Summary

Sam studied at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and graduated in the summer of 2015 with a major in Radio-TV-Film. Today, Sam has followed his love for post-production and now oversees Variant Productions’ entire post-production pipeline.

Credits

6/15 – Current

Editor (Lead) – Variant Productions

Details
6/15 – Current

- Editing - Colorist - Visual Effects - Media Management & Archiving

1/15 – 5/15

Producer (Writer, Director, Editor) Primal Fluidity

Film (Short) — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Details
1/15 – 5/15

"Primal Fluidity" is a short film that was written, produced, directed, and edited by myself during the 2015 academic year at Oshkosh. Additionally, I lead a tight-knit crew to help guide sound design, cinematography, and musical composition in a direction that matched the tone of the film I wanted to achieve.

11/14 – 5/15

Cinematographer (Producer) Muffins Matter

Film (Short) — UW Oshkosh Film Society Details
11/14 – 5/15

Responsible for: establishing film's cinematic look, aspect ratio, filters, camera/gear selection, drawing up lighting schemes, and instructing crew on set.

3/14 – 5/14

Director (Writer, Art Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Designer, Colorist) Descension

Film (Short) — Cryoweave Details
3/14 – 5/14

"Descension" is a short film I created during the 2014 academic year at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. My work on the film included: casting my own actors, dressing the set, lighting every scene, directing actors and crew, cinematography, editing, color grading, sound design, and distribution after it was all finished.

8/13 – 5/14

Visual Effects Supervisor (Visual Effects Production Coordinator, Overall Post-Production Supervisor, Lead ) Paradox Division

Scripted (TV) — UW Oshkosh Titan TV Details
8/13 – 5/14

"Paradox Division" was a six episode Titan TV series, which was a massive undertaking and required a lot of prep work. My duties included: aiding in set design for proper vfx, all post vfx editing, some general editing, overseeing the editing teams and meeting tight weekly deadlines.

2/13 – 3/13

Writer (Co-Director, Lead Editor, Actor) – PSA (UW Oshkosh Film Society)

Commercial/Ad Details
2/13 – 3/13

"Pinpoint" was a PSA (Public Service Announcement) written by me and filmed later during the 2013 academic year. Beyond writing the PSA, I attended casting meetings, helped coordinate on set actors, oversaw script continuity, and also lead in teaching an assistant editor how to properly edit the final product.

10/12 – 12/12

Co-Producer (Actor) Retrograde Motion

Film (Short) Details
10/12 – 12/12

My duties on Retrograde Motion included: overseeing writing of the script, correcting spelling errors, organizing shooting dates/production budget, setting up the food break areas, and jumping in to act for a part when one of the other actors was ill.

Media

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Education

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Bachelor of Science, Major: Radio-TV-film (RTF), Minor: History

My Gear

  • 48" Slider
  • Adobe CC
  • Assorted Prime & Zoom Lenses
  • Audio Library
  • Canon C100
  • Full Frame DSLR
  • GoPro Hero 4 (Black Edition)
  • Kino Flo
  • Mac Pro
  • Manfrotto Fig Rig
  • Manfrotto Tripod
  • Monopod
  • Neewer Collapsible Bounce Board (White/Silver/Gold)
  • Professional Quality Editing Desktop Computer
  • Rode Shotgun Mic
  • Sennheiser Wireless Lav Mics and System
  • Sony Alpha A65 DSLR
  • Visual Effect Templates/Library
  • Zoom H6 Recorder

Affiliations

  • Cryoweave (Production Company)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Film Society
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titan TV

Skills

  • Assistant Camera
  • Cinematography
  • Color Correction/Grading
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Gaffing
  • Grip
  • Overall Computer/Video Production Workflow
  • Post-Production Supervisor
  • Producing
  • Script Writing
  • Software: Adobe Media Encoder/FinalCutPro 7 & FCPX/Motion
  • Software: After Effects/Premiere/Audition/Photoshop/Adobe Bridge
  • Software: Compressor/
  • Software: Maya/Mudbox/Adobe Story
  • Sound Design
  • Storyboarding/Shot List Creation
  • VFX (Visual Effects)