I've lived in the Cincinnati area most of my life, and I've always had a passion for the arts. In 2003 I was introduced to a new form of art, film making. I found out quickly that a career in the wedding business takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I continued to find other interests, not only in weddings; but also in other forms of video production.
After working in a production studio for five years, I decided to attend an art college in 2007 to pursue a degree in Video Production. I enrolled at The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati to take my art education to a new level. In 2009 I graduated with an Associates Degree in Video Production, this is where my new career began.
After I graduated I was offered a part time position at a local TV station in North Dayton, Ohio shooting commercials, sport promos, bumpers and live sporting events. I continued to work there for about a year; but when the company went under in January of 2011, I went back to filming weddings to keep my strengths and knowledge of the industry fresh and new. In July I decided to take on something new that would show off my filming and editing style, so I got my chance to film two music videos and other freelance projects during the summer!
It's hard to really say what kind of style I have as a film maker; but as for weddings, I think I've nailed it. I found that I mainly specialize in shooting and in post-production (editing, visual effects); but I find that working through the entire process strengthens my talents as a professional.
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To obtain a job in my field that would allow me to utilize the skills and knowledge I have obtained in school and through work experience. I am looking to move into an environment that will allow me to employ my talents, harness my creativity, and exploit my knowledge of the industry.
Video Production Experience
·Filmed/edited commercials, sports events, sports promos, and bumpers for local TV station; WWRD TV 32
·Filmed/edited live stage performances for local musicians and music videos
·Operated camera for live multi-camera shoots with large screen projection for corporate events
·Used creative skills to film/edit over one hundred weddings
·Director of Photography and storyboard artist for short film for the 2009 Cincinnati College Movie Festival.
·Graphic Design accepted in art competition at The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati
·Shot live stage-performances for Abby Road on the River 2008 for VH1, which was used for promotional advertising purposes.
·Exhibited determination and professionalism while filming mock fire disaster in realistic environment for Butler Tech Vocational High School.
·Demonstrated precise and accurate detail in all of my projects
·Avid Express DV, Avid HD, Avid Media Composer 6 (10 years of experience with Avid Programs) - Final Cut Pro 6, Soundtrack Pro, Photoshop CS4, Sorenson Squeeze 8, and Sonic Fire Pro 3. Cannon XL1s and GL1 Cameras, Panasonic DVC 80, Sony VG 20/30 HD Camera experience; Sennheiser lavaliere, boom and handheld microphones. A variety of lighting techniques and three point lighting.
Rumford Productions March 2003 - 2013
·Camera operator - video editor - grip - project manager
·Filmed/edited weddings, corporate events, commercials, fashion shows, live stage performances, live multi-camera shoots, and music videos.
·Shot live stage-performances for Abby Road on the River 2008 for VH1.
·Recorded several segments for broadcast television such as the Maury Povich Show, local news and Family Life Channel.
·Created fund raising videos for Overfield School and Butler Tech, both in Ohio.
The Pros April 2011 - August 2013
·Filmed weddings for The Pros (a national wedding videography company) throughout Ohio. ·Footage included bride getting ready, ceremony and reception. I submit paper work and deliver tapes to The Pros for editing.
·WMFD TV March 2012 - Jan 2013
·Sports videographer for WMFD in Mansfield Ohio.
·Shooting video for sporting events.
WWRD TV 32 April 2010 - Jan 2011
·Camera Operator and Lead Video Editor
·Filmed and edited commercials, sports events, sports promos, and bumpers for broadcasting.
Freelance (Jan 2011 - July 2013)
·The Music Club, (2013) Filmed live stage performances for local musician’s and edited content to create a video.
Responsibilities: Camera operator and video editor.
·The Sorg Opera House Revitalization, (2013) Filmed a short documentary and fundraising video.
Responsibilities: Co-Camera Operator and video editor.
·The Art Central Foundation, (2013) Created a fundraising marketing video for a non-profit art school.
Responsibilities: Designed motion graphics and edited video.
·Polaris Tech Vocational High School, (2012) Filmed a recruiting video for the recruitment of high school students.
Responsibilities: Co-Camera Operator.
·Butler Tech Vocational High School, (2012) Helped Create a recruiting video for the recruitment of high school students.
Responsibilities: Shot and provided creative consultation for editing.
·Cornerstone Christian Preschool, (2010 - 2011) Helped create a replacement video distributed to potential school applicants.
Responsibilities: Co-shooter, and editor.
The Art Institute of Ohio/Cincinnati. December 2009
Associate Degree of Applied Science in Video Production.