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Summary

Media researcher and educational content designer with more than 5 years experience in audio-visual media research, workshop facilitation, curriculum design and project management for broadcast (TV/film) and educational media

Skills

Information Architecture
Creating robust, extensible content architectures for on-line team collaboration, content publishing and social networking.
Website Design and Development
Custom scripting, visual and interaction design for branded webspaces, leveraging current popular open-source technologies and content management systems.
Web Journalism
Research, writing and visual content design on issues surrounding digital technology, lifestyle trends, and cultural production. Website: @amateurmusicians.net
Customer Service Leadership
Manage teams that provide introductory and expert guidance to clients and customers, to better identify, problem-solve and satisfy needs.
Project Management
Manage people, processes and resources to make a project happen on time and within budget, and deliver the needed scope and quality.
Group Process Facilitation
Lead people through processes toward agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership and creativity from all involved.
Content Design
Develop, design and deliver interactive workshops, presentations, tutorials, kits, and resources, on- and off-line
Content Research
Find and clear cost-effective print, audio, and visual material for media publishing and production.

Work experience

Mar 2003Sep 2012

educational activity designer • team leader, customer service

National Film Board of Canada

• designed methods to develop media workshops for the National Film Board that allow audience participation and meet key learning objectives

• developed two video exploration and training seminars for youth audience segments of 7-12 and 13-18 years of age

• coordinated the design team for the Science, Please! interactive educational game, for the 9-12 year old youth market segment

• designed workshop content and interactive instructional materials for workshop leaders and facilitators; Science Please!, Introduction to Video, and Video Production workshops

• developed and beta-tested workshop scripts for primary- and secondary-school teachers: Historica (2004-2007), the AQUOPS convention (2006), and the NFB WWII website (2008)

• updated structure and content of the following educational workshops: McLaren Animation Workshop, Seeing Sounds, Science Please!, Introduction to Video, and Video Production

Jan 2012Apr 2012

writer - promotional and production copy

Productions Artifact

• conducted orientation research using primary and secondary sources

• determined promotional copy objectives for a feature documentary film, in collaboration with the film director

• drafted and revised a promotional article for an audience of media professionals

• drafted and revised short promotional texts in flyer, catalogue, boutique and DVD formats, with keywords for search-engine optimization purposes

• edited and revised english subtitling for the feature-length documentary

Oct 2007Dec 2007

web designer and developer

Institut Patricia Pattyn

• advised client on site design and technology strategy for niche service offering

• custom-installed an open-source content management system on a remote host

• designed site layout, typography and color scheme with custom style rules

• designed graphic elements for site identification and navigation

• extended site functionality with custom scripting and plug-in installation

Dec 2005Mar 2006

archival media researcher and clearance strategist

Handel Productions

• established archive research and clearance strategies with the producer, in conformity with the production budget priorities

• designed an archive media database to record, index and rate research materials by source, relevancy and pricing criteria

• developed a comparative costing methodology using pricing variables of territory, medium and licensing period

• conducted visual and music archive research in film archives and image banks on the web, and in specialized libraries

• determined reporting format for archive media usage reports

• secured all motion picture, music, publisher rights and copyright licenses for archival materials retained in the final cut

• procured broadcast-quality master tapes of retained archival footage for the production company

Nov 2003Jun 2005

program evaluation consultant

Junior Achievement of Canada

• defined success indicators and results measures for program evaluation

• designed an evaluation framework and evaluation system components using logic models

• deployed quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods to assess program impact and stakeholder satisfaction

• designed data collection instruments, procedures and best practices

• formatted evaluation questions and designed survey instruments to evaluate program impact and end-user satisfaction

• conducted pilot testing to assess design of survey instruments and methodology

• analyzed and reported evaluation results and findings

References

Marc Roland Pitre

Leader of Montreal chapter of Visual Researcher's Association of Canada

André Perrault

David Sean Lester

Portfolio

Education

Sep 1999May 2003

Concordia University

specialization in film production  • ancient greek philology

May 1998May 1999

Langara College

economics • political science • philosophy •  ancient greek and latin