Nick Mertens

Freelance Audio Editor & Commercial Videographer

Location:Lubbock, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Nick Mertens

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Cinema and History, Southern Illinois University (SIU),
Carbondale, IL, Graduated May 2013
Foreign Language: Basic French: two years in high school, one year at SIU
Writing Projects
Buck McAlister and The Hand of God, Feature length Action Adventure Western, 2013
- Finalist in Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition 2014
- Second round in Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition 2014
District Executive, South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America, Lubbock Texas December 2013 to Present.
- Managed volunteers
- Developed programming for over 800 youth
- Cultivated Relationships with businesses
- Fundraising events
Media Specialist/Social Network Coordinator, Outreach Department, WSIU, PBS
Carbondale, IL, August 2012 through May 2013
- Filmed and edited proof of performance videos for outreach department
- Filmed and edited videos for Conference on Children’s Health of Illinois
- Created and edited pages on
- Created an online presence for WSIU using online social networks
- Organized volunteers
Videographer, Newspaper Guild Conference in St. Louis, MO December 2012
- Filmed entirety of the conference, and interviewed the staff
Online Media Editor/Community Producer, Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis,
MO, summer 2012
- Edited all online video content for Documentary “Homeland: Immigration in
- Lead editor for Build-A-Bear’s Huggable Heroes contest
- Helped teach basic editing and film production to nonprofit groups in the community
- Was in charge of social media for Homeland: Immigration in America

Social Media Manager, Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL, Fall 2012
- Created online content for social media and scheduled posts
- Hosted Live tweeting events

Writer/Assistant Camera Operator/ Actor, Bloodties, Columbia, MO, May - July 2010
- Cowrote 40- page short film script
- Helped set up camera and shot several scenes
- Acted in several key scenes
Grounds Keeping,
Concessions Host, Ronnies Cinema, St. Louis, MO, Summer 2011
- Sold refreshments to customers
Sandwich Engineer, GiGi’s Kitchen, Barnhart, MO, May – August 2010
- Final Cut Pro7
- SIUC History Club
- SIUC Student Alumni Council
- Hootsuite social media organizer
- Active in Boy Scouts for 8 years, earned Eagle Scout award
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs