At the Panorama Film AcadeME, our teaching staff, alumni and students share a common worldview: that filmmaking as a profession keeps evolving to meet the challenges and undercurrents of global cinema today. The faculty at Panorama Film AcadeME is made up of over 50 dedicated staff who have come from diverse backgrounds in animation, performing arts, film production and others, bringing together their collective 130 years of experience in the industry for the benefit of students who desire a comprehensive and industry-shaped education.

We believe in challenging the conventions of film and visual arts. We push ourselves and our students daily to exceed the boundaries of their own expectations, to produce film content that appeals to various audiences, and to form key partnerships that ensure them the success and stability they need for the film industry they will be working in.

A Few Members Of Our Team...

Eric Covington

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eric specialize in coordinating ideals and images into the visual side of the practice. At the age of 30 Eric has over 17 years in the field of GFX/VFX and set designing. “If you can see it then I can make it”, is one of Eric’s quotes that will give you a little insight to his vision. He’s always willing to take on a challenge if it means you get exactly what you want in the end.

He has worked on commercials for TSOT / Houston Hit Factory and Multi Stellar and Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Some of his visual work can be seen in music video such as Strings,  Just Brittany, Ivy Shades, Grammy Award winning Gospel artist LeAndria Johnson, Amber Bullock, Kim Burrell and has instilled Corporate placement for Walmart & Footlocker, Inc.

Gary Chason


Having started his film career in 1970, he is now the longest continuously engaged film professional in the state of Texas. He has written, produced and directed too many shorts to list, but many of them have played in – and won awards in – various festivals: “Clementine’s Grave;” “The Beheading;” Puppet Love;” “Little Adorable;” and “Perverse Disorder,” to name a few.

He has written three feature scripts, twelve short scripts, and six stage plays that have been produced.

Alice Gong

Cultural Arts Expert

Alice Gong recently earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degree from Auburn University. She has many working experiences in the culture and arts industries. And she also has had many opportunities to get involved with her passion for teaching.

She believes in the value of in-depth analysis of particular sources as a means of understanding the complex, often contradicting cultural meanings embedded in each source. She used to teach as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Atlanta GA.

Norman Fitts

Screenwriting Instructor

Norman has been writing for twenty-seven years, published six science fiction novels, and has completed dozens of both short and feature length screenplays. He has worked for hire on several feature length screenplays and currently has multiple scripts in development.

He has also worked with the Austin Film Festival judging screenplays for their “Heart of Film” screenplay competition. He also owns one of the world’s largest Film Production Meet-up Groups with over 5600 members.

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