Having a life-long compulsion to rearrange everything possible until a certain harmony is achieved has served me well through many jobs over the last fifteen years, mostly in the capacity of art director, set decorator or prop stylist. Over the last five years, I have been studying and working at mastering non-linear digital video and graphics software.
Three years ago, I secured funds to spend on a minimal budget developing, writing, creating sets, puppets, costumes, casting, audio recording, filming, compositing, adding graphics, music and editing Dance Party Satellite, a pilot sizzle reel intended for kids. I describe it as a hybrid of The Muppet Show and Soul Train, combining together live-action, and puppet performers.
I have just finished spending the Summer teaching workshops on photography and movie making to fifth through eighth-grade students. Talking about shutter speeds, aperture settings, lighting setups, props, costumes, scripts, cameras, storyboards, then actually filming and manipulating those images and sounds with an editing program was a challenge, to say the least, but truly inspiring as well.
My goal, working toward the future, is to secure steady employment which will both use and expand my experience as an art director and project manager while creating opportunity to work directly with different cameras as I develop a portfolio of both still photography and live-action camerawork.
In addition to my interest in production, I continue to nurture a passion for mastering current post-production software for graphics, animation and editing, as I create a body of work which reflects my talent, interests and life experiences. Thank you for taking time to consider my application.
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