Production and design professional with vast experience in video/film/TV production, 3D modeling/texturing and animation, visual art, graphic design, photography, videography and Information Technology. Adaptable, efficient, and solution-oriented individual seeking employment opportunities to provide experience with critical and new software and techniques, and a fast-paced array of varied, challenging work assignments.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Shepherdstown, WV)
A/V Systems Customer Service Representative and Graphic/Photography Specialist
12/2015 – PRESENT
Work full-time assisting instructors with the operation and documentation of the audio/visual equipment and automation systems for campus-wide classroom training sessions; troubleshoot equipment; capture and adjust class training photos.
Piano Man Pictures (Memphis, TN – Remote Work)
Visual Effects Artist
04/2018 – 04/2021
Work remotely part-time as Visual Effects Artist for the movie, Solus.
08/2016 – PRESENT
Write Perl/HTML/CSS code, design interface, and maintain/add features for "My Media Collection," a media asset management website, available on GitHub.
Skindurance (Rockville, MD – Remote Work)
06/2014 – PRESENT
Work on ad hoc basis in graphic design for various company needs; tasked with design of product logo and Drug Facts label for the Skindurance product.
Freelance and Short-Term Contracts
Visual Effects Artist/Compositor Positions
09/2013 – 12/2016
[09/2016 – 12/2016]: Served as Remote Visual Effects Artist (rotoscoping and compositing) for the 2016 movie, Inhumanwich!, released December 15, 2016.
[05/2014 – 06/2014]: Served as Freelance Visual Effects Compositor, assigned to digitally manipulate a sequence of shots to replace a wood desk with a computer model metal table for King's Gambit, yet to be publicly released.
[01/2015]: Worked with Digital Vantage, stationed in Shanghai, China, as remote freelance Visual Effects Artist for Disney Shanghai Resort pitch.
[07/2014]: Provided project assistance and animation as a Digital Artist for TriHard Studios in St. Petersburg, FL, on The Virtual Bible Project by Dr. Daniel Warner PhD.
[03/2014 – 05/2014]: Worked with Worldwide FX in Shreveport, LA as Visual Effects Paint/Composition Artist, assigned to digitally manipulate a sequence of shots to insert green screen footage into a digital environment for The Expendables 3, released August 2014.
[09/2013 – 12/2013]: Served as Visual Effects Rotoscope Artist, assigned to digitally rotoscope stereoscopic shot footage for use by other artists for their composition work for The Legend of Hercules, released January 2014.
[07/2013 – 09/2013]: Served as Freelance Visual Effects Compositor; digitally manipulated several shots to satisfy the director's vision of elements recorded for Frank vs. God, released January 2018.
The DAVE School (Orlando, FL)
06/2014 – 06/2015
Assisted lead teacher with daily needs, providing troubleshooting or explanation of tools and software to students to fulfill assignment requirements during and outside of class.
Served as Set Dresser for the movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, released July 2015.
Visual Aids Electronics (Naples, FL)
04/2007 – 06/2012
Managed setup, operation, and breakdown of A/V equipment, including front and rear projection screens, tripod screens, projectors, video cameras, video switchers, computers and their audio, microphones, audio boards, DVD players, televisions, lighting, and drapery, as required.
WSIU-TV (Carbondale, IL)
Master Control Operator
04/2006 – 12/2006
Performed live switches between satellite and playback sources according to program logs
Oversaw quality control and accuracy of programs on air, recorded programs for future internal use, provided notification of issues with equipment, and followed government regulations on transmissions.
Software and Technical Skills
Final Cut Pro
Microsoft Office Suite
DJI Phantom 4 Pro+
Grass Valley 250
2010 - present
2010 - present
Education and Certifications
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, B.A., Radio and Television – 2006
School of Motion, Motion Graphics
The DAVE School, Diploma, Digital Arts – 2013
Drone Pilot Ground School, Certification – In Progress
AVIXA CTS – valid as of 2019
2019, Piano Man Pictures, Solus, Visual Effects Artist
2016, Argo One Productions, Inhumanwich!, Visual Effects Artist
2015, SyFy Productions, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Set Dresser (uncredited)
2014, BBA Studios, Frank vs. God, Visual Effects Artist
2014, Digital Animation and Visual Effects School (DAVE School), King's Gambit, Visual Effects Artist
2012, Asylum, 40 Days and Nights, Modeler (uncredited)
2008-2010, WKRP-TV, Friday Night Fu
2008-2010, WKRP-TV, Lincoln Ware Live
2008-2010, WKRP-TV, SciZone
2006, Southern Illinois University, Banterra Bank Commercial
2004-2005, WSIU-TV, Sports Productions
2004-2006, WSIU-TV, River Region Evening Edition
2004-2006, WSIU-TV, InFocus
2004-2006, WSIU-TV, Scholastic Hi-Q
2002, Southern Illinois University Student Programming Council TV, Saluki Sports Show