2006 B.A. Film/Video Major, Concentration in Cinematography; Columbia College Chicago
On Set Production Experience
Director of Photography “The Sound” Media Lark Productions, Canon C100
2nd Assistant Camera “Keno Commercial” Kentucky Lottery, Arri Alexa
Production Assistant “Australian Beam and Cola Commercial” Jim Beam Distillery, Arri Alexa
Camera Operator “Color Jam: A conversation with Jessica Stockholder” University of Chicago, Sony SxS
2009 Director of Photography “WeTube” Symmetri Marketing Group, Canon 5D
2008 Camera Operator "Chicago Humanities Festival 2008" Semaphore Media, 30p HDV
Camera Operator "Behind the Scenes - Home Schooled" Second City, 24p Mini DV
Camera Operator "The Teachings of Viola Spolin" Second City, 24p Mini DV
Director of Photography "Renaissance Club" Renaissance Hotel Chicago, 24p Mini DV
4K/HD Cameras : Canon, Arri, Blackmagic Design, Red, Sony, Panasonic and JVC
Lighting Equipment : Kino Flo, LED, Advanced Tungsten, Advanced HMI, and Photo Flash
Graphic Design : Adobe CC; Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Lightroom
Video Editing : Adobe CC; Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, Final Cut Pro X
A/V Equipment : Folsom and Extron Video Switchers, Sanyo and Christie LCD Projectors, Spyder Video Processor
Director of Photography, I am the head of the camera department. I'm responsible for creating a visual style and consistency to each video. I reported directly to the CEO to insure client satisfaction. Worked closely with the post production team on coloring and data management. I was also the head camera operator on all projects.
July 2015 – Dec 2015
Jewelry and Watch Photographer, I am responsible for photographing and capturing video of jewelry products for use on their website. I style and capture each item, and then shoot a 360 video. Then do a small amount of correction using Photoshop and then upload the file using an FTP client.
March 2013 – April 2015
Telesales and Graphic Design, I talk with customers every day processing their orders or resolving their issues. There are over 50 orders processed on average by me a day. There are many different types of people calling in, and it is always great to help them out and get their problems resolved. The other aspect of the job is to design from concept to completion the weekly ad’s and any other promotional material. I completed a 200 page digital catalog.
June 2011 - Sept 2012
Creative Director & Director of Photography, I am responsible for the creation of concept and production of all media for clients. I am the liaison to the client, and assist them in achieving their goals with the project. I operate the camera, setup lighting and sound, and do post production if needed.
March 2008 - Present
Chicago Media Initiatives Group, University of Chicago,
Freelance Videographer, Responsibilities include lighting and filming a variety of interviews, lectures, and symposiums. I setup all the equipment and work closely with the producer and client to achieve the look they are looking for. We work with Sony HDV and Panasonic P2 camera, and edit on Final Cut Pro.
August 2009 - Dec 2012
Camera and Video Technician, Responsibilities include setup and breakdown of video projection equipment, video switchers, DVD player stations, FastFold screens, plasma TV's, and any other video equipment needed for the job. I am also the on site technician that runs the show, using the aforementioned equipment.
October 2008 - January 2011
Audio Video Technician, I am responsible for set up and breakdown of any audio/video needs of the hotel. Anything from setting/teching a lavish event, to setting up a telephone line for a client. I used a wide array of audio and video equipment to serve the clients needs. Before my departure I enhanced the utilization and storage of our department's most used equipment.
May 2007 – September 2008
Staff Photographer, I am responsible for photographing all property that comes in for catalog, web, and press purposes. I lit, photographed, cropped and edited each item as necessary to be ready for press. I proposed and obtained new camera and lighting equipment for the department, along with streamlining the workflow, by strategizing with account executives to optimize output.
December 2007 - July 2007