After discovering a passion for filmmaking at a young age, I devoted my education (and practically all of my free time) to cinema, from middle school to college. Immediately after graduating from Evergreen in 2010, I produced and directed a feature-length comedy, and launched my career in freelancing for film, video and photography. I thrive on solving creative and technical problems, and live for the thrill of telling stories through a lens.
I'm an adept editor and cinematographer with extensive experience working in Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. Whether holding a camera or cutting a clip, one of my biggest strengths is respecting the often-overlooked rhythm of a piece, and shaping its pacing to be as authentic (and aesthetically pleasing) as possible.
I was hired by director Jason Rosenblatt to completely re-edit the feature-length drama Vicious, after its initial cut was rejected. The exhaustive post-production period involved inheriting and organizing existing project files, several revisions based on crucial feedback from trusted colleagues, editing new material from reshoots, color grading, and encoding all deliverables.
Vicious is now at picture-lock, in the hands of the sound mixer.
I oversaw post-production of a small team of editors (and served as an editor myself) for a season of the documentary/reality webseries Challenge 99 for Finic (now PICR), a local business started by Russian immigrants. The show chronicled Finic's challenges during the first month as a startup.
When the series ended, I was hired to shoot and edit an additional slate of TV and web commercials for Finic.
I founded Hapstance Films as a production company for features, commercials and web content. My first major venture was Coup de Cinema, a feature I wrote, directed, and edited from 2010-2011: www.imdb.com/title/tt1776137
Since then, I've directed music videos and commercials for small businesses throughout the Portland area, and created over 50 comedy-focused videos that can be found at: www.youtube.com/HapstanceFilms
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