Creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development.Talents include: writing, producing, directing. Hands-on production, independent films and video projects, versatile videographer.
Spanish proficient (spoken/written) Premiere Pro CS5, Final Cut Express & Final Cut Pro. Assistant Director, Production Assistant, Producer Assistant,Team Liaison, quick learner, problem resolution, Mac proficient, process implementation, strong verbal & written communication.
WRITER/PRODUCER - “ANIMAS” FEATURE FILM IN DEVELOPMENT - 2011 - PRESENT
Currently writing a screenplay for a feature. Created original story which was selected for a scholarship at NALIP Producers Academy. The plot is a supernatural thriller taking place in Mexico. A woman returns to her old hacienda to discover its tragic history, now she is haunted by her ancestors' past. She sets out on an introspective journey to find the meaning of it and to bring its closure.
DIRECTOR/EDITOR - “LULLABY OF BIRDLAND” MUSIC VIDEO - MEXICO CITY - 2012
Provided the vision to bring the video’s concept to life. Collaborated with performer and actors to illustrate the story of two lovers who stroll around Mexico City’s historic district. Strived to romance the viewers with the beauty of the city’s architecture, not only to promote the album’s debut but the site as well.
EDITOR - “THE OTHER SIDE OF WAR” WEB SERIES - FT. HUACHUCA AZ 2010-2011
Pilot project held by the Public Affairs Office to give voice to the army spouses with deployed husbands.The subjects were given a camera to record a day in their lives, to tell their stories of how their life goes without their spouse. Nominated for volunteer of the year in 2010.
FREELANCE VIDEOGRAPHER - 2009 - PRESENT
Provided a service as editor and/or camera operator to individuals seeking to produce visual content for a variety of applications, from documenting events to recording scripted material.
Pima Community College - Digital Arts & Film - Associate of Applied Science - 2005
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