1 I have been involved in Visual Media since My interest started at a young age with photography - my mother and grandfather were both photographers. I have been working in visual media since 2007 where I started out as a tutor in visual media at EDIE STEVENS MULTIMEDIA FREELANCER PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER EDITOR, ANIMATOR / Otago Polytechnic School of Art, and a camera operator and video producer at the University of Otago. QUALIFICATIONS Since then I have broadened my skillbase across Video Post Production (editing, graphics, audio, lighting) and Camera operation (field and studio, professional cameras and DSLR s) in previous positions held as a graphic designer, photographer, videographer/ broadcast camera operator & studio assistant, musician, curator/event organiser and tutor. I am practical, motivated and inspired by community involvement and using my skills to help others. I enjoy problem solving; to find the solution, and share what I learn along the way with others. I am a reliable, hard worker who works well to a deadline alone or collaborating. I see myself as a creative person who is analytical, grounded and organised, and I am happiest when working on projects that better the wider community in a positive way. My interests include photography, film documentaries, contemporary art, experimental music & sound, field recording/documentation, travel, exploring, meeting like-minded people, reading and fixing bicycles. Bachelor of Fine Arts Otago Polytechnic School of Art Photography, Digital Moving Image, Time-based Media, Electronic Arts, Installation, Curation, Art History and Theory, Practical Skills in Video and Sound. Installing of own work in gallery spaces. Essay writing, Presentations, Creative Concept Development. Advanced Diploma in Video Post- Production Natcoll Institute of Design Technology Video Editing, Filming, Camera Operation, Animation, DVD Production, Graphic Design, Sound Operation, Concept Development, Project Development, Motion Graphics, Animation, 3d. Security for United Nations Personnel Certificate of Completion. United Nations Department of Safety & Security. March 2013, completed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the United Nations office. Best practice safety for dangerous situations on location.
2 SKILLSETS Video / Graphics / Post Production Camera Operation, Photography, Editing, Colour Grading/ Image Balancing, Compositing, 2D Animation, Typography, Video Formats for Web/Dvd/Projection/HD/Broadcast/ Storage, Technical Install, Assisting Direction, Concept Development, Client Meeting, Storyboarding, DVD Design and Authoring. Photography Documentary Photography, Field shoots and assignments (UNDP, Australia Awards, Australian Gov.), Post processing - Colour Balancing, Photo Stories, Archiving, Supplying to client in various formats for purpose, DSLR and Manual Film cameras, strong understanding of colour theory and light. Technical Skills Camera Operation (Sony P2, Black Magic C300, GH2 DSLR, Canon 5d/7d DSLR), Technical installs, Studio Video/ Photography, Documentary Photography, Live Vision Switching, Lighting, Computer & Software Maintenance, Technical Studio Maintenance, Sound Gear Operation, Projectors, Monitors, Troubleshooting, Soldering/Rewiring, Installation of AV equipment (Monitors, Screens, Projection, Cable running, Multi-camera shoots). SOFTWARE > Adobe Creative Suite CS6-CC2014. > Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom. > Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade. > DVD Studio Pro, Encore. > Compression and transcoding software. > Soundtrack Pro, Adobe Audition. > Databasing, Spreadsheet and Word Document software. Proficient in both Mac and Windows environments. Tutoring/Teaching (Video Post Production + Photography) Lecturing, Lesson Planning, Public Speaking, Conceptual Development, Meeting attendance, Curriculum Development, Art Theory, AV Gear Operation, AV Software Operations (FCP, Premiere, After Effects), Problem Solving, Project Guidance, Writing reference documents for Staff and Students. Graphics/Design Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Maya 3D, Understanding of Print Formats and requirements, Typography, Photography, Composition, Illustration & Drawing Skills, Oral and written skills.
3 WORK EXPERIENCE Video Production Assistant University of Melbourne ongoing Production Assistant for the Learning Environments team of Melbourne University. Video Pre-production - Storyboarding, planning, scouting, concept development. Shooting - Second camera, B-roll for interviews, Interview setup, Glide track shooting. Editing and Post Production - Video Editing, colour grading footage and edits, compositing, visual effects (After Effects), motion graphics, audio editing and post, titling. Public Events - Camera operation (Sony P2 + Black Magic C300), Vision Switching (Live, streamed and for recording), Technical Install - pack in and pack down, 1-4 camera coverage, Main camera + Audience Documentary Photographer, Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist Small World Stories, Sydney ongoing Photography - Documentary assigment photography, accompanying a camera man and journalist. Previous Assignments : - Australia Awards + Coffey, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, September Australia Awards + Australian Government, 1 month in Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, November United Nations Development Program, 1 month in Ethiopia, June [ Photography portfolio on Flickr ] Travelling for weeks on end, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, problem solving, making the most of any given situation - all of this experience has proven the most valuable to me in my workng life so far. I travel with 2 micro 4/3 camera bodies and a variety of lenses to cover stories. I work to a shot list, and gather other daily life shots along the way. Meeting with clients and discussing their needs alongside the realities and opportunities of the trip, getting the shots, post-processing and captioning, supplying an archive to the client in whatever format they require. Production Assistant, Motion Graphics Artist, Video Post. Catfish Films, Melbourne 2012 Assisting in productions for Video Post Production company Catfish Films. Work consisted of organising shoots, going on shoots, administrative duties, some editing and creating graphics for videos,
4 Video Editor and Motion Graphics Artist Freelance Multimedia Creative Freelance video editor and motion graphics artist - freelancing to corporate clients through Artisan. Camera Operator, Video Editor, Video Producer, Motion Graphics Artist University of Otago, Dunedin Videographer, Camera Operator, Video Editor, Studio Assistant, Sound Operator, Technician, Booking Scheduler, Video Concept Development, Live Streaming Operation, Field Camera Operation, Studio Camera Operation, Motion Graphics, DVD Production, Graphic Design. Working in a Multi-cam studio environment as a camera operator, and setup team member. Sound mixing for Video Capture, and for Audio Tracks for videos. I also wrote and directed many short marketing videos for departments of the University. This involved liasing with lecturers, staff and students. I would also shoot, edit and deliver this on dvd and for web. Video content uploaded to ITunesU. My position also involved operating mobile recording units comprised of a camera, computer, streaming software and equipment, used for streaming lectures, talks and conferences across a live network. Tutor, Research Assistant and Technician in Electronic Arts Otago Polytechnic School of Art Working with students and staff assisting and educating in the pratical and conceptual sides of their Projects. Co-ordinated and held Short courses and Intensives to aid learning in a classroom environment. Tutoring in Photoshop / Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premiere / After Effects / Illustrator / Web. Technical support, Software Tutoring in Sound and Video. Also support for gear maintenance, projector and audio setups, producing different video formats for specific purposes etc. Web developer and Graphic Designer for Foundation and Staff. Natural History New Zealand Rotoscoper, Compositor, 3d modeller, Video Editor NHNZ Unit - various projects over 2 years in Digital Media for Natural History Documentaries. Radio One Technician and Graphic Designer 2011 Technician and Graphic Designer for a Student Radio Station in Dunedin. Work involved playlisting, hardware and software support for station computers, sound desk and studio operations. Graphic Design of print material and website design and maintenance.
5 Freelance Work Web Design, Graphic Design, Video, Photography Freelance Visual Media projects under business name Softsystems. Clients have included : NZ Film Archive, University of Otago, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin City Council, Third Eye Design, Natural History New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic School of Art Wellington City Art Gallery Technical Support, Supervisor and Visitor Host Technical support for art works and events at Wellington City Art Gallery. Also security and visitor host / front of house position. Weekend Supervisor to open and close Gallery, co-ordinating a large group of visitor host staff. Volunteering / Community Work Media / Skillshare / Community Events / Community Spaces ongoing - Volunteer Videographer for Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) Melbourne. - Volunteer Photographer/Videographer with Humanitarian Crisis Hub, Melbourne. - Volunteering to help artists in promoting themselves via websites and graphic design media. - Volunteering at local galleries and artspaces, establishing creative spaces for the community. - Running community events for free, and being part of a women s workshop programme where I taught others about using audio and video equipment. - Filming and Editing community events for documentation and as a digital record, and for use in funding applications. - Campaigning for the Green Party Aoteroa New Zealand. EDIE STEVENS MULTIMEDIA FREELANCER PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER EDITOR, ANIMATOR /