Constantin Traian Preda was born in Queens, New York on September 3, 1974. Born of Russian-Romanian descent, he is a first generation US American who realized he wanted to make films, videos, and television when he was 10 years old. After living most of his childhood in West Islip, New York, he moved to Florida in 1986 and attended the University of Central Florida in 1996 where he went to film school. While there, he won a 1998 Kodak Film Grant for his thesis film "Salt" and started working in production as a PA before he graduated. Since then, he has worked as a production coordinator, talent coordinator, media coordinator, stage manager, assistant director, writer, editor, story editor, TV show pilot developer, director, and producer for Walt Disney World Entertainment, Nickelodeon Television, Spike TV, MTV, VH1, CMT, and the Golf Channel. His TV shows include Nickelodeon's Slimetime Live, MTV I Want a Famous Face, VH1's Hogan Knows Best with Hulk Hogan, VH1's Mission Man Band with Chris Kirkpatrick, CMT's My Big Redneck Wedding with Tom Arnold, and School of Golf with Tiger Woods' coach Hank Haney. Additionally, he has directed national commercials, assistant directed music videos, and published poetry, articles, and photographs in magazines and news papers. Constantin is passionate about production and education. He is also a teacher at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Before joining Full Sail University in 2006, he also taught Film, TV, Marine Sciences, and Earth Sciences in the Youth Educational Series Program at Walt Disney World and film production at The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios Florida. Constantin continues to work in the entertainment industry and loves to bring his experience to the classroom and to the set.