» Scott Arundale
Associate Professor

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Scott Arundale
Office Location:
Marion Knott Studios 268
(714) 628-7367
New York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts

Dodge College Course: Thesis in Producing I

As a teenager growing up in England, Arundale spent an inordinate amount of time in art houses watching classic European films. Fellini, Antonioni and Fritz Lang were among his favorites but it was after watching Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville, that Arundale knew that he wanted to become a filmmaker.

He is a product of NYU where he studied film production as well as USC where he earned an M.F.A. in Producing in the Peter Stark Program. The first short film he produced there was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. The following year, he produced a feature film that won an award at the Sundance Film Festival.

But it is editing that has always been his passion and when things went digital, Arundale jumped back into the fray. "The technology of film had not really changed much over the years, but when non-linear editing arrived, I was hooked." Since then he's edited TV shows and feature films, documentaries and music videos. "It's a very exciting time to be working in the industry right now because things are moving so quickly and we have to adapt to the ever-changing landscape," he says.

Arundale is currently writing a book on film editing: Post Modern - Finishing your film in the Digital Age intended for publication next year. He also writes a blog about 3D and digital cinema.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Pendleton at 75 - In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the commission of Camp Pendleton, I edited and produced a documentary outlining the contributions made by this marine base and its inhabitants to the fighting in major conflicts including the war in the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Scheduled to air on the History Channel in early 2018.
26 Seconds - a documentary committed to the never-ending struggle against human exploitation and sex slavery. Directed by Prof. Kelly Galindo and edited by Scot Arundale with numerous alums participating including Tony Deng, Nico Aguilar and many many more.
MODERN POST: Workflows and Techniques for Digital Filmmakers - Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu - Focal Press - London 2014 ISBN: 978-0415747028
Editor - BIOLOGY 101 - dir. Christopher R. Smith - Feature Film
Supervising Editor - HOLLYWOOD FILM DIRECTING - Gil Bettman & Mark Travis DVD Lecture Series
Supervising Editor - Crystal Cathedral - Dr. Robert H. Schuller Library Project
Post Production Supervisor - 4.0 - Dramatic Short Film - dir. Dave Kost
Producer & Post Production Supervisor - LUCKY BASTARD - dir. Everett Lewis - Feature Film