Education

Education
Nov 2011 - Nov 2012

Total Immersion Filmmaking Program

Carolina Film Institute

Coursework:

  • Tools of Production - Cinematography, camera operation, editing and sound design
  • Elements of Filmmaking - Casting, directing and producing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History and Analysis
Sep 2001 - Feb 2003

The Studio Program

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

  • Acting I: Foundations
  • Acting for the Camera I
  • Voice Production and Speech I: Foundations
  • Stage Combat I: Unarmed
  • Improvisation I: Foundations
  • Play Reading
  • Film Survey for the Actor I
  • Theatre History I
  • Dance and Movement for the Actor I
  • Arts Practicum 
  • Acting II: Scene Study

  • Acting Techniques
  • Acting for the Camera II
  • Voice Production and Speech II: Techniques
  • Stage Combat II: Single Sword
  • Improvisation II: Techniques
  • Film Survey for the Actor II
  • Theatre History II
  • Dance and Movement for the Actor II
  • Arts Practicum
  • Acting III: Advanced Scene Study
  • Acting Styles
  • Acting for the Camera III
  • Voice Production and Speech III: Advanced Techniques and IPA
  • Advanced Audition for the Camera
  • Film Survey for the Actor III
  • Arts Practicum
  • Studio Actor’s Choice I
  • Studio Actor’s Choice II
  • Acting IV: Auditions and Scenes
  • Showcase
  • Film Projects
  • Career Preparation
  • Dialects: Directed Studies
  • Advanced Combat: Battles
  • Arts Practicum

Key Skills

Cameras: (Film) Arriflex 16SR Super 16mm

                    (Digital) Canon 5D, Panasonic DVX100A, RED

Editing Software: Final Cut Pro Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements 7, Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus

Sound Equipment: Fostex FR2 Field Recorder, Zoom H4N Handy Recorder, Audio Technica AT897 Shotgun Mic

Project Highlights

Writer/Director/Editor:

"One Hell of a Date" - 16mm Short Film ( Romantic Comedy)

"For the Hood" - Digital Hip-Hop Music Video (Also a featured performing artist in this video)

Director:

"12-Sided Die" - Digital Short Film (Fantasy/Adventure)

Assistant Director:

"The Abduction of Sam Guss" - Digital Short Film 

Sound Mixer:

"Chump" - Digital Short Film

"Outlaw Blues" - Digital Short Film

Experience

J.H.A.M. Hip-Hop & Cinema:  Freelance Videographer                                                          2008- Present

Produced a wide range of professional and creative videos for individual clients and small businesses; including web commercials, band promos, special event presentations and short films

Video Highlights

Tashbook 4.0:                                           

Filmed and edited a video presentation for a 40th birthday celebration that included high quality visual content and innovative ideas used to bring the guest of honor's Facebook page to life.

Diversity Council of the Carolinas -

2011 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

                  Filmed coverage of the entire conference, including interviews of speakers and guests; provided candid footage; and edited film version for promotional video to promote future conferences

Plair Band Promo:

Filmed and edited live performance, testimonials, voiceover, chroma-key effects and archive material to create a promotional video for a well known cover band in Rock Hill, South Carolina

WEB Commercials

  • It's My Affair, LLC - Meetings and Special Events
  • Computer Creations Web Design
  • Rouge Makeup Studio