Coffin Cruisin’ played in the 4th annual Tally Shorts Film Festival last weekend. It was our Florida premiere and my first opportunity to attend a festival screening with this project. It was shown in program block titled Just the Facts… with 5 other documentaries at the Challenger Learning Center on the 50-foot Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium screen. I had a great time sharing my work, seeing other films, and meeting people in Tallahassee. Hope to do it again someday!
Discussing Coffin Cruisin’ with festival volunteer Wade Bishop during the Q&A. Photo: Perrone Ford
My film Coffin Cruisin’ has begun it’s festival run. I’m very excited to share this film and I hope these are just the first of many public screenings.
Virginia Film Festival
November 2015 – Charlottesville, VA
Housecore Horror Festival
November 2015 – San Antonio, TX
River’s Edge International Film
November 2015 – Paducah, KY
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
October 2015 – Minneapolis, MN
Twin Rivers Media Festival
October 2015 – Asheville, NC
Chargin Documentary Film Festival
October 2015 – Chagrin Falls, OH
Macabre Faire Film Festival Showcase
August 2015 – Hauppauge, NY
Look who’s back! In addition to my full-time position at UF, I’ve rejoined the staff of Santa Fe College as an adjunct faculty member with the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology program.
I’m teaching Multimedia Production II this summer B session. The course builds on the basics of cinematography, video editing and visual storytelling. In a short semester, my students will produce a documentary/news style piece, recreate a scene from a narrative fiction film, and edit a public service announcement. I’m looking forward to working with with the students and I’m excited to get this experience as an educator.
I’ve joined the communications team at the University of Florida Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. As a Multimedia Specialist, I will help support the university’s fundraising goals by producing videos and photography for the UF Foundation and the Alumni Association.
It’s great to be a Florida Gator.
After a great year and a half with Santa Fe College Communications & Creative Services, I’ve announced that I will be moving on to join the communications team at the University of Florida Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. My time at SF has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I’m proud to have become a member of the Santa Fe College community and did not expect to be leaving so soon. While I couldn’t pass up this wonderful opportunity to work with the Gators at the university, there are many things I will miss about the college and its people. I wish all my colleagues at SF the best and hope they have a glorious reign as the Aspen Prize #1 community college in the nation!
I made it Facebook official on April Fool’s Day with a JUCO Signing Day style announcement.
“First of all, I’d like to thank Santa Fe College for the opportunities afforded to me during these past 18 months. I’d like to thank the administration, David Houder, Teri McClellan, Chuck Clemons and President Sasser for believing in me and giving me the support I’ve needed to be successful. And I have to credit my teammates in Communications & Creative Services, without whom I wouldn’t be here today. After much deliberation and talks with my family, I’ve decided that I will be taking my talents to the University of Florida. Go Gators!”
The hard work of my colleagues and I in Santa Fe College Communications & Creative Services has been recognized by the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations and the Association of Florida Colleges. Our office submitted work for award consideration and CCS received a multitude of awards from AFC and NCMPR.
These awards are presented to the college and are not personal awards. However, I was the producer or co-producer of several of the projects lauded with distinctions.
2014 Medallion Awards NCMPR District 2
Category: College Promotional Video
Gold Award – What Does SF Mean to You? [Editor]
Gold Award – RN to BSN Inaugural Class [Director, Cinematographer, Editor]
Bronze Award – Present Company Excluded [Director, Cinematographer, Editor]
I also had a significant role in some bigger team projects that received the gold distinction, such as the digital view book, #SFGRAD14 social media campaign, and the SF to UF microsite.
2014 AFC Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence
Second Place – Google Glass at Graduation [Editor]
Third Place – Exploring the Bat Cave [Cinematographer, Editor]
Category: Advertising: Television
Third Place – SF Megamix [Editor]
I’ve created a new website for my film, Coffin Cruisin’ and plan to be more active with the project in the near future. I’ll be adding news and fresh content to the site as we go and will also share any updates on the films Facebook page and Twitter feed.