BRAVE MONKEY PRODUCTIONS
In my 31 years producing creative content I have learned one irrefutable fact: every project and every client is unique. And I wouldn't have it any other way!
As a Producer, I excel in creating and managing project timelines and budgets on any type of creative project, while building strong client and production staff relationships.
As a hands-on artist, I have directed, shot and edited both photography and video for clients ranging from Silicon Valley tech startups, video game companies and real estate brokers to non-profits and performing arts entities.
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Production/On-set: Set-up and Shoot with DSLR cameras, Lighting, Audio recording, Still photography. Exceptional interview videographer. Creative B-roll shot composition.
Post-Production: Digital editing using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe Creative Suite), Graphics Animation, Color correction, Audio editing.
Project management and pre-production: planning and strategizing production, scheduling, budgeting. Creation and actualization of all relevant and necessary documentation.
Compelling and Brand-focused Storytelling: Brainstorming, Research, Script writing, crafting engaging video messages.
Brand-focused social media planning and generation: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo.
Extensive use and knowledge of project management software: MS Office, Google Docs and Sheets, Slack, Zoom, Outlook.
Building and Maintaining strong team relationships -- client, production team, and talent.
Brave Monkey Productions, Hayward, CA - Freelance Videographer/Producer
January 2020 - Present
Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited 3-4 videos monthly for direct-to-customer, web and social outlets.
Current/Recent clients: META, Women’s Foundation of California, East Bay Democrats, Usee Inc, Sacred Heart Schools, All-American Storage.
Talbots Inc, Hingham, MA - Producer - Photo & Video
January 2016 - February 2020
Collaborate with Executive Producer to produce 30+ on-figure and still life location and studio photo/video shoots per year for specialty retailer with $1B+ in annual revenue.
Brave Monkey Productions, San Mateo, CA - Freelance Videographer/Producer
April 2001 - October 2015
Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited 40+ projects annually, from training, sales and marketing videos to live corporate events, tradeshows and stage performances.
Clients: KLA-Tencor, Silicon Graphics Inc, SONY Computer Entertainment, Monster Cable, SF Symphony.
Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City, CA - Director of Education & Outreach, Conservatory & Mainstage Director
June 2011 - October 2015
Cultivated and managed of all of the performing arts educational offerings of the Hillbarn Theatre, a 75 year-old community theater organization, with a budget of over $1m annually, and audiences of over 20,000 per season.
Achievements: Tripled the educational program revenue, grew the Teaching Artist staff 10x, tripled the outreach client base, grew the number of participants by 600%, and expanded the audience size resulting in 500% growth in ticket sales for the Conservatory shows.
iWin.com, San Francisco, CA - Producer
April 2007 - June 2009 (2 years 3 months) San Francisco, CA
Produced video game online for online casual gaming developer and distributor.
Produced video games in Scrum environment.
Monster Cable Products, Brisbane, CA - Director/Producer
January 2002 - February 2004 (2 years 2 months)
Produced and Directed all corporate video productions for training, marketing and advertising the Monster Cable product line.
Produced and Stage Managed live performance events at trade shows (CES, NAB, CEDIA) and company-sponsored events.
Mondo Media, San Francisco, CA - Producer
1999 - 2001
Produced video game assets and cinematics for extensive client list, including: Sony CEA, Fox Interactive, Electronic Arts, NAMCO.
Produced animated web-series for Mondo Media online network. Conceived award-winning "Heavy Metal Guy" series.
Metropolis Digital, San Jose, CA - Production Manager
1997 - 1999
Managed all aspects of production for visual effects company doing 3Dfor features, TV and games.
Projects/Clients included: FOX "Richie Rich Christmas," NAMCO "Pac Man 3D," TBS Superstation, Conan O'Brien Show.
Silicon Graphics Inc, Mountain View, CA - Marketing Producer Silicon Studio
1995 - 1997
Produced marketing events and trade shows for entertainment vertical market for Fortune 500 computer manufacturer at the forefront of digital production.
Colossal Pictures, San Francisco, CA - Development Coordinator, Production Coordinator
1990 - 1994
Provided production assistance and coordination on MTV "Liquid Television" and CBS "Wish That Changed Christmas."
Development Coordinator: read and covered scripts, IP submissions, and acquired licenses.
Bachelor of Arts - English & Creative Writing, Mass Communications
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -- LIVE EVENTS/THEATER
Broadway by the Bay, San Mateo, CA - Stage Manager, Technician
1990 - 2009
Stage Managed 7 productions.
Performed multiple stage technician tasks for over 25 productions - Assistant Stage Manager, Deck, Rail, Light Board.
Show list available on request.
San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo, CA - Director
Director: Working, Fools, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As You Like It, Bat Boy, Hello Dolly, Funny Thing..., Enchanted April
Assisted Director on additional 15 productions.
Bowditch Middle School, Foster City, CA - Director
Directed & Assisted Director on yearly musical production for 23 years.
Palo Alto Children's Theater, Palo Alto, CA - Director/Choregrapher
Directed & Choreographed for Summer Conservatory/Wingspread Programs.