$10m budget feature film shot in Oakland, Calif. This project was the proving ground for a Google Drive based tracking and organization structure for large amounts of detailed budget, labor hours and clearances data. Large scale, professional graphics were an important piece of this project, requiring quick turn around and very little development and review time. This opened up the concept of how quickly things can be done, how much data can be tracked, and we move forward with a newfound confidence in clear communication, the power of collaborative apps and the quiet rewards of determination and hard work.
Commercial video production has built the organizational and collaborative bones of our work structures. These well-funded, finely-tuned projects require a highly-effective, concise approach to deliver on-message, on-time and right the first time around. We have learned to build effective teams, execute on a tight schedule and do whatever it takes to cross the finish line.
One aspect of my story is that I am a classically trained cellist (Austin, Texas) turned bluegrass musician (Seward, Alaska) that has been a part of both the recording and production of several albums, including artwork, promotion and tour booking. I have been present and pivotal on every landmark in music production for small ensembles and musical groups, from working out “our” sound, to choosing a sound engineer to digital distribution and tour booking. My experience as a graphic designer began by learning Photoshop to make band posters, and has expanded to a fluid grasp of Adobe Creative Suite, which I currently utilize in my work with magazines, feature films and many private clients. I have applied this graphics knowledge to produce band merchandise, album artwork, and social media branding. Upon moving to California, I found that my experiences and skills translated beautifully to commercial video production, and have honed my organizational, detailed oriented approach in this realm for the past two years.