Miguel Estrada Machado
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Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of Study: Film and Digital Media

Miguel Estrada Machado

PROFILE

University of California graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media. Held various summer internships and jobs focusing on video production, film archiving and social engagement. Served on several community service clubs committees. Built additional production capabilities via university programming activities and volunteering efforts.

WORK EXPERIENCE

LANGUAGE CITY, Los Angeles, CA. August 2019-Present
Video Editor
• Edit video and audio sequences to develop multilingual didactic lessons for the school’s website and social media
• Gather all necessary media for editing projects, including stock images, audio effects, and footage
• Manipulate, animate, and proofread multilingual texts, and captions to ensure the grammatical quality of exported video files
• Organize and archive original production materials following file structures and naming conventions

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Change 4 Good), Santa Cruz, CA March 2019-August 2019
Video/Editing Intern
• Assisted researchers in the development of film production workflows and strategies that ensured the viability of the planned multilingual documentary
• Collaborated with the production team during the filming process through the manipulation of video/audio equipment to assure and maintain the quality of the materials
• Operated captioning and subtitling system to make the documentary available for non-English speakers and deaf audiences
• Incorporated researcher ideas into editing and exporting multiple rough cuts which resulted in a final cut that received 100% positive responses

ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES, Los Angeles, CA June 2018-August 2018
Oral History Project intern
• Researched, drafted and edited abstracts, biographies and bilingual transcripts to describe and catalog Oral History Interviews in the Academy’s website and databases
• Administered the Oral History spreadsheets, and content management system to verify information, incorporate data, and create entries for interviews’ subjects
• Facilitated directive meetings through the writing and presentation of project status reports

Film Archive Intern
• Collaborated with the film archive curator in writing summaries and indexes to label and catalog unidentified videotapes in the Academy’s vaults and database
• Reviewed over 32 indexes of digitized video files within the Academy’s database to incorporate display and timecode adjustments
• Implemented a detail-focused template that transformed the Academy’s standard indexes into expanded descriptions; template has been adopted by film archive curator and interns and is still utilized

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, Santa Cruz, CA, 2019
B.A., Film & Digital Media, Production Concentration; Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List
SKILLS
Software Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, After Effects, Illustrator, and Media Encoder), AVID Media Composer, Pro Tools, Final Cut, MacCaption, Vantage; Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), iWork, Google Software (Docs, Sheets, and Slides), Xytech, Drupal, and WordPress (CMS).
Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish (Native), French (Level B2) and German (Level B2)
Community Service: Member of Hawthorne-Lennox Rotaract Club, West Mexicali Rotaract Club, Graphic Designer Assistant at Estrada Systems Group.