Stephen Kessen

Freelance Screenwriter & Comedy Writer

Location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 Skills
To obtain a challenging entry-level position in Film Production, with a special interest in editing.
• Canon Rebel T2I Digital Photography
• Final Cut Editing and Color Correction
• Adobe Photoshop CS5
• Adobe After Effects CS5
• Proficient in Avid Protools
• Mac OS X & Windows XP/2000 /Vista
• MS Office: Word/Excel/Powerpoint
• Sony 250 Cameras

Education Collins College, 14th Street Studios Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video Production-GPA 3.5 August 2011
Associate of Arts in Digital Video Production - GPA 3.6 February 2009

Industry Experience
Will Roberts Phoenix, AZ 12 August 2010-10 October 2011
Recorded and edited footage for promo videos, I shot for Ninja Warrior and regular promotions.

Creative House Entertainment Phoenix, AZ 20 May 2011-1 August 2011
Watermark Entertainment Phoenix, AZ 15 October 2010-20 March 2011
Videographer Intern
Assistant camera, grip, and gaffer for a 20 minute educational episode of “One on One Profiles”

Lilo Productions Phoenix, AZ 30 May 2011-1 July 2011
Director of Photography
Cinematography and marketing for a 10 minute narrative dramas:
“Displaced”, “Misconception”, “Heartbreak 101”, “Privates”

Collins College Student Group Phoenix, AZ November 2008
Set up the shots/scenes, assisted with storyboard, watched for continuity, played Security Guard
for three day shooting of "Traceless", a seven minute action short.

Paranormal Activity Phoenix, AZ September 2008
I worked for a distribution website promoting the film and providing the widest release possible

I.C.R.C Cincinnati, Oh November 2007-Febuary 2008
I worked as a camera operator for a public access television station.
Skills (2) Rating
Comedy Writing