Joseph Comine

Freelance Sports Videographer & Movie Producer

Location:Spokane, Washington, United States
2 Skills
Joseph J. Comine
P.O. Box 31012
Spokane, WA 99223

Editor, Videographer, Interactive Media Instructor

I am a dedicated film professional and media instructor passionate about what I do and committed to optimizing success for my clients and myself.
Versatility, flexibility and professionalism are the qualities that allow me to work in a variety of positions. Being an instructor has added to my knowledge and experience while teaching a variety of non-linear, non-destructive editing applications on both Windows and Apple operating systems.

A proven track record of performance creating exceptional products as well as teaching grades 7-12 and adults basic and advanced cinematography and editing.
My work has been shown at numerous festivals nationally and events including the Spokane International Film Festival and with the City of Spokane and the Get Lit literary festival.

Media Experience:

Interactive Media Instructor, Videographer
Tincan, Spokane, WA, 4/08 to 10/11
Worked as a full-time media instructor teaching cinematography and editing at Tincan's downtown studio and also at public schools and partner organizations around the Spokane area. Full time videographer filming projects for partner companies and local nonprofits

? Worked with the Spokane School District, Central and West Valley School Districts, ESD101, VOA, The Arc, Odyssey Youth Center and Martin Luther King Center well as Odyssey Youth Center and MLK Center.

? Designed curriculum for and taught basic and advanced cinematography.

? Managed classrooms of up to 25 students at a time.

? Worked on commercial projects for our partner groups as well as other organizations in the community.

? Worked with youth grades 7-12 & adults

Videographer & Editor
Dancing Crow Media, Spokane, WA, 1/01 to present
I continue to produce films through Dancing Crow Media, a film organization I run with my spouse.

? Ten years experience editing and making films

? Edited a medium sized documentary about small town museums in Eastern Washington.

? Chosen by the City of Spokane to be one of eight visual artists for their Get Lit Literary Event in 2011.

? Produced a medium length fictional film about soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

? Produced several promotional films including one for The Center For Justice.

? Produced and created a short trailer for Tree Media in southern California, which is now in national distribution through Whole Foods.

? Created a short film called A Policy of Injustice, which was shown at both the Walla Walla Film Festival and the Spokane International Film Festival in 2007.

? Proficient with Adobe CS5 Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, Elements, AfterEffects and Photoshop on Windows or Apple operating systems.

? Proficient with the Final Cut Pro Suite (6 and 7) including Soundtrack Pro, Color and LiveType.


Joseph J. Comine
P.O. Box 31012
Spokane, WA 99223

General Experience:

Account Executive
Spokane County United Way, Spokane, WA, 9/07 to 11/07 (seasonal)
With the United Way during their Fall 2007-08 campaign, working with small and large businesses in Spokane County coordinating their group donations.

? Event coordination and implementation, communications, customer service and group presentations.

? Managed large group portfolio

? Public speaking in front of large groups of diverse populations

? This position was almost completely self-directed.

Accounts Manager
Fidelity Associates Financial Services, Spokane, WA, 9/02 to 6/07
Managed the health & disability benefits for large and small employer groups.

? Networked with health providers and insurance carriers throughout the state and nationally.

? Licensed as an insurance agent in the state of WA. I no longer hold that license.

? Worked closely with human resources and administration departments.

? Handled claims issues and customer service problems.

? Created sales proposals & spreadsheet for agents and clients.

? Database maintenance.

? Sold individual and group health/ disability insurance policies.

? Presented sales proposals to clients both individual and employer groups.

? Assisted the CEO of our company with sales and benefit issues.