Laura Hope Shapiro

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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I graduated with a BA in Film and Video Production at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2002. I also have a minor in psychology, and recently took graphic and web design classes. I have worked at National Geographic as a Footage Researcher in their Film and Television Library and The Kamber Group, a full service PR company. I taught video production at The Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and I was involved in freelance editing for several companies in the area including Retirement Living Television and Imaging Dynamix.

I also have had various administrative assistant positions. I have knowledge of both Mac and PC computers. I am proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. I have experience typing, filing, answering busy phones, filling out expense reports, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and assisting in various other ways to help an office run smoothly. I have gained valuable experience and knowledge from my previous work at a civil engineering firm and a corporate health communications company. Currently I am working as an Internet Banking Specialist at Presidential Bank.

My experience in film and video production includes writing, producing, directing and editing film and video. I have experience with 16mm film, Beta, and DV cameras, along with knowledge of lighting and sound. I also have knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Avid. Recently I have been taking web and graphic design classes at The School of Art and Design and am learning Flash, Dreamweaver, and HTML.

I have a great work ethic, am a hard worker, can multi-task easily, and am very detail oriented. For further details please see attached resume or go to my website to view a copy of my reel.


Laura Hope Shapiro

P.S. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and my resume. References can be supplied upon initial contact. Please call me at 301-452-8983 or e-mail me at at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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