Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University
September 2006 - January 2012
Brigham Young University - Winter 2006 to present
Created curriculum for and currently teach new class â Voice Over for Commercial and Animation Work as a bridge program between the acting (Barta Heiner) and animation (Kelly Loosli) programs. Students learn to interpret copy and make on-the-spot personal choices. They also learn to create character voices that are strong and consistent.
Adjunct Professor at Utah Valley University
January 2010 - March 2010
I taught ACTING FOR FILM from my own curriculum that I've developed for the Professional Actors Conservatory and modified it to fit the rigors of the UVU Acting program.
Instructor - Foundations of Acting / Acting Movement / Voice Over at East Hollywood High School
August 2004 - February 2009
Created curriculum for and taught professional acting classes geared toward a charter high school with emphasis on film (grades 9-12).
- FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING
Students learn to recognize, perform with, and talk about moment-to-moment awareness and authenticity in their own work and the observed work of others.
- ACTING MOVEMENT Class is devoted to the study and practice of increasing physical prowess with regards to strength, power, endurance, balance, dexterity, speed & flexibility and applying it to acting work through the following techniques 1. Alexander technique for the Actor 2. Pilates 3. Tai Chi 4. Dynamic Alignment through Imagery 5. Stage Combat 6. Film stunts 7. Mime or 'space work' for improvisation 8. Dance
- VOICE OVER FOR ANIMATION AND COMMERCIALS
Students learn to interpret copy and make on-the-spot personal choices. They also learn to create character voices that are strong and consistent.
Dialogue Director at Evergreen Holiday Classics
2004 - 2008
Voice/dialogue director for the Evergreen Holiday Classic series of films. So far, I have cast and directed voice over sessions for two animated films, THE LIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and SPOOKY BATS AND SCAREDY CATS. I am performing the same functions for the next five holiday films as well as contributing to scripts.
improvisor at Skinny Lincolns
1998 - 2001
Performing in Improvisation and Sketch shows with musical numbers and games that wow audiences! We trained under Lincoln Hoppe who coached us in 'scene drilling'; a rigorous process that increases creativity and cooperation.
Actor at Talent Management Group
1998 - Present
I am represented by TMG as an actor for Film, Television, Voice Over and Print work.
Player/Teacher at ComedySportz Utah
I perform with this nationally franchised Improvisational Comedy troupe that performs scene work, games and musical numbers in a competition format that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
Owner/Producer at CMC . Christopher Miller Creative LLC
I run my own freelance creative services writing copy for, producing and directing radio and on-camera advertising and other creative projects.
I partnered with BYU Advertising to produce 12 spots for the Library of Congress READ campaign.
I have enjoyed long-standing relationships with
* KINARA Advertising, writing and producing their radio advertising for DEAN FOODS with creative director Sean Young,
* SANDMAN Studios, casting and directing voice sessions for animator and director, Kelly Loosli,
* DREAMBUILDERS writing and producing radio advertising and industrials with Bryan Thayer.
Teacher/Director at Professional Actors Conservatory of Salt Lake
Teaching scene study workshop that covers industry protocol and terminology, auditioning, rehearsal techniques and finding ones authentic voice. I started at the P.A.C. as a student under Scott Ditty in 1995.
Director, Producer, Head Writer at Chez Comedez
Producing, writing, directing and performing live sketch comedy, short films, and musical numbers with live music acts (i.e. Jazz w. The Greg Floor Quartet or Bluegrass w. The Johnson Brothers) in between. The show is filmed before a live studio audience.