Dean Emeritus Raymond Fielding joined The Film School in 1990 and served as the founding permanent dean for 13 years before stepping down in the summer of 2003. Dean Fielding has spent the last 45 years as a professor and/or administrator at six different university film schools, including those of UCLA, USC, University of Iowa, Temple University, University of Houston, and The Florida State University. At the last three of these he and his colleagues created new programs.
Dean Fielding has written or directed films released by Walt Disney Studios, CBS Television and The Public Broadcasting Corporation, and served as a consultant to Universal Studios, United Artists, CBS Television, TransAmerica Corporation, Capital Cities Broadcasting, ABC Television, BBC Television, the Canadian Broadcasting Company and the Hearst Corporation.
Dean Fielding is the author of six books on film technology and history and of more than thirty articles in scholarly journals. He has served as President of the University Film and Video Association, the Society for Cinema Studies and the Association of Industry Film Producers, and as the Vice President of the International Congress of Schools of Cinema and Television. In 1981 he was elected a lifetime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.