Summary

My name is Rissa! I have experience as an Associate Producer, an Editor, and directing and producing my own independent projects. I am very organized, very personable, and I have an editor's eye for detail. I'm looking for an AP position.

Credits

12/16 – Current

Associate Producer The Filthy Rich Guide 3

CNBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Cineflix Productions Details
12/16 – Current

I started as an Archive AP. I was using stock houses to source footage and pictures for the show. l negotiated prices with people who owned the rights to content we wanted to use and I helped the Archive Producer keep track of the overall pricing for each episode. After a few weeks I became the floater AP who still did Archival work, but also handled other AP tasks asked of me by the other Producers. This included researching and reaching out to potential field piece interviewees, coordinating shoots, keeping up with our google docs, getting props, and being the point person who talked to and booked talent.

8/16 – 11/16

Associate Producer The BroadCast 1

A&E — Reality/Doc (TV) — Lifetime Television Networks Details
8/16 – 11/16

As an associate producer I pitched episode ideas, scouted locations, acted as a liaison between the locations and production, coordinated shoots, cast people for our host to interview, media managed, and supported crew on set. During post I offered notes, conducted research, sourced fair use clips, and handled the legal paperwork like releases, licenses, and insurance paperwork.

6/15 – 8/16

Editor – D.A.W. Productions/Digivision Inc.

Details
6/15 – 8/16

This post production company produced promos and trailers. I started as an AE, but over time moved up to editor status. I would independently work on trailers which would then be approved by the head editor. I screened and managed all of the media we got, acting as a librarian when someone was looking for a specific piece of footage. I used Avid to create promo layouts, rough cuts, and trailers. I did cut-downs of our 30 second promos for our most prominent client "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" turning them into shorter pieces. I also had administrative tasks in the office.

6/15 – 6/15

Production Assistant (Story ) Treehouse Masters 4

ANIMLPLNT — Reality/Doc (TV) — Stiletto Television Details
6/15 – 6/15

I acted as a Story PA. keeping a detailed log of everything happening in each shot throughout the day and I making the slates. My other responsibilities included cleaning up set, going on runs for supplies, restocking crafty, taking behind the scenes pictures with a DSLR camera, driving people to different locations and generally helping out on set.

4/15 – 6/15

Production Assistant (Clearance) Funny Or Die's Billy On The Street 4

FUSE — Game Show (TV) — Funny or Die Productions Details
4/15 – 6/15

My main responsibility was getting signatures from people who played the games. I would precast people, being careful to keep their interest, but not disclose the show or the game they would be playing. I also had normal PA tasks like paperwork, getting things for people, and cleaning up set.

5/15 – 5/15

Production Assistant The Talk 5

CBS — Talk Show (TV) — CBS Television Studios Details
5/15 – 5/15

I was a set PA for the 5 shows that were shot in NY. I went on runs, stocked crafty, helped with crew meals, did office work, and helped the producers and talent wherever I could to make the shoot run as efficiently as possible.

5/15 – 5/15

Production Assistant American Idol 14

FOX — Award (TV) — 19 Entertainment Details
5/15 – 5/15

For this shoot I was primarily a driver. I drove the crew van between locations in Manhattan and New Jersey, and I drove while the DP took moving shots. While we were parked I had set responsibilities like going on runs, organizing lunch, and handling appearance releases.

4/15 – 4/15

Production Assistant (Talent) Dollars And Sense

CBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Catwalk Productions Details
4/15 – 4/15

I was an overnight PA who barred the talent from talking to other cast members. This was done so that their reactions would be genuine on camera. I made sure the talent was comfortable and had everything he needed. I also acted as a liaison between him and his family.

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Education

Class of '14

Keene State College

BA in Film Production