Filmmaker & Photographer
Video Production & Photography
Videography | Photography | Production
Experienced photographer, independent filmmaker and project manager in international development. Dynamic communicator and team coordinator with strong interpersonal skills. Adept at working with diverse clients, from concept to delivery. Excels in multicultural environments. Native English speaker with professional fluency in Spanish and French, plus working knowledge of Portuguese. Key strengths include:
Video Production & Photography
Online Courses & Promotional Pieces
Logistics and Customer Service
Multilingual and International
Video Production: vimeo.com/1takewonders Photography: JustinBench.500px.com
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
1 Take Wonders
q Founded 1 Take Wonders.com, a media production company providing customized video & photography.
q Experienced with documentation in studio & events, portraiture, wedding photography.
q Produced 4 online courses with 4 – 18 classes & training videos.
q Specialized in 2 minute website promo videos for businesses & entrepreneurs.
q Managed ideation, storyboarding, filming, directing, editing & release.
International Project Management
q Delivered 11 inclusive business Spanish language case studies via the World Business Council for Sustainable Development detailing best practices in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
q Led the development and training of the Netherlands Development Organization’s (SNV) Public Policy Toolkit, an organizational product featuring best practices, tools, and methodologies identified in collaboration with 12 experts from 5 Latin American countries.
q Created and administered classes, workshops, private lessons, and personalized sessions.
q Delivered 12 to 30-hour wellness workshops with a co-facilitator in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
q Designed and composed all marketing materials, including promotional videos, workshop descriptions, flyers, visuals, and social media posts.
q Managed 60+ staff and volunteers on 10 teams in AcroYoga’s annual festival in 2011 – 2015, hosting over 700 across 4 days. Led all teams through setup, implementation and breakdown, including onsite troubleshooting
q Provided logistics for SNV’s internal product development meetings held in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the United States (Boston, Miami and San Francisco) in coordination with consultants from Monitor Group.
Writing and Publications
q Delivered case study publication: Negocios Inclusivos: Creando Valor en America Latina (Inclusive Business: Creating Value in Latin America) for SNV-WBCSD’s Alliance for Inclusive Business.
q Drafted and produced over 20 case studies for SNV Annual Report publications in English and Spanish to highlight results, challenges and best practices.
1 TAKE WONDERS Feb 2011–Present
Independent video production & photography business
WELLNESS CONSULTANT Sept 2010–Present
Teaching & marketing wellness workshops in Australia, Brazil, Quebec, Colombia, Ecuador & USA
PUBLICATION COORDINATOR / CONSULTANT Feb 2010–Oct 2010
World Business Council for Sustainable Development Quito, Ecuador
REGIONAL KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE ADVISOR May 2007–Jan 2010
SNV – Netherlands Development Organization Quito, Ecuador
ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR May 2006–May 2007
Development Project Management Institute Monterey, CA, USA
ASSISTANT ORGANIZER, Linking NGOs with Capacity Services (LINCS) EVENT Jul 2006–Sep 2006
Pact Ecuador Quito, Ecuador
Bay Area Video Coalition: 2013
Independent Filmmaking Training Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Coursework: Cinematography | DSLR Filmmakers Bootcamp
Lighting Techniques | Chroma Key | Interviewing Techniques
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 2007
Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA, USA
30% of coursework conducted in French
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE: 2006
Development Project Management Institute Washington, DC, USA
Coursework: Development Theory | USAID Logical Frameworks for Project Design and Analysis
Program Evaluation Organizational Partnering and Strategy Development | Facilitation Techniques
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: 2003
University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Additional coursework: Spanish and French Languages
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM (EAP):2003
Université de Toulouse (University of Toulouse) Toulouse, France
Coursework: Religious and Political Anthropology
AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE (AFS) INTERIM YEAR PROGRAM: 1999
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (Latin University of Costa Rica) San José, Costa Rica
Coursework: Spanish language and Public Speaking
Canon 5D Mark III | GoPro | Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator)
Mac OS X | Microsoft Office | Web 2.0 Information Communication Technologies
Google Docs | Flowchart Software (MindManager, OmniGraffle, Visio) | Online Surveys
CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR AND MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR:
Athletic Playground AcroYoga Instructor Emeryville, CA Feb 2011-present
Sadhana Yoga Studio Yoga Instructor Quito, Ecuador Feb 2008–Dec 2009
Star Alternative High School Yoga Instructor Santa Cruz, CA, USA Feb–June 2005
Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall Volunteer Yoga Instructor (Spanish/English) Santa Cruz, CA June 2004–June 2005
Official Interpreter (Spanish/English), at the Intl Martial Arts Festival, Mazatlán, Mexico 2001, 2002, 2003
Rob Izumi – Former General Manager at AcroYoga International
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (510) 684-0570
Caitlin Binder – Chemistry Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz
Email: Cambinde@ucsc.edu Phone: 831-459-3405
Heather Campbell – Former VP of ESPN & Co-Founder of ReadySetRecover.com
Email: email@example.com Phone: 917-549-9907
Reintje van Haeringen – Manager Global Programme for Business Development & Women Empowerment at CARE
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +316 3462 7610
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