Transforming Calvin Klein commercials into interactive experiences, writing coverage for Fox 2000’s blockbuster The Monuments Men, producing a documentary on the broken lives of wildfire survivors; my passion for production is comprehensive. Some stories need to be told.
Testing computer vision algorithms, innovating systems construction, writing and improvising code, and working with brilliant people compels me towards steady and rapid ingenuity.
With a Management Consulting/Film Production BBA from the University of Notre Dame, I strive to optimize pipelines, solve problems, and exceed clients' expectations.
At Octi, we're changing the way the world creates and shares augmented reality content. I am responsible for gathering and processing gigabytes of training data for our state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. I prototype future products using Octi proprietary technology, After Effects, and Premiere in addition to creating marketing materials and video content for our users to experiment with. My focus is on developing an app that allows users of any skill level to apply professional-grade special effects in a fun and communicative way.
Presently studying Business Analytics with Harvard University. I'll remain fully employed with Octi in Hollywood during my studies. The Harvard Business Analytics Program is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS), the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).
While at Innovid, I managed and served videos and companion banners for AAA clients. Tasked with inheriting and transitioning the massive geographically targeted Lexus campaigns, I quickly abosrbed processes for executing VAST, 1x1, and banner ads. Innovid's integration offerings forced me to dig deep into analytics and as an account manager, I was frequently relied on to solve discrepancies and optimize performance mid-campaign. With my background in interactive HTML VPAID technology, Innovid allocated me to interactive-inclined clients such as Oculus Facebook, Western Governors University, LesSchwab Tires, HP, and Disney. I was reponsible for rendered VAST creative QA for Disney's non-interactive inventory. My ad campaigns gathered hundreds of millions of impressions.
As the Executive Interactive Producer of Fuisz Video, I was responsible for the execution of all interactive videos. My team created interactive experiences for clients such as Ford, Dell, Walmart, Showtime, Activision, Annheuser Busch, McDonald's, Calvin Klein, and Nestle. Our videos have gathered millions of impressions. I worked with the engineering and design teams to perfect our production software with a filmmaker's perspective. I assisted in designing a "tagger": which allowed users of any skill-level to track items/people in videos with state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. Towards the end of Fuisz Video's exciting existence, I became internationally client-facing as a campaign manager. We ran our interactive experiences as standalone HTML videos, VPAID Flash, VPAID.JS, and MRAID complete with third-party tracking. My team was also responsible for the QA of every video experience and the entire Fuisz proprietary creation platform.
As the sole Executive Production and Development intern of Fox 2000 Pictures, I provided coverage for scripts in Production or being considered for Production. I assisted in maintaining Production Books for the President and Vice President of Production, researched production and acting talent for upcoming films, and supported the office with administrative tasks. I provided coverage for The Fault in Our Stars, The Monuments Men, Poltergeist (2015),The Book Thief, The Counselor, and many more. I couldn't have been happier.
As the summer IT technician, I repaired and cleaned PCs and Macs, installed two computer labs by myself, imaged PCs via Windows Server, removed viruses, and aided in updating domain credentials.
At Luxion, I worked as a Business Administration and Software Tester intern. As a Business Administration intern, I generated reports from Salesforce.com, researched potential leads, and participated in a webinar with clients. As a Software Tester, I analyzed and assessed new implementations of bumpmapping rendering and tested new product features. I also assisted in anti-piracy efforts.
At the University of Notre Dame, I double majored in Business Management Consulting and Film Production. The Mendoza College of Business (rated #1 in the country by Bloomberg 2010-2014) taught me Lean Six Sigma, Agile Scrum, and Quantitative Decision Modeling. As an Advanced film student, I produced three short films including a horror film, a slap-stick comedy, and a documentary about wildfire victims. In the advanced film track, I became competent with RED cameras, Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut, dollies, jibs, lighting, directing, acting, editing, audio production, and sound design.
Product Manager and Operations at Octi