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Film and Video Director Resume Sample


Film and Video Director Resume Sample

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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly motivated and talented professional powered with progressive experience in editing and directing documentary film and video production while ensuring the highest quality. Well-versed in coordinating pre- and post-production activities, with comprehensive skills in talent coordination as well as visual effects. Excel in managing multiple projects from concept development through execution and delivery while meeting all budget and schedule requirements. Commended in establishing win-win relationships with people of diverse cultures with proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environments.

Notable Achievements:

  • Displayed unsurpassed expertise in capturing all 10h material, selecting appropriate music, and editing a 10-minute documentary
  • Earned the International Brooklyn Film Festival Official Selection of Short Documentary “The Queen of Williamsburg”
  • Received Bridging Cultures Certificate in Chennai, India in 2009
  • Obtained the City College Film Award for Best Production in 2009
  • Recognized as one of the four students chosen to represent Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) at National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) Las Vegas in 2007 sponsored by Avid Technologies
  • Received first prize for Best Documentary at the BMCC Video Festival
  • Received the Joshua Smith Award for Best Short Documentary in 2006

KEY STRENGTHS

  • Documentary Film and Video Production
  • Documentary Films Videography
  • Audio Engineering and Design
  • Crew and Staff Management
  • Script Development and Collaboration
  • Location, Talent, and Casting Coordination
  • Budget Control and Implementation
  • Content Management Systems
  • Problem Resolution and Decision Making
  • Time Management and Prioritization

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) IN FILM PRODUCTION, GPA: 3.8
Graduated summa cum laude
University of NOPQ, City College of NOPQ, Manhattan, NY: 2007-2010

Overseas Studies Program:
Study Abroad India program, focusing on documentary production in collaboration with the Prasad Film and Television Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) IN VIDEO ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
GPA: 3.9, Graduated with honors
LMN College, Manhattan, NY: 2005-2007

CAREER PROGRESSION

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / ASSISTANT EDITOR
ACZEL TAMAS PRODUCONS, BUDAPEST / HUNGARY | 2010

  • Rendered high level of assistance in directing music videos while ensuring its completion in a timely manner
  • Regularly interfaced with the producer and held responsible for handling all equipment for the day shoot
  • Maintained all equipment and ensured all tapes were labeled and on the safe place
  • Worked collaboratively with all musicians and crews and delegated specific duties and responsibilities
  • Instrumental in logging and capturing the shot material, making a rough cut and giving feedback to the editor

DIRECTOR
48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, USA | 2010

  • Assembled cast and crew together in collaboration with the assistant director and producer few weeks prior to the date of the shoot
  • Displayed unsurpassed expertise in managing project life cycle from analyzing the theme, creating the scripts, choosing the locations, directing actors / cameraman, and editing the film

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, “THE END OF EVOLUTION”
BCD PRODUCTION, NEW YORK, USA | 2009

  • Created an elaborate futuristic set in a studio while handling cast and crew scheduling

DIRECTOR
72-HOUR FILM SHOOTOUT COMPETITION, NEW YORK (ASIAN AMERICAN / ASIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE) | 2009

  • Presided over the conceptualization and distribution of content, including pre-production to post-production needs through final delivery

DIRECTOR / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR, “THE QUEEN OF WILLIAMSBURG”
QRST PRODUCTIONS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | 2009

  • Primarily held responsible for planning, scheduling, managing, and delivering all aspects of digital production for visual effects
  • Oversaw the entire production workflow in order to deliver the contracted work on schedule

ART PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, “LONG SHADOWS”
GHIJ PRODUCTIONS, NEW YORK, USA | 2009

  • Created high quality creative visual content and generated new and innovative ideas by collaborating with the art director
  • Assisted the art director in completing all the stuff needed for the shoot, decorating the room where the shots will took place, and cleaning up the place

DIRECTOR, “THEY PUT A BAND-AID ON MY HEAD”
PQR FILM ACADEMY, CHENNAI / INDIA | 2009

  • Scouted a school of special needs children diagnosed with dyslexia for the short documentary in conjunction with the cameraman and producer
  • Conducted interview with the teachers and director in small and crowded building to gather informative data
  • Addressed technical audio problems that arose on the scene on and before shooting sessions
  • Proactively responded to cameraman, lighting crew, and all the production assistants’ questions and inquiries
  • Oversaw the entire editing process and delivered informative presentation to live audience

DIRECTOR / EDITOR, “DR. HALUSHCA” SHORT NARRATIVE
NEW YORK, USA | 2008

  • Applied dynamic leadership talents to actors and crew to achieve their maximum potential
  • Pivotal in recreating an elevator scene where the elevator brakes down, without having a real one at display
  • Shot with 16mm film and successfully coordinated lights, actors, and camera to make the breakdown believable; edited the scene to create a suspense

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, “TRIPTOSANE”
SUPERNATURAL PRODUCTIONS, NEW YORK, USA | 2008

  • Supported the crew in placing camera, handling stuff to the Director of Photography, helping the assistant director with crew and other small details that arose on the scene of the shoot of an independent feature film

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / EDITOR
THJ STUDIO, BUDAPEST / HUNGARY | 2007-2008

  • Regularly interfaced with the director for corporate and theatre shoots

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
ABC TECHNOLOGIES/ BMCC | 2007

  • Shoot interviews with professionals that used the software; edited it and played it the next day on the TV displayed on the floor of the exhibit

STUDIO DIRECTOR / SWITCHER
CDE COLLEGE (BMCC), NEW YORK, USA | 2007

  • Assumed full responsibility in conducting interviews to 3 to 4 people with 3 cameras, intended for Studio Internship Producing segments for CUNY TV
  • Seamlessly produced, shot, and edited news stories

DIRECTOR / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR, “FOUR WHEEL PASSION”
SHORT DOCUMENTARY, NEW YORK | 2006

  • Examined and determined availability of venue and audio-visual equipment, as well talents and crew
  • Developed and cultivated positive working relationships with production staff that includes artists, directors, and others

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

NANNY / PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Company Bcd: Senior Executives, New York, New York, USA: 2002-2006

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR / ACCOUNTANT
Company Abc, Budapest, Hungary: 1993-1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Member, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SYMPTE)

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 2000, Vista and Macintosh

SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, AVID, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro After Effects, Microsoft Office Suite: PowerPoint and Excel

SINGLE-CAMERA VIDEO EQUIPMENT: Sony HVR-V1U-Digital HD Professional Video Camera and Panasonic HDV

MULTI-CAMERA STUDIO EQUIPMENT: Camera, Switchboard

FILM EQUIPMENT: Bolex 16mm Film Camera

MICROPHONES:Handheld, Boom, Lavaliere

LIGHTS: Fresnel, Scoop, Tungsten

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