Profile

Having a love of video, film and animation; I am seeking employment where I can use my education and skills in video production and editing, while learning new skills, tools and methods.  As you will note on my resume I have a diverse skill set and real world experience.  I am a responsible, competent and caring person whose ability to learn and deliver will be an asset to your organization.

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI — Dec 2005
B.A in Film, Media, Video Studies with a minor in Creative Writing.
Classes in Film Production (16mm), Small Format Video Production, Multimedia Production.

Experience

Videographer, Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, Kalamazoo, MI — April 2006-July 2006.
Working with limited supervision and direction I am responsible for archiving submissions from the 2005 festival, creating a three minute video for NEA grant submission, and a five minute promotional video to gain sponsors for the 2007 festival.

Intern, Lawrence Productions; Grand Rapids, MI — January 2006-May 2006.
This internship provided real word experience in setting up and shooting video on location, as well as production and post production activities.

Lab Specialist, Instructional Technology Lab; Kalamazoo, MI — August 2004-December 2005
I was responsible for assisting other students with Macromedia, Adobe, and Apple programs to create web pages, images, and videos. I also helped create Webkit 7, a CD guide to using the schools internet system, in Macromedia Director.

Videographer Intern, Kalamazoo Animation Festival International; Kalamazoo, MI — March 2005-June 2005
My major contribution was the production of a documentary on the festival’s Cartoon Challenge, a four day event where 10 teams of animators were given a topic on which they must create a 30 second public service announcement. I wrote, filmed and edited the 20 minute documentary that covers all aspects of the competition from the opening ceremony through awards night. I also contacted the festivals finalists for high quality versions of their work, organized the submissions, and compiled a master DVD of the Cartoon Challenge documentary and submissions complete with titles and credits.

Sales Floor Team-member, Target; Clinton Township, MI & Portage, MI — June 1999-September 2004
I provided customer service to store guests and assisted in maintaining the store appearance by organizing and stocking shelves. In addition I worked behind the electronics counter and worked the checkouts as needed.

Skills

I have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Apple iLife’ 05, Apple Final Cut Pro. I am also proficient on both Windows and Apple computers. I’ve also created and maintained my own website, www.third-half.com, that contains videos, comics, and drawings that I’ve done.