Donte Player

Freelance Photographer & Video Editor

Location:Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Donte Player

(2009-2011) Full Sail University
B.S Film

• Leadership and team management
• Able to work in fast paced environment
• Goal oriented with hard work ethic
• Quick learner with ability to spot and fix minor details
• Professional Camera Operations
(DSLR, Panasonic, ARRI Flex & ARRI 316)
• Knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Solid experience with Final Cut Studio and Avid Workstations
• Organization and file management

• The “Spray (Graffiti Documentary)” played at Central Florida Film Festival 2010
• Top 50 National Artists Gallery 2010
• Editor of Suitland High School’s 2008 Visual Arts Gala


Creative Director/ Camera Operator / Storyboard Engineer
Orlando, FL // November 2009 – July 2011

Small, independently owned production company, which produces short films and music videos. During my time there I had great opportunities to apply and expand my academic skills.

Primary responsibilities as Creative Director:
• Write scripts for short, independent films
• Hold auditions to find appropriate talent for various films
• Effective collaboration with crew team members

Primary responsibilities as Camera Operator:
• Operation of video camera for field shoots
• Coordinated and led site visits prior to filming to ensure proper lighting, positioning, etc.
• Partnership with Director and other team members (audio, lighting, and talent) to ensure quality footage is captured

Primary responsibilities as Storyboard Engineer:
• Creation and timely delivery of visual story/storyboards
• Produce creative results under limited direction
• Deliverables submitted on or ahead of schedule despite frequently constrained timelines

Other responsibilities:
• Provide post-production support in the Final Cut Pro Studios
• Use of Microsoft Office products as needed (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Creative Director/ Camera Operator
Orlando, FL // January 2011 – December 2011

• Contract with Orlando Party Bus Services to photograph various parties and social events
• Collaboration with music group ‘Airospace’ to create YouTube video content


Three Men and A Body (Short Film) July 2010
Camera Operator / Editor
• Use of the Panasonic professional film camera
• Comprehensive shot composition
• Organized, logged and archived video footage
• Used lighting and various camera techniques to acquire correct shot
• Delivery in DVD format based on deadline

Spray (Graffiti Documentary) September 2010
Camera Operator / Editor
• Run-and-Gun videography
• Captured B-Roll
• 3-point interview camera setups
• On-site lighting

Grammy Lee (Short Film) November 2010
Camera Operator (1st AC)
• Using China Wheel to measuring focus
• Use of ARRI 316 film camera

Field of Honor (Short Film) April 2011
Camera Operator (2nd AC) / Editor
• Track Scene #, Roll #
• Load and dump film
• Use Avid Media Composer for final edit

During my time at Full Sail University, I have had some great opportunities as I explored the world of film and entertainment. One of my most memorable moments was when I initiated an ad-hoc discussion with the President of the university to propose an idea to create a new school podcast/radio show highlighting various student activities and forums. It was well received by students and the Administration, and is currently under consideration.
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing