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Hsuan-Ting

Hsuan-Ting Wu

UX Designer + Creative Producer + Maker

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Top Skills: User Experience Design, Visual Design, Photography and Videography, Post Production Editing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, HTML/CSS, WordPress

Fun Facts: My interest in exploration led to various experiences in areas like coding, blogging, fashion, nail art, makeup, 3D animation, martial arts, dance, and traveling. I’ve handmade Halloween costumes for Maleficent, Sadako, Captain Kirk, Judy Hopps and Mayor Bellwether. I’m particularly interested in Asians in America so I often observe them to find trends in behaviors and accents.

Experience: Razorfish SF, University of Washington, International Cross-Cultural Committee

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Blake Tucker

Multimedia Producer

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Top Skills: Directing, Producing, Photography, Event Planning, Motion Graphics

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro

Fun Facts: I speak French. I am also known as “Doctor Inkwell,” founder and general mad scientist of Boozephreaks.com, Mixology Consulting & Spirit Events. I’ve worked directly with George Lucas and Steve Jobs, even making two birthday cards for the former. In 2013, I created a three-floor exhibit of my own photography called “Show Yourself” and was profiled at http://dot429.com/articles/2455

Experience: Pixar, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, Intapp, Photography by Blake Tucker, Boozephreaks

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Jessa Hurley

Award-Winning Multimedia Producer

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Top Skills: Creative Media Production, Video Production, Employee Engagement / Team-Building, Creative Direction, Story Development / Editing, Content Marketing, Blog and Social Media Management, Project Management Software Content Development for Online Education

Tools of the Trade: SEO, Google Analytics

Fun Facts: I have 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Mike Awards and a company where I worked received 2 Webby Awards, but if I was going to give myself an award, it would be for attracting the most amazing community of friends! When I was little, I lived in a subterranean house covered in grass (like hobbits or rabbits). I recently started volunteering in middle and high schools for the acclaimed Challenge Day organization which fosters social-emotional well-being in kids, communities and businesses through experiential exercises that unify. I received my SCUBA certification to do a shark dive on a trip to the Bahamas hosted by actor Woody Harrelson and his family. Also, I grew up in the small Oregon town where The Goonies was filmed and met some cast members but, alas, was not an extra.

Experience: The Shift Network BALANCE Edutainment / Pacha’s Pajamas Indigo Films / Travel Channel Bay City Television / Televisa Oxygen Media / ThriveOnline

Renata Prokel

Renata Prokel

Motion Graphics Designer

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Top Skills: Motion Graphics Design, Photography, Animation, VFX Artist, Post Production Editing, Digital Asset Management, Video Producer, Lighting, Digital Illustration, Compositing, Rotoscoping, 2D/3D animation, Audio editing

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro

Fun Facts: When I’m not pushing pixels around I love to get out to nature, hiking, biking and skiing. I love animals and getting my dog fix by volunteering at the SPCA. Traveling and exploring different cultures is one of my biggest passions. I was a sled dog- handler and trainer in Alaska.

Experience: Viscera, Restauration Hardware, JustUno, Juvessentials

Alexandria Tesoro

Alexandria Tesoro

Illustrator, Visual Stage Production Assistant, Graphic Designer

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Top Skills:  Illustration, Art and Stage Production, Customer Service, Event Coordinator, Admin Assistant, Video Production & Post Production / Video Editor

Fun Facts: In my high school years, I went to my local Boys and Girls Club and made a lot of art pieces for various projects, and won a regional art contest. I also was a Youth Leader for one of our programs called Southern Exposure. Also, I volunteered with:

– Wonder Con – San Francisco, met and helped Pendleton Ward for his signing, and watched his debut episode “Belly Of The Beast” from his cartoon show; Adventure Time.

– Image Comics Expo – Oakland, met and helped Todd McFarlane for his signing day (creator of Spawn, and worked on The Amazing Spider-Man’, and other well known comics) 

Experience: Philz Coffee, Great Star Events, Edwardian Ball , Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco

 

Danka Buchal

Danka Buchal

Jr. Video Editor / Production Assistant

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Top Skills: Non-linear Video and Audio Editing, Digital Content Management, Source Capturing, Logging, Media Footage and Image Organization, Fluent in Czech and Slovak languages

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro

Fun Facts: Besides reading, hiking, and snowboarding, I like to paint but my brushes are often untouched since I love to paint with my fingers. My friends believe I create my best pieces with this style. Also, I used to organize summer and winter camps for children from orphanages and foster care.

Experience: Avast Software, Inc., Pixar Animation Studios, SF Film Society

 

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Morgan Walter

Videographer, Video Editor

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Top Skills: Videography, Video Editing, Post Production, Shooting Video, Customer Service

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro,

Fun Facts: I play ukulele and write my own music, I am a musical theatre fanatic and have been in 12 productions! I love sci-fi films, the aesthetics and costuming in modern David O’Russell films, and playing with my GoPro. I am obsessed with Adobe After Effects and am fascinated with learning more about the world of animation.

Experience: Max Ye Wedding Photography/Videography, Daniel Gruen Weddings, San Francisco State School of Cinema, Pizza My Heart

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Rebecca Silvers

Visual Storyteller

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Top Skills: Motion Graphics, Animation, Illustration or Background Design, Post Production Editing, Storyboard Art

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe After Effects

Fun Facts: I have been painting since childhood and continue to develop this passion in a shared studio space in Berkeley, CA (part of the Firehouse Art Collective). I enjoy mixed media and oils, and spent a few years painting on silk with dyes and wax resists. I have sold paintings and hand painted textiles in galleries over the years. I love cooking, skate boarding, and plan to learn how to surf as soon as possible.
I enjoy teaching and will begin a part time role as teaching assistant at Berkeley City College where I’ll be working with high school students this summer.

Experience: Freshi Entertainment, Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, DMA Animation, Nightshade Books, Penguin Books, McGraw-Hill, Collotype Labels, Caines Clark Ltd., Alberta Co-op Grocery

 

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

Graphic,Type & Motion Designer

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Top Skills: Storyteller with Graphic Design, Motion Graphics & Title Design, Photo Retouching, Type Design, Presentation Design, Visual Strategy

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Creative Suite, hand-lettering

Fun Facts: It’s often hard to decide between dog-hikes and motorcycle rides, because I love being outside. I adore darkroom printing and treasure analog processes and gadgets. After working on “The Motorcycle Diaries”, I shipped my motorcycle to Europe & solo-toured for 6 weeks.

Experience: Pixar, live-action filmmaking, Disney Studios, AFI (American Film Institute), Visual Effects Society (VES)

 

Tamara Perkins

Tamara Perkins

Director/Producer/Writer

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Top Skills: Video Production, Project Management, Program Management, Development, Business Strategy, Communications

Tools of the Trade: Video Production, Budget Management, Google Analytics, Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management tools

Fun Facts: I taught yoga and filmmaking at San Quentin State Prison, have been a volunteer grief support facilitator for over 15 years, and presented a TEDx talk about the human face of incarceration and our fickle understanding of redemption 

Experience: Apple of Discord Productions, AT&T, The Wisdom Project, Niroga, and INROADS.

 

Kathryn Gritt

Kathryn Gritt

Communications Professional + Multimedia Storyteller

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Top Skills: Content generation (writing and photography), Photoshop post-production, Visual communications, Document template design, Marketing communications

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Fun Facts:  I’ve made over 100 flavors of ice cream from scratch, I volunteer with the Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, I own and ride a vintage Honda motorcycle.

Experience: HVS (Hospitality Valuation Services), BMS Design Group, California College of the Arts, Credit Suisse

 

Michael Folliett

Michael Folliett

Video Producer & Motion Graphics Artist

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Top Skills: Video Production, Motion Graphics, Marketing & Communications, Photography, Digital Asset Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, WordPress, Mac user environment & troubleshooting, Customer Service

Fun Facts: I’m a music enthusiast – I love old Doo Wop, R&B, and Soul. I’ve been creating a geocache black books art project. I’m interested in experimental book making and discontinuous approaches to storytelling.

Experience: Video & Multimedia Producer, ROBLOX Video Production Specialist, NOAA Video Producer, BCTV

John Lai

John Lai

Producer/Editor

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Top Skills: Post-Production Photo and Video Editing, Concept & Design, Directing, Project Management, Versatile Creative Fields

Tools of the Trade: Final Cut Pro

Fun Facts: Love languages and culture- lived all over. Got to taste “budo.” Completed intense training; 6 hours/day in 110°F/120%Humidity Japan. Conquered overheating -recognized by master senseis. Designed interiors, urban-gardens, ponds, living-walls. Volunteered at aquariums and nurseries -enjoy feeding sharks.

Experience: DO Thailand Co., Ltd (Beauty Editorials), Taiyi Advertising Co. (Topwin), Freelance Video Production, Baby Jane (Ariztical Entertainment)

 

Michael Axtell

Michael Axtell

Documentary Filmmaker / Video Producer / Owner, Dreaming Monk Productions

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Top Skills:Video Production, Video Directing & Interviewing, Video Post-Production / Editing, Creative Writing, Camera shooting, Budget Management, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing, On-camera delivery, Photography, DSLR

Tools of the Trade:  Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Mac User Troubleshooting, PC / Windows User Troubleshooting. Languages: Advanced in Spanish; Conversational in Japanese; Elementary in French, Korean, Bambara, Sanskrit.

Fun Facts: I am a San Francisco native who is directing an intimate ethnographic documentary about food security issues in West Africa, and am an intrepid explorer who has traveled to remote regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, México, and the USA. My work is inspired by film greats like Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Akira Kurosawa, and Orson Welles. I also have a strong background in athletics, winning the Male Athlete of the Year award as a senior at local magnet Lowell High School. Furthermore, I was a college soccer player, a nationally ranked junior tennis player, and have many years of experience as a tennis coach.

Experience: Dreaming Monk Productions, San Francisco Film Society, AboveGrey Pictures, The Bay Club, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, AfricanSky NGO, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Tim Lillis

Tim Lillis

Creative Director / Design Strategist

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Top Skills: Visual Storytelling, Strategic Thinking, Illustration, Art Direction,Video Production, Event Production, Post-Production

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, Microsoft Office/GoogleDocs

Fun Facts: I am a bicycle racer in the discipline of cyclocross. I take improv classes and I have organized Music Video Race event, that pairs up filmmakers and musicians to create music videos in 48 hours. 

Experience: Dolby Laboratories, Google, Facebook, Intel, Rockstar Games, The San Francisco Marathon, The New England Aquarium, Maker Media