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Summary

Hi! I'm Tara. I've been assisting on film sets and making films of my own for the past 8 years or so. I love to collaborate with others on creative projects, but I'm also an excellent independent worker. Learn more here: http://tara-swenson.tumblr.com

Credits

10/12 – 10/12

Production Assistant Dirty Mind Melt

Natasha Kmeto — Music Video — Dropping Gems Details
10/12 – 10/12

Assisted on set with art, staging, lighting, props

9/12 – 9/12

Art Director (Camera Operator/Editor) Summer Shadows

Phantom Shilla — Music Video — Tara Swenson Details
9/12 – 9/12

Wrote, produced, directed, filmed and edited a music video for the track Summer Shadows by Phantom Shilla

10/11 – 10/11

Director (Editor) Hitachi

Gumar — Music Video — Tara Swenson Details
10/11 – 10/11

Created a music video using found footage for the track Hitachi by Gumar

8/11 – 8/11

Youth Media Educator – Portland Community Media

Details
8/11 – 8/11

Assisted with media instruction at a youth summer camp at Portland Community Media

9/10 – 9/10

Director – Moonswoon (N/A)

Commercial/Ad — Tara Swenson Details
9/10 – 9/10

Created a promotional video for Portland fashion label Moonswoon

9/09 – 9/10

Media Editor – The Evergreen State College

Details
9/09 – 9/10

Filmed, edited and uploaded news content for the school newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal

1/10 – 6/10

Museum Media Assistant – Henderson House Museum

Details
1/10 – 6/10

Organized, cataloged and edited roughly 10 years of archival festival footage into 30 minute segments for playback on local television station, TCTV.

6/08 – 12/08

Audio-Visual Technician – Practicing Law Institute

Details
6/08 – 12/08

Assisted with audio board and camera operation during live filming of instructional straight-to-DVD/straight-to-internet footage

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Education

Class of '10

The Evergreen State College

Experimental Animation and Video Production

San Francisco School Of Digital Filmmaking

Digital Filmmaking

My Gear

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Mac Book Pro
  • Nikon D7000
  • Super 8 camera
  • Super 8 film
  • Various shooting accessories

Affiliations

  • IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3083484/)

Skills

  • 8 years editing experience
  • detail-oriented
  • experienced with a variety of formats
  • fluent in the Adobe creative suite
  • footage organization and cataloguing
  • production assistance
  • proficiency with both mac and pc platforms