Cory Souto - Resume
Cinematographer / Camera Assistant, Syracuse, NY
Film Production, 08/2018 – Present
• Developed and organized the visual strategies for nine-film sets. Collaborated with other departments, including camera and lighting, to implement these strategies.
• Creatively developed 16mm and 35mm film camera processes, including thoughtfully developing pre-production planning and post-production workflows.
Acquisitions Intern, New York, NY
Sony Pictures Classics, 06/2019
• Managed script coverage on a wide variety of film scripts set to be acquired and developed by SPC.
• Analyzed market research to determine the best platforms for future film releases.
Summer Film Camp Instructor, Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University Summer College, 07/2018
• Mentored a group of 20 high school students as they produced a 16mm and digital short film in a two-week intensive intro to filmmaking course.
• Taught story development, camera basics, and production timelines.
Film Gear Rental Technician, Syracuse, NY
VPA Transmedia Gear Cage, 01/2018 – 01/2020
• Reimagined the process for creating reservation orders, incident reports, and invoices.
• Rented and processed industry-level film, photo, and audio gear, learning how each piece of equipment worked.
Head of Marketing
Film Society at Syracuse, 08/2018 – 03/2020
• Founded a new student organization to showcase upcoming films and connect students with experts in the film industry.
• Promoted multiple sold-out screenings by A24 and Universal and designed the brand image for the events.
Short Film Director, “Prom Queens”, 2018
• Developed and directed a crew of 5 actors and 20 crew members across various departments on a 3-day shoot. Collaborated with a screenwriter, musician, and choreographer while focusing on storytelling.
• Best Narrative & Best Direction, Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Festival
• Best Film, Syracuse Student Film Festival
• Screened to audiences at 15 film festivals.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Dean’s List All Semesters
• Study Abroad
• 35mm Film Production
• Premiere Pro
• After Effects
• Final Cut Pro
• Logic Pro
• Davinci Resolve
• Assistant Camera
• Sound Recording
• Directing Talent
• Lighting Techniques
• Set Safety
• Animation Techniques
• Sound Mixing
• Microsoft Suite
• Google Apps