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Raul A. Alcantar


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.



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.



Fluent in Spanish

Advanced in Italian




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


Network Storage (ISIS)

Filemaker Pro


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.



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