Christie Valdecantos
Christie Valdecantos
Multimedia Awesome, Active Explorer, Language Enthusiast
 
 
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A multi-skilled media artist experienced in photography, film/video production, media writing, and web, graphic, interactive design.

I am motivated by life-long learning and adventure, personal development and achievement, and by empowering lasting change and passion into the lives of others!

On my free time, I photograph life, exercise and go on recreational outings, read inspirational books, listen to international music, and study languages.
Experience
Web & Social Media Associate
@Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Researches and develops insightful stories and media to post, monitors the online community and interactions, and brainstorms marketing campaigns to raise brand awareness

Job Skills & Abilities: Research, writing, and communication skills; Be patient and persistent, respectful and responsible, imaginative and collaborative
Location
Arcadia, CA
Dates
April 2013 - Present
Game Programmer & Artist
@GooZapper (Flash ActionScript game)
2D Flash game, controlled by arrow keys, avoid flying into deadly objects, win by reaching finish line

• Created art and animation using Adobe Illustrator and Flash
• Programmed game elements using Adobe Flash ActionScript 3.0
Location
California State University-No
Dates
September 2010 - December 2010
Producer & Director
@CSUN Beatdown (podcast episode)
Team Members: Christie Valdecantos, Daniel Allington, Max Bickelhaupt

Promotional video for the CSUN Beatdown session offered at the Fitness Center

• Met with the Operations Coordinator and planned out details to properly promote the session
• Consistently kept client and associates up-to-date on progress of podcast
• Promoted podcast using viral marketing (i.e. email, Youtube, Myspace, Facebook)
Location
California State University-No
Dates
February 2010 - May 2010
Videographer & Editor
@CSUN Acasola (promotional video)
Team Members: Christie Valdecantos, Jillian Crab, Natalia Ramirez, Dan Zimmerman

Promotional video for CSUN's acapella group "Acasola"

• Recorded scenes during rehearsals, interludes, and performances for behind-the-scenes content
• Edited shots on Avid Studio
Location
California State University-No
Dates
February 2010 - May 2010
Storywriter, Animator & Artist
@Paint and Paper Reverie (Flash short)
Flash short about making friends and working together to create amazing art

• Created art and animation using Adobe Illustrator and Flash
• Produced DVD main menu with movie, game, and special features via Flash
Location
California State University-No
Dates
February 2010 - May 2010
Producer
@RMG Cakes (website proposal)
Produced the Development & Pre-Production proposal package for the potential RMG Cakes website

• Researched client background and assessed the need, goal, and objectives
• Pitched treatment with storyboards for website prototype
• Devised schedule on Microsoft Project and budget on Excel
• Wrote Client Approval and Sign-Off forms
Location
California State University-No
Dates
September 2009 - December 2009
Scriptwriter
@Making Sense of Time (industrial media script)
Industrial script suggesting the utilization of an educational video to solve an organizational problem within a company

• Pitched an educational video program concept on ideas to stay organized
• Presented content outline, treatment, and script to class
Location
California State University-No
Dates
September 2009 - December 2009
Website Designer
@personal portfolio (website prototype)
Designed website portfolio prototype using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
Location
California State University-No
Dates
September 2009 - December 2009
Producer
@Stress Dispenser (commercial)
Team Members: Christie Valdecantos, Patricia Colbert, Shirley Doitch, Amy Ruiz, Jon Scarlett

Commercial video for Well Kneaded Massage

• Casted actors through LAcasting.com, managed licenses and legalities
• Supervised filming and editing, main liaison to client, cast, and crew
Location
California State University-No
Dates
February 2009 - May 2009
Producer
@The Watch (short film)
Team Members: Christie Valdecantos, Ryo Morita, Steve Stanton, Ernie Vasquez, Cyle Zezotarski

A newly-wed couple, in the clutches of poverty, find a magical time-stopping watch. The husband becomes fixated with his new power and loses connection with his wife. In the end, he must realize what is most important to him.

• Casted actors, acquired props and equipment, managed budget and legalities
• Supervised filming, captured scene shots and B-roll images for production package
Location
California State University-No
Dates
September 2008 - December 2008
Scriptwriter
@Brave Sameth and Loyal Aidan (script)
Story about betrayal, war between kingdoms, grand adventure, mixed alliances, learning to trust again, growing-up, combat & weapons vs. mind & technology, test of friendship, and doing what's right.

• Pitched story concept, plot points, and character development to class for critique
Location
California State University-No
Dates
February 2008 - May 2008
Education
B.A. Cinema & Television Arts - Multimedia Production
@California State University-Northridge
Dean's List: 5 semesters, Major GPA: 3.5

Prep Courses: Introduction to Mass Communications, TV-Film Aesthetics, Fundamentals of Film Production, Foundations of Media Writing, History of American Cinema

Major Courses: Design of Media Message, New Directions of Electronic Media Systems, Writing for Industrial Media, Corporate & Instructional Media, Computing for Multimedia, Interactive Multimedia, Multimedia Design & Production

Relevant Courses: Black & White Photography, Advertisement Photography, Promotional Video & Commercial Production
Location
Northridge, CA
Dates
August 2006 - December 2010