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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

- On set experience for both commercials and feature film environments

- Very proficient with the use of the following cameras: Panasonic GH3/GH4, Canon 5D/7D, Sony FS700, Sony A7S, C100 and C300, Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K, Black Magic Cinema Camera 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

- 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

Portfolio

Position Job Title Project Type Director Production Company Date
DP + Editor

MCAA National Convention Recap

Online Video

Todd Stolarski

BuiltWorlds

6/17

Cameraman

Hamilton Broadway - Kids Performances and Q&A

Online Video

Peter Shea,

Allison Taylor

The Gilder Lehrman Institute

2/17-4/17

Cameraman BuiltWorlds Shows Online Videos Todd Stolarski BuiltWorlds  Present
Editor BuiltWorlds Shows Online Videos Todd Stolarski BuiltWorlds Present
DP + Editor Factory Sessions - Helen Money Live Music Session Tim Whalen Big Foot Media 12/16
DP Heavens to Betsy Indie Feature Film Robert Alaniz Sole Productions 9/16 - 10/26
Gaffer Untitled TV Pilot TV Pilot for Distribution Deal Andy Kushnir Andy Kushnir 09/16
DP + Editor Pursuit Supply Co Online Business Video Demetri Kouvalis DK Films 06/16
DP + Editor Amalia Kouvalis Visual Portfolio for Artist Demetri Kouvalis DK Films 06/16
DP + Editor Breaks My Heart Short (Fiction) Chris Brodhead DK Films 05/16
DP + Editor Traincasting Short (Fiction) Chris Brodhead DK Films 3/16
DP + Editor Sputnik Books and Records Online Business Video Demetri Kouvalis DK Films 12/15
DP + Editor Perkolator Coffee Shop Online Business Video Demetri Kouvalis DK Films 10/15
AC + Asst. Editor The Wit Hotel In House Video Promo Vid Ross Gerbassi Threaded Films 09/15
PA + Assit. Editor Aly Jados - Hold On Music Video Red Clark Threaded Films 5/15

Work experience

Jan 2017Present

Video Production Specialist

Built Worlds Media

- Responsible for filming and editing weekly shows that are uploaded to the company's website

- Created, refined and evolved many of the shows that the company produces 

- Created style, themes, objectives and flow of each of the shows, paying particular attention to target audience

- Responsible for all gear management, and frequently in charge of editing workflow between the shooter, producer and editor 

-Travel to conventions across the country to capture relevant footage for future recap use, and live camera operating for keynotes

- Directed live stream formats for shows 

- Social media management to get best results when publishing new videos online

Sept 2016Present

Videographer

Something New Media

- Main cameraman for wedding events in and around the Chicagoland area

- Responsible for capturing memorable moments in a cinematic style

-Equipped with all necessary filming, sound and light equipment, capable of acting as a one man team to fulfill the strict creative needs of the client

August 2016October 2016

Director of Photography - Heavens to Betsy

Sole Productions

- Director of Photography of an independent feature film that received a nationwide 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

March 2016July 2016

Videographer/Editor Intern

Big Foot Media

- Created commercials for big clients such as The Illinois Nature Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet, Chirp Radio and Chicago Craft Beer Week

- Handled cameras such as Sony FS700, Canon C100, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Black Magic Ursa 4.6k

-Edited footage to a digestible size while keeping the story and the goal of the video interesting and unique, using Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve

August 2014March 2016

DP, Editor, Assistant Editor, Assistant Producer, Intern

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