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My name is Joanne Smith and I've lived in Maine for most of my life. As the years go by, I can't imagine living anywhere else. During the last year as a student at Southern Maine Community College, I've discovered my passion for visual storytelling.

Artist Statement

Through the course of my studies I've developed a goal of combining the skills I’ve learned in photography, motion graphics and video production to tell compelling stories about why Maine is a special place to work, live and play. I believe these disciplines can be effectively used in branding, marketing, data presentation, and human interest stories.

I want to work with businesses and individuals who share my passion for Maine and help them tell their stories.


resume

Video and motion graphics freelancer valued for strong work ethic and reliability. Seeking opportunities to expand my production and post-production skills to combine video, motion graphics and photography to tell visually compelling stories.

Production Assistant EXPERIENCE

Responsibilities:

  • Purchase and manage craft services

  • Purchase props for stylists

  • Distribute and collect crew walkies

  • Gear load in / load out

  • Obtain location and likeness releases

  • Production stills

  • Rental car pickup / return

  • Transport crew and gear between locations

  • Pre-production location coordination

Shoots:

  • PTSD Veterans Documentary, V&C Film Assets, November 2018 (single day, multi-location shoot)

  • Maine Democratic Governors Association, Three Point Media, September 2018 (single day, multi-location shoot)

  • Bringing Up Bates, Figure 8 Films, September 2018 (multi-day, multi-location shoot)

  • Northern Light Health, Timber & Frame Media, August 2018 (multi-day, multi-location shoot)

  • Maine Democratic Governors Association, Three Point Media, August 2018 (single day, multi-location shoot)

  • WWE/Dominos, Assembly Films, Portland, Maine, July 2018 (single day, multi-location shoot)

Camera Operator experience

South Portland Community Television, South Portland, Maine, June 2018 - present

  • Multi-camera live and recorded broadcasts

  • In studio and on-location

  • Assembling and setting up camera equipment

  • Creatively framing and capturing action

  • Video editing and motion graphic

Portland Sea Dogs, Portland, Maine, June 2018 - August 2018

  • Transporting and setting up gameday video equipment

  • Operating camera throughout the duration of the game, under direction of technical director

  • Covering both game action and on-field contests and promotions between innings

  • Breakdown and storage of equipment at the conclusion of the game

video editor experience

Dreamland Technology, Portland Maine, June 2018 - present

  • Video editing and motion graphics for non-narrative films for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients

EDUCATION

Southern Maine Community College, Communications & New Media, AAS, May 2018

AWARDS

  • Donald E. Woodward New Media Award, Southern Maine Community College, May 2018

  • 38th Annual College Photo Contest, Photographer’s FORUM, Color Finalist, Jan 2018

  • Northern New England Journey Photo Contest, AAA, 3rd Place, Nov 2016

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine Film Association

WORK HISTORY

Project Management - Capacity planning, inter and intra team planning and coordination, progress reporting

  • Vets First Choice, Portland, ME, 2016 - 2017

  • IDEXX, Westbrook, ME, 2013 - 2014

Business Analysis - Software requirements gathering and documentation, workflow modeling, wireframes, mockups and prototyping

  • IDEXX, Westbrook, ME, 2011 - 2013

  • UNUM, Portland, ME, 2007 - 2011

  • Visa, Portland, ME, 2000 - 2007

REFERENCES

  • Ben Severance, Owner, Timber & Frame Media, 603-387-1211

  • Alban Maino, Dreamland Technology, 207-409-6900

  • Ted Seavey, Director of Creative Services, Portland Sea Dogs, tseavey@seadogs.com

  • Corey Norman, Department Chair, Comm & New Media, SMCC, 207-831-7801, cnorman@smccme.edu

  • Kendall Hartnett, Professor, Comm & New Media, SMCC, khartnett@smccme.edu

  • Kate Sibole, Department Chair, Comm & New Media, SMCC, 207-333-1024, ksibole@smccme.edu