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Hollywood editor Josh Bodnar to speak at University of Northern Iowa

October 2, 2013

Bettina Fabos, associate professor, communication studies, 319-273-5972,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Emmy Award-winning Hollywood video editor and motion graphics artist Josh Bodnar will walk through the creative process of one of the most talked about main title sequences in recent history, "Dexter," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center second floor Lounge/Auditorium.

Bodnar will connect the common threads of his creative process through different mediums: art, advertising and entertainment. He will explain how storyboards, visual effects, type design, picture editing, sound design and client relations all play a part in how an idea is visualized. Bodnar will also discuss Dexter from concept to completion and show never-before-seen edits rejected by the client.

Bodnar is internationally recognized for his strong storytelling abilities and has worked with clients such as Showtime, HBO, AMC, Verizon, Google, Nike and Anheuser-Busch. In 2007, he won an Emmy for his editing on "Dexter." Bodnar is based out of Los Angeles, Calif., and currently works as a staff editor at the editorial boutique Whitehouse.

This event is co-sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF)-Cedar Valley and the University of Northern Iowa Senate Faculty Speaker's Fund. Tickets are $5 for AAF members, $10 for nonmembers and free for UNI students with their student ID. For more information, contact Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, at 319-273-5972 or