Video Editor CV

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Technical skills: picture, sound, and graphics editing work with Adobe Premiere, After Effects; source from and export and upload to online platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram; proficiency with camera and sound equipment.

EXPERIENCE: FREELANCE EDITOR

VIDEO EDITOR/MOTION GRAPHICS, Collective Agency (2018-2019), HD, various.
Work on social media pieces combining video, still images, graphics and titles, for organizations including Swing Left, the New York Women’s Foundation, and Reform Austin.

PODCAST PRODUCER, INTERVIEWER, EDITOR, Mobilize Podcast (2017-19), Audio, various.
Audio interviews with progressive activists making a difference in the U.S. At https://www.mobilizehere.com/podcast/

VIDEO EDITOR, CO-DIRECTOR, Creative Resistance/Alessandra Biaggi for State Senate (2018), 4K/HD, various.
Co-directed and edited three doc-style social media videos that helped the challenger in a New York State Senate campaign win her election. 

VIDEO EDITOR, Defending Fairly – Our Brains on Race, Perception Institute/Dir. Jennifer Dworkin (2017-18), HD, 2 hr.
Edited video in Premiere educating lawyers on how to recognize and combat implicit racial bias, including graphics, sound edit and output for web.

VIDEO EDITOR, The Education of Zephyr Teachout fundraising trailer, Dir. Jennifer Dworkin (2017), HD, 15 min.
Edited video in Premiere showing highlights from a documentary work-in-progress as part of a funding application, including sound edit and output.

VIDEO EDITOR, Video Department NAB 2017 & Sound Department NAB 2017, Local 52 IATSE(2017), HD, 18 min.
Edited videos in Premiere to showcase new technology at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Conference for union members.

VIDEO EDITOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER,Code Liberation Foundation (2015), HD, 5 min.
Promotional video for a nonprofit that instructs women in coding and game design. Conducted lighting, filming, sound recording and interviews; edited in Adobe Premiere, including graphics, sound edit, color-correction and output for web.

VIDEO EDITOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER, A Numbers Game trailer, app store video (2014), HD, various.
Created videos for mobile app created by Rustle Works. Conducted live action filming and iPhone screen capture; edited in Adobe Premiere; outputted versions for website, YouTube, and App Store.

VIDEO EDITOR, Eyeview Digital Advertising(2014), HD, various.
Edited short videos in Premiere for in-house education and promotion; created graphics from client materials.

TRAILER/ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTARY EDITOR, TWA Flight 800, TWA 800 Project LLC/EPIX (2011-2012), HD.
Edited fundraising and teaser trailers in Final Cut Pro for and assisted in feature project edit of documentary investigating the crash of TWA Flight 800. Distributed by Lionsgate, broadcast in 2013 on EPIX.

DOCUMENTARY EDITOR/CO-DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, Flat Daddy (2011), DV/HD, 82 min.
Independent feature documentary exploring the impact of the war in Iraq on military families across the U.S. Selected for 2008 IFP Independent Film Week Spotlight on Documentaries Program. Awarded 2008 Individual Artist Grant by the New York State Council on the Arts. Official Selection of DOC NYC, Atlanta, Montclair, Oceanside, Fallbrook, California Independent and Maine International Film Festivals, 2011-2012. Winner, Best Educational Film, 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival. Broadcast on PBS America, 2014-2017. Planned shoots, prepared budgets, hired contractors; directed verité footage and conducted interviews; logged and digitized footage in Final Cut Pro; created trailers and rough cuts, assimilated feedback, and refined to final cut; prepared for sound edit, online, and output for multiple online platforms.

VIDEO EDITOR, LinkUp! Series, Topiary Productions/Weill Music Institute/Carnegie Hall (2010), HD.
Editor in FCP of short educational pieces for live screenings and use as part of the Carnegie Hall online curriculum.

VIDEO CO-EDITOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, Making Things Happen, Working Families Party (2005), DV, 13 min.
Promotional piece commissioned by the Working Families Party to explain its workings and history. Developed concept with clients; performed all interviews; refined cuts to client satisfaction in Final Cut; delivered completed assets to client. 

DOCUMENTARY CO-EDITOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER, ’do (2005), Hi-8 & DV, 46 min.
Independent documentary following five New Yorkers through five years and 14 hairstyles to explore the connection between appearance and identity. Received completion funding from NYSCA via Brooklyn Arts Council 2004 Community Arts Regrant Program, Honorable Mention at 2005 Bronx Independent Film Festival. Edited rough cut and trailer in FCP.

EXPERIENCE: FREELANCE PRODUCTION

LOCATION SOUND TECHNICIAN, New York, NY (1994-present).
List of credits as sound mixer, boom operator and utility at imdb.com, includes
Feature Films: If Beale Street Could Talk, Oh Hello on Broadway, Sisters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2, The Day-Trippers, Walking and Talking, Before Night Falls, Happiness, Family Name.
TV shows: Mr. Robot, Dietland, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Billions, Power, Sneaky Pete, The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Elementary, Gossip Girl, The Following, Law & Order, The Sopranos.
Commercials: TD Bank, Capital One, Apple, Google, Samsung, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Optimum, Verizon, ESPN, Match.com, Cadillac, Expedia, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Nike, Starbucks, E*Trade.

VIDEO PRODUCER/DIRECTOR, Bring Them Home, Working Families Party (2006), DV, 2 min.
Anti-war video commissioned for the website of the Working Families Party, a growing third party in New York State.

VIDEO WRITER/DIRECTOR, Blue’s Clues Video Letters, Cataland Films/Nickelodeon (1998-1999), Betacam, 30 sec each.
Short narrative stand-alone segments starring young children, aired as part of educational television show for ages 2-5.

EXPERIENCE: TEACHING FILM AND VIDEO

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Brooklyn College CUNY, Dept of Undergraduate Film, Brooklyn, NY.
Documentary Film (Spring/Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2009).
Taught course instructing intermediate and advanced undergraduates in documentary film history, production, and editing. 
Location Sound (Spring/Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring/Fall 2008, Fall 2006, Spring 2005).
Taught course instructing undergraduates in how to record sound and integrate it into post-production.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Katherine Gibbs School, New York, NY (Spring 2005) .
Co-taught Editing II course in production and editing of music videos using Avid Express.

CHILDREN’S FILMMAKING WORKSHOP DESIGNER/INSTRUCTOR, freelance/part-time.
Columbia Grammar and Prep After-School Program, New York, NY (2005-2006).
“Make A Movie” Independent Program, New York, NY  (2005-2006).
Hunter College Elementary School, New York, NY  (1992-1994, 1997-2000).

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Dept of Undergraduate Film & Television, New York, NY(Fall 1997, Spring/Fall 1998).
Taught Production Sound course instructing students in how to record sound and integrate it into post-production.

EDUCATION

New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Graduate Film, New York, NY.
M.F.A., Film Production.
Narrative second year project Dinosaurs are Different was selected for 1993 Seattle International and Philadelphia Film Festivals; thesis film Fear of Dogs received Student Film Silver Plaque at 1995 Chicago Film Festival.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
B.A., Political Science.