Constantin Traian Preda
- Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Constantin Preda was born in Queens, New York on September 3, 1974. Born of Russian-Romanian descent, he is a first generation US American who realized he wanted to make films, videos, and television when he was 10 years old. After living most of his childhood in West Islip, New York, he moved to Florida in 1986 and attended the University of Central Florida in 1996 where he went to film school. While there, he won a 1998 Kodak Film Grant for his thesis film "Salt" and started working in production as a PA before he graduated. Since then, he has worked as a series producer, show producer, field producer, story producer/editor, production manager, production coordinator, talent coordinator, media coordinator, stage manager, assistant director, location scout, casting director, writer, editor, and TV show pilot developer for Walt Disney World Entertainment, Nickelodeon Television, Spike TV, MTV, VH1, CMT, Golf Channel, Discovery, HGTV, and Animal Planet. His TV shows include Nickelodeon's Slimetime Live, MTV I Want a Famous Face, VH1's Hogan Knows Best with Hulk Hogan, VH1's Mission Man Band with Chris Kirkpatrick, CMT's My Big Redneck Wedding with Tom Arnold, CBS' Rachael Ray, School of Golf with Tiger Woods' swing coach Hank Haney, Discovery's The Girls of Palm Beach Polo, HGTV's House Hunters, and Animal Planet's Swamp Wars. Additionally, he has written, directed, assistant directed, and produced national commercials for Sears, Enterprise Car Rental, The Orlando Magic, Adams Golf, Michelob Ultra, and Oreck Vacuums. He also assistant directs music videos, and publishes poetry, articles, and photographs in magazines and news papers including The Orlando Sentinel and Industry Magazine. Constantin is passionate about production and education. He was also a teacher at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida for 6 years. Before joining Full Sail University, He has taught Film, TV, Marine Sciences, and Earth Sciences in the Youth Educational Series Program at Walt Disney World and film production at The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios Florida. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Second Unit or Assistant Director
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