A challenging and fulfilling position in which I can use my technical and communication skills to provide and disseminate information both practically and creatively through visual, print, or electronic media.Skills:Education:
Personal: Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Highly adaptable and responsible; able to excel both independently and as part of a team. Ability to learn quickly and efficiently, often on the fly. Work well under pressure and strict deadlines. Capable of high-quality, efficient, fast output, and able to find innovative and creative solutions to complex problems. Detail-oriented, but also able to visualize large-scale projects and see the proverbial "big picture." A keen eye and sense of design, balance, and innovation. Sense of humor. I have one, and a prospective employer should, too. Computer-related: Proficient on multiple operating systems, including Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, and MacOS. In-depth knowledge of a variety of applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro 5, and other graphic and editing oriented programs. In-depth knowledge of Avid MCXpress, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut Pro digital editing systems. In-depth knowledge of Internet related applications, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Eudora, Telnet, and SSH. Language-related: English (fluent); German (nearly fluent); Latin (reading); some French and Spanish (conversational). Completed Audio/visual projects: a comfortable paradox -- experimental narrative piece. (March 2000, 10min, digital video) H20 -- collaborative experimental short. (April 2000, 6min, Super-8) Winner Take All -- silent short, filmed on a 1907 bioscope camera. (May 2000, 2 min, 35mm) Advanced Coursework: Comm Arts: CA355 (Intro to video production)
CA457 (Mass Media & Human Behavior)
CA459 (Communication Technologies and Society)
CA613 (Still Photography for Film and Video)
CA655 (German Film)
CA656 (16mm Film Workshop)Employment/Volunteer Work:
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Aug 1998 - present) Coursework: In pursuit of film studies (production) and German Culture degrees. Affiliations: Union Directorate Film Committee (general film committee, Blow-Up Cinema, Lakeside Cinema, Memorial Union Movies, and Sneak Preview committees,) Independent Film and Video Collaborative (IFVC,) Undergraduate Projects Laboratory (UPL,) German Club. Expected graduation date: May 2002, BA with honors in Communication Arts (Radio-Television-Film), concentration in production. GPA: 3.5/4.0 Logan High School; La Crosse, Wisconsin (Aug 1994 - May 1998) Coursework: Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Affiliations: National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, High Quiz Bowl, Theatre, Forensics, Jazz Ensemble, Marching and Symphonic Bands. Graduated: May 1998, magna cum laude. GPA: 3.615/4.00 May 2000 - present Independent Film and Video Collaborative
position held: chairperson
responsibilities: coordinating and running weekly meetings. Organizing and presenting two open shows each semester -- one for student film work, another for student video work. Assisting in collaborative film and video projects. Working with various other film/video organizations on campus.
February 2000 - present Pipefitter.
position held: retail sales.
responsibilities: maximization of store sales and profit through
customer service, teamwork, and positive presentation of
February 2000 - May 2000 UW-Arts Institute.
position held: administrative assistant to filmmaker Stuart Gordon.
responsibilities: basic clearical duties for an advanced
Communication Arts class associated with the Artist in
February 2000 - present UW-Madison Communication Arts Dept.
position held: projectionist, media assistant.
responsibilities: projectionist for various Communication Arts
courses; projection of 16mm, laserdisc, video, and DVD prints.
Also supervised digital editing lab and studio.
November 1999 - May 2000 WUD Film Committee/UW-Arts Institute.
position held: WUD Coordinator/Programmer, 2nd Annual Wisconsin Film Fest.
responsibilities: member of programming board; networking and
maintaining contact with independent filmmakers; booking
of films; organization of committee meetings and volunteer
ushers and film hosts for festival events. Delegate to
Sundance and Slamdance film festivals.
June 1997 - August 1999 Shopko,Inc. (Store #007)
positions held: retail sales: customer service specialist, cashier,
and merchandise support team (stocking.)
responsibilities: Maximized store sales and profit through
teamwork, positive presentation of merchandise, and excellent
customer service; responsible for numerous cash registers;
assistance in delivery of certain products to customers.
September 1994 - August 1998 La Crosse Family YMCA
positions held: gameroom and snack bar supervisor.
responsibilities: Interaction (card and board games, billiards,
assisted with homework) with member and non-member children,
aged 7-18; disciplinary action as needed; answered questions
of prospective members; general customer service at centrally
located snack bar; recruited and trained new employees; later
named student supervisor of the organization that oversaw the
operation of the gameroom.
August 1997 - May 1998 School District of La Crosse
position held: school district photographer, Logan High School.
responsibilities: Photographing of various sporting, academic,
musical, and other extracurricular events. Photographs
utilized in school webpage, school district calendar, school
newspaper, and 97-98 yearbook.