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 and post-production skills to combine video, photography and motion graphics to tell visually compelling stories.

Production Assistant EXPERIENCE

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

  • Gear load in / load out

  • Location and likeness releases

  • Crafty and meal runs

  • Production stills

  • Assisted all crew members with any on set needs

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

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 - 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

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


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


  • 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