Summary of Qualifications:
A visual journalist adept at capturing critical elements for stories that have impact. View samples on YouTube.
- Professional experience with all aspects of video and film production.
- Final Cut Pro, Avid Adrenaline, Sony Vega, Motion, Boris FX, Adobe Premiere, Lightroom CS 4, Photoshop CS 6. Knowledgeable with Adobe After Effects.
- Experience using MS Office Suite, WordPress and knowledgable of social media best practices.
- Professional experience using SD, DSLR and HD cameras.
- Adept storyteller with strong AP Style knowledge, interview, researching and fact-checking skills.
- Manages multiple deadlines and tight budgets; knowledgeable of dealing with embargos and similar restrictions.
Provides high-quality souvenir photographs for guests attending Chicago Cubs games. Initiate and close sales, strong conversion rate on photos shot and sold, and ranks in the top 5% of overall team sales consistently.
Capture and edit visual content for multiple news platforms. Published work with Chicago Sun-Times, Wednesday Journal, Forest Park Review, and North Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.
Works with clients and other stakeholders from conception through publishing to create strategic original form content communicating brand and company identity message. Oversees and maintains all aspects of production. Responsible for color correction, basic audio sweeting, video conversions and other media workflows to produce content that meets client’s approval. Interviews a variety of subjects and stakeholders to create compelling story lines. Experience producing fundraising, corporate, short documentary-style, and promotional videos for online distribution.
Responsible for shooting and editing digital video production for Chicago Magazine’s real estate column. Organized, media-managed, and archived video on weekly basis. Made technical and creative decisions about locations, operated video equipment required for production, ensured consistency and relevancy for editorial best practices, worked closely with editorial staff to deliver visual and production needs.
Assisted community producers with various creative and technical aspects of television broadcast production. Assisted clients with organizational procedures, studio and remote equipment setup, operation of character generators and other graphics hardware, broadcast journalism standards and practices, maintained paperwork related to department inventory and client databases. Trained clients to use services provided by organization.
Freelance video journalist
Managed all aspects of production and post production for online entertainment videos, made technical and creative decisions about locations, operated video equipment required for production, ensured consistency and relevancy to editorial best practices, communicated visual and production needs with editorial staff.
Executive produced, shot and edited “People to Pitch,” a bi-weekly videocast, created online video segments for the 2010 “New News Report.” Identified and developed news stories of interest to the subscriber base. Wrote original features, researched, pitched and fact-checked potential topics, and conducted interviews with high-level media stakeholders, as well as covering industry events, conferences and reported on relevant news. Oversaw pre- and production for 30-minute public affairs talk show.
Freelance reporter/ videographer
Reported, wrote, researched on Chicago’s largest neighborhood using a variety of media convergence tools, AP style and computer assisted-research skills to produce articles and video highlighting public affair and community-related issues.
Wrote, edited, and produced online news content for the Education desk. Edited audio and video using Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro, researched,covered daily news events/conferences, developed feature stories,created video content for blog entries, and related newsroom needs.Ensured rights, embargos and similar restrictions were documented and honored.
Edited, directed and published video content for the Chicago Tribune’s Interactive website and for a TIVo feature series hosted by former entertainment reporter Maureen Ryan.Produced content using Panasonic HVX200A and Avid Adrenaline.
MA, Public Affairs Journalism
“Renaissance 2010: The Rebirth of Orr” A 30-minute documentary about Chicago school reform.
Columbia College Chicago/Chicago, IL