Highly motivated , educator, creative direct, filmmaker, and theater producer with over 30 years of experience.
Postsecondary Instructor, 10/2019 to Current Film Connection - Memphis, TN
Teach informative and comprehensive cinematic storytelling, producing, cinematography, pre-production, production, and post-production courses
Teach the business of film to position students for opportunities.
Developed and implemented curriculums to promote instruction, improve knowledge retention, and enhance student performance.
Created and executed lesson plans (written, oral, and experimental exercises) to successfully meet course objectives.
Created unique lectures and lab demonstrations to increase learning and overall success.
Engaged students in insightful discussion forums relevant to coursework to boost student learning, and retention.
Developed discussion forum questions to promotebrainstorming and other essential teamwork skillsets
Integrated current events and cultural themes into course materials to contextualize subject matter and facilitate lifelong learning.
Optimized learning plans with hands-on exercises to enhance student progress and assist students in coming up with and executing a detailed final project for exhibition and distribution.
Applied and emphasized industry standards and best practices to projects.
Developed policies and procedures to communicate expectations, create a safe working environment, and enforce professionalism objectives.
Continuously exposed students to new software and technology to enhance learning.
Integrated tracking tools to monitor student progress, identify struggling students, and collect data to measure and improve performance.
Created guides, charts, and other teaching aids to reiterate lecture information and help students retain information.
Submitted daily class roster to accurately maintain attendance records.
Collaborated with faculty to address and design curriculums to meet the organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
Engaged with faculty to recommend relevant instructional strategies and assessments
Startup Founder, 01/2015 to Current EMAX Productions - Nashville, TN
Founded EMAX, a company that designs and produces quality, original, entertainment-driven commercial properties (theatre, feature films, television, webisodes and music productions) aimed at families.
Effectively grew and managed team of over 70 employees in 3 locations.
Developed standard production guidelines for all projects/events.
Created budgets utilizing Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling.
Oversaw the day-to-day operations, including meeting with team leaders and auditing activity.
Produced, directed, and performed cinematography on numerous film and video projects.
Wrote scripts, created storyboards, breakdowns, shot lists, schedules and call sheets.
Edit projects using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and AVID and sound in ProTools.
Startup Founder, 01/1996 to Current The National Educational Theatre - Memphis, TN
Founded a nonprofit cultural arts organization and grew business from zero to revenue of $150,000 within first year - achieved annual growth of 58% on average.
Pro-actively participated in all facets of the company and worked closely with other executives in order to sustain growth and stabilize the business.
Interviewed and hired new employees, ensuring that the company's staffing needs were met.
Built and maintained professional relationships with potential partners and investors.
Responsible for short and long term project/event planning & management, budgeting, facility management, website development and content management.
Developed and executed educational programs for team members with objectives in artist management, project planning, team building and leadership development, board development and governance.
Completed reports and balanced figures for quarterly budgets.
Implemented quality control process procedures to ensure professionalism standards that renewed and established ways to improve performance, security, and safety.
Specialize in fundraising, Grantsmanship, corporate sponsorship, marketing and promotions, audience development and needs assessments, budget analysis including feasibility studies, strategic planning, proposals, business plans and other synthesis data to help achieve company goals, objectives and sustainability.
Designed multiple web-pages with integrated ticket/membership purchasing system.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.): : Curriculum And Instruction/Leadership, Expected in 2023Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Masters of Fine Art (MFA): : Film Production, 2019Full Sail University
Graduated with 3.92 GPA
Graduated in Top 5% of Class
Bachelor of Science: : Digital Cinematography, 2016Full Sail University
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Companies Worked For:
The National Educational Theatre
Full Sail University
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) : : Curriculum And Instruction/Leadership , Expected in 2023 Masters of Fine Art (MFA) : : Film Production , 2019 Bachelor of Science : : Digital Cinematography , 2016
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