Summary

Suzette Burton is a producer, post production editor and filmmaker. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and studied all aspects of Fine Arts and graduated with a BFA in Film/Video in the year of 2006. Focusing on the art of film making and multi media installations, Suzette created films and videos concentrating on feminine beauty issues, the abstruse intense relationship between parents and children, and facetious humorous stop motion animation. While in college she has interned for several television production companies such as The Maury Povich Show, BET, and Atlas Media Corp. After graduating college, the filmmaker has freelanced as an editor, production assistant, and DP for a variety of companies such as Mr. Youth, The Tyra Banks Show, Stick Figure Productions, Spa Week Media Group, Exhale Spa, and Celebrity Catwalk. Suzette uses a variety of editing software such as Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Motion, Photoshop and Illustrator. Today, Suzette continues to work as an editor, videographer, producer and also focuses on her personal work which includes future multi media installation projects, short films and clay mation(stop motion animation).

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Present

Film/Video Editor/ Stock Footage Researcher

Silverman Stock Footage

Responsibilities include researching and editing stock footage for various television, film production companies and advertising agencies. This includes digitizing different formats such as mini dv, dvd, vhs, beta tapes and then uploading footage to ftp site for preview. Created an organizational method for footage library of different filmmakers. Updated the website with new footage and assembled video clips for online editing.

May 2006 - Present

Freelance Producer/ Camera Operator/Video Editor/ Production Assistant

Various Companies
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Freelance editor for a video comprised of interviews regarding energy and globalization.

  • The Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Camera Operator for online show.

  • Analysts in Media

Created and edited branded intro for Analysts in Media, Business Trends Quarterly, Citrix,

SAP(Business Management Software Solutions Applications and Services). Other responsibilities included administrative work.

  • Exhale Spa

DVD Authorer and editor for company training dvd.

  • Spa Week Media Group

Freelance editor for various videos for online marketing purposes.

  • Stick Figure Productions

Assistant Editor for the show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane.

  • Griots Roll Film Production and Services

Senior Video Editor for Clients: The Alternative Board and Coler Gold Water Hospital

  • Imagine the Possibilities ENT.

Camera operator and senior editor for Client: Sidley Austin LLP.

  • Mr. Youth Social Media Marketing & Advertising

Senior Editor for marketing/promotional videos :MSN Health & Fitness :The Biggest Loser,

Microsoft, Neutrogena, Tic Tac Remake the Shake, andCrocs the Campaign.

  • Water Bound Pictures- Production Assistant

Assisted with wardrobe, craft services, deliveries/ pickups, and props for a commercial for the Wall Street Journal.

  • The Tyra Banks Show-Production Assistant

Responsibilities included assisting producers with props for the show, organizing, preparing and creating atmosphere for shoots. Accommodated show guests upon arrival.

  •  Baby Legs Entertainment– Production Assistant/ Intern

Production assistant position for the movie Feliz NavidadNarrative Directed by Michael Baez. Assisted with some off set shooting to document the making of the movie. Duties also included picking up materials for different scenes.

  •  The Lydia Show- Production Assistant

Assisted the wardrobe and props department. Duties also included picking up materials for different scenes and being responsible for the slate while shooting.

  • Black Entertainment Television (BET)- Production Assistant/ Intern

Organized tapes, logged footage, and transcribed footage. Assisted with preparing guests for the shows BET Style and 106 and Park. Set up props and warddrobe.

  •  The Maury Povich Show- Production Assistant/ Intern

Assisted producers with guest phone calls. Separated and organized incoming and out going mail. Greeted show guests and assisted with hotel accommodations.

  •  Atlas Media Corp.- Production Assistant/ Intern

Logged, captured, and transcribed footage for the show The Young and Sexy. Researched the internet for the show. Made cold calls to different companies who we wanted to be involved which included fashion wardrobe stylist and potential interviewees.

Apr 2011 - Jun 2011

Producer/Associate Producer

The Brooklyn Business Center (Part of St. Nicks Alliance)

Produced an online E-learning Platform with a series of videos. This included shooting, motion graphics, and editing. In charge of equipment purchases and rentals, shot locations, writing, set preparation(green screen), and budgeting. Responsibilities also included some production coordination and production management.

Education

Education
Jun 2002 - May 2006

BFA

Pratt Institute

Skills

Skills

Various Skills

Five years of film and video editing skills. Extensive knowledge of maintaining an organizational structure while logging, transcribing, and file management. Experienced in keystroking. Great trouble shooting computer and software technical problems. Four years of Production Assistant experience working in various television and movie production companies assisting directors and producers. Strong reliability and multi- tasking skills when running errands, preparing shot lists, organizing tape libraries, and assisting with slate for DP. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills when working with staff such as directors, producers, etc and making sure that production runs smoothly. Outstanding skills in lighting, sound, and prop preparation. Great trouble shooting computer and software technical problems. Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Filemaker, Fetch, AJA