Freelance Video Producer / Videographer / Editor,

October 2008-Present

      Produce, shoot and edit video productions for various unions, non-profits and corporate clients including IFPTE, CWA, SEIU, Urban Strategies Council, Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Golden Valley Health Centers, PostureWorks and RadioShack.

Video Production Specialist, IFPTE Local21

March 2012-June 2013

      Conceptualize, storyboard, write, light, shoot and edit compelling visual stories
      Brainstorm with stakeholders to identify video opportunities
      Provide photography, videography and editing at quarterly meetings
      Create motion graphic charts, graphs, lower thirds and title screens
      Manage production calendar on video projects
      Maintain and update Youtube, Facebook and Twitter pages with video pieces
      Conduct technical assessments for video software and hardware upgrades
      Manage database of all video assetss
      Track and analyze metrics on all video/multimedia

Multimedia Producer, Contra Costa Times

January 2008-November 2011

      Conceptualized, planned, shot and edited video packages on tight deadlines
      Created best practices for video compression to DVD, web and mobile devices
      Coordinated with newspaper staff to identify video/multimedia opportunities
      Produced HD workflow guidelines for videographers
      Maintained and updated YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages with video pieces
      Oversaw final edits of reporters’ video pieces
      Created multimedia packages with Adobe Flash
      Tracked and analyzed metrics on all video/multimedia

Multimedia Journalism Instructor, Academy of Art University

January 2010-May 2010

      Designed curriculum for foundation course in sound, photo and video storytelling
      Taught students how to capture, edit, produce audio and video stories

Online Producer, Contra Costa Times

July 2005-January 2008

      Managed daily programming and site production for all sections, including front page
      Posted breaking general news, wrote headlines and teasers for all sections
      Developed reader comment sections, polls, forums, photoblogs and other reader-generated content to increase community interactivity
      Created multimedia-rich content, including podcasts, blogs, video and audio
      Designed multimedia workshops in sound, photo and video storytelling
      Taught colleagues how to capture, edit, produce audio and video stories

Multimedia Editor, Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism

July 2004-July 2005

      Brainstormed and produced multimedia
      Built templates for multimedia
      Conducted technical assessments for software and hardware upgrades


    Bay Area Video Coalition, June 2010

        Completed eighty hours of training in After Effects, advanced Final Cut Pro, and color correction courses

    Barefoot Workshops, February 2008

        Mississippi Delta documentary workshop
        Attended a two-week program to conceive, plan, shoot, and edit a 10-minute documentary

    San Francisco State University, May 2005

        Bachelor of Journalism, Magazine concentration
        3.31 GPA


      Final Cut Studio
      After Effects
      Magic Bullet
      Pro Tools

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