Filmmaker for Hire

Resume


*COVID-19 vaccinated



Core Filmmaking Competencies


Content Development & Pre-Production:
Screenwriting | Multi-Column Scripting | Location Scouting | Casting

Production:
Directing On-Screen Talent & Film Crews | Digital Cinematography | Dialogue & Audio Recording

Post-Production:
Post-Production Workflows & Video Editing | Motion Graphic Design | Sound Design | Color Grading

Project Management:
Client Communications | Leadership | Scheduling | Budgeting




Recent Film and Video Projects


Celestial Cinema YouTube Channel – Columbus, OH; Media, PA
Director, Writer, & Host
2019 – Present

  • Produce filmmaking tutorials that deliver educational content in a friendly, entertaining style.
  • Manage a 3-member team of freelance video editors and sound designers, collaborating remotely to develop content and conduct post-production tasks, such as editing, sound design, and color grading.
  • Videos received nearly 60,000 views while gaining more than 1,750 loyal YouTube subscribers.
  • Earned endorsements from Avid Technology and a sponsorship deal with the makers of Postlab.


Astray – Celestial Cinema LLC – Binghamton, NY

Director & Screenwriter
2017 – 2019

  • Created a short film centered around a college student with the ability to “see” the future potential of his fellow students. Currently rewriting as a feature-length screenplay.
  • Recruited and led a 25-person cast and crew across 18 locations over a 13-day shooting schedule.
  • Won Best Student Short at the 2019 International New York Film Festival.


Mainstage Productions – Binghamton University – Binghamton, NY
Lead Videographer
2016 – 2018

  • Led a 5-person videography crew in recording 10 live theater performances.
  • Edited up to 3 camera angles, 6 audio sources, and numerous graphic elements into final videos.


Professional Experience


Cascading Media LLC – Colorado Springs, CO; Madison, WI; Binghamton, NY
Creative Director
2008 – 2018

  • Provided video production and web design services for a wide variety of small businesses.
  • Prepared client briefs and produced custom proposals to best fit client goals and budgets.
  • Produced product, service, and event marketing videos and websites, using Ruby on Rails and Drupal web technologies with responsive front-end designs.
  • Managed up to 7-freelancers that included video camera operators, audio recordists, sound engineers, video editors, graphic designers, interface designers, as well as Ruby and PHP web developers.


Military Experience


United States Army – Iraq; Germany; Colorado
Intelligence Analyst
2003 – 2009

  • Supplied direct intelligence support to six Special Forces teams during three combat tours in Iraq.
  • Graduated with honors from the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) leadership course.
  • Held a TS/SCI (Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information) security clearance.


Education | Certification


Binghamton University – Binghamton, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Cinema; Cinema GPA: 3.9/4.0; graduated with honors
2018

Avid TechnologyAvid Media Composer Certified User
2018



Technical Skills


Content Development & Remote Collaboration:
Final Draft | WriterDuet | Microsoft Office | Google Workspace
Frame.io | Postlab | Slack | Zoom | Dropbox | OneDrive

Video Editing & Finishing:
Avid Media Composer | Final Cut Pro & Compressor
Adobe Premiere Pro & Media Encoder | DaVinci Resolve Studio

Motion Graphics & Compositing:
Adobe After Effects | Motion
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator | Affinity Photo & Designer

Sound Design:
Avid Pro Tools | Logic Pro | Adobe Audition