William Donaruma

Head of Production
Professor of the Practice, Film Production

Director, Creative Computing Group
Creative Director, ND Learning


Design and Production

Research Interests

Documentary and Narrative Filmmaking, color grading, cinematography, camera technology


By day, William (a.k.a. Bill) is currently a professor of the practice in filmmaking at the University of Notre Dame and also serves as creative director for the Office of Digital Learning. Beginning as a grip and a stuntman at Universal Studios, he moved into production management, camera, editing, and now teaching. He continues to make narrative and documentary films primarily using the RED cameras in his arsenal. During his off time he seeks action, energy, and purpose through military-led endurance events, which keeps him ready for production field work of any kind. Keeping him in line are his wife, four kids, and golden retriever. More of his work and continuing adventures can be seen at williamdonaruma.com.

Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Works

Nets of Memory (Film)

And There is Nothing New Under the Sun (Film)

Strong Bodies Fight (Film) 

Island Places Island Lives (Book and Films)

Email: donaruma.1@nd.edu
Phone: 15746313034
Office: B039 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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