Administrative ace, currently freelance filmmaker – producer, cinematographer, editor and educator.
One part film production, one part arts administrative work, and one part arts education
Whitmore Productions, San Francisco video production group, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Production Assistant, February 2014
Worked to assist the production of a series of web videos.
Fat Belly Productions, HD Video & Film Productions, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Editor, Production Assistant, Crew Member October 2013 – December 2013
Edited short videos for various tech companies, assisted with the production of short videos for tech companies to use for promotions
Managed office administration, assisted with accounting, provided scheduling, oversaw grassroots distribution and independent theatrical release, maintained website, contributed graphic design for print and web, coordinated press requests, conducted marketing and social media.
Worked in various crew positions to assist with the production of the documentary and consulted and monitored social media.
Maintained social media, spearheaded outreach, researched for databases, promoted Kickstarter campaign. Helped plan the Kickstarter fundraising event.
Austin Film Society, Department of Community Education Austin, TX
Camp Instructor (Senior), Animation Adventure Summer 2012 Camp Instructor, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmaking Camp
Camp Instructor (Senior), AFS Film Club Summer Game Design & Filmmaking Program
Conceived and coordinated a curriculum for the individual classroom, Managed a fast-paced / active learning environment, maintained engagement of diverse student body, encouraged creative thinking, teamwork, and follow-through
Implemented instruction/curriculum, managed classroom climate and behavior, designed innovative cinema curriculum, inspired creativity, encouraged growth and maturity, authored DVDs.
Supervised and assisted a safe and productive classroom, interacted with students’ learning, surveyed student film production, authored DVDs
Director of Production Resource Center / The Cage October 2007 – June 2012
Wrote & designed a digital newsletter, Assisted students producing films by helping with crew calls, casting, legal documents, locations, grants, film festivals, etc., acted as liaison between professionals and student, administered grants to students,
Classroom Assistant, John Pierson’s Master’s Class January 2009 – May 2009
Supported professor with administrative tasks such as taking attendance, assisted with grading, distributed media, emailed communication between participants / guests such as Mike Judge, Morgan Spurlock,Richard Linklater, etc.
Administrative Office Assistant & Assist.Academic Advisor January 2006 – December 2008
Performed clerical tasks to include answering phones, sorting mail, making copies, filing, creating spreadsheets, and data management. Fax and Copier Proficient.
Remodeled and maintained social media, researched and outreach to various organizations, drafted and authored newsletters and official communications
Upstream Visual, HD Video & Film Productions Austin, TX
Crew Member Spring 2008 – 2012
Worked in various crew positions on commercial productions including Production Assistant, Data Wrangler, Camera Operator, Focus Puller, and etc.
Griffin School, college preparatory high school Austin, TX
Digital Filmmaking Teacher January – May 2012
Promoted positive learning environment/art based teaching through cinema studies and digital film production, drafted and launched a flexible curriculum, supervised classroom, instigated creativity,
Women In Cinema, a university student that supports filmmakers Austin, TX
Staff Sponsor November 2010 – July 2012
Assisted with the overall administration and organization of the group, Supervised and mentored the groups’ Officers, Designed blog and logo,
Reel Women, filmmaking non-profit Austin, TX
Administrative Executive Assistant / Office Manager December 2009 – July 2011
Managed the day to day office, supervised the interns, Maintained website and social media, designed and executed marketing material, developed programing, facilitated events and worked as a liaison to the University of Texas
Camp La Junta, over-night summer camp for boys Hunt, TX
Videographer/Editor and Senior Counselor Summer 2010
Produced and edited promotional video elements for camp, supervised and coordinated camp activities, coached campers through physical activities and emotional obstacles and oversaw a cabin of campers.
Cinemakids, a day camp that teaches filmmaking to under-served kids Austin, TX
Instructor 2008 – 2012
Taught students ages 6-12 years old to make a short movie in two days from script to screen.
Femme Film Texas, a summer camp for girls Austin, TX
Counselor/Assistant Producer Summer 2009
Assisted with the production of a short film made by teenage girls from idea conception through shooting to editing.
SXSW Festival, Austin, TX
Festival Screener December 2011 – February 2012
Screened films for the festival, wrote reports and reviews of over 100 short films.
Intern and Crew Chief, New Media department, December 2009 – March 2010
Managed the crew of shooters and editors during the SXSW Festival, authored and maintained databases of information necessary for operation.
Mopac Media, production equipment rental house Austin, TX
Senior Intern June 2005 – Aug 2006
Assisted customers with film production equipment rentals, minor repairs, answering phones, making copies, filing, creating spreadsheets, and data management.
Computer: Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Front Page etc.
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Flash, After Effects, etc
Apple: Final Cut, Garage Band, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, iDVD, iMovie,
Online: Social Media Proficient – Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest,
Basic HMTL, WordPress, Google Docs,
Office: Phones, fax and copier accomplished.
Language: Basic Spanish proficiency
Club 93 – Bartender, San Francisco, CA, September 2013 – January 2014
Sweet Inspirations Bakery – Barista, San Francisco, CA, August – December 2012
Marble Slab Creamery – Scooper, Austin, TX, June – September 2009
Kerbey Lane Café – Hostess, Austin, TX, June – November 2006
Domino’s Pizza – Pizza Delivery Expert, Austin, TX, July 2003 – August 2005
Little Caesars Pizza – Crew Member, San Antonio, TX, April – August 2001
Volunteer Staff Sponsor for Women In Cinema, 2010-2012
Volunteer instructor of Cinemakids, 2009-2012
Volunteer Camp Counselor/Assistant Producer, Femme Film Texas, Summer 2009
Volunteer at the San Antonio Texas Folk Live Festival, 1998-2006
Volunteer at the San Antonio Underground Film Festival, 2000-2004
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring Program, 2001-2003
Algebra I & II, Geometry, Math Tutor, 2001-2003