EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Communication with an Emphasis in Directing and Cinematography. Regent University
     

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an Emphasis in Film and Public Relations. Southwest Baptist University, 1997
     

  • Certificate of Completion from the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, 1996

2003

1997

1996

EXPERIENCE: HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Program Co-Director – Los Angeles Film Studies Center – Oversee curriculum, story development, marketing, and enrollment

  • Professor of Narrative Storytelling and Filmmaking – Los Angeles Film Studies Center: topics include – Developing Main Characters, Story Structure, Developing Your Antagonist, Writing Compelling Endings

2018-Present

2007-Present

EXPERIENCE: PRODUCTION

  • Virtual Reality Producer – writer/director/animator of Lightning: A VR Story

  • 2D-Animator/Graphic Designer – Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator

 

  • Editor – Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, and AVID

 

  • Writer/Director/Producer – feature and short films

 

  • Story Development – feature screenplays, short scripts, and teleplays

 

  • Producer – Fortune 500 clients. Heavy utilization of live production, motion graphics, and editing

 

  • Storyboard Artist – National commercial spots (clients included: Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Animation, and Coca-Cola)

2018-Present

 

2003-Present

 

2003-Present

1999-Present

2015-Present

2002-2005

1999-2001

EXPERIENCE: PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Featured Speaker – Scriptfest 2018: Developing Characters Across Platforms – Los Angeles, California

 

  • Featured Speaker – STORY: Transcendent Storytelling – Nashville, Tennessee

 

  • Featured Speaker – The Storytelling for Social Profit Conference: Transcendent Storytelling – Online

 

  • Featured Speaker – The (Virtually) Everything Story Conference: Developing Characters for Cross-Platform Media – Los Angeles, California

 

  • Guest Speaker – Animation Nights New York: Tvori Animation Master Class – New York, New York

 

  • Guest Speaker – CTN Animation Expo: Tvori Animation Master Class – Burbank, California

 

  • Writing Instructor – The Visual Story Network: five-week, online storytelling seminars, every spring and fall

  • Guest Speaker – Middle East Women’s Leadership Network: How to Tell Better Stories: Developing Characters and Structuring Your Plot – Los Angeles, California

 

  • Instructor of Screenwriting and Directing – The Global Short Film Network: Screenwriting and Film Directing – Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Italy, Jordan, Brazil, Costa Rica (upcoming: India and China)

2018

2018

 

2017

2016

2018

 

2018

 

 

2015-Present

 

 

2015-Present

 

 

 

2010-Present

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