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Filmmakers are the directors or producers of movies and are mainly responsible for taking a movie from the development stage to the finished product. Essential job duties seen on a Filmmaker resume example are obtaining scripts, estimating film budgets, determining resources needed to make the movie, selecting actors, and managing all stages from pre-production to release. Based on our collection of resumes in the field, important job requirements are critical thinking, an eye for details, video editing skills, leadership, being able to work under pressure, and deadline orientation. Most Filmmakers hold a Bachelor's Degree and have studied multimedia and film.

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1

Filmmaker

  • Created and developed 12+ projects from inception to final product and grew clients by 20% consecutively each year.
  • Collaborated with a team of 5+ department keys for every project.
  • “Official Selection” Denver Film Festival - Director and Producer
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Philosophy, Film, And Photography
2

Intern to Filmmaker, Haile Gerima

  • Transcribed interviews for documentary films.
  • Assisted scanning and resizing still images for documentary films.
  • Researched historical events based on thematic structure of documentary films.
  • Handled and stored 16mm, and 35mm films.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
Film
3

Freelance Filmmaker

  • Worked on various independent film projects ranging from promotional material for businesses, music videos, and short form documentaries Organized shoots in studio and in field.
  • Acted in a variety of roles from Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Gaffer, VFX artist, motion graphic designer, and camera operator.
  • Shot projects on C500, FS100, Blackmagic, Digital Bolex, and DSLR cameras using Ronin stabilizers, cranes, car mounts, sliders, dollies, and other equipment.
  • Edited projects using adobe premiere, after effects, Photoshop, illustrator, audition. Some of the projects I edited were recognized on a national level by the ACE association.
  • A link to some of my work can be found at vimeo.com/ashertrout
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Film And New Media Studies & Anthropology
4

Freelance Filmmaker

  • Wrote the scripts and copy for each project.
  • Created pre-visual outlines, concept art, storyboards and shotlists.
  • Secured locations, talent, and equipment for production
  • Hired talent and crew.
  • Directed talent and crews of up to 30 people during production.
  • Edited projects to picture lock.
  • Supervised all color grading and sound design for each project.
  • Greenlit the final video exports.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
C
Certificate
AS
Arts
5

Filmmaker

Helperman" (Short Film)

  • Managed time
  • Co-wrote screenplay
  • Acted in lead role
  • Assisted in Directing
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
AS
Science
BS
Digital Cinema And Filmmaking
BA
Bachelor of Arts
6

Filmmaker Coordinator

  • Primary festival liaison for twenty-nine (2016) and twenty-seven feature filmmakers (2015) premiering at the festival
  • Assisted in arranging air travel and hotel accommodations, event invitations, schedules, and more
  • Attended all film screenings, helping with press lines, introductions, and Q&As
Candidate Info
8
months in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Screen Arts & Cultures
7

Filmmaker / Actor

  • Produced independent film with crew of 100.
  • Commercial Actor.
  • Stand-Up Comedian.
  • Director touring improvisational troupe.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job

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