Starting in August of 2015 to January of 2017, I partnered with Oakland University to lead film-making and animation classes for students in the OU CARES program. In these workshops I taught autistic students the theory behind film-making and helped them develop and create their own short films and animations. It has been rewarding watching them learn and grow.
In 2016 to May of 2018, I partnered with Best Buy and Student Leadership Services . I led multiple workshops with the SLS students, so they could learn and become familiar with technology. Using the skills I taught them, the students made promotional videos that reflected the SLS values.
In late October 2013, I accepted a job with Grand Valley State University and relocated to Grand Rapids, MI. In my new position at the Grand Valley State University Simulation Center, I assisted with the management of all the audiovisual operations for the GVSU Simulation Center at the Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences. I collaborated with the creation, production, and delivery of online lectures and other multi-media content for health professions students and faculty so they can stream events and watch recorded media online. I managed video operations in the Arcadia simulation database and provide technical support for the simulation labs when needed. I also created videos such as the one below to help promote the GVSU Simulation Center and other Office of the Vice Provost of Health programs. The video below was showed at the MIPERC conference on September 19, 2014 discussing the advantages of Interprofessional educational programs in the health care field. For more information on MIPERC please click here their website.
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.
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.