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Administrative ace, currently freelance filmmaker – producer, cinematographer, editor and educator.
One part film production, one part arts administrative work, and one part arts education

EXPERIENCE

Whitmore ProductionsSan 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

 

Lily Films, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL & THE FUTURE OF FOOD Mill Valley, CA
Office Manager, Associate Producer December 2012 – October 2013

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.

 

Vaquera Films, TURN IT AROUND dir. Dawn Valadez Oakland, CA
Cinematographer, Editor, Assistant Editor / Media Manager September 2012 – January 2013

Worked in various crew positions to assist with the production of the documentary and consulted and monitored social media.

 

Dogpatch Films, IMMIGRANT NATION dir. Theo Rigby San Francisco, CA
Social Media and Outreach Coordinator August – September 2012

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

Filmmaking Mentor, Travis High School August 2010 – May 2012
Eastside Memorial High School, Mendez Middle School, Garcia Middle School August 2011 – May 2012

Implemented instruction/curriculum, managed classroom climate and behavior, designed innovative cinema curriculum, inspired creativity, encouraged growth and maturity, authored DVDs.

 

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio-TV-Film, Austin, TX
Camp Instructor, Filmmaking Workshops Summer of 2012

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.


Quincy Hill Films
WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM dir. Heather Courtney Austin, TX
Outreach and Educational Distribution Associate January 2012 – present

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.

 

EDUCATION

The University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication
Bachelors of Science Radio-Television-Film Production Concentration in Women and Gender Studies

Graduated 2008

 

International School of the Americas, Magna Cum Laude
Graduated with Honors and Advanced Placement, Texas Scholar

Graduated 2003

 

North East School of the Arts, Cinema and Animation Major

Graduated 2003

 

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SKILLS 

Computer: Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Front Page etc.
FileMaker Pro
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Flash, After Effects, etc
Apple: Final Cut, Garage Band, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, iDVD, iMovie,
Avid

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

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ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Club 93Bartender, San Francisco, CA, September 2013 – January 2014
Sweet Inspirations BakeryBarista, San Francisco, CA, August – December 2012
Marble Slab CreameryScooper, Austin, TX, June – September 2009
Kerbey Lane CaféHostess, Austin, TX, June – November 2006
Domino’s PizzaPizza Delivery Expert, Austin, TX, July 2003 – August 2005
Little Caesars PizzaCrew Member, San Antonio, TX, April – August 2001

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COMMUNITY SERVICE 

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