Emily H. Cowles
Writer | Videographer | Editor | Director
Passionate, creative videographer and editor. Experience in both professional videography and creative cinematography, production and post-production. Equally comfortable working independently and collaboratively. Self-motivated, capable of taking on multiple tasks.
Graduated 2010 from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, with a BA in Film Production. Strong focus in writing, video editing, and camera operation. Several hands-on classes working with multiple types of equipment and cameras.
--Proficient with SD and HD camera operation and footage capture.
--Some experience with filming on 16mm.
--Proficient with Final Cut Pro (all versions); talented and intuitive editor.
--Capable with both Mac and PC platforms and softwares.
--Experienced writer of both prose and screenplays.
--Honed grammatical skill, strong grasp of language and composition, familiarity with standard screenwriting format.
Stage production: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2007)
Director | Producer
--Completely self-directed. Organized rehearsal times, managed production needs and costs, directed peers with focus on blocking and visual representation.
Filmmaking courses at Sarah Lawrence College (2008 - 2010)
Writer | Director | Editor | DP | Assistant Camera | Gaffer | Grip | Boom Operator
--Several short films created, some conceived, shot and edited in a single day.
--Extensive focus on particular filmmaking or narrative techniques.
--Hands-on experience with many different kinds of film, lighting and sound equipment.
--Experience directing cast and crew, as well as functioning within a collaborative crew.
Feature film: The Student Films of Vincent Quain (2010 - present)
Writer | Director | Editor | DP | Producer
--Large-scale independent project. Worked with a large cast and crew.
--Rigorous, complex narrative which called for multiple styles and techniques.
--Heavy use of single-camera interview format.
--Currently in post-production.
Videographer for Sarah Lawrence Audio-Visual Department (2010)
--Filmed numerous campus events including seminars, theatrical performances, music and dance concerts.
--Worked with a broad range of equipment. Independent setup and breakdown.
Freelance video editor for Frontier Skydiving (2009 - present)
--Converting hours of raw footage into usable 30-45 minute segments for Frontier Skydiving.
--Effective editing alongside various kinds of music.
Currently writing multiple longform projects, including novels and screenplays.