The Summer Film Project was founded in 1995 by Grand Valley State University. It brings students, faculty and industry professionals together on the production of a film. The preproduction and filming takes place in the summer session. The fall semester is devoted to postproduction where students complete the film and prepare for its premiere at a local movie theatre and enter it into film festivals across the country. I worked on two of Grand Valley’s summer films The Darkroom and Horizontal Accidents. You are now able view these two films below. If you’d like more information on Grand Valley’s Summer Film Project click here. To view the other Summer Film Projects online click on the Vimeo page here.
The Darkroom: Directed by Z. Eric Yang, 2010
The Darkroom from GVSU Film/Video on Vimeo.
Horizontal Accidents: Directed by Tom Seidman, 2011
Picture Editor and Sound Effects Editor
Horizontal Accidents from GVSU Film/Video on Vimeo.
From August 13th til August 24th I worked at Joey Travolta’s 2012 Film Camp. This camp was supported by Inclusion Films and OU Cares at Oakland University. The staff and I helped Autistic children and young adults write, shoot, film their own stories. It was a great pleasure to work with Joey, his staff, and campers and I’d love to work with them again in the future. For more information on Inclusion film click here and for OU Cares click here
I was a participant in the 2012 48 Hour Film Project: Detroit and this year I worked with BROBIEfilms. Our film “Detective Diaries” collected a total of three awards. We won 3rd Place Overall, along with Best Sound Design, and Best Costumes. My primary job on this project was the Assistant Editor. I transcoded footage, synched audio, organized footage, and put together a rough cut of the film to allow the director more time to film and to have an easier time editing. I also acted as boom operator/sound mixer for a small portion of the film shoot. I’m very proud of the work that I and the rest of BROBIEfilms team were able to accomplish in such a small period of time.
I recently ended my internship with Kinetic Post and will be working with Encore Productions as a part time audio/video technician. My job description is to set up and run audio/visual equipment for events at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Hotel.
Here’s an updated version of my Demo Reel.
In December I started a part time internship with Kinetic Post. It’s a full service postproduction house in Southfield, MI.
Through this internship I learned Avid’s editing systems, improved my motion graphics skills, gained more experience in a post-production house environment, and learned as much as I can from this awesome staff and facility. I was fortunate enough to work with this facility from December 13th, 2011 till March 31st, 2012. For more information on this excellent post-production house please visit their website.
I was approached by a local non-profit group Clarkston SCAMP to make a video describing the program. For over thirty five years Clarkston SCAMP has provided a five week summer camp for children and young adults with special needs. Throughout the year there have numerous fund raisers to help keep SCAMP affordable for the parents of these young people. Having worked as a student aide and volunteered for SCAMP in years past it was my pleasure to use my talents to help this great organization. It is my hope that this video will bring awareness to organizations like Clarkston SCAMP.
My duties on this projected included but were not limited to:
* Videographer/Photographer- Taking pictures/video of camp activities and SCAMP fundraising events.
*Editor- Both of my footage and other archive picture and video clips.
*Sound- Recording the narration and sound editing
For more information on Clarkston SCAMP please visit their website.
From November 4th-7th 2011 I received a freelance job through Green Sky Creative to edit a Chinese Cadillac V Series promotional video. I used Final Cut Pro software to edit this promotional video.
In Other News…
On September 28th, I worked with Green Sky Creative filming a promotional interview with Tom Izzo and his family regarding the reading program EBLI. On this interview shoot, I worked as an additional grip and did electrical set up with the lights. I lent my T-3I camera for the interview so that we could have three cameras going simultaneously. While the cameras were rolling, I was the boom operator and sound mixer to insure we had great audio on set.
Here’s the finished video below.
I filmed the Clarkston SCAMP Designer Showcase Workshops from September 26th- September 30th at K.H. Home in downtown Clarkston. I edited all of the Designer Showcase Segments and they’re currently scheduled to be aired on Clarkston Public Access.
*Jeffrey Kolp of Kolp & Hahn Design Firm
“Antiques: Designing with the Past in the Present”
* Denise Seifferlein of d’avignon Interiors “Arranging Bookcases and Mantles”
* Jan Lawrance of Designs by Jan
“Selecting Paint Colors”
* Kym Winship-Ogans of Winship Studio
”Displaying Family Photos”
* Kevin Harrison of K.H. Home
“Lighting a Room”