Summary

Hi! My name is Xander and I'm a writer, performer, and illustrator. I'm looking to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of media production. My background is in comedy, new media, and video games. Comprehensive CV: www.linkedin.com/in/xanderpakzad

Credits

11/14 – 3/15

Production Assistant 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Internet — Award (TV) — Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Details
11/14 – 3/15

• Coordinated with academy, production team, and hotel/convention staff to manage seating area and ensure smooth execution of awards show • Escorted presenters from audience to backstage during 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (live broadcast)

11/14 – 3/15

Production Assistant 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit

Live Event — Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Details
11/14 – 3/15

• Assisted with all aspects of voting process including submissions, shipping, online ballots, and finalist credits • Provided copy edits and aesthetic feedback on both print and video materials • Greeted, registered, and checked in VIPs and attendees at 2015 D.I.C.E. Summit

8/14 – 10/14

Intern DweebCast

Ora TV — Internet — Ora TV Details
8/14 – 10/14

• Wrote daily blogs including news articles, previews, and reviews of video games, comic books, movies, and TV • Managed social media presence, engaged with fans, and posted original content on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram • Assisted production on field shoots, interviews, and special events

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Education

Class of '13

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor's Degree/double major: Communication and Media Studies;

Skills

  • 3D Modeling
  • Acting
  • Blogging
  • Comedy
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Painting
  • Editing
  • Editorial
  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Experience Working with Children
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Game Development
  • Geek Culture
  • Hosting
  • Illustration
  • Interviews
  • New Media
  • News Writing
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Production