Master of Fine Arts
Temple University 2012
Film and Media Arts
University of New Mexico 2007
"When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. So poetry becomes a philosophy to guide a man throughout his life." - Andrei Tarkovsky
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain
University of Colorado Denver
Employment Period: 2016 – Present
Position: Department of Theater, Film and Video Production; Lecturer
Courses: Sound for Film and Television; Production 1, Shooting Action; Horror in Cinema and Western Culture, International Horror Films and the U.S. Remake.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Employment Period: 2015 – Present
Position: Department of Journalism and Technical Communications; Affiliate Faculty
Courses: Audio Production; Audio for Video Production; Multimedia Journalism I; Multimedia Journalism II
Employment Period: 2009
Position: Teaching Assistant
Courses: Media Arts 1
Philadelphia Community Access Media
Teaching Artist for Art Factory, Docu-music video, Youth Media
Instructor, Introduction to Final Cut Pro for Mt. Airy Home School
Instructor, Introduction to Digital Video for Mt. Airy Home School
Colorado Technical University Online
Employment Period: 2015 – 2016
Position: General Education; Assistant Adjunct Professor
Courses: Digital Imaging; Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century; Western Civilization 1
Grants, Awards & Fellowships
2015, Cal Humanities CDP Research and Development Grant ($10,000)
2013 – 2014, Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant
2013, Bay Area Video Coalition MediaMaker Fellowship
2013, SOMArts N3 Media Fellow
2012, Comcast, Community Voices Contest Winner ($6,700)
2011, Philadelphia Film and Video Association Completion Grant ($1,000)
2011, Comcast, Project Open Voices ($15,000)
2011, Temple University Exhibition Grant ($500)
1999, Travel Grant, MSCD Club Funding Committee
Professional Associations and Service
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 111, 2014 - 2015
Bay Area Video Coalition, 2013
University Film and Video Association, 2012
Philadelphia Community Access Media, 2012
Philadelphia Film and Video Association, 2011 - 2012
Oakland Underground Film Festival, Volunteer, 2012
Temple FMA MFA Thesis Screenings, Curator, International House Philadelphia, 2011
MFA Association, Film and Media Arts, Temple University, 2009 - 2010
American Studies Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico, President, 2005 - 2006
Critical Cinema, Director, University of New Mexico, 2005 - 2007
Santa Cruz Film Festival, Volunteer, 2003
Founding member of 501(c)(3) Breakdown Book Collective and Community Space, Denver, 2002
Visualized: Messages in Motion Film and Video Festival, Co-founder, Denver, 2002
Political Science Association, President, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1998 - 2000
Cages • Writer/Director (short fiction film, in pre-production, Denver)
Pedicab Confessional • Director/Camera/Editor (2016, microdocumentary, commissioned by Rodale Inc., Denver)
Harvest Season/Between Places • Producer/Camera/Creative Consultant (documentary, in production, Stockton)
Braceros Oral History Project • Director/Camera/Editor (2014 -2017 microdocumentary series, Stockton)
Housing the Silver Tsunami • Director (2015, documentary, Denver)
Room to Breathe • Director of Community Engagement and Distribution (2014 documentary, San Francisco)
Overturn the Artifice • Director/Camera/Editor (2013 microdocumentary, San Francisco)
Dial Collect • Director/Camera/Editor (2013 microdocumentary, San Francisco)
Roy: Dream Catcher • Director/Producer/Camera/Editor/Sound Design (2012 documentary, Philadelphia/Albuquerque)
Love Philly Food • Producer/Director /Editor/Camera (2012 web series, Philadelphia)
New Mexico Real Estate Contract • Camera/Editor (2012 documentary, Albuquerque)
Lover’s Rock • Key Grip/Actor (2012 short film, Philadelphia)
Adios Muchacho • Director/Camera/Editor/Sound Design (2011 experimental documentary, Albuquerque)
Housekeeping by the Lake • Director/Editor/Camera (2011 music video, Philadelphia)
A Creation Story • Gaffer (2011 short film, Philadelphia)
Uncovered: New Mexico’s Farmworkers • Camera/Editor (2010 documentary, Albuquerque)
Flying J • Director/Camera/Editor/Sound Design (2009 experimental documentary, Denver/Philadelphia)
The Eye • Location Production Assistant (2007 feature, Albuquerque)
Dandelion • Director/Writer/Camera (2004 experimental short, Santa Cruz, CA)
Calypso Dreams • Editor (2003 documentary, Santa Cruz, CA)
Lovepirates • Colorist (2002 digital feature, Denver)
Julian’s Journey • Assistant Editor (2002 documentary, Denver)
Ninja Cheerleaders • Special Effects Editor (2002 feature, Denver)
Skin On the Drum • Director/Camera/Editor (2000 documentary, Denver/Seattle)
Media Production Experience
Pablo Agua Productions www.pabloagua.com – Various Locations 2002 – Present
Director, Video Editor, Director of Photography
Select Clients: Westword, Foodable Network, Oswego Creative, Drexel University, Berkeley Community Media, Sightly, Slanted Light, Barefoot Doctor Community Acupuncture, Citizen Effect, University of Pennsylvania, University of New Mexico, Women’s Campaign International, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, PhilaPOSH, Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, International Rett Syndrome Association; Visual Poetry Video Productions.
Sacred Planet Films www.roomtobreathefilm.com – San Francisco, CA 2013 – 2014
Director of Community Engagement and Distribution
Managed distribution, promotion, and community engagement for independent documentary film, Room to Breathe.
Wrote and designed screening “tool-kit”.
Designed and created marketing materials, managed online community and social media networks, maintained website, wrote press releases, and email newsletters.
Established and maintained relationships with outreach partners.
Assisted groups and organizations in hosting screenings.
Oversaw creation and fulfillment of home use DVD, researched and oversaw bringing the film to iTunes and Amazon.
Love Philly Food www.lovephillyfood.com – Philadelphia, PA 2011 – 2013
Director and Project Manager
Produce, direct, shoot, and edit short documentary webisodes for Love Philly Food, a project of Philly in Focus funded by Comcast’s Project Open Voice Initiative.
Design, in collaboration, marketing strategy for reaching the videos to targeted audiences and accruing business for featured restaurants.
NextFrame International Student Film Festival www.nextframe.org – Philadelphia, PA 2009 – 2011
Festival Director and Programmer
Curated festival program.
Maintained and developed relationships with sponsors and venues.
Managed development of marketing tools.
DigiTrek, Inc – Greenwood Village, CO 1999 – 2002
Video Editor; Camera Operator
Edited video for diverse range of clients
Compressed video formats for web, CD and DVD.
Maintained DigiTrek web site and created HTML based graphic CD’s.
Duplicated between formats, including DigiBeta, BetaCam SP, DV, MiniDV, HI 8, Digital 8, 3/4”, S- VHS, VHS and D-2.
Production skills: camera operator, sound operator; lighting, and grip.
Trained interns and various clients on editing systems and dubbing procedures.
Provided on-site editing for 2001 NHL All-Star Game and 2002 Microsoft Global Business Convention.
Select Clients: AT&T Broadband; QWEST; Medical Simulation Corporation; HIP Consulting: Western Digital; National Hockey Association; Microsoft; RE/MAX; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; ESPN; Denver Broncos; Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Familiar with multiple audio, video digital recording devices, and a few film cameras • Lighting for film/video • Web development and maintenance • Graphic design • Hardware and software trouble shooting and maintenance • Mac and PC fluent • Basic network administration • Social Media.
Fluency In: Working Proficiency In:
Adobe Audition Pro Tools
Adobe Premiere Adobe Illustrator
Final Cut Pro File Maker Pro
Microsoft Office Adobe After Effects
Adobe InDesign Soundtrack
Compressor Adobe Photoshop
WordPress Blackboard Learn