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Christie Valdecantos

Christie Valdecantos

Multimedia Awesome, Active Explorer, Language Enthusiast

Los Angeles, California, USA

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.
Work History
  • April 2013 - Present

    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
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  • September 2010 - December 2010

    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
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  • February 2010 - May 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)
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • September 2009 - December 2009

    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
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  • 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
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  • September 2009 - December 2009

    Website Designer

    personal portfolio (website prototype)

    Designed website portfolio prototype using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
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  • February 2009 - May 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
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  • September 2008 - December 2008

    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
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  • February 2008 - May 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
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Education
  • B.A. Cinema & Television Arts - Multimedia Production

    California State University-Northridge

    2006 - 2010