6250 Palatine Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
(206) 979-2347
I tell a compelling story, whether it is a commercial spot, a narrative film, a promotional video or a long-form documentary. I work directly with clients who have no experience and as part of a large creative team that does this for a living. I use editing and motion graphics programs to bring my client’s vision to the screen, whatever size it is.
Recent Freelance Credits include:
Outside In (feature; directed by Lynn Shelton): An ex-con (Jay Duplass) struggling to re-adjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high-school teacher. (Edie Falco). TIFF World Premiere, 2017
Lane 1974 (directed by SJ Chiro): A feature film about a 13-year-old girl’s struggle to survive in Northern California in the 70s.  SXSW World Premiere. Winner: SIFF 2017 Grand Jury Prize, New American Cinema Competition.
The Night Stalker (directed by Megan Griffiths): A feature film inspired by the acts of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as The Night Stalker who terrorized Southern California in the mid-1980s. SIFF World Premiere, 2016.
The Runstad Center: a promotional video introducing the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW. Produced for the University of Washington.
The Denny Triangle: a promo/documentary short exploring the upcoming development that turn the Denny Triangle into a mixed-use neighborhood. Produced for Touchstone Developers.
What to Expect: IUD: an informational video about the potential side effects from an IUD. Produced for the UW Department of Family Medicine as part of their counseling services.
Camera Field Tests: a series of short camera tests to experiment with the main features of the newest digital still and video cameras on the market. For DP Camera Review.
Women’s Only Fitness: a short video about the creation of the Women’s Only Fitness program at the Tukwila Community Center, created for the Somali community by a local health promoter for Global to Local. For Global to Local.  

In-House Editing Experience:
01/2009 – 12/2014    CESARI DIRECT, Seattle, WA
Senior Video Editor and Motion Graphics Artist
■     Edit and master direct-marketing spots and long-form commercials for television broadcast for one of the pioneers of direct marketing
■     Develop graphic, title and logo treatments based on clients’ graphical theme, including motion graphics and animations
■     Manage team of creatives including other editors, graphic designers, animators, voice-over talent, music composer and audio engineers to ensure that the project’s vision is executed on every level
■     Master and deliver final shows on various tape and file formats

03/2008 – 01/2009    Screaming Flea Productions, Seattle, WA
Video Editor and Associate Producer
■     Produced pilot episode for award-winning A&E show “HOARDERS”
■     Edited reality-tv style footage into coherent, compelling, emotionally charged stories

9/2005-01/2008      CRS MADAGASCAR, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Video Editor and Media Producer
■     Wrote, produced and edited all video content for CRS MG, an American NGO operating in Madagascar and 99 other countries around the world.
■     Created documentaries, information and training tools, funder-targeted films and public-relations pieces illustrating CRS’ programming in Madagascar. Trained local staff in video production.

5/1999  - Barnard College, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY.
§  B.A.: Anthropology, minor in Photography

§  Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Apple Motion, Photoshop, After Effects
§  Convert and sync DSLR and card-based footage
§  Produced “The Madagascar Diaries” radio series for NPR.
§  Voice-over talent for commercial , documentary and news pieces.
§  Bilingual French-English: dual citizenship.
§  Fluent Spanish: study abroad, extensive work and travel.

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