- Resume -

Education

​De Anza College     September 2018 - June 2020

  • Took courses in TV Studio Production, Directing for Film/TV, Video Production, Nonlinear Editing, Lighting for Film/TV, Screenwriting Levels I & II, 16mm Film, Intermediate Digital Film/Video Production I, Advanced Screenwriting Workshop I, and Nonfiction Documentary Workshop I

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Film Production, December 2019

San Jose State University     September 2020 - Present

  • Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Film Production

University of British Columbia     September 2020 - Present

  • Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in English, Literature and Language

Core Qualifications

Photography & Videography

 

Adobe Creative Suite

English, German, and Vietnamese Languages

Leadership

Piano and Guitar

Screenwriting

 

Strategic Planning & Decision Making​

Creativity

Efficient and Attentive to Detail

Computer and Internet Skills

Work Experience

Flaws of an Everlasting Memory LLC

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

 

Director, Executive Producer, and Writer   April 2020 - Present

  • Motivate and guide actors to achieve the best performance from the scene

  • Coordinating crew members, talent, producers, music composer, and post production staff to ensure the creative goals are shared and achieved

  • Revise and continue development of the script while working with producers to bring the Vietnamese translation true to its culture

  • Sourcing and securing funds by reaching out to potential investors, donors, and sponsors

Bay Area Video Coalition

San Francisco, CA

 

Bridges Fellow   September 2020 - December 2020

  • Develop an understanding of media literacy and how it affects the targeted audience

  • Participate in career workshops to learn about the challenges of the media industry in Hollywood and how to get into the industry

  • Create media for clients under supervision and communicating with supervisors to ensure the intended purpose is met

  • Develop an understanding for social issues and how to use visual mediums to bring awareness to these issues

The Nomad Trilogy

Remote

 

Associate Producer   July 2020 - Present

  • Prepare marketing, fundraising, and distribution materials for director Rob Nilsson

  • Securing financing for the trilogy through donor requests, investment letters, and grant writing

  • Development in pitch deck and press kit, and research on targeted audience trends to match their interests for these films

  • Assist with promotions and utilize Adobe Creative Cloud software and Wix to expand targeted audience awareness

Freelance

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

 

Director, Producer, and Screenwriter   January 2019 - Present

  • Motivate and work with actors to produce the best performance

  • Prepare and conduct rehearsals

  • Writing and interpreting the script to create interesting realms of storytelling through visualization

  • Develop a shooting schedule and secure location for filming

  • Determine budgeting and funding for the film shoot

  • Collaborate with crew and talent on different visions and resolving potential issues that occur on set

Freelance

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

 

Photographer and Photo Editor   October 2019 - Present

  • Plan and coordinate the photoshoot with the client to fulfill professional or artistic needs

  • Properly light the talent with reflectors, lighting equipment, and natural light in certain location conditions

  • Determine the framing and composition of the image and choose props and clothing combinations to achieve desired results

  • Retouch and enhance the image's sharpness and color on Photoshop while resizing the image in small and large sizes to accommodate for all media uses

Volunteer Experience

Ripples Foundation

Frisco, TX

 

Photo, Video, and Web Content Editor   November 2019 - July 2020

  • Writing blog posts and marketing copy to promote TeaNotes products

  • Proofreading, re-structuring and editing content with SEO optimization and keyword use

  • Coordinate with the CEO and the team members to identify photography and marketing needs

  • Organize and edit both photos and videos in the highest quality from Africa

Free World Associates

Remote

 

Voices of San Quentin

Remote

 

Video Editor   February 2020

  • Input images and graphics while ensuring smooth running

  • Review edited promotional material and cooperate with the client to revise the editing of the scenes

  • Follow the book promotional guidelines and solve technical issues on editing text with motion

Graphic Designer   June 2020 - August 2020

The #StopSanQuentinOutbreak campaign is an effort to raise awareness about the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus at San Quentin State Prison, after the recent transfers of over 120 incarcerated persons from CIM prison - a known "hot spot." As of 7/01, 1,121 people have been infected with COVID-19. My goal as a graphic designer is to design posts that align with the recordings from my director who is taking a stand in this project. My responsibilities include:

  • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Sketch)

  • Design layouts, including selection of colors, images, and typefaces

  • Coordinating with the director to fulfill the design as wished while incorporating unique ideas that support the recorded audio

  • Reviewing final layouts and make improvements when necessary
     

My work for graphic design can be seen in the posts in the Instagram handle below:

https://www.instagram.com/voicesofsanquentin/

Organizations

Army JROTC Program

August 2014 - May 2018

Marksmanship Commander, Club Treasurer, Military Ball Coordinator, Company Commander, & Battalion Commander

UNICEF Club

August 2017 - April 2018

Student Member

Disney Dreamers Academy

March 2018

Student Member

De Anza SMPTE Student Chapter

January 2019 - December 2020

Club Secretary

De Anza Art Guild

September 2019 - December 2019

Student Member

Women in Business - San Jose State University

August 2020 - Present

Student Member

Filmmaker's Society - San Jose State University

August 2020 - Present

Student Member

Kappa Delta - Gamma Iota Chapter

September 2020 - Present

Active Member

Mentors@De Anza

February 2021 - March 2021

Mentor

Phi Kappa Phi

March 2021 - Present

Student Member

Awards & Honors

Marksmanship Sharpshooter Badge

National Sojourners Award

Superior Cadet Award (Twice!)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Art Contest 2nd Place in State

Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Non Commissioned Officers Association Award

AMVETS Award

Top 9 4D Artist for

"To Be Honest Today" Mental Health

Art Contest

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxxf-cpD78/

Chadwick Okamoto Award

De Anza Transfer Scholarship

Wagner Memorial Scholarship