B.A, California State University Northridge, May 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Major (Film Production Option: Sound Specialty)
Diploma, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego CA, 2013
Film-Related School Experience
In the CSUN film program, I worked on several projects in a variety of roles, including:
• Feis (Senior Thesis Film)*: Post Production Sound Mixer
• Play it Straight (5 minute scene): Production Sound Mixer
• Shoes for Evan (5 minute scene): Boom Operator
• Underneath (5 minute scene): Production Sound Mixer
• The Tipsy Cactus (5 minute scene): Production Sound Mixer
• B-7 (Short Film): Writer
• Haymaker (Short Film): Producer
*The film Feis was featured in the 2017 Annual CSUN Student Film Showcase. A limited number of student films are selected by an independent Jury to premiere in this special screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Creating the sound mix for this showcase required extensive work with Pro Tools Software as well as working with 5.1 surround mixing techniques.
January – May 2017 Intern at Ken Sherman & Associates
Intern for Ken Sherman & Associates, an LA based literary agency handling representation and rights negotiation for books, film, and television. Primary duties involved reading and critiquing a wide range of works submitted to the agency, and providing detailed coverage. The position offered excellent experience on both a technical and creative level. Interpersonal skills were critical for success in this close knit working environment.
Fall 2015 – May 2017 Student Assistant - CSUN Faculty Video Studio
Video technology specialist. Duties include recording video and film sessions for students, providing technological services to faculty, and handling media transfer for a variety of formats. Position depends on combination of technical expertise, social skills, resourcefulness, and personal responsibility, as I often man studio operations independently.
July – December 2016 Video/Photo Editing for S&K Theatrical Draperies
I spent several months doing freelance video/photo editing for S&K Theatrical Draperies, a North Hollywood based company that
was upgrading its website and marketing presence. Duties included creating videos showcasing products, as well as editing photos with Photoshop for the new website.
May 8-24, 2016 Cannes Film Festival Intern: American Pavilion
Was selected from nationwide pool of applicants, and assigned to the technical department with responsibilities for operating and upgrading the pavilion-wide sound system used during events. Operated the sound board for multiple celebrity panels featuring actors, directors, and agents, as well as serving as projectionist for the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. While off duty, I attended numerous events and screenings that gave me invaluable insight into the workings of the entertainment industry.
Summer 2014, 2015 San Diego County Fairgrounds
Employed as exhibit worker for the San Diego Pavilion, the venue for a variety of non-profit organizations and Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Flower and Garden Show. Responsibilities included, but were not limited to: assisting in display set up and break-down, offering assistance during demonstrations, trouble-shooting technology problems, and operating equipment such as utility carts. This position was very customer service intensive.
Summer 2013-present Self-Employed EBay Seller
In my first entrepreneurial venture, I offer my services to sell clients’ items on EBay, when they do not have the time, initiative, or know-how to do it themselves. I consult with clients regarding reasonable prices, post items, and pack/ship after successful sale.
Pertinent Extra-Curricular Activities:
• CSUN Improv Club
• Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) Drama (actor/crew)
• CCHS Young Playwrights Festival (writer, director, actor)
• Paccoarts Theater Company (actor)
• San Diego Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Improvathon Team (competed nationally; acted as team captain)
• CYT Summer Theater Program Camp Counselor
• 10 years of Christian Youth Theater productions in a variety of leading/principal roles and technical crew
graduate, film production, media, digital, sound,