Until recently I was a part of Choose Growth’s Video team in Portland, an E-Learning company. Our Portland office was recently downsized and moved the focus of our video department to Bend, OR. I was offered a position with their Bend staff, but turned it down because I had recently bought a house with my fiancé here in Portland. I was the head of our Portland department’s video team and got my work done with amazing precision, speed, and creativity. I wore many hats in this role, as lead of a department should. As director/producer, I was helping to set up our sets, run one of our many cameras, maintain in constant communication with our clients, and work closely with them to get exactly what they want on screen. I was behind the camera constantly taking notes and keeping our talent in line and on script. As editor, where the bulk of my love for film lies, my days were filled with Green Screen editing, sound editing, Helping to build e-courses, building graphics, sizzle reels and Intro/logo’s for new clients.
Before that I was the Chief Video Editor and Producer for Skydive Hollister in California right out of college. This position involved editing and producing skydive videos, for tournaments, and business events for both the clients and for Skydive Hollister’s business use, and posting the videos and photos to the web. I also managed all the social media and marketing for the company, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube. Using these tools I would promote upcoming events at our business with short teaser videos, flyers, photos, and deals to get everyone pumped up and excited. I was editing 20-30 short videos a day for our clients which, included music and effects, as well as cataloging and filing all the extra videos and photos submitted by our hired and freelance videographer's.
After that I held a position for several years working for KRCR Channel 7 News as one of their top Video Editors, as well as their Camera man, Sports Videographer/Color Commentary writer, and Director. I also worked on their social media, posting stories videos and photos to the web.
California State University-Chico