|Ted Baldwin started producing radio in
1967, and had his own radio shows throughout high school. As an Illinois State
Scholar, Ted studied through the courtesy of Rep. Ed Madigan and a General
Assembly Scholarship at Eastern Illinois University. He managed a college radio
station for two years as an
undergraduate, and with a major in Chemistry, took minors in Physics, Math,
English, Psychology, and Speech-Communication. After a year of Graduate
Chemistry at Eastern, he continued in graduate school at LSU in Physical
Chemistry, leaving with an MS in Bio-organic Chemical Dynamics. His 1982
master's thesis contained more than 100 pages of computer generated 3-d
He devoted 11 years to building communication in
sciences at LSU, as head of Science and Engineering Instructional Television, a
university-wide service he helped develop. Also during that time he wrote more
than 100 film reviews for the student paper, developed and started the LSU
Student television station, produced more than 1000 documentaries and teaching
films for LSU, and initiated his own company, Industrial Words and Images,
producing a benchmark series of chemistry videos for Scientific American
In 1988, Ted produced the
independent feature film comedy "Razor In A Box", for Sly Turk
In 1987, Ted won the River City Film Festival, and took second place
in the Southern Lantern Awards, a tri-state competition.
In 1997, he produced and animated 20 full 3-d animations
for GoldTree Production's Computer Artificial Intelligence Game, Dead
Reckoning, released nationally by Piranha Software.
In 1999, Ted created 3rd Coast Digital Films, and
along with a business and production partner, Dwayne Dupre', developed a
standard of corporate video brochure that is unmatched in quality and
In developing a new product for a
client, Ted and his business partner pioneered the use of CD-ROMs for business
communication, and are now developing full DVDs for
They have increased company revenues for some
clients by 10 to 15 percent per year.
Among Ted's awards are that of
"Egghead" from his high school newspaper, and "Worst Dressed Academic - Gris
Gris Magazine 1987."
film, Ted developed the documentary Gutter Punks from an idea by an undergraduate at SLU.
Under Ted's guidance, the concept went from a 20 minute short exploitation idea
to a full two hour documentary examining the social impact of homelessness on a
community and the children living on the street. Ted produced and conducted all
of the interviews for the movie, and shot the exterior footage of New Orleans
used in the film, as well as working with the co-producer on every aspect of
the film at every step - selecting the clips for the final film, and editing.
His is the voice delivering the opening biblical quotation.Ted has been a
featured speaker at film festivals, and aside from his duties as CEO/Chief
Creative Officer of 3rd Coast, he is writing screenplays and performance
poetry, and is developing 3-D storyboards for his science-fiction
He has acted in a Shakespeare play recently,
Cymbeline, and has written a
stage play about the rise of Nazi terror and its impact on idealistic youth,
"The Two Angelas".
Ted writes and directs for 3rd Coast, and does the 3-D animations for the
corporate projects he directs.
working on a personal documentary on political perspectives, and will be
directing a short drama on perception in the fall, with HD for principal
Ted produced and animated a music video for the group
"Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor", and is webmaster/designer for the