SummaryA filmmaker, photographer and emcee that strives to spread knowledge and inspire through artistry.
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.
ExperienceFreelance Camera Operator, Editor & Photographer | Chicago, IL | July 2012 - Present
Conceptualize with director and/or client on final product, shoot on location based on discussion, concept and/or layout, providing client and director rough drafts and final product once approved. Hip Hop Artist , Jovan / Chicago, IL / February 2009 - PresentPerformed on numerous shows & festivals in Chicago, IL, San Jose, CA & Atlanta, GA, Assembled & leads band that consist of bass, guitar, keys, guitar and percussion, Collaborated with a number of musicians on projects Produced, Record & Engineer Music Self Directed, Produced and Edited Music Videos Video Blogger, YouTube | Chicago, IL | October 2008 - Present
Exploring the self through personal video blogs, Topics explored: Natural hair tutorials, hip hop music, college and family; Developed a web presence, accumulating over 6,000 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.
Sales Photographer, Sharpshooter Imaging | Chicago, IL | August 2011 - September 2013
Professionally greets tourists; Capture quality portraits of small and large groups using a Nikon DSLR Camera; Photograph animal encounters and special events Provides customer service by selling photographs directly to the guests; Edit Photographs using Darkroom Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
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.