director director of photography resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

With years working with actors and writers lensing stories, presentations for network upfronts, and launching new shows, my enthusiasm to tell stories with images never fades. I have fabricated hundreds of spots, shot in dozens of countries, closing down the Queensboro Bridge to hang Spiderman off it, throwing Frisbees off the seven sisters in Moscow, I am director and visual raconteur. I thrive in the process of telling stories with images and actions. Over the years he has acquired a unique background of directing and shooting that informs his story telling vocabulary

I savor "the creative process" and it has brought joy to my life. As co-founder (exec. Producer) of Squeak Pictures and a director/cameraman, I have years of knowledge working with agencies, collaborating with networks, and major studios all over the globe. I capitalized on creating compelling projects and making clients pleased.

Adept cinematographer/director offering over 20 years of expertise in overseeing all aspects of commerical and branded production. Focused on providing innovative work consistent with the established vision and within budget. Professional in supervising staff and networking with industry leaders.

  • Creative Vision Implementation
  • Film directing
  • Cinematography
  • Storyboarding
  • Final Cut/premier/DeVinci resolve
  • Maximizing coverage
  • Art history
  • Visual communication expertise
  • Pre-Production
  • Cast and Crew Supervision
  • Developing concepts
  • Studio production
  • Location scouting
  • Digital video production process
  • Field production
  • Configuring cameras
  • Composition understanding
  • Lighting scenes
  • Technical Knowledge of current digital camera
  • Link to work: Password: taste
  • Link to Squeak pictures corporate historical reel:
Work History
10/1993 to Current Director/Director of Photography Die Big Inc | City, STATE,
  • Optimized processes and supervised hundreds of employees, including overseeing administration, budgeting, sales and scheduling protocols.
  • Hired and directed teams of 25 employees to achieve daily and long term operations and business goals.
  • Evaluated scripts to identify creative strategies and resource needs for effective production.
  • Directed second unit on major motion pictures with budget over 100 million dollar
  • Collaborated with management, technical crew members and fellow supervisors to organize efficient operations and achieve demanding schedule targets.
  • Directed/shot over 400 commercials working with over 30 companies globally in over 45 countries.
  • Directed work of key artists and branding team members to create cutting-edge projects work.
  • Collaborated with outside agencies to manage project progress and milestones.
  • Directed/shot over 75 music videos
  • Developed high-impact creative projects from concept to completion, including trailers and promotional content for company campaigns.
  • Scheduled shoots and set up filming by communicating with talent and crew.
03/1990 to 01/1998 Executive Producer Co-owner (and Direct/DP Squeak Pictures | City, STATE,
  • Founding partner/co-owner/exc. Producer of production company with 150 million dollars in production revenue and over 200 projects
  • Applied accounting and financial management acumen to every area of film production.
  • Made presentations to investors, financiers and other project stakeholders to obtain project funding.
  • Supervised production team of 25 workers to identify problems and provide effective solutions to maintain team productivity.
  • Interviewed industry professionals to determine fit for positions or roles.
  • Selected artists, directors and crew members to work on films, television shows and albums.
  • Determined project budgets to estimate and control overall project costs.
  • Maintained project costs through careful budgeting and monitoring of expenditures.
  • Planned video shoots in studio and remotely by managing production through all stages to completion.
  • Improved strategic production company operations and profitability by applying new technologies and fostering evolution of production standards.
09/2019 to Current Adjunt Professer Syracuse University | City, STATE,
  • Managed development of program and online systems for use in expansion of curriculum delivery options f
  • Evaluated and selected instructional materials and texts to prepare course materials and lesson plans..
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Completed classroom planning by creating and preparing exams, classroom discussions and lectures.
  • Collaborated with faculty members in designing curriculum for departmental courses.

• Produced/Directed/shot one of the top 10 all time super bowl commercial

• Gold lion winner and shortlist recipient for digital quest site

• Glio winner

• Golden drumstick winner

• MVPA winner

• MTV winner

• Emmy winner

• D award winner

• Golden trailer nominations

Expected in | Communication Studies University Of Washington, Seattle, WA GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Film Production Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • University Of Washington
  • Art Center College Of Design

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  • Director/Director of Photography
  • Executive Producer Co-owner (and Direct/DP
  • Adjunt Professer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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