Resume

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Documentary Film Production and Studies

University of North Texas – Denton, Texas (2017)

  • Academic Excellence Award (2016)
  • Academic Excellence Award (2015)

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio, Television, and Film Production

University of North Texas – Denton Texas (2012)

Greenpeace Media Action Camp – Gainesville, Florida (2012)

Training in multi-media production documenting environmental activism

Z Media Institute – Woods Hole, Massachusetts (2010)

Certified training in producing independent media by South End Press

Plano Senior High School – Plano, Texas

Graduated with Honors (2006)

Member of the Texas State Employee’s Union

Member of the University Film and Video Association

 

Teaching Experience:

University of North Texas Dept. of Media Arts (2015 – 2017)

Introduction to Film (Spring 2017) Instructor of Record

Introductory production course covering the short filmmaking process from pre-production through post-production with students collaborating together.

Introduction to Screenwriting (Spring 2017) Instructor of Record

Creative writing course where students are introduced to the basic elements of two-column non-fiction screenwriting and master scene format narrative screenwriting.

Introduction to Film Production (Fall 2016) Teaching Assistant

Intermediate production course covering the short filmmaking process from pre-production through post-production with students producing five short films.

Introduction to Film Production Lab (Fall 2016) Instructor of Record

Lab component of short film production featuring hands-on learning activities and demonstrations of filmmaking techniques such as lighting and cinematography.

Introduction to Screenwriting (Fall 2016) Instructor of Record (see above)

Perspectives on Film (Spring 2016) Teaching Assistant

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

Introduction to Film Production (Spring 2016) Instructor of Record (see above)

Introduction to Screenwriting (Fall 2015) Instructor of Record (see above)

Introduction to Audio (Fall 2015) Instructor of Record

Production course covering the basic elements of recording digital audio for radio, television and film productions, including post-production and sound mixing.

 

Public Service:

2016 Judge for the Kodak Student Scholarship and Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards

2016 Judge for submissions for the 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 – Denton Texas

2016 Guest Speaker, Thin Line Film Festival Producer Panel – Denton Texas

2015 Judge for the 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)

2009 – 2010 Volunteer Videographer, Thin Line Film Festival – Denton Texas

 

Adjunct Instructor

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

  • Instructor of record teaching screenwriting and short film production (see above)
  • Author of course curriculum, handouts and classroom presentations
  • Lectures supplemented with hands-on demonstrations and group activities

Teaching Fellow

University of North Texas Department of Media Arts (2015 – 2016)

  • Teaching screenwriting, audio production and short filmmaking (see above)
  • Teaching assistant for larger lecture classes, tutoring students as needed
  • Lab instructor providing supplemental lectures and hands-on demonstrations
  • Co-writer of course curriculum, handouts and classroom presentations

Senior Web Master

University of North Texas Department of Media Arts, Master of Fine Arts Program

In Documentary Filmmaking and Studies (2013 – 2017)

  • Web designer for the program’s webpage and student-run blog
  • Editor, moderator and content coordinator for transmedia outreach
  • Publicist and media liaison for graduate student screenings and awards
  • Still photographer and videographer for special events and screenings
  • Management of the program’s YouTube and Vimeo pages

 

Director, Writer and Producer

Datalus Pictures LLC- Dallas Texas (2015 – present)

Diverse multi-media production company ‘

Director, writer, producer, camera operator, and location sound recordist

Voice-over-narrator, podcast producer and copy editor

Night Fables, narrative series in-production

Half-hour science-fiction/horror series of incredible and exciting tales

Pop Nerd TV, ongoing video and new media series

Bringing you the latest in geek culture and nerd news made by fans for fans

Graduate Media Library Assistant

University of North Texas Media Library – Denton Texas (2013 – 2015)

  • Liaison with Media Arts Department adding student films to the library catalog
  • Assist with digitizing and preserving films in special collections
  • Social media coordinator and editor of the media library blog
  • Planning, promoting and hosting library events and screenings
    • The Doc Spot – Screening new documentaries in our collection and connecting them with classrooms and instructors on-campus
    • Feminist Flicks – Screening and discussing social issue documentaries co-hosted with the University of North Texas Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Camera Operator

Documentary Above All Else – Fiege Films – Austin TX (2012 – 2013)

Activists and ranchers blockade the construction of a pipeline in Texas that forever changed the fight against climate change and fossil fuels

Director: John Fiege  –  Producer: Christopher Lucas

  • Award-winning documentary feature, premiered at SXSW 2014
  • Second camera operator and provider of archival footage
  • Liaison between the filmmakers and the activist subjects
  • I am also interviewed on-camera as one of the activists

 

Audio Visual Technician

University of North Texas Student Union – Denton Texas (2010 – 2015)

  • Safety, professionalism and customer service are always our top priorities
  • Setup and breakdown of all audio/video equipment for all University of North Texas Student Union events which can be as many as four thousand per year
  • That includes the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series, official events, academic conferences, film screenings, performances, class lectures and more
  • Venues include auditoriums, classrooms, lecture halls, office spaces and mobile outdoor events across the University of North Texas’ Denton campus
  • Received two promotions for reliability and professionalism

 

Radio Host, Engineer and Co-Producer

Rational Broadcasting Company – Dallas Texas (2009 – 2010) AM 1320

  • Co-host of the morning headline news program Rational Talk
  • Broadcasting Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 10:00 am
  • Arranging and conducting live interviews on-air
  • Managing listener call-ins during the show
  • Live engineering and post editing for archiving as a podcast
  • Event videography during live location broadcasts
  • Graphic design and web design for station programing

Theater Technician

Plano Independent School District – Plano Texas (2002 – 2006)

  • Paid position available to students by special invitation only
  • Setup and breakdown of all equipment when clients rent the school’s auditorium and theater facilities for private events

 

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