BFA Film & Television Production, BA Anthropology
University of Southern California (2015-2019)
Renaissance Scholar, Magna Cum Laude
Documentary Fellow at The Atlantic
July 2019 to present
-Researched, developed, shot, transcribed, translated, edited, created motion graphics, mixed sound, and color corrected in support of producers and journalists for short documentaries, a feature-length documentary film, and an online video series.
-Captioned and optimized social media posts.
Photojournalism Intern at The Austin Chronicle
June 2017 to August 2017
Pitched multimedia stories and photographed and filmed events, concerts, food, and venues on assignment.
Post-Production Intern at Public Road Productions
March 2017 to May 2017
Edited, researched, and managed media for Emmy award-winning National Geographic documentary Jane.
Camera Assistant, Editor, and Colorist at CineVeliz Production Company
May 2016 to August 2016
and Production Intern and Grip
June 2015 to August 2015
First as an intern and then as a full-time employee, filmed and edited commercials in both Spanish and English for clients including the San Antonio River Authority, Mercedes Benz, the YMCA, and La Michoacana.
Experienced with all stages of video production: writing, researching, producing, lighting, shooting, editing, coloring, motion graphics, animation, sound mixing, delivery, festivals and distribution.
+ Social media, content management systems, fact-checking, portrait and event photography.
Software: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Microsoft Office
Cameras: DSLRs (Canon, Sony, and Panasonic), Sony Camcorders (FS7, FS5, EX and NX series), GoPro Omni 360 video
Proficient in Spanish
God Bless the Cook
Co-Director (documentary short, 2019)
Nashville Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, IndieShorts, LA Women's Doc Fest,
Chef Roslyn Spence trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but her biggest critic remains her mother, a 94-year-old self-taught cook for Hollywood’s Golden Era stars. Selected as one of three graduate-level documentary thesis films funded by the University of Southern California.
Calamity Janes: Women of the Wild Gay West
Writer, photographer, & cinematographer (multimedia documentary piece, 2019)
This long-form visual story takes a ride with the LGBT cowgirls of California’s gay rodeo. Created as a year-long senior thesis for USC's Cultural Anthropology department.
Gods from Space
Director & animator (documentary short, 2018)
Slamdance, American Documentary Film Festival, NFFTY (Documentary Short Jury Award nominee), Oakland Drunk Film Festival, DocLA Film Festival (Silver Award Winner), Austin Arthouse Film Festival (Best Documentary and Best Religion Film nominee)
Welcome to The Aetherius Society, a religion where Jesus was an alien, prayer can be stored in a battery, and an unusual but kind-hearted community works towards the betterment of humanity.
Director & editor (documentary short, 2017)
This Spanish-language documentary explores the Los Angeles temple of Santa Muerte, a growing religious movement that worships death herself.
The Swiss Alp Dance Hall
Writer, photographer, & videographer (multimedia piece for The Austin Chronicle, 2017)
One of Texas’ oldest dance halls is for sale—on eBay.
Director & cinematographer (documentary short, 2016)
Slamdance Film Festival and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
In the wake of the 2016 election, Los Angeles students respond by creating art.
Interconnect (1st assistant camera, 2016)
Kids (Ain’t All Right) by Grace Mitchell (camera operator, 2017)
Daddy Lessons by Bannack (cinematographer, 2017)
Delirium by Brad Valentine (cinematographer, 2017)
Metamorphisique by Ventriloquus (1st assistant camera, 2015)