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.
Cadillac China V Series Academy from Ryan T. Smith on Vimeo.
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”
I was a participant in the 2011 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project and my group Better Than The Sequel received awards for Best Use of Character and Best Silent Film. My contribution to the project was as an editor on the video.
Best Use of Character Award
Best Silent Film Award
Please Watch and Enjoy!
I’m a graduate of Grand Valley State University and I have a B.S. in Film and Video Production with an emphasis in Fiction Filmmaking.
Some of my skills include but are not limited to.
- Assist the UPM and Producer
- Office Production Assistant Work
- Camera Operator
- Production Assistant
- Boom Operator
- Sound Mixer
- Grip and Electric
- Basic Motion/Color knowledge.
- Non-Linear Editing: Final Cut Pro Studio Package
- Audio Editing: Pro-Tools, Soundtrack Pro
If your interested in contacting me for film/video work my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan T. Smith