Jesse Negron, MFA

Assistant Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5114
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Biography

Jesse Negron is an MFA graduate of the UCLA School of Film and Television. His career began as an audio post production consultant on such films as Michael Mann’s Heat, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, Warner Bros.' Twister and Verhoeven’s Total Recall. He was a digital audio workstation expert helping to set up, operate and maintain recording technology for legendary foley artist John Roesch (ET, Dark Knight, Transformers, etc.) and Academy Award winning mixer Chris Jenkins (Star Trek, Mission Impossible, A Beautiful Mind, Fast and Furious) at Todd/AO. Negron then started RocketWerks, a post-production company that worked on dozens of independent films. He built up his credit list as an editor, sound designer, foley artist, and sound mixer/engineer. Rocketwerks is still operating on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Negron then moved into film production by starting up Warfront Pictures, a production company that helped create and edit MGM’s Pop&Me, winner of the L.A. Film Festival and Academy Award Short List (top 12). At Warfront, he paired up with Tony and Ridley Scott to create and produce American Fighter Pilot, an eight one-hour episode TV show that aired on CBS. Other notable projects teamed Negron with John Gaeta (Academy Award winning inventor of bullet time in The Matrix), Paul Meegan (President of Lucas Arts) James Knight (Motion Capture for Cameron’s Avitar) and Richard Taylor (President of Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop). Negron currently has an office on the Universal Lot where he is developing DRAVN, a project that has television, graphic novel and gaming elements.

Education

  • MFA, Film and Television Production, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
  • B.A., Communication-Electronic Media, Minor: Art, Florida State University

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Cinematic Arts

Courses Taught

  • CINE 260 – Production I
  • CINE 322 - Sound Design
  • SCW 615 – Development and Production for Screenwriters