director of photography resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

I am primarily a Director of Photography with 6 years of production experience. Editing, cinematography and camera operating expertise and scripted and unscripted content proficiency. Seasoned in photography and videography strategy development and content production for various distribution channels. Oversees creation of high quality photography and video productions to support marketing, creative and strategic communication efforts. Nonetheless, I am also trained as a comedy Actor with 4 years of intense training, education and hands-on experience in theater arts, dance and singing. Motivated and talented worker specializing in both stage and film. Dedicated to best-in-class performances with skills for memorization and collaboration. Finally, I am also an artistic Video Editor with outstanding proficiency in Final Cut Pro and multi-camera editing expertise in productions. Efficient and reliable with passion for bringing creative projects to fruition.

  • Crew instruction
  • Pre- and post-production proficiency
  • Camera and video staff direction
  • Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere expertise
  • Live production and sitcom experience
  • Program direction
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Collaboration
  • Supervision
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Project Management
  • Responsible
  • Data management
  • Calculus
  • Reading comprehension
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Stand-in experience
  • Agile
  • Stunts expert
  • Can-do attitude
  • Production support
  • Accepts direction and coaching graciously
  • Television and film background
  • Memorization Skills
  • Memorization
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Exceptional Communicator
  • Blocking
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Operations management
  • Professional demeanor
  • Hair color: brown
  • Performance improvement
  • Time management
  • Motion and Premier Pro mastery
  • Title and chapter creation
  • Syncing and Narration
  • Sound Editing Proficiency
  • Multi-Camera Editing
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Color Correction Knowledge
  • Adobe CS6 Knowledge
  • MS Office
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cultural awareness
  • Relationship-Building
  • Teambuilding
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Critical thinking
  • Adaptability
Work History
03/2018 to 07/2020 Director of Photography Integrative Nutrition | New York, NY,
  • Collaborated with the film crew, consulted on set design, layout and lighting for optimal result.
  • Collaborated with producers, identified external talent, and grew network of local and global cinematographers.
  • Researched current technology trends to acquire better images.
  • Participated in studio intake sessions to maximize success of shoots and sets.
  • Remained highly composed and calm in very fast-paced, stressful and constantly changing environments to provide optimal leadership and achieve desired results.
  • Interacted with crew members to oversee technical elements, including lighting, graphics, audio and camera movements.
  • Participated in meetings with producers and production crew to keep program in step with creative vision.
  • Reviewed scripts to determine most appropriate methods to use for directing both actors and crew members.
  • Directed live broadcasts, films and recordings or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.
06/2015 to 07/2020 Editor 2U | Syracuse, NY,
  • Performed post-production work, including assembling raw material, editing sound and sequences and providing final product within time and budget constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand director's artistic vision and maintain alignment with vision throughout editing process.
  • Participated in creative meetings to assist in developing ideas and defining project deadlines.
  • Supervised post-production process, including editing, dubbing and color correction.
  • Developed and managed projects from concept to completion, including storyboards, post-production editing and final delivery formats.
  • Planned and scheduled crews members and equipment to accommodate filming schedules.
  • Offered feedback on quality of segments and coached other staff members on how to improve segments.
  • Delivered edits with multiple camera angle choices, titles, graphics, audio and special effects.
  • Reviewed and edited film by selecting best combination of performance, sequencing and timing to tell story.
  • Exported final cuts and upload to content management system and client platforms.
  • Organized assets by collecting data from camera media, transcoding video and audio files and managing file backup to digital asset management system.
  • Played key role in facilitating projects and contributing to every stage of film and video production.
  • Worked with editorial team to develop, produce and edit content for broadcasting including promo creation, digital content, marketing content, concept generation, location production and studio production.
02/2019 to 02/2019 Lead Actor Heineken France | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Studied and rehearsed roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts and cues.
  • Met with production director to discuss required poses, movements and persona to be portrayed.
  • Learned about characters in scripts and relationships to each other to develop role interpretations.
02/2017 to 02/2017 Production Assistant Sugar Pine Seven | City, STATE,
  • Stayed alert, active and ready to respond to any request at any time using variety of available resources.
  • Maintained schedules, managed deadlines and interfaced with crew to support production activities.
  • Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared sets for shooting to provide comprehensive production support.
  • Managed video shoots, set teams and performers while creating work schedules and operating production equipment.
  • Communicated with other crew members via walkie talkies.
  • Completed wide range of task in diverse filming areas as needed.
  • Worked closely with director to provide effective assistance for specific aspects of the shoot's success
Expected in 05/2020 to to Associate of Arts | Playwriting And Screenwriting Chapman University, Orange, CA GPA:
  • Majored in Screenwriting
  • Minored in Screen Acting
  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA
Expected in 05/2016 to to High School Diploma | Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, GPA:
  • Elected Captain of Water Polo JV and Varsity Teams, 2017-2020
  • Elected to Campus Ministry Officer for Junipero Serra Student Executive Council in 2019
  • President of The Film Club, 2018-2020
  • Dean's List 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Member of NHS
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA
  • Awarded Coaches Choice and MVP in Varsity Water Polo

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School Attended

  • Chapman University
  • Junipero Serra High School

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  • Director of Photography
  • Editor
  • Lead Actor
  • Production Assistant


  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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