About Me

Experience
Ground Up Films (Freelance)
June 2010-Present
Lighting Technician/ Editor
-Design layouts of lighting equipment, and perform upgrades and maintenance
-Trim video segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect

Pepsi Beverage Company (Freelance)
May 2010
Director/ Camera Operator A/ Editor
-Organized and executed the entire production and team from start to finish
-Used cameras in any of several different camera mounts such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted

Music Video "Say Goodbye" by Bobby Tinsley (Freelance)
January 2010
Director/ Cinematographer/ Editor
-Composed and framed each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, filters, and camera settings to achieve the practical effects sought for the video
-Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible

Blue Fox Productions and Vertine Productions (Freelance)
August 2009
Lighting Designer/ Technician
-Communicated with directors, sound and lighting technicians, electricians, and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements for the film Past the Fields

Art Institute of Tampa
2007-2009
Equipment Cage Technician
-Diagnosed and resolved media system problems
-Performed minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment

Education
Art Institute of Tampa
2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Video Production and Digital Film

Projects
The Melon Tree (Senior Project)
August 2009
Director of Photography
-Adjusted apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a combination of factors such as lighting, depth of field, subject motion and camera motion
-Determined video composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects

Awards
Winner: “Peers Choice Award” – The Melon Tree
2010

Skills
Cameras
-Sony PMW-EX1
-Sony HVR-Z1U
-Sony PD-170
-Panasonic AG-HVX 200
-Cannon T2i and T3i

Lighting
-3 point lighting
-Studio lighting
-Creative lighting

Software
-Final Cut Studio 7
-Adobe Master Collection 4
-Microsoft Office 2008

Sound
-DAT recording
-Sound editing
-Sound design
-boom/lavalier setup and operation

Work with Jonathan Polachek

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