Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter

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Jocelyn Tarquini-Motter
Assistant Teaching Professor
University Crossings, 025D
Phone: 215-571-4240

Jocelyn has been editing professionally for 15 years. She received her MFA in Film Editing from the American Film Institute (AFI) in 2005. During her time at AFI she worked with Oliver Stone and Gary Oldman.

She was nominated for an ACE student editing award as well as a KeyArt Award and was the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press “Achievement in Editing” scholarship in 2004. After graduation she went on to edit award-winning theatrical trailer campaigns for Creative Domain and Trailer Park. Her campaigns included Spider-Man 2, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, March of the Penguins, The Polar Express, Spirited Away, The Aviator, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Akeelah and the Bee, Kinsey, and many more. 

In 2006 she left trailer editing to tackle the world of television. Since 2006 she has edited over 125 episodes of Television, including Paranormal State, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flip That House, & Buying Alaska.

She wrote her first book “Editing, The Art of Digital Storytelling” and it was published in 2014. 

In 2015 she finished directing and editing her most recent documentary “The Human Element” that was filmed in Thailand, produced and edited a media campaign for And1 Basketball, and edited an 8 camera concerts for The Wonder Years. 

Beyond teaching at Drexel Jocelyn runs a non-profit called Redeeming Waters International that brings food, clean water, and medical supplies to widows & orphans in Africa and Haiti, while also continuing to edit on a freelance basis for television production companies in NY, LA, and DC. She is the mother of two teenage boys, two horses, six chickens, two cats, and a dog.  Throughout all of her work, she has managed to remain an “AVID” snowboarder & rider.