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Objective

Hardworking and passionate GVSU graduate actively seeking a challenging and fulfilling position in the entertainment industry. 

Summary

* Academic training in film & video production, public relations, and advertising

* Hands-on experience with video and audio production equipment 

* 5+ years experience performing clerical tasks in an office setting

* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and WordPress

* Design and editing experience using Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and ProTools

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

Portfolio

Education

Aug 2007Dec 2011

Film & Video Production

Grand Valley State University

GPA: 3.898

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Deans List: 2007 – 2011

Related Coursework: Media Production, Audio Production, Digital Post Production, Scriptwriting, 16 mm film production, Technology in Advertising and PR, Copywriting, Ad and PR Management,  Research Methods, Computer Science, Statistics, Communication Theories...

Work History

Sep 2015May 2016

Studio Assistant 

Local Projects

Work as an assistant for a design studio that creates interactive media installations for museums and public spaces. Provide clerical and creative support in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities included:

- Managing web content (CMS)

- Providing thoughtful client hospitality

- Creating expense reports

- Assisting operations team with promoting company culture and events

- Photoshopping graphics 

Mar 2013Feb 2015

Street Team Video Producer

CW50/CBS62 Detroit 

Work to help promote events and the station in the Metro Detroit area by producing, shooting, and editing videos to post online at CWDetroit.com.

Responsibilities included:

- Filming community events

- Writing blogs using WordPress

- Conducting interviews

- Compiling and editing footage in FCP

- Posting photos and videos to social media 

Nov 2014Nov 2014

Production Assistant

Liberty's Secret Feature Film 

Work as a set and art department assistant on the movie musical “Liberty’s Secret”, directed by University of Michigan Professor Andy Kirshner.

May 2014Sep 2014

Production Assistant/Production Coordinator (2nd Unit)

MT2 Productions, LLC

Work as a set assistant during principle photography of the science fiction film “Moontrap: Target Earth” and a production coordinator for the 2nd unit shoot.

Responsibilities included:

- Assisting the 2nd AD

- Organizing 2nd unit shoot

- Escorting talent to set

- Managing location

- Organizing crew info/call sheets

- Assisting director during post production

Aug 2014Aug 2014

Production Assistant

ArkLight Pictures

Work as a set assistant during principle photography of the science fiction film “Infinite”.


Jun 2014Jul 2014

Production Assistant

Ask Partha, LLC

Work as an assistant during the pre-production and production phases of the nationally broadcast medical lifestyle talk show “Ask Dr. Nandi”.

Responsibilities included:

- Calling and booking show guests

- Creating show graphics in Photoshop

- Arranging guest travel/hotel needs

- Checking in/out guests

- Organizing show bumpers

- Assisting with on set needs during tapings

May 2007Jan 2013

Office Assistant

Avon Broach and Production Company

Work as an assistant to the office manager at a broaching company. Responsible for completing important daily tasks on time.

Responsibilities included:

- Answering phones

- Creating and closing sales orders

- Organizing customer job files

- Organizing shipping of packages

- Working with Global Shop software

- Organizing data in Excel                              

Sep 2011Dec 2011

Program Development and Production Intern

CMT/MTV Networks

Responsible for contributing to the research involved in developing and creating a television program. Balanced time assisting with various pre-production and production needs for two different shows, CMT’s Top 20 Countdown and #1 Music and a Movie. Had the opportunity to interact with and learn from several talented producers, directors, writers, and executives in a well-established corporate environment.

Responsibilities included:

- Researching artists and locations for CMT’sTop 20 Countdown

- Updating the show’s imdb.com page, master countdown list, and research guide

- Purchasing and organizing craft services for weekly show tapings

- Taking timecode notes on b-roll

- Creating cue sheets using the online program “Q”

- Brainstorming ‘#1’ ideas and categories for #1 Music and a Movie

- Logging show tapes and interviews into the master database

Sep 2010Dec 2010

Editor

GVSU Summer Film Project - "Horizontal Accidents"

Worked with a small team to edit GVSU's professionally directed summer film project, Horizontal Accidents (2011).