Robert McCaffrey, Program Director
Tales of the fantastic have always held great appeal for Robert McCaffrey. While growing up in his hometown of Port St. Lucie, Florida, he and his friends drew scores of their own comic books when store-bought stories no longer satisfied their sense of adventure. This predilection toward fantasy showed itself in his fantasy short The Bad Day and his short thriller Deception.McCaffrey also co-wrote and produced The Buse, an exploration into a magical world of mischievous spirits and winner of the 1999 College Television Award for Comedy.
After earning his Master’s degree at the Florida State School of Motion Picture and Recording Arts, Mr. McCaffrey co-wrote and co-produced the feature length horror film Vampire Rock. He also began development of a television version of The Buse with Revelations Studios in Los Angeles.
Mr. McCaffrey began teaching screenwriting at Valencia Digital Media program in 2002. He now teaches several of the production, motion graphics and post-production classes. He began serving as the program chair for Digital Media in 2008.
Kyle Snavely, Senior Lab Instructor
Working in the industry since 2003, Kyle has produced over 300 films, videos, websites and graphic designs. He has also had the pleasure of leading both the high school and college students to state and national championships in media design.
Under his guidance, students have been recognized at the local, state, national and international level. While graduates of his college program are now enjoying successful careers in the media industry, graduates of Kyle’s high school program have continued their education at such prestigious colleges and universities as:
- University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
- University of Central Florida School of Radio and Television Broadcast
- Emerson College School for Digital Media
- Western Carolina University Motion Picture Program
- Valencia College Film Program
- Seminole State College of Television & Digital Cinema
Kyle’s personal accomplishments span all areas of media production including major motion pictures, national television, professional sporting events, local television, live event coverage, print and web content.