Tom Nicholson

Tom Nicholson

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Television-Radio
Faculty, Documentary Studies and Production

Phone:(607) 274-1569
E-mail:tnicholson@ithaca.edu
Office:338 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

I came to the Park School of Communications in 2002. Before arriving I spent over twenty years working as a Director and Editor in the film and television industry. I've also held many other positions, from Production Assistant to Executive Producer, along the way. At various times I've worked for National Geographic, PBS, and the BBC. As a Producer, Director, and Editor my documentary work has been broadcast nationally in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. In 2004 I worked with the PBS series "American Experience" on a two hour documentary that explores the California Gold Rush of 1849.  The show aired in November of 2006.  In 2010 I worked with the PBS series "Nova" on a miniseries based on the book "Fabric of the Cosmos" by physicist Brian Greene.  In episode 2, "The Illusion of Time," you can see me as a gas station mechanic during a scene in which Brian Greene explains Einstein's special theory of relativity.  The series aired in November of 2011.  In 2011 I began work on a documentary for American Experience on "The Birth of Silicon Valley."  The episode will air in 2013.   In the Spring semester of 2012 I was the Videographer on Semester at Sea.  I shot and edited in 13 countries during the 105 day voyage around the world.