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.
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
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.
Fluent in Spanish
Advanced in Italian
Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro 7
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Media Encoder
Magic Bullet - Colorista III
Canon C100, C300
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon T3i, T4i, T5i
Working Knowledge of Media Codecs, Framerates, Resolutions
Network Storage (ISIS)
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.