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.



I want to combine video, photography and motion graphics to tell visually compelling stories


After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Final Cut Pro X


Sony NXCAM, JVC 4KCAM, Fuji X-T2, Fuji X-T20


Production Assistant, WWE/Dominos, Assembly Films, Portland, Maine, July 2018

Handled errands for pre-production, pickup/return of rental car, drove AD and talent to shoot locations

Camera Operator, 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, post production and graphics

Camera Operator, Portland Sea Dogs, Portland, Maine, June 2018 - present

Transporting and setting up game day 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.

Production Assistant, Dreamland Technology, Portland Maine, June 2018 - present

Video editing and motion graphics


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


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


Maine Film Association


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


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