PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

SUMMARY

I am enthusiastic, motivated, creative, and a team-player.  Years of experience in Theatre and Television have given me a great appreciation for the collaborative process, and the demands of working as part of a skilled crew; I am a quick study, and am able to adapt to most any production environment. 

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

Production Assistant

EXPERIENCE

•     "Convergence" (TV pilot, 2015)

      Dir. Corey Gilbert & Curtis Gilbert

•     "Illinois Adventure" (TV series), segments:

      -- #1808, "Anderson Japanese Gardens"

      -- #1807, "International Museum of Surgical Science                       in Chicago"

      -- #1806, "Ogelsby Mansion"

      -- #1805, "Galesburg Railroad Museum"

      -- #1901, "Fryxell Geology Museum"

•     "Art in the Works" (TV interstitials, 2012)

      -- "Sandra McKenzie Schmitt"

      -- "Hiram Toraason"

      -- "Craig Stocks"

•     "Nancy Picks and Chooses" (short, 2008)

      Dir. Sean Patrick Fahey   

2010-16     Production Crew

                  WTVP (PBS Member-Station) -- Peoria, IL, USA

EDUCATION

•     Aiding in both studio and location shoots

 

•     Placing set-pieces and pre-fab flats

 

•     Building or hanging lights

 

•     Loading and unloading equipment

 

•     Setting up camera and supports

•     Metering and standing-in for talent while lighting

•     Running cable

•     Carrying equipment

•     Driving company vehicle on runs

•     Working quickly and efficiently

•     Maintaining a professional attitude

      under pressure.

2010          Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film/Video, emphasis in Directing (summa cum laude)

                  Columbia College, Chicago -- Chicago, IL, USA

Course of study covered theory as well as technique, and involved a variety of practical exercises, including producing completed short films under a strict deadline.  The degree involved classes in Screenwriting, Production, and Directing.  

2007          Associates in Arts: Mass Communications & Theatre (highest honors)

                  Illinois Central College -- Peoria, IL, USA

Coursework for Mass Comm involved an overview of television history and science, as well as practical exercises in producing a variety of television formats; Theatre coursework involved classes in script analysis, acting, directing, and design, as well as a practicum.  In final year, gained a scholarship for stage managing.