- California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts
An on-air personality as well as a composer (with an M.F.A. in Music, Composition and Technology emphasis), and a behind-the-scenes director, mixer and sound designer, Pavelin brings that same sensitivity to listening in the classroom. He teaches his students to hear what they never heard before and to find the power in sound that galvanizes or changes the shape of their film projects. But Pavelin also practices what he preaches, listening closely to the sounds of his students' interest—heading off boredom should it ever think to enter his classroom and putting real time to shame as his students are caught up in the sounds of Pavelin's magic.