Summary

Versatile coordinator and creator with practical experience across departments in a range of arts and entertainment formats.

Credits

1/06 – Current

Concept Artist (Producer, Writer, Designer, Art Director) – SG Firefly Productions

Details
1/06 – Current

Creator of custom and site-specific installations, props, art and performance combining DIY, video and fine art traditions with accompanying website, social media/ fundraising content and branded items like patches, T-shirts and bumper stickers. LATEST Group Shows, Installations and Performance Art: - Recycled Runway Event: Escondido Arts Partnership, Escondido, CA. Oct. 2016. - Open Call: Play @ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Aug.–Sept. 2016 - VSA’s: A Group Exhibition @ Keystone Art Space. Los Angeles, CA. January 2016 - Hippo Corporate Headquarters @ Coachella Music Festival. Indio, CA. 2014 - PedalBump @ Burning Man. Black Rock City NV and Los Angeles, CA. 2012-15 - Director: "Puppet Spies". Short film. Los Angeles, CA. 2015 - Director: "Wager". Short film w/ Nuclear Picnic. Los Angeles, CA. 2015

1/06 – Current

Production Coordinator (Producer, Stage Manager, Set Technician, Prop Designer, Art Director) – SG Firefly Productions

Details
1/06 – Current

Producer/Coordinator/Technician Independent Contractor with production companies focusing on multi-media projects and events targeting audience engagement for corporate brand activation, private themed parties, culture festivals and videos. • Red Nose District, Inc. (RND), Los Angeles. 2012-present • Vau de Vire Productions (VdV), San Francisco. 2001-2012 • Earth Circus Productions (EC), Half Moon Bay. 2005-2012 • Paradox Media, Oakland. 2006-2012 • Da Vinci Fusion, San Francisco. 2005-2012 • The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco. 2010-2012 • Professional Sound Productions, Oakland. 2011-2012 • Burning Man Special Events, San Francisco. 2010-2012 • San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco. 2010 • Collaborate on creative concepts and strategic planning to maximize project potential and exceed client expectations. • Coordinate production logistics pre-to-post and onsite/on set: internal and external communications, venue/tech scout, travel and tour arrangements, visas, scheduling, permits, budgets, accounting, contracts with talent, crew and vendors, sourcing. • Manage permits, inspections and stage safety. • Maintain website and media libraries, and edit digital media and presentations to garner increased brand exposure. • Supervise and support talent and crew with stage management, script changes, calls, etc. • Manage installs and strikes for lighting, sound, visuals, sets and specialized props, equipment and gear for rehearsals, shows and shoots. • Anticipate production needs and plan back-ups, but creatively solve problems and MacGyver anything as needed. • PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS • VSA Show @ Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles. 2016 • Rapping Jewsus Comedy Music Videos, Los Angeles, 2012, 2014 • The Edwardian Ball, Los Angeles/San Francisco. 2005-2015 • Corporate Headquarters @ Coachella, Indio. 2015 • RND/VdV @ Burning Man, L.A./S.F/Black Rock. 2005-2015 • Kaiser Town Hall Video Conferences, Richmond. 2011/12 • Google @ Design Center w/ EC, San Francisco. 2011 • San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s Iolanthe. 2010 • Bohemian Carnival, San Francisco. 2005-2011 • EC @ Quicken Accounting 25th Anniversary, Detroit. 2010 • America SCORES National Slam, NYC. 2007-2009 • EC @ Tie Con, Santa Clara. 2009 • Stoli “Moskova Affair” w/VdV, 15 City U.S. Tour. 2009 • Lagunitas Beer Circus, Petaluma/Portland. 2010-12 • VdV @ Blackberry Developers Conference, San Francisco. 2010 • Outside Lands - Barbary Tent/Garden Stage, San Francisco. 2009/11 • Alkaline Trio Video, “Burn” w/ VdV Fire, San Francisco. 2008 • Warped Tour Promo Video W/ Dr. Madd Vibe, San Francisco. 2008 • Bumbershoot - Fountain Lawn Stage, Seattle. 2007 • ExpreScion - VdV Stage, Ft. Mason/Alcatraz, San Francisco. 2006-2007

10/12 – 10/15

Concept Designer PedalBump at Burning Man Festival

Live Event — Nuclear Picnic, Inc Details
10/12 – 10/15

Demo Video: https://youtu.be/I5hehipGZDA I created PedalBump with a team of L.A. based entertainment professionals. PedalBump is an interactive installation consisting of fully hosted bumper car derby races under a big top circus tent, with announcers, pit crew, wranglers, themed decor and a fleet of pedal powered custom designed bumper cars. The installation appeared at Burning Man 2012 - 2013 and L.A. Decompression festivals. At Burning man we were awarded a prime Esplanade location reserved for the most interactive, creative, artistic and community minded theme camps. I managed our social media campaign to garner support for fundraising and to recruit volunteers. I created complementary branded items, managed all digital assets and posts for our website, Facebook and festival links, coordinated the install and strike with a set involving a big top circus tent, lights, sound, video, props and performers, and shot and edited perk videos for donors and stills for promos. On that project, one of my biggest challenges was sourcing lightweight, in-budget, aesthetically pleasing and durable materials for various structural and decorative aspects of the installation. The installation was a booming success: we entertained thousands of visitors, involved hundreds of volunteers and continued the project for two more years before decommissioning the work. My website shows examples of that installation and more art and production work that I have been involved with. Please take a look if you have a chance @ www.sarahfirefly.com.

1/06 – 7/09

Project Manager (Writer) – America SCORES Bay Area

Details
1/06 – 7/09

America SCORES Bay Area, San Francisco. 2006-2009 ● Produced seasonal events for programs in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond: Poetry Slam, Shout!, Jamboree and the Inspired Art Fundraiser. ● Directed educational operations and provided organizational support to further the mission and capitalize on the organization's strengths. ● Led national initiatives including the 2006 Coach Training Video, new curriculum development and the National Poetry Slam in New York. Projects: 2006 Training Video, Creative Editor, Camera ASCAP Musician Series Recordings, Director, Editor Local & National Poetry Slam Archival and Promo Videos, Creative Editor SCOOP, Local Newsletter, Editor Inspired Art Fundraiser, Concept Developer and Coordinator, Artist Local Poetry Slams, Game Days, SHOUT!, Event Coordinator Website and National Magazine, Media and Content Editor Curriculum, Writer, Editor

Media

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Education

Class of '16

Colorado State University

M.A. Candidate Literature
Class of '08

Team Up for Youth

Certificate: Positive Group Management/Meeting Facilitation
Class of '06

University of Iowa + America SCORES

Certificate: Master Urban Poetry Coach
Class of '05

International Museum of Women

Internship: Publications
Class of '94

Colorado State University

B.A. Journalism, w/Honors, minor- Art/U.S. History/Philosophy

My Gear

  • Cannon 5D Mark II

Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association

Skills

  • • Desktop Publishing with Illustrator
  • • Photo/Video shooting with DSLR
  • • Prop/Set Building in a variety of mixed media
  • • Word Processing/Presentations with Microsoft Word
  • AVID
  • Budget/Expense Accounting/Petty Cash
  • Curriculum Development
  • Data Management/Excel
  • DreamWeaver
  • Electrician Assistant
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Google Docs
  • HTML/CSS
  • InDesign
  • Pages
  • Photo Shop
  • Power Point
  • Spotlight Operator
  • Technical and Creative Writing and Editing
  • Website/Social Media Updates
  • Wordpress