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.


Entry-level Production Assistant valued for strong work ethic and reliability. Seeking opportunities to expand my production experience and develop post-production skills that combine video, photography and motion graphics to tell visually compelling stories.

Production Assistant EXPERIENCE

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

  • Rental car pickup/return
  • Transport crew and gear between shoot locations
  • Purchase/manage craft services
  • Assist with gear and equipment moves
  • Distribute, collect and charge walkies daily for Camera, G&E and Production teams
  • Assist Producer with pre-production location coordination (phone calls, reservations)

Maine Democratic Governors Association, Three Point Media, August 2018 (single day shoot)

  • Rental car pickup/return
  • Transport Director to shoot location
  • Purchase craft services
  • Assist with gear and equipment moves

WWE/Dominos, Assembly Films, Portland, Maine, July 2018 (single day shoot)

  • Rental car pickup/return
  • Transport talent between shoot locations
  • Pre-production errands
  • Production book assembly

Dreamland Technology, Portland Maine, June 2018 - present

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

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
  • Post production and graphic s

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

  • 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


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