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Pamela Matthews

Freelance Video Editor & Video Producer

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Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://www.wix.com/pamela_matthews/thunderbird
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/pamelamatthews
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PROFESSOR
Editing/Sound Design/Production Portfolio
Film and Broadcasting Department
Centennial College, 2010-Present

PROFESSOR
Film Technology, Digital Filmmaking, Non-Fiction Screenwriting
Ryerson University, 2008-Present

CAMERA/EDITING/DIRECTING/ACTING INSTRUCTOR
Various Workshops
Trinity Square Video, 2008-Present

PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR
"The Guyana Diabetes and Foot Care Project"
Documentary, 2012-13

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR
"Banting and Best Diabetes Centre"
Promo Reels, 2012-13

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR-WRITER-PRODUCER
"Just Another Dead Indian"
Thunderbird Productions, 2009-Present

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR-INSTRUCTOR
Various Films (75 Short Films)
American Indian Film Institute
San Francisco, CA 2003 - Present

PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-EDITOR-WRITER
"Resonating Reconciliation from Ryerson to Shingwauk"
RADIO DOCUMENTARY for "The Scope" at Ryerson, 2014

EDITOR-CAMERA OPER.
“Joy and Strength”
Vision TV, 2010-Present

EDITOR-PRODUCTION MANAGER
"The Robert Borden Story"
Parger Productions, 2012

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
Tribute, Sponsor and Nomination Reels
American Indian Film Institute
Awards Show, 2004 - Present

EDITOR
"Family Matters"
Red Moose Media
(2 1/2 Hour Theatrical Musical)
Prod/Dir: Scott Lindsay

INSTRUCTOR-EDITOR-DIRECTOR-CAMERA
"Greenscreenz"
Planet In Focus, Toronto
(Six 30-second commercials)
Workshop (2009-10)

EDITOR-CONSULTANT
“Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work”
Synthescape Inc., Toronto with MacKenzie Art Gallery

INSTRUCTOR-CAMERA-DIRECTOR-EDITOR
Various Film & FCP Workshops
ANDVPA, Toronto

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-DOP-PRODUCER
"A Shot in the Dark"
Thunderbird Productions for
(60 min Doc - Masters Thesis Film)
York University, 2006

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-STORY EDITOR
"Lucky 13"
Indigenous Culture & Innovation
(Black Comedy-Drama)
Toronto, 2008

EDITOR-DIRECTOR-CAMERA-STORY EDITOR
"Return to Spring Home"
Wintun Band of Rumsey Indians
Brooks, CA, 2008

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR-INSTRUCTOR
"The Indians in the Cupboard"
Walpole Island First Nation with
(Comedic Short)
Deverell Productions, 2007

EDITOR-DIRECTOR-PRODUCER-CAMERA
"Live With Troy" (Music Video)
Troy Westwood, 2007

EDITOR
"Sangoma" (60 Min. Doc)
Sangoma African Spirituality, 2007

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-CAMERA
"Where the Polar Bears Roam"
Fort Severn First Nation, 2007
(Documentary)

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR
"Yolanda the Bully" (Comedy)
Sachigo Lake First Nation, 2007

FLOOR DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR
Annual Film Awards Show
AIFI, 2004 - Present

DIRECTOR-CAMERA-EDITOR
"The Diamond Girls" (MusicVideo)
Susanville Rancheria, CA

CAMERA OPERATOR
"One Flew West: The Odyssey of Will Sampson (DOC)
American Indian Film Institute, 2006

EDITOR-PRODUCER
"We Remember"
Indigenous Bar Association
(Commemorative Video)
Mnjikaning First Nation, 2005

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-CAMERA
"Madness" & "The Jerk"
Thunderbird Productions, 2006
(Experimental Video)

EDITOR
"Causeway to Chimnissing"
Dir: Ellen Monague, 2005
(Documentary)

CAMERA OPERATOR
"Rez Bluez"
APTN (2004-2005)
Music-Comedy TV Series
Prod: E. Bomberry/A. Goldman

CAMERA ASST-EDITOR
"Why Buy the Cow" (Comedy)
Prod: N. Dell'Agnese, 2004

FIELD DIRECTOR-WRITER-CAMERA OPERATOR-RIGHTS CLEARANCES
"National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Show"
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
APTN-CBC, Dir: Chris Elias

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
"The Wringer"
DeDwaDaDesNye>s Health Centre
(45 Min. Docu-Drama - Cancer)
Hamilton, ON, 2003

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-PRODUCER-WRITER
"Only the Devil Speaks Cree"
Thunderbird Productions, 2002
(Drama 16mm Film)

RESEARCHER
"Olive Dickason's First Nations"
Villagers Media Productions, 2002
(One Hour Documentary)

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
“Only the Devil Speaks Cree 1”
Ryerson University, 2002 (16mm B&W)

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
“The Thief”
Ryerson University, 2000
(16mm B&W)

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
“Where’s Toto?”, “The Stalker”, "Vorkapich"
Ryerson University, 1999
(16mm B&W)

DIRECTOR-EDITOR
“As Long as the Sun Shines……”
Ryerson University, 1999
(16mm B&W)

R E L A T E D E X P E R I E N C E

INSTRUCTOR-DIRECTOR
American Indian Film Institute (2003 - Present)
Tribal Touring Program: To travel to reservations throughout California and the USA and teach filmmaking and Editing to Native youth. Write, shoot and edit several short films in ten-day workshops. Created the main TTP Curriculum as a base for future training.

BOARD MEMBER
Centre for Aboriginal Media, Toronto (2003 – 2005)
ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, Programmer

PROGRAMMER
Reel World Film Festival, Toronto (2002 – 2003)

E D U C A T I O N and T R A I N I N G

YORK UNIVERSITY – MASTERS DEGREE - FILM PRODUCTION (2004 - 2006)
Film Production Major – Honours (Directing-Cinematography-Screenwriting-Documentary-Fiction-Editing) Thesis Supervisor: John Greyson

DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA with HUMBER COLLEGE:
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER JUNE 2011
FINAL CUT PRO MASTER CLASS – CERTIFICATION PREP MAY 2011
ADVANCED FINAL CUT PRO APRIL 2011
INTERMEDIATE FINAL CUT PRO MARCH 2011
FICTION EDITING TECHNIQUES FEBRUARY 2010
INTERMEDIATE AVID EDITING (MEDIA COMPOSER) APRIL 2008
FIRST AID AND CPR OCTOBER 2008
POST-PRODUCTION BUDGETING & SCHEDULING FEBRUARY 2007
EDITOR'S COURSE MAY 2005

RYERSON POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - FILM STUDIES (1999 to 2002)
CERTIFICATE IN FILM STUDIES, NOVEMBER 2002; HONOURS GPA: 4.11
Film & Sound Editing; Business of Film: Producing; Film Technology; Motion Picture Production 1 & 2 & 3; Screen Writing; Cinematography & Lighting; Post Production Sound; Feature Film Distribution; Financial Accounting

RYERSON POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY:
FILM EDITOR’S ASSISTANT 2001/2010
CAMERA ASSISTANT WORKSHOP 2001
ADVANCED LIGHTING FOR FILM AND VIDEO 2000
TORONTO FILM INDUSTRY ORIENTATION WORKSHOP 1999

CENTENNIAL COLLEGE 2001
Editing with AVID and Final Cut Pro

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN - DIRECTORS PROGRAM JULY 2000
Under the direction of Trevor Nunn, a 3-week intensive workshop with 30 leading British theatre practitioners.

LINCOLN CENTER THEATRE DIRECTOR’S LAB (NEW YORK) (1997 & 1998)
Summer workshops with World Renowned Master Theatre Directors.

MASTER CLASS FOR DIRECTORS (TORONTO)
APRIL-MAY 1998
DuMaurier World Stage Festival (CAEA and The Harbourfront Centre): Workshop with Master Directors

SUMMER INSTITUTE OF FILM & TELEVISION (OTTAWA)
JUNE 1995 - 1997
Alan Moyle: Directing With a Sure Eye & A Creative Hand
Camelia Frieberg: How to Get Started Producing Your Own Dramas
Lenore DeKoven: Directing - Getting the Most Out of Your Actors & the Script

DIRECTOR’S WORKSHOP (TORONTO)
MAY-OCT 1995
Native Earth Performing Arts-Equity Showcase Theatre with Richard Rose.

RYERSON THEATRE SCHOOL - DIPLOMA: THEATRE (ACTING)
1986 - 1989

MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY (SACKVILLE, N.B.) - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC - PIANO and CELLO

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS:

DRAMA PITCH PRIZE for "The Secret of Pelican Lake": MOW for APTN - ImagineNative Film Festival, 2008.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINATION for "One Dead Indian" - American Indian Film Festival, 2006
DRAMA PITCH PRIZE for "Is Nanabush Still Alive? Legend and Myth Meet the Urban World"
Half-Hour (6X24) Dramatic TV Series for APTN presented by ImagineNative Film Festival, 2006
RYERSON UNIVERSITY GOLD MEDAL AWARD for OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, 2003
Ryerson University’s Highest Award given for Academic Achievement and Community Involvement
HOWARD H. KERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
o Ryerson Polytechnic University, 2003
WINNER of BEST SHORT FILM – San Francisco Native American Film Festival, 2002 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
WINNER OF AUDIENCE AWARD BEST SHORT FILM – NAFATA Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2002 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
HONOURABLE MENTION BEST DRAMA – ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, 2002 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
WINNER BEST FOREIGN FILM – Down Under Film Festival, Australia, 2003 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
WINNER BEST NATIVE DRAMATIC FILM – Big Bear Interntnl. Film Festival, 2003 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
BEST SCRIPT – Down Under Film Festival, Darwin, Australia, 2003 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree”
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION 2
o Ryerson Film Department 2001 - “Only the Devil Speaks Cree 1”
AWARD OF MERIT: BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN THE BUSINESS OF FILM - PRODUCING, RYERSON 2000
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION 1, RYERSON 2000
GEMINI AWARD NOMINATION 1996: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A GUEST ROLE DRAMATIC SERIES - Suzie Muskrat in “North of 60”
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Scholarship: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
CAEA; ACTRA; Academy Canadian Film & Television; Women in Film-TV; LIFT; Lincoln Center Director’s Lab NYC; IATSE Local 873 Permittee; Directors Guild of Canada Editor Trainee

RESOURCES AND SPECIAL SKILLS
FINAL CUT STUDIO: Final Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Colour, Sound Track Pro
ADOBE CS5: Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Soundbooth
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER; PRO TOOLS; Toast; Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriting.
Mac Programs: iMOVIE; GarageBand, iDVD; iWeb
CAMERAS: PANASONIC AG-HMC150P HIGH DEFINITION; SONY XDCAM-EX1; GO PRO; Sony HDV 1080i HDR-FX1; Sony DXC-D35WS Beta SPCamera; Panasonic DVC30; Sony XL1S; Sony 2000 DV Camera; Canon Mini DV; Canon PD150, PD170; Canon Super 8mm 814XLS Film; Canon XL2; 16mm ARRI SR2; BOLEX 16mm
Complete Lighting and Sound Kits
16mm Flatbed Editing (Picture and Sound)

SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Highly proficient computer skills (PC and MAC); Word, Excel, Power Point; Excellent organizational skills; Seamstress; Competitive swimming, long-distance running; CPR Certification; US Working Papers
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