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Gene Ganssle

Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

A working actor for more than 25 years, Gene Ganssle is an award-winning professional on both sides of the camera. He has more than 500 TV/radio commercials, films and industrial projects to his credit. A member of Actor’s Equity since 1997, he is a veteran of dozens of professional stage productions. He owns his own production company, producing commercials, films and industrial projects as Gene Ganssle Productions.

He has taught acting classes and residencies for all ages for many years, including five years at Scottsdale Community College and three years at Arizona State University before taking his current position as lecturer in the Herberger Institute's School of Film, Dance and Theatre. In 2018, he was appointed as Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Education
  • B.A. Theatre and Communications, University of Redlands, CA 1985
Research Interests

In 2012, Gene Ganssle began redesigning the curriculum for THE 403 Independent Film. With just a book and an old syllabus from the previous instructor, he reached out to fellow faculty and researched not only their thoughts and articles on the subject, but surveyed their preferences for films to help create a body of work to provide common vocabulary to be shared among film students and faculty at ASU.

As an acting instructor, Gene has been proactive in mentoring students in his school throughout their ASU years, assisting on student films, organizations, and giving students opportunities to gain experience on set.

In his production work, Gene is working on expanding his production skills to take advantage of online opportunities to produce media content, including demo's, films, and online performance. He is currently researching innovations in web-based subscription media publishing of a web series. When produced, he will again use the opportunity to give his students experience not only on set, but in pre- and post-production.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 489Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THF 497Senior Project
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
THP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
THP 489Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THF 497Senior Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
THP 489Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THF 497Senior Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
THF 497Senior Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
THP 489Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THF 497Senior Project
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation to Theatre & Film
FMP 300Focus on Film
THP 387Acting: TV and Film
THE 403Independent Film
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
THE 403Independent Film
THP 494Special Topics