Assisted in the strategic planning for the expansion of the archive’s collection and the development of a five-year plan. Assessed the archival practices and physical state of collections at multiple partner archives and made initial recommendations for improvements when necessary. Created a customized FileMaker Pro database to replace the Microsoft Excel inventory of the archive’s holdings. Conducted a one-day seminar on the basics of digital video, preservation and digitization. Wrote a successful grant for the donation of 3 work vehicles from the United Kingdom Department for International Development.
PROJECT ASSISTANT AND GRANT WRITER: LeSar Development Consultants, 2011
Assisted in the research and writing of multiple federal and state grants for the development of an affordable housing community in San Bernardino, California. Performed general office tasks, as necessary.
INTERN: WITNESS Media Archive, 2011
Cataloged newly accessioned material and revised and updated older catalog records in WITNESS’ FileMaker Pro database. Performed catalog research for a variety of productions and projects. Updated list of subject index terms and retroactively applied new terms to appropriate records. Crosschecked rights information in catalog records with legal agreements and made updates as necessary. Removed restricted information from publicly accessible records.
FREELANCE CAMERA OPERATOR AND ASSISTANT: Various Productions, 2009-2012
Operated camera for a variety of short form documentary and promotional videos. Assisted Directors of Photography and 1st Camera Assistants with a range of camera department tasks for a variety of commercials, music videos, and short films.
DIGITAL RESTORATION OPERATOR AND VIDEO ASSISTANT: DuArt Film and Video, 2010-2011
Digitally restored damaged and degraded films using MTI Correct DRS software. Monitored digitization into restoration system and output of corrected material to HD tape. Re-organized and catalogued client video archive for easier use and search on company computers. Assisted editors, colorists and tape operators with client projects and daily tasks.
EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT: Atlantic Television, 2009
Worked with Equipment Managers to clean, maintain, test and prepare all production gear for upcoming shoots, as well as inspect and repair all gear upon its return. Consulted with Production Coordinators on equipment related questions and appropriate camera setups for various shooting scenarios.
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Interlock Media, 2008
Conducted archival research on documentary subjects. Hired production crew, secured shooting locations and operated boom. Assisted the editor in logging and digitizing of footage.