Sara Aderhold

Freelance Script Writer & Videographer

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Location:Arvada, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/saraaderhold
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Sara Aderhold
Emmy Winning Producer
Emmy Nominated Editor

6785 W. 84th Way #58
Arvada, CO 80003
Phone: 303.257.4987
sara@truefocusmediagroup.com

Core Skills:
? Producing high quality multi-media content for over eight years
? Recognition by very prestigious awards, and my work has aired nationally
? Proven sales/fundraising record
? Ability to multi-task, delegate, and coordinate multiple projects under tight deadlines
? Effective listening skills which translate into authentic story telling abilities
? Excellent trouble shooting and technical skills
? Proven ability to manage and supervise teams, strong leadership abilities


Software/Computer Skills:
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• Final Cut Pro
• Avid
• Sound Forge
• Photo Shop/Illustrator
• Microsoft Office

• Website Maintenance (HTML, Dreamweaver, etc.)
• Constant Contact (e-newsletters)
• Internet savvy (social marketing)



Professional Experience:

Producer/Writer/Camera
InJoy Birth and Parenting Education (Longmont, CO) March 2010-current
InJoy Birth & Parenting Education, provides educators and health professionals the highest quality, up-to-date programs addressing childbirth, prenatal care, labor & delivery, teen pregnancy & prevention, breastfeeding, new baby care, postpartum, parenting, child abuse prevention, nutrition & safety, and staff training.

Description:
As a producer I am responsible for overall project management, scheduling and deadlines. In addition I arranged shoots, props, crew, and directed talent. I also ensured that post-production process keeps original vision of script through working closely or through check-ins with editors along with arranging necessary program reviews, including internal review, focus group, and company screening. Finally overseeing packaging schedule and process is also part of my job description.
As a writer core responsibilities included:
• researching topic areas and marketability
• finding consultants and integrating input to ensure accuracy
• writing outlines and scripts (in A/V format) and incorporating appropriate revision
• writing copy for packaging and guides
• providing first draft of copy for copywriters.

Producer/Writer/Editor/Camera/Sales

Little Voice Productions (Denver, CO) November 2006-May 2009
(A Colorado non-profit organization) Educating and inspiring positive social change through media and technology.

Description:
Using the Doc-U-Reach™ process, I lucratively provided over 75 local, national, and international based non-profit organizations a tool for strategic fundraising and marketing. I strategically and successfully raised video sales by 30% in my first year as a Producer.
Core responsibilities included:
• Directing creative process and workflow while supervising all edits
• Supervising and training production and post production staff
• Producing reality-style documentaries scripted from field logs and transcripts
• Promoting products and services; generated leads and initiated sales.
• Establishing and improving client communications; maintained ongoing relationships
• Managing client budgets and proposals.

I also maintained the marketing promotions department creating and designing all print materials for events and promotions, monthly e-newsletters, blogging, and social networking site updates and web content.

Projects included:
? Public Service Announcements – Broadcast, webcast, or podcast, I created PSA’s that are used as issue-driven advocacy and marketing tools. Recently, I incorporated mobile-giving campaigns into a PSA – results still being accounted for.
? Short format fundraising, training, advocacy or promotion videos – documentary style programs with emotional use of story telling. Most often used for fundraising events with ROI’s of 200%.
? Long format Documentaries
o Love Each Other Protect Yourself, HIV in the Latino Community – currently being used in education settings.
o Swift Justice – a look at immigration focusing on the Swift Raids in Greeley – currently used for panel discussions and educational purposes. Recently shown in the Starz Film Festival.

Field Producer

Music Link Productions (Denver, CO), March 2005 – September 2007
Music Link is a high definition event coverage production facility, providing multi-camera shoots for stand up comedians, concerts, and music festivals. HBO, Disney, Comedy Central, HD Networks.

Description:
As a field producer I was responsible for supervising the camera crew, organizing and directing the shoot day on location, conducting interviews with highly recognizable celebrities, and consistently meeting production goals.

Projects included:
? Power to the Peaceful – Documentary of concert event, taped in San Francisco, CA Partial interview list: Woody Harrelson, Michael Franti of Spearhead, Wavy Gravy, Angela Davis, Julia Butterfly Hill.
? Jesse McCartney –Radio Disney event in Santa Clara, CA. Shoot included pre and post concert, interviews, and 2-hour concert of Hollywood Record’s teen idol. Concert edited and aired via satellite in Regal Theatres throughout the nation for a one-night event.
? Bowling for Soup –Radio Disney event taped in Austin, TX. Shoot included a 2-hour concert of Jive Record’s pop punk band aired live via satellite in Regal Theatres throughout the nation for a one-night event.

Editor

Music Link Productions (Denver, CO), March 2005 – September 2007

Description:
Starting out as an Assistant Editor, I moved up the ranks quickly due to my natural ability to see innovative cuts in this multi-camera environment. My work was rewarded by a Prime Time Emmy Nomination. All programs have aired on National Cable with rave reviews.

Projects included:
? Bill Maher, “I’m Swiss” – Emmy Nominated Comedy Special for HBO. 8 camera shoot, 2 night show.
? KT Tunstall – Concert for AOL Music, Direct TV, and Network Live. 5 camera shoot.
? Ron White, “You Can’t Fix Stupid” – Comedy Special for DVD. 8 cameras shoot, 2 night show.

CEO/Producer/Writer/Editor/Camera/Sales

True Focus Media Group (Denver, CO), May 2003 –current
TFMG– You Have a Story to Tell. Using the power of media, TFMG is dedicated to telling stories with compassion, spirit, and innovation.

Description:
As the owner of my own business, I write, produce, shoot and edit all the programs in addition to general business responsibilities.

Projects included:
? “Seeing Rainbows: Acceptance and Tolerance” – a powerful Emmy winning documentary about the struggles of gay and lesbian youth and the way society views them. Received Heartland Emmy Award in November 2004 for this work.
? CASA – produced/edited short fundraising video that played a key role in raising over $105,000 at a single lunch event.
? DOVE – currently producing a documentary style fundraising video for this Colorado non-profit organization. Results not yet accounted for.


Education:
? A.A.S. Degree in Video Production, The Art Institute of Colorado (AIC), 2003
o Honored with the Par Excellence Award for best portfolio.
o Honor Society (maintained above 3.8 GPA for entire academic program).

Awards:
? Heartland Emmy Winner for “Seeing Rainbows: Acceptance and Tolerance” in November, 2004
? Nominee for a Prime Time Emmy award in July 2006 for Bill Maher’s HBO special.
? Winner of a national contest for an educational video about student loans for Bank One, May, 2003.
? Recipient of the EDMC scholarship for academic achievement, August, 2002.

Memberships:
National Thespian Society
The Colorado Film and Video Association
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

References:
Don Dexter Ph.D. Wolf River Productions (freelance work) 303.399.4278
Robin Truesdale InJoy Videos (editor) 303.594.5048
Julie Speer Little Voice Executive Director (supervisor) 720.309.1601
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