Notable Accomplishments/Special Recognition:
- Developed and Produced Science@FMNH, a web-based video and podcast promotional and outreach initiative for The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago
- Producer, Director, Editor of the broadcast documentary Ritual: The Samurai of the Soma Noma oi. Licensed for broadcast in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia
- Producer, Director, Editor of Elemental. Short form documentary film about forging samurai swords. Elemental has screened at The Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner and The Directors Guild Association in Los Angeles.
Video Producer, Director and Editor – E2SP (Early Elementary Science Partnership) (2011)
Hired to produce field trip primer videos for several Chicago area museums to help students prepare for science based field trips. Responsibilities included pre-production planning, oversight and direction of video production crew, directing scripted on-camera segments with museum staff and students, and editing of all content.
Documentary Video Production – Field Museum of Natural History (2010 – 2011)
Produced web-based promotional outreach documentary video and podcast content for mueseum’s outreach initiative Science@FMNH, highlighting the extensive amount of active scientific research at the museum. Responsibilities included pre-production development, coordination and planning, conducting and filming interviews with eminent scientists, extensive filming in exhibits, collections and laboratories, and all video and audio editing.
Independent Video Services – Consultant Creative Interactive, Inc (2010)
Internet company specializing in web-based interactive design, marketing and branding solutions. Produced promotional outreach video content for their clients.
Producer, Director, Editor – Ritual: The Samurai of the Soma Noma oi (2007- 2009)
Documentary about an ancient Japanese samurai clan filmed entirely on location in Japan. Responsibilities encompassed oversight of all stages of the filmmaking process.
Producer, Director, Editor – Elemental (2006-2007)
Elemental is a documentary film that chronicles the fascinating process of forging Japanese samurai swords using ancient methods dating back to the 11th century. Responsibilities covered all aspects of production from pre-production planning to direction of principal photography, to editing the film.
Assistant – Lionsgate Entertainment (2008 – 2009)
Assisted development executives. Job responsibilities included maintaining calendars, setting appointments with other studios, talent agencies, and production companies, extensive script coverage and analysis, project research, oversight of office interns.
Assistant – Columbia College Post Production Center (2005 – 2007)
Identifying and solving problems with editing platforms Avid XPress Pro, Media Composer, Symphony Nitris, Adrenaline and Final Cut Pro. Dubbing between different tape formats, connecting decks to servers, and assisting students.
Columbia College: Master of Fine Arts (2004 – 2011)
Rhode Island College: Bachelor of Arts (1995 – 1999)
Specialized software: Avid Editing systems, Final Cut Pro Studio System (FCP, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Color), After Effect, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Entourage. Proficiency on both Mac and PC operating systems.
Specialized Equipment: Canon 5D and 7D camera systems, Panasonic HVX200 HD Camera System