journalist Cristina Villarreal brings her wide-ranging knowledge of social media and 14 years experience producing special events for KTVU. She has also worked for KNTV and is News Advisor for The Daily Steak. Ms. Villarreal has been honored with a Peabody award and a Northern California Emmy award. She has a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.