Resume

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RICHARD DIAZ’S RESUME

*Abridged Version

MEDIA PROJECTS – Clients listed in alphabetical order. Projects dates ranged from 2000 to present. Ask for details if needed.

  • AED – Instructional Video – Digital Cinematographer – Green Screen and B-Roll.
  • AgentCasts – Promotional Realtor Video – Digital Cinematographer.
  • Akos Straub WIND Radio – Digital Cinematographer, Editor – Video at WIND radio Chicago.
  • Alliance For Water Efficiency – Director, Producer, Digital Cinematographer, Editor.
  • Alpha Review Corporation – Promotional Video – Editor, Digital Cinematographer, Graphics Designer, Web Video Compression.
  • Alpha Review Corporation – Trade Show Video – Editor, Digital Cinematographer, Graphics Designer, DVD Authoring.
  • Centegra Health Systems – Digital Cinematographer, Editor.
  • Chicago University – Student Projects Event – Editor.
  • College Of Lake County – Recruitment Video – Digital Cinematographer, Editor, DVD Authoring, and Web Compression.
  • Educational Tours – Promotional Video – Digital Cinematographer – Washington DC B-Roll.
  • Ferris State University – Donor Video – Editor, Graphics Designer, DVD Authoring.
  • InstaBronze – Instructional Video – Co-Director, Producer, Digital Cinematographer, Editor, Graphics Designer, DVD Authoring.
  • ITW – Instructional Video – Editor, Graphics Designer, DVD Authoring, Web Video Compression.
  • LEAD – Digital Cinematographer, Co-Editor.
  • Loyola University – Event Shooter for Loyola Speaker Series.
  • Loyola University – School Video on the Medical and Business Schools – Digital Cinematographer.
  • Loyola University – Various School Campaign Videos – Recruitment, Departments, etc. – Digital Cinematographer.
  • Loyola University – B-roll Digital Cinematographer for television commercial campaign.
  • North Park University – Digital Cinematographer.
  • Options And Advocacy – Not For Profit Video – Digital Cinematographer.
  • Rose Paving – Promotional Video – B-Roll Digital Cinematographer.
  • Smithsonian Institute – Educational Video For Triceratops Exhibit – Editor, Graphics Designer (non-3D graphics).
  • Spoken: A Dance Company – Promotional video – Director, Cinematographer, Editor.
  • Zevro – Trade Show Video – Editor, Graphics Designer, DVD Authoring.
  • Zevro – Commercials (two total) – Editor, Graphics Designer, Music Composition.

FILM PROJECTS

  • KILLER TALK (2017) – Feature Film – Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor. Currently in Pre-Production.
  • ELLA GETS A PROMOTION ? (2016) – Short Film – Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor. Currently playing in film festivals. Official selection of the Manhattan Short Film Festival and the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • NO WITNESSES (2016) – Short Film – Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor. Currently in film festivals.
  • NOSE HAIR & PEANUTS (2014) – Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor.
  • THE LAST OPTION – (2010) Short Film – Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor.
  • THE INTERROGATION – (2009) Short Film – Co-Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor.
  • DISTORTION – (2009) Feature Film – Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, and Cinematographer.
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH – (2007) Promotional Trailer – Producer, Co-Screenwriter, 2nd Unit Director, and B Camera Shooter.
  • BROKEN ECHOES – (2004) Short Film – Producer, Second Unit Cinematographer, Editor.
  • THE SKYWALKERS – (2002) Short Film – Co-Producer, Editor.
  • REEL CINEMA – (2002) Vision Pictures – Short Film – Editor.
  • MACBETH BEHIND THE MADNESS – (2001) Documentary – Director, Producer, Shooter, Editor.
  • MACBETH – (2000) Promotional Trailer – Producer, B Camera, Editor
  • DROP OFF – (1996) Promotional Trailer – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.

CURRENT EDITING SYSTEM

Apple MacBook Pro Retina – 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive.

Apple MacBook Air – 11 inch Field Laptop for backing up footage – 1.6GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 256GB Hard Drive.

Several portable hard drives including a LACIE 2TB Thunderbolt drive to back up HD and 4K footage from XQD cards during shoots.

I use Adobe Creative Cloud for Post Production needs.

  • Adobe Premiere CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Lightroom CC
  • Photoshop CC
  • Encore CC
  • Encoder CC
  • and more

Go to the GEAR page to see the equipment I have.

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago – Bachelor’s Degree 1996 – Film Major/Liberal Arts Degree. Classes ranged from Film Production, Video Production, Documentary Production, Editing, Lighting, Film and Video Theory, Film and Video History, Screenwriting, Acting, etc.

AWARDS

2016 Accolade Global Film Competition Winner Award Of Merit – Ella Gets A Promotion?

2014 Telly Award for Best Fund Raising video – Options And Advocacy

2004 Silver Summit Creative Award – Educational Tours Video.

Midwest Independent Film Festival – Broken Echoes – Nominated for six awards including “Best Dramatic Film of 2004”. Won two.

Chicago Community Cinema – William Shakespeare’s Macbeth – Won for “Best Trailer of 2001”.

Fourth Annual FilmCon – The Skywalkers – Won for “Best Film”.

Indie Incubator Festival – The Last Option – Second Place Prize for “Best Of The Festival”

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