Matthew Calanese

Freelance Video Editor & Fiction Writer

Location:Winchester, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
MATT CALANESE Permanent Address: 754 Castle Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(540)-406-7317 (540)-832-5168
Objective: To obtain a full time position in the film industry.

EDUCATION Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Electronic Media, graduated 05/15/2010
Fall 2008
Digital Editing and Motion Graphics
Created an animation that includes zooming through a transparent image and masking using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects CS3.
Created a 30 second clip filmed with a mini DV camera using masking techniques with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects CS3.
Practiced vector painting in Adobe After Effects using a graphics tablet.
Spring 2008
Intro to Media Technology
Mastered techniques such as zooming, panning, and rule of thirds using mini DV video cameras and edited them together on Adobe Premiere.
Recorded a stop motion animation project using Adobe Premiere.
Recreated the Odessa Steps scene from the film “The Battleship Potemkin” using Adobe Premiere.
Media Writing I
Wrote articles for newsprint and television using the inverted pyramid.
Learned the laws that writers must abide by while gathering information and writing their stories.
Fall 2009
Stage and Studio Production
Performed tasks such as directing, writing, performing, as well as managing switchboards, cameras and soundboards during the production of a student interview show.
Filmed a school orchestra performance using experience from the classroom productions.
Promotional Writing
Wrote scripts for advertisements and public service announcements and filmed them
Winters 2004-2006
Art teacher
- Worked as a teacher in a weekend program at an elementary school facilitating cartooning for children aged 7-10.
Made multiple short films and animations
- Wrote scripts
- Shot footage
- Edited footage
- Produced films
- Directed films
- Provided voice-overs for animations
July 2010 - Present
Monticello Media
- News Anchor/Producer
- wrote, recorded, and edited newscasts
- conducted interviews and researched guest information for radio show "CVille This Week"
Melissa Neeley Mark Moses
Vinnie Kice Kerry James
Joe Thomas

Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Premiere CS5 Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Sony Vegas 7.0
Flash MX 2004 Adobe Audition

Volunteer work at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary for 2 years (2002-2003)
Volunteer work at the ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) for 3 years (2004-2006)
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Fiction Writing