education

M.F.A. Documentary Production and Studies

University of North Texas Department of Media Arts. Graduated Spring 2017

B.A. Radio, Television and Film

University of North Texas Department of Media Arts. Graduated Spring 2012 

experience

Sound Mixer — Datalus Pictures, Denton Texas
May 2017 - present   dataluspictures.com

Production sound mixer for Datalus Pictures, a trans media entertainment and production company making original films, documentaries, and multimedia content for theaters, broadcast and the web.

Assistant Editor — Video Review Labs, Austin Texas
June 2018 - May 2019 videoreviewlabs.com

Assistant editor and production assistant producing e-commerce videos for new products and services being advertised online.

Equipment Technician — MLD Equipment Rental, Dallas Texas
May 2017 - May 2018   mldvideo.com 

Professional video production technician responsible for equipment maintenance, quality control, repairs and conducting demonstrations for clients.

Overhauled and updated the company's entire inventory of camera packages to improve efficiency and eliminate confusion for management and new employees.

Revitalized the company's online presence with sharable web-videos and social media, driving traffic toward the website generating new clients and more rentals.

Adjunct Professor — University of North Texas, Denton Texas
Jan 2017 - May 2017 (Teaching Fellow from Aug 2015 - Dec 2016)

Instructor of record teaching undergraduate courses covering all stages of video production and more in-depth classes on audio and screenwriting.

Re-wrote the entire curriculum to reflect latest industry standards and practices, including new visual aids and presentations shared throughout the department.

Media Library Assistant — University of North Texas (2013 – 2015)

Liaison between the Media Library and the Media Arts Department adding student films to the library catalog and assisting the head media librarian on special projects.

Audio Video Technician — University of North Texas (2010 - 2015)

Setup and breakdown of audio and video equipment for all University of North Texas Student Union events which can be as many as four thousand per year.

Sound Engineer — Rational Broadcasting Company (2009 - 2010)

Theater Technician — Plano Independent School District (2002 – 2006)


Skills

Documentary Storytelling

Sound Mixing and Recording

Editing, Post-Production

Voice-Over Narration

Event Videography

Public Speaking

Teaching

Adobe Creative Suite:

- Premiere Pro

- After Effects

- Audition

- Photoshop

- Illustrator

- Lightroom


Teaching

University of North Texas Department of Media Arts (2015 – 2017) 

Film Styles Production - Instructor of Record (2016 - 2017, 2 sections)

Production course covering the short filmmaking process from pre-production through production and post-production with students producing their own original short films as their final project. 

Introduction to Media Writing - Instructor of Record (2015 - 2017, 3 sections)

Creative writing course where students are introduced to the basic elements of two-column non-fiction screenwriting and master scene format narrative screenwriting while giving and receiving constructive criticism as a group.

Film Styles Production Lab - Instructor of Record (Fall 2016, 1 section)

Lab component of film styles production featuring hands-on learning activities and demonstrations of essential filmmaking techniques such as three-point lighting and applied cinematography using professional equipment.  

Perspectives on Film - Teaching Assistant (Spring 2016, 1 section)

Introductory class covering critical theory and film appreciation to develop and strengthen student’s ability to analyze and interpret cinematic artistry.

Introduction to Audio - Instructor of Record (Fall 2015, 1 section)

Production course covering the essential techniques for recording digital audio for radio, television, film and new media productions with students recording in-studio vocals and producing  their own original podcast as a final project.


VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO THE ARTS

2020  Judge for Submissions, Thin Line Film Festival - Denton TX

2019  Judge for Submissions, Thin Line Film Festival - Denton TX

2018 Guest Speaker, University of North Texas Dallas, students were invited to MLD Equipment Rental for a full demonstration of a wide variety of industry standard equipment, including lights, cameras and grip support gear.

2017 Judge for Submissions, Pasadena International Film Festival, California

2017 Guest Speaker, Documentary Filmmaking Workshop, Dallas Makerspace

2016 Judge for Submissions, Kodak Student Scholarship and Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards

2016 Judge for Submissions, University of North Texas Media Arts Festival

2016 Guest Speaker, Conversations on the Open Road, a media arts program for high school students studying documentary journalism – UNT, Denton TX

2016 Guest Speaker, Thin Line Film Festival Producers Panel – Denton TX

2015 Judge for Submissions, Kodak Student Scholarship and Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards

2013 – 2015 Chief Curator of The Doc Spot and Feminist Flicks documentary screenings hosted by the University of North Texas Media Library (see below)

2012 Guest Speaker, Greenpeace Media Action Camp - Training young people to use multi-media production to document environmental activism – Gainesville, FL

2010 Guest Speaker, Z Media Institute - Training activists to produce and distribute independent media, hosted by the book publishing collective South End Press - Woods Hole, MA

2009 - 2010 Volunteer Videographer, Thin Line Film Festival – Denton TX