Raul A. Alcantar

E-mail: info@raulalcantar.com

Tel: 707.927.8178

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Cinematography & Photography

 

During my time as a student at the University of Southern California, I engaged with a wide array of productions sets, learning how to use visual media as a powerful tool for communication. I worked on sets with crews ranging from 20 to 2 people, allowing me to exercise my creative freedom in different ways.

Education

 

University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts

B.A. Cinema & Television Production, 2015

Minor: Marketing - Emphasis On Advertising

 

Syracuse University in Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Program

Spring 2014

Work Experience

 

Quantasy, LLC - Senior Video Editor

Los Angeles, CA; September 2016 - Present

  • Produce and edit branded/original content for a wide variety of clients.

  • Design motion graphics and ad banners adhering to web developer needs.

  • Collaborate closely with copywriters, graphic designers, and project managers to ensure efficient and timely deliveries.

Span Productions - Assistant Editor

Los Angeles, CA; August 2016 - October 2016

  • Prepared groups and sequences for lead editor on a documentary with PluralEyes.

  • Organized several hard drives with transcoded media for an ongoing project.

  • Delivered cuts for color correction, sound mixing, and screenings.

National Association of Latino Independent Producers - Digital Production Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA; August 2015 - August 2016

  • Lead communications with 40+ multimedia companies in regards to digital assets for the NALIP Media Summit.

  • Supervised the proper delivery of projects/footage for distribution, including television broadcasts, DCP’s, press releases, and web.

  • Co-directed a production team of 20 in a fast-paced environment, cutting highlight reels with a 24 hour turnaround.

Freelance Producer & Editor

Los Angeles, CA; February 2012 - Present

  • Produce and edit content for various companies, including broadcast networks, non-profits, tech startups and small businesses.

  • Deliver multiple formats for different platforms including social media and broadcast.

  • Maintain consistent communication with teams and clients to ensure deadlines are met.

University Communications - Communications Assistant

Los Angeles, CA; January - May 2015

  • Provided coverage of campus events with videography and photography for the technical department.

  • Drafted 15-25 summaries a week of columns and broadcasts from major news outlets about USC for the PR website.

  • Assisted the web editor by publishing press releases on WordPress via html code and on social media sites.

 

USC Housing - Fluor Tower Office Supervisor

Los Angeles, CA; September 2011 - May 2015

  • Oversaw a staff of 30+ student workers at a customer service center in a college dormitory, fostering leadership skills.

  • Answered 5-10 phone calls a day regarding work orders and inquiries about Housing, developing communication skills.

  • Administered 40-100 packages per day of incoming and outgoing mail from multiple postal services, enhancing organization.

Languages

 

Fluent in Spanish

Advanced in Italian

 

Skills

 

Avid Media Composer

Pro Tools

Final Cut Pro 7

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe After Effects

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Media Encoder

Final Draft

Magic Bullet - Colorista III

DLSR Cameras

  • Canon C100, C300

  • Canon 5D Mark III

  • Canon 7D Mark II

  • Canon T3i, T4i, T5i

  • NIkon D7000

  • Sony AS7ii

Strobe Lighting

Working Knowledge of Media Codecs, Framerates, Resolutions

Transcoding

Network Storage (ISIS)

Filemaker Pro

Grip/Gaffer

Credits
Leadership Experience

 

SACNAS National Conference - Social Media Street Team

Los Angeles, CA; October 2014

  • Operated social media accounts for the SACNAS Chapter at USC, including FB, Twitter, and Instagram with live coverage.

  • Photographed and filmed event highlights to be published on USC Dornsife’s website.

 

USC Latina/o Student Assembly - Director of Media

Los Angeles, CA; August - December 2013

  • Produced and directed promotional material for events programmed by the organization, boosting media engagement.

  • Collaborated with the executive director and the marketing team to maximize awareness of events.

  • Emphasized the Latino voice within the student body at USC through media releases.

 

Sigma Lambda Beta - Community Service Director/Historian

Los Angeles, CA; January - May 2013

  • Schedule volunteering opportunities for active brothers within the Los Angeles community.

  • Maintain communications with a non-profit organization the fraternity seeks partnership with in the near future.

  • Produced both photographs and videos to promote multiple events via social media.

 

Chicanos for Progressive Education - President

Los Angeles, CA; December 2012 - May 2013

  • Oversee CPE’s weekly activities ranging from mentoring sessions to social events to ensure successful outcomes.

  • Recruit new members to become actively involved in the organization’s efforts to empower younger students.

  • Coordinate general and board meetings through prepared agendas, improving planning skills.

 

Norman Topping Student Aid Fund - Summer Immersion Program Research

Japan; May - June 2012

  • Conducted research in Japan regarding the culture’s influence on Disney’s theme park and marketing strategies.

  • Engaged closely with the Vice Dean for College Diversity at USC filming highlights of the trip for the program website.

  • Conversed with Tokyo Disney representatives in formal settings concerning the company’s development in Japan.

 

USC EdMonth - Promotional Video Director

Los Angeles, CA; February - March 2012

  • Directed, produced, and edited the lead promotional video for the organization’s initiative.

  • Cooperated closely with the Directors of the program to coordinate shooting location and schedule.

 

Trojan Vision's UnderGRAD - Editor, Producer

Los Angeles, CA; September 2011 - April 2012

  • Edited and color corrected scripted episodes on a monthly basis with Final Cut Pro.

  • Crewed on weekend sets, operated boom microphones, and supervised equipment for efficiency

  • Attended weekly meetings to negotiate location and hours for shooting.