Video Maker. Photo Taker. Seeking Story. I'm a San Francisco Bay Area based filmmaker with a passion for telling real stories. I specialize in documentaries, news, and events. Let me help you tell your story!


4/12 – Current

Still Photographer (Freelance Photographer/Videographer, documentary, news, event coverage) San Francisco Public Press

Print and online — Internet — San Francisco Public Press Details
4/12 – Current

I provide largely printed photos for extensively well-researched articles at this quarterly, non-profit news publication. Recently, I published a news video about a Salvadoran immigrant who was underpaid minimum wage in San Francisco and won his case against his employer through the efforts of a non-profit organization and City enforcement.

1/10 – Current

Videographer (Freelance Videographer, Sole Proprietor) Journalistic, Documentary Projects and Event Coverage

Online — Internet — Tearsurfjoy Productions Details
1/10 – Current

Have you ever had a conversation and felt like your voice wasn't heard; like your voice was overshadowed, ignored or faded into the background? I'm here to hear! You have a message that's important but needs, not only to be heard, but seen. I'm Tearsa (that is TEAR-zah), a freelance visual storyteller based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I tell real stories that matter through Cinematography, Still Photography, Audio Stories, and Journalistic Writing. My work shows the deeper story than just scratching the surface of any event. Clients like to hire me because I see and achieve the bigger picture. I believe understanding and change in our communities begin with learning and sharing more of people's stories. Let me help you tell your story!

5/16 – 5/16

Accounting Clerk (Transportation Department) Sense8 2

NETFLIX — Scripted (TV) — Georgeville Television
5/16 – 5/16
5/16 – 5/16

Production Assistant (Extras Casting Assistant) Sense8 2

NETFLIX — Scripted (TV) — Unpronounceable Productions, LLc Details
5/16 – 5/16

Assisted with the filing and photographing of background SAG union members participating in the series for Season 2 filmed in San Francisco.

3/16 – 5/16

Office Production Assistant (TVM Productions. Runner, assistant to APOC, etc.) Chance Pilot

HULU — Scripted (TV) — FOX Details
3/16 – 5/16

▪ Receive start paperwork, department reports, department and crew timecards from set, organize, upload, create copies, and distribute to Accounting and Production Coordinator. ▪ Maintain, stock, organize sides, preliminary call sheets, set maps, one-liner/DOODS, shooting schedules, Crew Contacts, etc. Maintain clean workspace and crew kitchen. Inventory, stock, purchase, and deliver office supplies and craft services for production office. ▪ Receive, log, and distribute all incoming packages, create outgoing shipping labels and complete UPS, FedEx, USPS drop offs for all production departments. Assist with needs of production office departments.

4/16 – 4/16

Key Set Production Assistant (Night shoot, Runner and Camera PA) Nightride

Music Video
4/16 – 4/16
3/16 – 4/16

Set Production Assistant Google Next

Corporate — MAS Details
3/16 – 4/16

Logistics, set up and tear down of corporate party for Google Next attendees. Overall set design set up and organization of materials. Transportation of materials on set.

2/16 – 3/16

Videographer (International News Organization) @10 Years Sizzle Video

GlobalPressInstitute — Internet — Global Press Journal Details
2/16 – 3/16

Worked directly with the Executive Director and Founder of GPI to create a script and storyboard for this 10 year anniversary sizzle video shown at their event. Set up location lighting, monitored audio, shot footage of HQ interviews, ingested, organized, edited international reporters' footage, synced and equalized audio, and created 2 minute short online video.



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Class of '13

San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism (Photojournalism)
Class of '10

Gavilan College

AA and Certificate/Communications

My Gear

  • 17-55mm F/2.8
  • 28mm F/1.4
  • 5D Mark III
  • 85mm F/1.8
  • Canon 60D
  • H4N
  • Rode mic


  • BAVC
  • NPPA


  • Adobe Premiere
  • AP Style
  • Bilingual-Spanish
  • Blogging
  • Breaking News
  • Cinematography
  • Content Management
  • Creative Writing
  • CSS
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Documentaries
  • Documentary Photography
  • Editing
  • Event Planning
  • Facebook
  • Feature Articles
  • Feature Writing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HTML
  • Image Editing
  • Interviews
  • Journalism
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia
  • News Writing
  • Online Journalism
  • Online Video
  • Photo Editing
  • Photographers
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Photos
  • Photoshop
  • Publications
  • salesperson
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking
  • Sports Photography
  • Still Photographer
  • Still Photography
  • Storytelling
  • Twitter
  • Video
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Videography
  • Web Content
  • WordPress
  • Writing