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Krista Riihimaki

Freelance Filmmaker

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Top Skills: Writing and Storyboarding, Shooting Video, Post-Production Editing.

Developing Skills: I’m working to further the breadth of my video portfolio, to include new styles of documentary filmmaking and educational programming.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack

Fun Facts: I’m a stained glass artist, I’ve recently joined a circus gym and am perfecting my ability to fly, and I love living in California because I can surf, snowboard, skateboard and mountain bike all in the span of one week!

Storm Miguel Florez

Filmmaker/Editor

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Top Skills: Post Production Editing, Budget Management, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Salesforce

Fun Facts: I am a life-long musician – singer/songwriter. I’ve been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment. My first job ever was at age 10. I was an extra in the made for TV movie, “Police Woman Centerfold.” I have since acted in various short films and recently starred in a short by Maria Breaux called “Socorro.” I produce an annual fundraising Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar event/screening with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.

Jose Mendoza III

Video Editor

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Top Skills: Video Editing, Post Production workflow and delivery, Videography and media management.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Avid Media Composer, DSLR Videography

Fun Facts: I’m a soccer fan and I play once a week, love stadium architecture, and taking the family to Disneyland.

Nicole Gascon Amyx

Video Editor

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Top Skills: Post Production Editing, Videography, Customer Service

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT)

Fun Facts: I speak fluent Spanish and am currently working on improving my French! I am a big runner; I love running in the mountains and have just started ultra running (long distance.) I love camping and being outdoors!

Jessa Hurley

Emmy-Winning Media Producer | Content Director

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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.

Experience: KQED / 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

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

 

Mercedes González

Bilingual Video Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

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Top Skills: Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Bilingual, Strong interview skills, Translation and Transcriptionist

Tools of the Trade: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. FCP 7

Fun Facts: Swing dancing makes me very happy. Recently I have discovered fusion dance and I am hooked too. I like experimenting in the kitchen with fun and healthy recipes. I’m involved in environmental causes, currently I am part of the campaign for saving the vaquita marina from extinction.

Experience: Video editor at following agencies: IGN Entertainment, Slow Clap Productions, School of Thought, Madrone Studios, Reebok, Bo Boudart Productions, BeyondPixStudios, Google, Patch Works Productions and Paradigm Productions.

Morgan Walter

Videographer, Video Editor

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Top Skills: Documentary and Event Videography, Post-production, Color Grading

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Canon cameras

Fun Facts: I recently spent two months working at a hostel in Warsaw Poland! As a filmmaker, I am drawn to this craft because it allows me to collaborate with other creatives, and explore worlds, ideas, and perspectives. My passions for filmmaking include travel, lifestyle, and documentary work and I have worked in a variety of industries, and edited multiple file formats from various cameras. I also love Television series’, and would love to produce or direct one in the future. My all-time favorite shows are “Bloodline”, “This is Us”, “Broad City”, “Parenthood”, “Pushing Daisies”, and “Breaking Bad.”

Experience: Cinequest Film & VR Festival, Tabrizi Productions, 12FPS, Daniel Gruen Weddings, San Francisco State School of Cinema

Michael Axtell

Creative Video Producer / Production Coordinator / 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, PC / Windows User Troubleshooting. Languages: Advanced in Spanish; Conversational in Japanese; Elementary in French, Korean, Bambara, Sanskrit.

Fun Facts: As a creative video producer, I have many years of experience producing, writing, directing, filming, and editing video content. I also provide project management, coordination, and consultation services, including overseeing budgets and building cohesive creative teams. I use a human-centered design approach to my work. I specialize in creating content dealing with social justice, human development, health & wellness, technology, sports, and sustainable fashion.

Experience: SuperWellness Movement, Thrive Alliance NGO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Dreaming Monk Productions, San Francisco Film Society, AboveGrey Pictures, The Bay Club, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, AfricanSky NGO, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program