EDUCATION


M.F.A, Film and Video Production, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011. Greensboro Graduate Fellowship


BA, Communication Studies, Film Studies Minor, Wake Forest University, 2006. Petro B. Kulynych Scholar. 



TEACHING APPOINTMENTS


University of North Carolina at Greensboro Adjunct Faculty (Spring 2013)

Courses Include:

Masterpieces of Cinema


High Point University Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2011)

            Courses Include:

            Mediated Communication Systems

            Writing for Film and electronic Media


University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Department of Media Studies (formerly Broadcasting and Cinema)

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (2008-2011)

Courses Include:

Masterpieces of Cinema

Introduction to Production

            Special Topics: Asian Cinema

            Sound Acquisition and Post-Production

            Writing for the Screen



EMPLOYMENT


President:

Red Balloon Films, Inc

A corporation started in 2012 that operates in multiple capacities. My company produces feature length films, multimedia art exhibitions, and works as a media production consultant for area businesses. Most prominently, the company produces video for the Communications, Media, and Marketing Department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.



FILMOGRAPHY


Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Pihos: A Life in Five Movements (in progress)

Feature length documentary that follows Melissa Pihos as she retraces the life of

her father whose memories are slipping away due to Alzheimer’s. Pete Pihos was 

a first generation Greek immigrant who saw his father murdered at an early age, 

served in WWII, and became a Hall of Fame NFL football hero. But, to Melissa

he was Dad.



Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

1. Stop 2. Jump 3. Go

Experimental narrative that portrays the last few hours in the life of a person obsessed with order, numbers, and measurements.  Color, HD, seven minutes eight seconds, 2010


Screenings:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro—Weatherspoon Art Museum

Cucalorus Film Festival. Wilmington, NC. 2010.

CAM/now “Night of Shorts” Screening Series. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Kirby Horton Hall, Durham, NC.

Big Muddy Film Festival. Carbondale, IL. 2011

Boston Underground Film Festival. Boston, MA. 2011

Indie Grits Film Festival. Columbia, SC. 2011

Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, OH. 2011

Tarheel Shorties. Greensboro, NC and Carrboro, NC. 2011

The Light Factory Filmmakers’ Showcase. Charlotte, NC. 2011


Awards:

Indie Grits Film Festival. Columbia, SC. 2011 Best Student Short


Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Pihos: A Moving Biography

            Editing an experimental film that is to accompany an choreographed dance    

            production. Comprised of archive footage and documentary footage the  

            production deals with the Hall of Fame football player, Pete Pihos’, life and  

            career, as told from the perspective of his daughter, the director and  

            choreographer of the production, who is taking care of him as Alzheimer’s 

            slowly consumes his mind. DV, Super 8mm Film. Color. Forty-seven minutes.   

            2011.      


Screenings:

           UNC-Greensboro Dance Theater. Greensboro, 2011. 

“The Art of Public Memory” International Conference. UNCG, 2011. 

The Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York City. 2012.

The Mandell Theater at Drexel University, Philadelphia. 2012

           The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte. 2012

The Hanesbrands Theater, Winston-Salem. 2012

          

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Cowboy, Amen

A short experimental documentary that meditates on the intersection of two of America’s greatest myths—religion and the cowboy. Color, HD six minutes fourteen seconds, 2009.


Screenings:

Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, Ohio, 2010.

University Film and Video Association ANnual Conference. Burlington, VT. 2010.

Big Muddy Film Festival. Carbondale, IL. 2011



Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Sena’s Music

Short narrative about the internal journey of a young girl upon learning she is going deaf. Color, DV, 16mm, Super 8mm, five minutes five seconds, 2009.


Screenings:

Asheville Film Festival. Asheville, NC, 2009.


Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Land of Opportunity

Documentary highlighting the shortcomings of the North Carolina healthcare system. Color, DV, 16mm, Super 8mm, thirteen minutes, 2007.


Screenings:

University Film and Video Association Conference. New Orleans, LA, 2009.


Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

3.16 = Infinite

Experimental short about aging, decay, and the loss of youth.

Color, DV, 16mm, Super 8mm, three minutes sixteen seconds, 2006.


Museum and Gallery Screening:

DADA Art Gallery. Winston-Salem, NC, 2006.



SCREENPLAYS and SCHOLARSHIP


Writer:

We Hold

            Feature length screenplay about the drama that unfolded at the Siege at  

              Wounded Knee in 1973, when American Indian Movement members

              occupied the town of Wounded Knee.  May 2011.


Writer:  

Harvest

Narrative about a reclusive ginseng hunter in the Appalachian Mountains. 

20 pages. 2010.


Awards:

Finalist for the Ivy Film Festival Script Writing Competition. Providence, RI, 2010.


Writer:

Foxfire

Feature length narrative about a young illegal immigrant who struggles to cope 

with the very adult circumstances he finds himself in when his girlfriend gets pregnant. 85 pages.  2010.

Scholarly:

What is [Art] Cinema? Slow Cinema at the Turn of the Century (in progress)

             Essay discussing the possibility of Slow Cinema as the future of art cinema. 

              

Conference Presentations:

University Film and Video Association Conference, Chicago. 2012.

Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland. 2012.



FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Petro B. Kulynych Scholarship, 2002-2006 

Greensboro Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2010 ($4000)



ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Professional Development Fund Award, $1500 - UNC Greensboro, 2009

Cannes Student Filmmaker Program at the American Pavilion, Cannes, France, 2005.



PROFESSIONAL MEDIA and COMMISSION PRODUCTION


Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor:

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Promotional, educational, and informational videos that function in multiple roles for the Communications, Media and Marketing Department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 2011-Present.


Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor:

Red Jacket Enterprise

Short film promoting the relevance, ideology, and history of the telecommunication business Walker and Associates. HD, 17 minutes, 2010. 


Producer, Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor:

Walk on Thin Air 

Music video for The Old Ceremony (Carrboro, NC). 16mm, Super 8mm, Four minutes, 2009.


Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor:

Land of Opportunity

Documentary highlighting the pitfalls for the poor and uninsured in North Carolina’s healthcare system. Commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Public Health. DV, 16mm, Super 8mm. Thirteen minutes, 2006.



TECHNICAL PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE


Production Assistant and Grip: 2005-2012

        Served as a production assistant and grip for several student and faculty productions. Work professionally as a PA 

        and grip for Kantziper Production Services and Rental, Inc.



Camera Operator, Gaffer, Grip, Location Scout

Served in all the above capacities for Price Films production of three music videos. One of which was broadcast on BET’s 106 & Park. 2011.


Co-Writer, Grip, Production Assistant

PBS series Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska, Mt. Airy, NC, 2005.


TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

On camera experience with multiple digital cameras, DSLR Filmmaking,

Super 8mm, and 16mm Cameras.


Field Recording and Mixing (Sound Device 722) and am well versed in different

microphones and their pick up patterns.


Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Color, DVD Studio

Pro)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

University Film and Video Association (UFVA)


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