To bring my skills and creativity to High Definition productions, from documentaries and music videos, to commercials and corporate videos.
“Maria Tallchief Paschen”- Producers Guild of America Tribute (2006) This short biography is about the life of prima ballerina Maria Tallchief. This film was used as an introduction for Maria, in receiving a lifetime achievement award from the guild. Co-produced, directed, filmed and edited.
“Land of the Sundance” (2008)A documentary examining the sacred ceremony of the Lakota tribe of South Dakota. The film covers the four day ceremony and the pledges that participate in this sacred event. Co-produced, directed, filmed and edited.
“Sweat Lodge” (2008) A documentary that looks at one of the most ancient and most active ceremonies of the American Indian, the Sweat Lodge ceremony. Narrated by Milo Yellow Hair, this film explains the tradition and meaning of the ceremony to American Indians of the past and future. Co-produced, directed and filmed.
“Jana Music Video” (2006)Directed, filmed, and co-edited this music video for Native American recording artist Jana.
Turning Stone Resort & Casino commercial (2005) Co-produced, directed, filmed and edited.
PSA for the American Indian Arts Institute (2006) Directed, filmed and edited.
TSR&C Atunyote PGA fall tour golf event. (2007-08) CEO welcome and close for the golf channel. Directed, filmed and edited.
Ferris Industries Trade show and commercial (2005-06) Co-produced, directed, filmed and edited.
" The Oneida Experience" (2010) Co-produced, filmed, and edited this documentary on race issues.
" The Diamond Betty's Music Video" (2011) Directed, filmed, and edited this music video for the Diamond Betty's dance group.
Accomplished Director/Director of Photography, with ten plus years experience in the Videography and High Definition Cinematography field. Proven abilities in leadership role as Director and Director of Photography in documentaries, commercials, music videos, and corporate video. Vast knowledge of all equipment involved in a production, including the RED one digital camera, the Panasonic Varicam and Panasonic's P2 cameras. Effective at editing scenes, treatments,and scripts. Demonstrate ability to prioritize and organize workloads to meet deadlines and objectives.
Rochester City School District
1983 -1986 Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
Directed the school district’s cable news program
Shot and edited news stories on topics related to education
Worked on development of program ideas for the magnet schools
Worked with youths on a summer video production for the city of Rochester
1986 – 2003 Sax Communications, Rochester, NY
Experienced non-linear editor using Avid Media Composer, Media 100 ifinish, and Final Cut Pro, including Boris Fx Red, After Effects, and Media Cleaner Pro. Also experienced in making DVDs including menu authoring, and mpeg compression for CDs and the web.
Responsible for filming and lighting various video productions.Shot on Betacam SP, DVCPRO, and MiniDV cameras.
Work closely with clients on program ideas, style, and creativity. Video subjects include recruitment, human resources, diversity issues, CEO messages, commercials, non-profit programs, and documentaries.
Clients include Corning Inc., Dresser-Rand, Mobil Chemical, Frontier, Agrilink, Xerox, Catholic Family Services, Goulds Pumps.
Manager of the HD/Videography Studio, Director/DoP
Four Directions Productions
2003 – Present Four Directions Productions, Oneida NY
Manager of the HD Cinematography/Videography studios. Producer, Director, and Director of Photography
Four Directions Productions is an Oneida Indian Nation owned animation and HD production house. Its primary focus is the preservation of American Indian cultures, and also commercial and corporate works for the general public.
§Film and Television: Wide range knowledge of the film and television industry, from inception to completion. Effective at organizing and coordinating all productions. Responsible as Producer, Director, and Director of Photography. Experienced using all production equipment, ability to write and edit scenes, treatments and scripts. Proven abilities in leadership role, work well with actors, production crew, and all personnel involved in a film or television production.
§Technical Proficiencies: Experienced with HD cameras including the Red Digital Camera, RED ONE, Panasonic HD Cinematography Varicam, Panasonic P2 cameras including the AG-HPX500 and the AG-HVX200, the Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR with Zeiss primes. Have experience with Digital Management Systems for ingesting RED, and P2 raw footage. Familiar with Redcine, Red Alert! Log and Capture software programs. Experienced with Final Cut Pro HD editing software along with color, motion, live type and other third party supporting software.
§Strengths and Accomplishments: Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and objectives.Excellent communication skills, able to coordinate and guide people in film and television productions. Proven ability to produce and direct documentaries, commercials, music videos, and corporate video. High technical and creative skills in all areas of High Definition production. Able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
§Administration and Communication: Provide efficient administrative support for a wide variety of personnel and staff. Prioritize and organize workloads to meet deadlines. Train and support team members. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with management, staff, and internal and external groups.
A.S. Radio/Television (1976-1978) Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, N.Y. Received the Radio/Television department award for excellence. Produced and directed a training video for Action for a Better Community.
State University at Fredonia
B.A.S.S. in Communications/TV/Film (1978-1980) State University at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y. Entered documentary short in the Toronto Film Festival on barriers to the handicapped.