Resumé

  1. Qualifications
    • Accomplished, energetic documentary film editor and producer with over ten years’ professional experience ranging from small-scale independent films to high-profile studio productions
    • Transmedia documentary project creative strategist and consultant
    • Personal and professional versatility and creative problem-solving techniques
    • Extensive experience in Avid Media Composer (v.6.5-10.5), Avid Express, Final Cut HD, Multi-cam, Media Cleaner, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Mac and PC proficient, Lexis/Nexis, Microsoft office
    • Additional instruction at BAVC in AVID Technical Troubleshooting, Advanced Avid Techniques and Intermediate Final Cut Pro
    • Fluent in English, Arabic, French, proficient in Spanish and Italian, learning Greek.
  2. Experience
    • Tunisia 2.0 / March 2011-Present
      • Co-Producer/Editor
    • Genomania – January 2013 – Present
      • Editor
      • Feature-length documentary that shows how genetic determinism, unsupported by scientific evidence, has been used throughout American history to justify race, gender and class inequalities, and provided the basis for harmful social policies.
    • Amal’s Garden/ March-July 2012
      • Editor
      • Lyrical and enigmatic, Amal’s Garden follows one couple moving forward in a contentious city in Northern Iraq, where even in the uncertainty of night, life is blooming.  Premiered at Dubai International Film Festival
    • Project: Burned / January 2010-Present
      • Creative Lead
      • Transmedia documentary about Todd Cameron Willingham, first provably innocent man who was executed in the state of Texas and a look at arson investigation in the United States
    • In This Waiting/ September 2008-March 2010
      • Editor / Line Producer
      • Feature length documentary about the Missing of Cyprus
    • Healing and Hope/ Summer 2009
      • Editor
      • A short film of breast cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates through their words and those of their families around them for the International Institute of Education, in partnership with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. Both the English and Arabic versions of the film are being used for educational purposes in the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
    • The Music’s Gonna Get You Through-  July 2004 – Spring 2009
      • Editor
      • An hour long documentary that explores pianist Henry Butler’s impact on a group of blind and visually impaired teens who gather in New Orleans one summer to train with the master at his week long Creative Music and Jazz camp.
    • Aljazeera “Muslim Youth Camp”/ Summer 2007
      • Editor
      • Short documentary by Jessie Deeter about a Muslim Youth Camp has opened in California, where kids from Islamic backgrounds in the US can explore their faith, as well as have fun.
    • Aljazeera “Muslim Speed Dating”/ Spring 2007
      • Editor
      • Short documentary by Jessie Deeter about a mosque in California where they offer a dating service and met two singles taking part, Samiah and Syed.
    • The Future of Food/ July 2002 – November 2006
      • Producer, Special Features DVD
      • Associate Producer,Assistant Editor, Narrator, DVD Extras Editor, Web Designer
      • Documentary about Agriculture practices and the controversy around genetically modified foods.
    • Olympic National Park Institute / Apr. – Jul. 2003
      • Editor
      • A 15-minute documentary about Olympic National Park’s High School education program
    • Jackpot! / Dec. 2002 – Apr. 2003
      • Editor
      • Feature length film that follows 15 teams on a 24-hour race in vegas, following and solving a trail of puzzles.
    • Camp Creative / Mar. – July 2002
      • Junior Editor
      • Editing short corporate pieces, demo reels, logging and digitizing, Final Cut Pro on call tech support, video compression for Web streaming
    • Yosemite National Institute / Apr. – Jun. 2001
      • Editor
      • Series of three 15 minute documentaries about Yosemite National Institute Children education programs
    • MSNBC / Dec. – Apr. 2001
      • Associate Producer – “Muslims in America”
      • A documentary exploring modern Islam in America from the perspective of an ethnically and culturally diverse group of adherents.
    • Studio B / Dec. 2000 – Mar.2002
      • Studio Manager/In-house Editor
      • Scheduling and invoicing; Avid-To-Go systems setup and 24-hour on-call troubleshooting and technical support; edit in-house projects; video compression for Web streaming; MPEG preparation for DVD burning; online editor.
    • PromisesSep. – Dec. 2000
      • Assistant Editor
      • Digitized footage and general postproduction assistant for documentary presented 11 awards in addition to a 2001 Oscar nomination and the Rotterdam Film Festival Audience Award. Prepared for online and transfer to film.
    • Frontline “Drug Wars”/ Jan. – Aug. 2000
      • Additional Editor & Production Assistant,
      • Edited two segments for website; coordinated logging and digitizing, researched and created Web info segment “A Pharmocology of Ten Popular Illegal Drugs.”
    • Frontline “Secrets of the SAT”/ Jan. – Aug. 2000
      • Short Segment Editor
      • Edited segment for website
    • “Some They Win” / Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2000
      • Co-Director/Producer/Videographer/Editor
      • Winner of 2001 Berkeley Film Festival “Grand Jury Award – Ethnographic.”
    • “Indian Wedding” / Dec. 1999
      • Videographer/Sound
      • Travelled to Ahmadabad, India to film documentary on wedding reception and festivities, interviews and cultural setting.
  3. Education
    • Cornell University
      • Bachelor of Art in English June 1998
      • Concentration in International Relations
    • UC Berkeley
      • Masters of Journalism June 2000
      • Susie Buell Award for Excellence in Visual Arts

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