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Teosson Wells

Member since 2016

Location

  • Los Angeles, CA

Portfolio

  • Business
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Teosson

His upcoming nationwide television series premieres in 2022 and he will be the executive producer, writer, and host of PBS. He also speaks and appears in the 2017 documentary national film, The Gamble House. For more than a decade ago, he appeared for three years in the weekly HGTV [Home and Garden Television] network series “American Homestyles” and has appeared on numerous PBS programs including the “Art of Architecture: Greene and Greene,” “Architect Irving Gill: Fundamental Truths,” and “California’s Gold: Architecture of the Desert.”
 
Teosson is also an author of books on Auguste Rodin, Casting Shadows; was a contributing writer to Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty, published by Chronicle Books. He is editor and contributing writer for Bohemian Crossroads: Art and Culture Collide Then Subside on the Monterey Peninsula; Bohemian Highways: Art and Culture Abide Then Divide Along the California Coast; and Bohemian Bridges: California as Superstructure for Social and Cultural Change. He is working on a book about the mid-20th century architect Harwell Hamilton Harris: Romantic Modern; children’s books on the modernist photographer Julius Shulman: Upside Down; Spots, Dots; and Nofearatutu. Also scheduled for release are three books on architects Greene and Greene; a book on the birth of architectural photography; a children’s book on the ceramicist Eva Zeisel, and he is a contributing author to a book on the history of the USC School of Architecture.
 
His podcasts relate to architecture, history, culture, design, and art. His podcasts at PRX and iTunes have included: Ted Wells Living Simple, The Middle Edges, and Simple ReDiscovery.
 
Teosson Wells is the principal at Ted Wells living : simple LLC. His designs include houses, commercial buildings, monasteries, gardens, and neighborhood and community planning projects throughout the U.S. His work also includes the restorations of significant historical properties by noted architects such as Henry and Charles Greene, R.M. Schindler, and Irving Gill. His historical planning consultation includes reuse plans of the Presidio in San Francisco, the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, and Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles.
 
He is on the Advisory Board of the Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter, a former president of that organization, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Architecture. He coordinates the lending of art and the coordination of exhibitions at museums including The Huntington Library and Art Museum, The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University, Monterey Museum of Art, CECUT Centro Cultural Tijuana Museum, and other national and international museums.
 
His degree is from the University of Southern California. He has lectured at the New School of Architecture, San Diego; The Bartlett School, London; the University of Central London; the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, and the University of Valencia, Spain.
 
His design work and writings have been featured in newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC (Spain); magazines, including Sunset, Organic Style, Angeleno, Riviera, Elle Décor, Casabella, Los Angeles, Orange Coast, and California Home and Design; and, books in the U.S., Europe and Australia, including Country Interiors; Interior Spaces: New Designs for the New Millennium; and 1000 World Architects.

Experience

Skills

  • Acting
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Audience Development
  • Marketing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Producing
  • Contract Review
  • Composition
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Film and Videos
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Pro Tools
  • Recording Studio
  • Specialized Microphones
  • Specialized Lighting
  • Aerial Film Cameras