SummaryInterdisciplinary artist using film, photography & hip-hop music to create content that is a true reflection of the world, self & others.
SkillsCamera Operating & Photography (Canon DSLR & Panasonic Lumix GH4), Non-Linear Editing (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer & iMovie), Color Correction, Green Screen Compositing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Video Conversion & Compression, Mac & PC operation, Social Media Management, Media Management, Website Assembly & Management (Virb, Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr), Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic, Adobe Audition, Audio Recording, Audio Mixing & Mastering, Music Production.
Bachelor of Arts, Film & Video, Columbia College Chicago, 2014.
ExperienceVideographer & Photographer, Freelance | Chicago, IL | July 2012 - Present
Conceptualize with client on overall vision, shoot and edit based upon layout Provide direction and realistic alternatives for quality results. Create snippets and images for social media marketing. Hip Hop Artist , Jovan / Chicago, IL / February 2009 - PresentWrite, produce and record hip hop music, Perform on showcases and festivals once to three times on a monthly basis, Collaborate with producers, musicians and artists, including leading a five piece band, Curate live music events, write press releases for blog submissions. Video Blogger, YouTube | Chicago, IL | October 2008 - Present
Create personal video blogs that explores hair care, music, college life and family; Fulfill video request from subscribers by posting tutorials and supplying advice; Teamed up with seven YouTube bloggers to create a collective YouTube channel, KnottyDreadTV; Develop a web presence, amassing over 6,900 subscribers and over 1 million video views. Media & Recruitment Assistant, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, IL | June 2013 - May 2014
Produce promotional video material that represents the dance program and the student experience; Compress and distribute promotional videos through website and social media; Organized media, through re-ordering, re-titling and backup; Assist with social media marketing of the co-curricular events.
Volunteer ExperienceAudio-Visual & Worship Member, Urban Village Church / Chicago, IL January 2016 - Present Set up, operate & break down audio and visual equipment used during service; Record podcast of the sermon to be viewed online; Take attendance, collect & count offering to report to site pastor & finance department; Play with the worship team through primarily percussion & vocal performance Media Manager, Lead Camera Operator & Video Editor, BRIJ Fund | Chicago, IL | October 2013 - November 2014
Administrator and coordinator of social media applications; Capture and edited videos and photos for web series and events; Introduced new marketing strategies through media; Manage media, Google Calendar and Documents.