- BA, Theatre Arts, California State University, Chico
- MFA, Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- Film Production Certification, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic ¬†
¬†Professor Pickering has worked in theatre, film, and television as an actor, director, and producer -¬†with extensive experience “backstage and off-camera” where his areas of¬†expertise are scenic design and construction, lighting design, and scenic art.¬†His professional experience includes¬†work with The Santa Fe Opera, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, UK Opera-Theatre, the Lexington Children’s Theatre, ¬†Appalshop, several independent film productions, and 11 years of production design with Kentucky Educational Television.
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