Education

Master of Fine Arts

Temple University 2012

Film and Media Arts

 

Masters Degree

University of New Mexico 2007

American Studies

 

Media Projects

"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

Educator

“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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Temple University

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

 

 

Filmography (select)

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.

Managed interns.

 

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.

 

Skills

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

Canvas

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