Meredith Kuzma

Documentary & Film Editor


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Video Editing
3 Echoes Productions, Mobile, AL
March 2019 - present

•Producing, filming, and editing broadcast commercials and other videos for nationally recognized brands, such as Home Depot, The Weather Channel, and Broan NuTone. 

•Filming and editing episodes of the telly award-winning web series, Checking in with Chelsea

•Editing social media videos and sponsor exposure reels from the television show Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford for Todayshomeowner.com.

•Using storytelling skills from my documentary background to produce, film, and edit short form promotional videos such as a recruiting video for a landscaping company, real estate videos for Anne Dorman, and promotional videos for the Baldwin County Board of Education. 

•Graphic design—creating online adlets as well as gifs to be used in PR and marketing materials. 

Lead Editor

Director of Photography, Drone Pilot, Editor

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Director, A Camera, and Editor

 

Freelance Work

Director, Producer, Editor, Photographer, Designer
2007-Present

 

Shot and Edited by Me - This is a travel video I made about my experience traveling to Israel with 4pm Media as a camera assistant.

Edited by Me - Freelance video editing project with San Francisco based company, Webflow.

I directed, shot, and edited this 12 part online video class on NFP for Pastoral Counseling Solutions.


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Full time Video Editor (with some producing work, writing, and camera assistant).
4pm Media, Fairhope AL
Dec 2017 - Dec 2018

•Lead Video Editor / Story Guru. Took documentary projects from idea to 3 act story structure, logging the footage in premiere and creating a story arc with interviews and b-roll.

•Assistant directing - worked with talent and clients to assist the director. Did some gaffing, some camera assistant and camera operator work (using Ursa Mini and Ursa Pro cameras by Blackmagic). Functioned as director’s “right hand man” on set.

•Photographer - took behind the scenes photos on several projects.

•Social Media - created and uploaded instagram stories to the 4pm account.

Lead Editor

Lead Editor, PA

Lead Editor, Camera Op

Lead Editor

Lead Editor, Sound Recording, PA

 

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Full time Videographer
Dynamic Catholic, Cinncinati OH
Feb 2017 - Dec 2017

•Pre-production - screened and interviewed potential subjects, compiled database of stories.

•Video editing - organized footage for a Bible Study program called The Turning Point, created multicam sequences in Premiere. Another video editing project was Best Advent Ever 2017.

•Consulted at weekly design meetings

•Ideation - conceptualized ideas for videos and shared with manager.

•Cinematographer - used the easy rig with the scarlet RED camera to shoot and edit Garys-Welcome-Story.

Lead Editor (click to play video)

Lead Editor (click to play video)

Lead Editor (click to play video)

Lead Editor (click to play video)

Lead Editor, Director of Cinematography (click to play video)

Lead Editor, Director of Cinematography (click to play video)


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Full time Lead Video Editor
Apostolate for Family Consecration, Bloomingdale OH
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

•Media Management on a server - tasked with ingesting, labeling, and organizing footage.

•Lead Video Editor - Responsible for editing the majority of AFC video projects, including the Be Not Afraid Family Hour (a 40 minute educational program made up of 5 segments) as well as all promotional web videos. Utilized Adobe Premiere’s multicam function in this role.

•Pre-Production - Consulted on projects, offering ideas and story structure options for videos, interview questions, etc.

•Cinematographer - created a lead for a video, pitched to manager, wrote interview questions, filmed the interview and b-roll, edited the final piece. Shot with GH4 cameras, edited with Premiere.

Lead Editor

Lead Editor

Lead Editor, Some Camera

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Lead Editor

 

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Freelance / Piloting Intern Program 2015
Likable Art, Fort Wayne IN

•Started as an intern, editing a Adobe Premiere multicam class (Couple to Couple League, Lead Editor for Class, Assistant Editor for Promotional Video, also Brandon Vogt Return Series - Lead Editor, Class and Promotional Video).

•Tested the intern curriculum being developed by Likable Art, adding more content and links.

•Assisted on shoots as a camera assistant.

•Ideation -  conceptualized ideas, shared and communicated them with my manager.

Editor

Editor

Script Writer


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Intern Summer 2014
Spirit Juice Studios, Chicago IL

•Started as an unpaid summer intern coming in twice a week. After the owner was impressed with my work, (such as editing this Annual Membership Meeting), he added a third day to my schedule and began to pay me.
•Worked as an assistant video editor on the emmy award winning project, Salve Regina.


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