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Film Production Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1979 B.A. Syracuse University, 1971
Toney W. Merritt has been an Independent Filmmaker for 35 years, having completed well over 30 personal films; experimental and narrative. His films have screened at various venues such as the Paris Cinematheque, The London Coop, pacific Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Film Arts Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, The Oakland and DeYoung Museums to name a few. Toney was a guest presenter at The Squaw Valley of Community of Writers Conference. He currently teaches Cine 56, Introduction to Digital Editing (Final Cut Pro), and Cine 24, Beginning Film Production at City College San Francisco where he has been an instructor for 10 years.
He also teaches Writing for Visual Media as part of San Francisco State’s Digital Video Intensive Program.
Mr. Merritt is currently editing a documentary, The Life and Work of Art Carpenter, for the California Contemporary Crafts Association; is serving as a camera person for Gustavo Vasquez's documentary on the Mexican Wrestling culture, Que Viva la Lucha and on a documentary on human sexuality, Erotic Powerplay®; It's Not What You Think, for Dr. Gabriele hoff, PsyD.
Mr. Merritt is presently creating a ten-part personal "film poem" on the Brazilian Amazon and a "personal film" on shamanism.
Mr. Merritt has served two terms on the Board of Directors of Film Arts Foundation, serving one year as its Chairman. He has been a panelist for various film festivals, such as the San Francisco International Film Festival and Mendocino Film Festival; and for grant organizations, such as the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations.