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Freelance Video Producer & Script Writer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
James A. Wood


Objective: Seeking to provide creative services for entrepreneurs, small business, musicians and filmmakers: from branding to logo design to marketing assets for print, digital and social influencing; adept in supporting e-commerce efforts, from image optimization to SEO copy.


Southern New Hampshire University (online)
· Graphic Design and Media Arts—coursework
-Jan 2017 to Jul 2017
Indiana University South Bend:
· BFA in Integrated New Media Studies, May 2016
-Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Dean’s List: 2010, 2012, 2013
· Minors: Creative Writing, Management Skills, Marketing
· Accumulative GPA: 3.298/4.0
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Web Development Coursework (online)

Digital Art Skills
· Adobe Production Premium CS6: · Adobe Design and Web Premium CS6:
-After Effects, Audition -Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Brackets
-Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere · Logic Pro X, Garage Band
· Final Cut Pro · MS 7, 8, 10 and MAC OS X 10.9
· Cinema 4D, Edge CC, 3d Max (all basics) · MS Office 2013: Excel, Pub, Word, Access, PP
· Intermediate HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP

Relevant Experience
08/16 — Present Manhattan Toy Company Minneapolis, MN
E-Commerce Marketing Specialist
· contribute to e-commerce digital asset management of vast catalog of products
· edit and create copy for product descriptions, maintaining cohesive brand presence
· conduct product audits and analyze processes to improve productivity

01/18 — Present Superior Attrahent Bethel, MN
Freelance e-commerce and digital marketing support
· create product copy for SEO relevance; image optimizing for web use
· marketing and product video services - 360 degree creation, editing and more

07/14 — 03/16 Midwest Photographics, Inc. South Bend, IN
Freelance Videographer/Editor/Web Support (part-time)
· edited video footage systematically for best cuts; corrected image color and added effects/transitions
· supported operations on-site with equipment placement and lighting
· monitored pending website update with external firm Monkeyhouse, and analyzed web metrics

03/15 — 05/15 2015 Collegiate Effie Competition (Target) South Bend, IN
Member of three person student team (Professor Jodi Rowell’s BUS-M418 class)
· played vital role in creative concept of “Target Your Tassel” campaign
· created and edited digital assets to support initiatives
· participated in market research to support/justify our position

Awards and Memberships
· Army Achievement Medal 1984 · ASCAP since 2008
· Nashville Songwriters Association International · Digital Cinema Society
Military Service
· U.S. Army—Active Duty 1982-1984
· OHANG (Ohio Air National Guard)—Active Duty 1986-1988 (in-progress)
Skills (2) Rating
Video Production
Script Writing