Jonathan Alvord

B.A., linguistics, University of Southern California, 1992

"I began teaching years ago as a motorcycle safety instructor in California and found the experience to be quite wonderful. As I pursued my career in film, I ultimately become a mentor and advisor to many co-workers ascending through the ranks with me. During my time of owning and operating an environmental health business in Austin, Texas, I was routinely invited to guest lecture at seminars around the state. These experiences ultimately converged as I became a guest lecturer to the film department at The University of Texas. It is through this experience that I have discovered the tremendous joy in educating others. I have found the exposure to the new and creative energy of SCAD students to be amazingly rewarding. I have had so many diverse opportunities in the film industry and sincerely enjoy sharing what I have learned with this next generation of filmmakers."

Jonathan Alvord | Film and television professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Set Guinness world record for the longest wedding train on film short "The Differences Between Men & Women"; editor of "Along The Way," Best Picture Winner at Wilmington Independent Film Festival; visual effects editor on "Unbreakable" theatrical trailer, Best of Show Winner and Best Drama Trailer Winner at Key Art Awards


Member of Editors Guild

Previous Positions

Editor of feature films, television series and commercials; film director, visual effects editor, visual effects compositor and visual effects coordinator