Highly skilled and motivated video editor with 8 years of experience in the production and post-production industry. Adept at creating long-form and short-form documentary, public service announcements, special interest vignettes and multimedia ensembles. Able to work independently or in a client-supervised capacity. A self-starter as well as a team player with a great eye for detail.
Editing Systems: Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer
Software: Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Livetype Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Encore, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, CyberDuck, Magic Bullet, Microsoft Office, MPEG Streamclip, Turbo .264HD.
Other areas of expertise include authoring DVDs and Blu-rays, videos for web (FTP, Flash, YOUTUBE, VIMEO) and videos to tape (broadcast or non-broadcast). Knowledge of equipment troubleshooting, trans-coding to various formats, media management with Panasonic P2 and SONY XDCAM cards. Skilled in both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Senior Editor/Producer – VideoTakes, Inc., Arlington, VA, June 2006 to current
-Involved in all aspects of the production and post-production process from concept and design to editing and completion. Collaborate directly with clients to develop and create video with purpose, style and panache.
-Advanced skills in editing, color correction, audio mix, file compression, media management and authoring DVDs and Blu-Rays and preparing videos for the web.
- Also maintained office software and equipment, company email and FTP accounts.
-Worked closely with producers to determine budget, format and schedule requirements for each project.
-Media manage and assist camera on shoots, develop print design for brochures and business cards.
Editor – “Lotus and Poppy”, Multimedia Performance, November 2010
-Edited the paintings of visual artist Micheline Klagsbrun to be used as part of a collaboration with composer Andrew E. Simpson. This performance was held at the Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Editor/Associate Producer – VideoTakes, Inc., Arlington, VA, June 2002-2006
-Edited on AVID as well as Final Cut Pro. Worked closely with producers to coordinate schedules and budgets for each project. Provided DVD and tape duplication and maintained office inventory and supplies as well as equipment and software.
Editor – GRACE HERITAGE: US ASEAN Film and Photography Festival, October 2003 – 2005
-Worked on AVID to edit all video sequences: highlights, nominees and trailers to be shown during the night of the gala; compress the video files for the web.
Alaska Wilderness League, American Prairie Foundation, Children’s National Medical Center, FRESHFARM Markets, Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, Georgetown University, the National Building Museum, the Wallace Genetic Foundation, Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate, USAID and other government agencies and non-profit organizations.
EDUCATION M.F.A. in Film & Electronic Media
American University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Graduated August 2002
B.A. (Hon.) English Literature and Film & Drama
University of Reading, Reading, England, U.K.
Graduated July 1997
CINE Golden Eagle, “Sinnerman,” a TV PSA produced to inspire environmental stewardship. (Wallace Genetic Foundation)
CINE Golden Eagle,”Save Rainforests/Save Lives,” a TV PSA about the medicinal bounty of the rainforests. (Wallace Genetic Foundation)
EcoFocus Film Festival, Jury Prize for Creative Use of Cinema to Highlight Environmental Innovators, “Nora!,” documentary about organic restaurateur Nora Pouillon.
Television, Internet and Video Association (TIVA), Peer Award (Second Place), “Sinnerman,” a TV PSA produced to inspire environmental stewardship. (Wallace Genetic Foundation)
International Television Association (ITVA), Peer Award (First Place), “American Prairie Reserve,” an overview of efforts to restore the Northern Great Plains. (American Prairie Foundation)
International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF), Award of Merit (Second Place), “American Prairie Reserve,” an overview of efforts to restore the Northern Great Plains. (American Prairie Foundation)
Our City Festival, Best Mini-Documentary, “FRESHFARM Markets,” a film that showcases DC Farmers Markets. (Wallace Genetic Foundation)
Languages: Fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin); able to communicate in two additional Chinese dialects and Malay.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST