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Nina Helene Hirten

Multimedia Artist + Generalist

Summary

Owner of Oh Just Peachy Studios Productions; Producer/Director/Editor with an expertise in music video, short form, and feature live action and animation motion pictures and entertainment. Works in musical composition, singing, and performance on the side as the artistic project DEROSNEC. Strong storytelling skills and knowledge of editing theory (both visually and through content). Dual citizen of USA and Canada.

Specialties: film/video editing, illustration, general film production, audio production, sound design, musical composition, storyboards, animation

Selected Work History

Apr 2000Present

Founder/Freelancer

Oh Just Peachy Studios Productions

- Pre-pro: Illustration, storyboards, scriptwriting/editing, budgeting

- Production: Single and multi-camera videography, photography, and full crew video production services

- Post: Editing, colour correction/grading, finalizing, VFX, motion graphics

Jun 2016Present

Associate Production Manager

The Third Floor, Inc.
- Various unnamed projects
Oct 2015Jun 2016

Production Coordinator

The Third Floor, Inc.

- Various unnamed projects
- "LIFE" (short) Lytro, Inc.

Sep 2015Mar 2016

2nd Unit Director/Director of Photography

"Cool Daddy" (Documentary Feature)

[Relevision Productions]

- DOP and 2nd Unit Director (Currently in production)

Jan 2014Aug 2015

Production Coordinator

Bardel Entertainment

- Dreamworks - "Dinotrux" television series (Episodes 101-122)
- LeapFrog "Letter Factory" DVD Series (EPs 103-104)

Feb 2013Feb 2013

2nd Assistant Director

"In the Deep" (Short)

- Coordinate and organize production and shooting schedules
- Coordinate cast and crew
- Assemble daily call sheets

Nov 2012Jan 2013

Colorist

"Operation: Vacation" (TV Series)

Colour correction and QC for episodes 103, 106, and 108 of reality show "Operation: Vacation"

Oct 2012Dec 2012

2nd Assistant Director

"Dead Hearts" (Short)

- Create breakdowns of script
- Coordinate and organize production and shooting schedules
- Coordinate cast and crew

Jun 2009Oct 2011

Editor/Composer/Storyboard and Concept Artist

"Citizen Marc" (Documentary Feature)

[Relevision Productions]

- Editor and original music composition
- Log/sync footage (RED, P2, DSLR, and others), edit, & conform
- Write/perform/record original music, and illustrate storyboards for animations

Jan 2010Aug 2010

Illustrator

Fairy Tale Square (TV Series)

[Francis Testa Productions]

- Draw 20+ still images (per 5-10 minute story) to be animated
- Storyboard and tweak finals with director as needed

Education

20052009

BFA, Film Production (HONS)

Ryerson University, Toronto

- Societies: Golden Key Honour Society, O'Keefe House (2005-2007)

- 1 semester In Stuttgart, Germany, participated in interviews and segments for Horads (german student radio) as well as weekly event and film announcements for Cinephobia on CKLN, Toronto.

Strengths

Directing

On location and in-studio

Storyboarding

Thumbnails, full colour, and everything in between

Video Editing

Final Cut 7, Adobe Creative Suite

Video Producing

Low budget and indie film, music video, promotional video

Portfolio Links

- behance.com/ojpstudios

- imdb.com/name/nm3543411/

Honors + Awards

2005 - NAFTA Student Emmy - Technical Achievement (Hon Mention)

Skills

2D/3D Workflows
Animation
Camera Operation (film and video)
Color Grading
Compositing
Directing
Editing
Motion Graphics
Musical Composition
Photography
Project Management
Recording for Sound + Music
Sound Editing
Studio + Location Lighting
VFX Workflows
Videography

Software

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
DaVinci Resolve
Filemaker Pro
Final Cut Pro 7
Google Products
Logic X
Microsoft Office
Shotgun Studio

Languages

-- ENGLISH - Native speaker

-- FRENCH - Elementary Proficiency

-- GERMAN - Elementary Proficiency