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Featured and Recent Work

Skills

Encoding / delivery
Proficient in delivering video content in multiple web formats. Extensive experience in optimization and quality to file size rations.  I'm familiar with a wide variety of programs, including Telestream Episode, Sorenson Squeeze, Apple Compressor and Adobe's Media Encoder.  
Adobe After Effects
Familiar with most popular plug-ins including Magic Bullet, Trapcode and Knoll Light Factory Advanced work in 3D space
Final Cut Pro
Advanced editing and full Final Cut Studio suite familiarity. Streamlined workflow with many different source materials enable quick turnaround and high quality results
Apple Motion

Education

Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Science

Brown University

Work experience

Nov 2006Present

Production Specialist

Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive
Mar 2009Present

Effects Artist

B'z Shorts Productions

Finished editing and created graphical elements for three Industrial videos. 

  • Green Screen Removal
  • Title elements
  • animation and graphics
Nov 2008Apr 2009

Editor - My Two Fans

MWG Media

Editor on web series My Two Fans.  16 episode series, plus two trailers and EPK package

  • Editorial
  • Graphic effects
  • Titles

http://www.mytwofans.com/

About Me

My goal is to be as comfortable and competent with every aspect of the film making process as possible. Many people say this, but I approach the topic not just from the creative, production side, but from the development, marketing and distribution side. 

My goal would be to take an idea from the smallest hint of inspiration and carry it all the way to the screen (or website, or disc) and also help bring people to that content.  My experience in marketing helps me understand what sells tickets, what gets people to watch, while my experience as a writer helps me understand the importance of a story and the difference between a story and a movie.

I have a strong affinity for the creative process and and even stronger respect for the collaborative process. There is a fine line between strong, visionary leadership and restrictive dominance in this industry, and I work towards reaching truly communal work.  The goal is to maintain the over-arching aims of the project while allowing creative ideas to not only surface but flourish.  One of the most amazing aspects to this industry is how many pieces come together to make a film.  Sound, camera, set, effects, editing. A stunning amount of work goes into movies.  I think it is important to let information flow freely up and down -- across the 'line' -- and then to perpetuate that creative energy through the marketing and distribution phase. Never underestimate your marketing!

When I first came to LA, I pointed myself in the general direction of the entertainment industry and pulled the trigger.  I am excited and grateful for the path I've landed on because it has allowed an immense amount of exploration and development in areas I probably never would have explored with a more traditional experience.

Looking into the future, I see a lot more exploration and dynamism.  I've begun working in the web sphere from a narrative, not just marketing, perspective, and of course I continue to hold strong to my aspirations of screen writing and editing.

Words of Wisdom

For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

I think we all need stories. We make up stories so that we can get by. And I think a long time ago there were big stories. Stories so big you could live your whole life in them. The Powerful Hands of the Gods and Fate. The Journey to Enlightenment. The March of Socialism. But they all died or the world grew up or grew senile or forgot them, so now we’re all making up our own stories. Little stories. But we’ve each got one.— Mark RavenhillWe should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.— Frank Tibolt

I do not wish to treat friendship daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads of frost work, but the solidest things we know.— R. W. EmersonTo live would be an awfully big adventure.— Peter Pan