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Core Qualifications

- Expert in lighting, and knowledgeable in the use of most types of light kits

- Proficient with interview style filming for commercial or documentary style videos 

- Very proficient with the use of the following cameras: Panasonic GH3/GH4, Canon 5D/7D, Sony FS700, Sony A7S, C100, Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K and all respective lenses and external accessories such as visual and audio monitors, rigs and frame setup

- Strong expertise in linear and non-linear editing

- Excellent skills in transferring, transcoding, ingesting and properly organizing all raw data

- Highly proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Prelude and Adobe After Effects

- Strong ability to edit videos and audios, as well as analyze and correct errors in product prior to final release

- Excellent skills in visualizing production script

- Very proficient with the color correcting process within Adobe Premiere Pro

- Understands the nature of lighting a scene, blocking, and rig setup and teardown

Work History

August 2016October 2016

Director of Photography - Independent Feature Film

Sole Productions

- Director of Photography for an upcoming independent feature film with a distribution deal.

- Responsible for shot framing and lighting every scene of the film. 

- Strong collaboration with the director, gaffers and sound design and editors

- Casting talent, working with director and talent to create the appropriate mood for the scene

- Led weekly team meetings to manage and discuss the creative needs of the film with crew

August 2014March 2016

DP, Editor, Assistant Editor, Assistant Producer

Threaded Films

-  Assistant Producer on Stephen King based film Grey Matter. Tasked with handling shot lists, equipment organization, email correspondence with actors and crew members

- Assistant Producer and Editor on internal corporate video production projects

- Assistant Editor on multiple personal and professional videos (Hotel Wit, Navy Pier, Perkolator Coffee Shop, Sputnik Records and Books, etc)

- DP and Editor for short films “Traincasting” and “Breaks My Heart”

- DP and Editor on small business commercial shoots

- Responsible for properly transferring, transcoding, ingesting, editing, encoding final product for multiple types of outputs using Adobe Media Encoder.

- Tasked with cutting, trimming, mixing, color correcting and organizing clips for professional clients and independent filmmakers

June 2010November 2014

General Manager

Patio Theater LLC

- Restored and re-opened a historic Chicago movie theater on the NW side of Chicago

- Managed every form of social media to increase sales and brand recognition. 8200+ Facebook followers for local business, strong Twitter presence and an active weekly newsletter to thousands of readers

- Constant interaction with both traditional and digital forms of marketing to increase brand awareness and profits. TV, Print, Radio, local and national blogs and news outlets

- Responsible for booking films, creating events and programs and accommodating clients during special events. A total of 52 bookings and 25 events per year.

-Managed a team of 10-12 employees, taught their responsibilities and held team meetings in order to reach monthly goals and to promote an effective working environment

Education

20062010

Business Marketing

University of Illinois at Chicago

Skills

Adobe Premiere Pro

Record, transfer, organize, transcode, cut, trim, mix, color correct, encode all types of video and audio formats. Create efficient timeline workflow and understands the creative needs of the clients

Adobe After Effects

General knowledge of adding graphics and animation to video projects. Insertion of logos, credits and lower thirds.