Hello, and welcome to the website of Christopher Llewellyn Reed, filmmaker and educator.
To the left – and/or below, as you scroll, depending on the device on which you read this – you’ll find links to my blog posts, a link to my vimeo account, where you can see some of the films I have made, and links to other sites, including my twitter feed and flickr stream.
What can you expect to find in the posts on this blog? Movie reviews, thoughts on film history and aesthetics, reactions to current events, advertisements for events in which I participate, and blurbs about the work my students do at Stevenson University.
If you want more information about me, you can check out my curriculum vitae, or read my official bio, below:
Christopher Llewellyn Reed is a filmmaker and the Chair of the Film/Video Department at Stevenson University, near Baltimore. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard in Slavic Languages and Literatures (specialization in Russian), a Master’s Degree from Yale in Russian and East European Studies (specialization in film), and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Film Production. Though not born in Baltimore, Chris spent 8 years of his childhood in this city, and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. After many years away, he returned to Baltimore in 2006 to take up his current job.
Chris had his first book - Film Editing: Theory and Practice - published by Mercury Learning and Information on February 22, 2012, as part of its “Digital Filmmaker Series” for high school and college students. His own focus as a filmmaker has been primarily on documentary and promotional work, with some narrative mixed in. He recently finished a film about the Smith College Book Sale, an annual event that raises scholarship funds for Baltimore-area students to be able to attend Smith College. You may watch the trailer here. Chris is also an experienced lecturer on film history and aesthetics, and frequently leads presentations for Cinema Sundays at the Charles. He now also appears monthly on Midday with Dan Rodricks, on Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR 88.1 FM, as a film critic and commentator.