Work Experience

Post-Production Editor, Owner
Andromeda Post

May 2016 - Present

  • Established freelance post-production company to help clients tell their stories using video

  • Deliver projects within established deadlines and time constraints

  • Create original work from concept to final showing

Office Manager / Social Media Manager
Exposition Flooring Design Center

June 2020 - Present

Museum Educator
Adler Planetarium

February 2015 - May 2020 (Let go due to the Covid-19 pandemic)

  • Engage visitors in the interactive exhibits and in conversation and learning, empowering them to follow their own path of learning

  • Develop and facilitate Young Explorer Mondays, which is a program where children 2-8 can learn through playing and observing with their senses

  • Train, research, and prototype new programs and techniques

  • Train new Facilitators in the programs and the Historic Atwood Experience

  • Greet visitors on the museum floor, give them directions, answer questions, and provide information about the museum

Cookie Cupboard Manager / Retail Shop Associate
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana

February 2020 - March 2020

February 2019 - April 2019

  • Manage inventory of eight cookie varieties both physical and online 

  • Work with the retail team to provide service to customers 

  • Keep an organized workstation even during the busiest moments 

  • Contact customers about online orders via phone or e-mail to ensure speedy service when they arrive for pick-up

 
Intern
Guy Bauer Productions

February 2016 – May 2016

  • Learned professional import and assembly method

  • Gained experience crafting stories pertinent to the corporate realm

  • Met tight editing deadlines and applied notes within the time frame

  • Learned how to use new programs and techniques

Museum Services Staff
Adler Planetarium

August 2014 – January 2015

  • Greeted visitors on the museum floor, gave them directions, answered questions, and provided information about the museum.

  • Checked tickets and helped control crowds at the theaters, as well as seating and assisting the ticket holders

  • Monitored assigned area to provide security to visitors and staff

Administrative Assistant
Exposition Flooring Design Center, Inc.

December 2013 – December 2014

  • Kept the office’s paperwork filed and easily accessible

  • Worked with the sales team to organize files and switch paperwork over for the new year

  • Engaged with customers when they entered the store or called in

Film Work

Internal Videos for A.T. Kearney
editor, sound, color, titles

A.T. Kearney provides me with the raw files from product reviews, presentations, and events and I produce short videos to show their employees and clients.

 

Length: 0:20 - 5 minutes

Total of 12 videos.
Genre: Corporate

Trained
co-producer, editor, sound, color, titles

Emma suffers from 'Siderodromophilia' She cannot get aroused unless she is on or around moving trains in Chicago. Her boyfriend Jake is desperately trying to normalize her, but she keeps pulling him into her tortured world.

Year: 2019
Length: 18 minutes
Genre: Drama, Short Film

Writer and Director: Yuri Rutman

Producer: Yuri Rutman and Scott Drucker

Director of Photography: Scott Drucker

Editor: Rebecca Berger and Sheila Patterson

Grandma Ruari
director, producer, editor, sound, color

"Dear Youtube people, I would like to tell you I am a real grandma. Janet will tell you differently, but she is just upset I punched her at bridge club and called her nightgown ugly. Please watch Becky's videos. She has worked a lot on them. Thank you, Grandma Ruari XOXO done"

Year: 2018 - 2019

Length: multiple episodes, 1-15 minutes each (most under 10 minutes)

Genre: Comedy, Youtube series

Content Resource Videos for Adler Planetarium
editor, sound, color, titles

Series of videos detailing how to use various astronomical instruments. Videos 1-4: Astrolabes

 

Year: 2018

Length: 5-18 minutes

Genre: Training, Science, Informational

Drunk Science
director, producer, editor, sound, color, titles

An enthusiastic host performs simple experiments and then humorously explains the science behind the result, all while visibly drunk.

Year: 2016

Length: 4 episodes, 6-10 minutes each

Genre: Science, Education, Comedy, Youtube series

The Twenty-First Year: Kickstarter Video
editor, sound, color, titles

Twenty-First Year is a web series following the life of Samantha Perry. On the outside she’s a regular college student, but through her vlog, we see the magic and darkness secretly threatening her life. Magic corrupted her mother, eventually leading to her death. Now Sam seems to be set on the same path with no chance of stopping. [Discontinued]

Year: 2017

Length: 4 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Web series

Internal Videos for Compass Minerals
editor, sound, color, titles

Compass Minerals provided me with the raw files from some corporate question and answer events and their town hall meetings. I edited down the footage to create something they can post in their ethernet system for the employees.

 

Length: 0:02 - 1 hour

Total of 7 videos.
Genre: Corporate

Stuck
editor

In the near future, a woman who has not moved on from her mother's death is unable to ignore her fear of leaving her home when a small robot becomes stuck in the mud outside of her window.

 

Year: 2017
Length: 16 min
Genre: Science Fiction

Writer and Director: Justin Otsuka
Producer: Katherine Elmore
Director of Photography: Alex Halstead
Production Designer: Bry Liggins
Editor: Rebecca Berger

Big Red
editor

A woman takes control of her life after the death of her husband.

 

Year: 2016
Length: 6 min
Genre: Drama

Writer and Director: Kristin Beal
Producer: Alina Kiseleva
Director of Photography: Austin Anglin
Production Designer: Wei Ting Chang
Editor: Rebecca Berger

Short Films for Guy Bauer Productions Spring 2016 Internship
post-production intern

:15 - 5 minute shorts, Most were drafts and finals for client review.

HotQuant April 2016 Tutorials

I edited a series of video tutorials for the client. I was given the raw footage and trimmed down the fat to create a precise video, as well as, sync the video from the computer monitor. I also did a basic color and sound pass on the final deliverable.

 

Length: 1.5 - 3 hours
Total of 8 videos
Genre: Tutorial

Virtual Pet
editor

A virtual pet trapped in a handheld video game declares his intent to overthrow the human race after he is neglected and abandoned by the young girl who owns him.


Year: 2016
Length: 5 min
Genre: Comedy

Writer and Director: Sean Hills
Based on the Short Story by Andrew Buttermore
Producer: Katherine Elmore
Director of Photography: Alex Halstead
Production Designer: Nathan Fraiser
Editor: Rebecca Berger

The Busker
assistant editor

A toiling street musician who enters the shadowed world of an old Blues musician, only to become cursed by the man’s guitar. It’s a twist on an old folk tale, taking from a rich history with a touch of supernatural.

Year: 2015

Length: 15 min

Genre: Drama

Director: Ross Moore

Producer: Max Ginkel

Writer: Austin Mills

Director of Photography: Bret Hamilton

Production Designer: Jake Kuchenbecker

Editor: Sean Maymon

True Story
editor, co-director

A short documentary about comic book artist Art Baltazar.


Year: 2014
Length: 8 min
Genre: Documentary

Directors, Writers, and Producers: Rebecca Berger and Tony Soldo
Editor: Rebecca Berger

Start?
editor, co-sound, color

A short student film about living inside of a video game.


Year: 2014
Length: 5 min
Genre: Fantasy

Writer/Director: Kristen Fidler
Co-writer: Sydne Gernaat
Producer: Amanda Diaz
Editor: Rebecca Berger

Technology and Other Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
  • Premiere Pro

  • Audition

  • After Effects

  • Photoshop

  • Media Encoder

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

Microsoft Office 365
  • Word

  • Excel

  • Powerpoint

Windows PC and Mac OS
Other Technology​
  • DaVinci Resolve 12

  • Pro Tools 10

  • Google Drive

Other Skills
  • Sewing

    • Costumes​

    • Plush

    • Dresses and clothes

    • Ask!

  • Crochet​

  • Lego Building

Education

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, Cinema Arts + Science, Post-Production

Graduated May 2016

Relevant Classes taken:

Advanced Editing Seminar: Edited a Grad Student’s short film

Internship (Spring 2016 Semester): Guy Bauer Productions; Chicago, IL
Editing the Practicum: Edited a Grad Student’s thesis project and short film

Editing the Short Form: Created ads and short videos using found and original footage

Cinema Color I: Color graded short films using DaVinci Resolve

Editing seminar: Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, August 2014

Editing I and II: Worked in Avid using found footage to make unique short films

Post-Production Audio I: Worked in Pro Tools 10 to create unique soundtracks

Moving Image Production I and II: Created short films from concept to final showing ​

Moving Image Arts: Analyzed films to discover a deeper understanding​

Study in Film Aesthetics-Video Game Cinema: Analyzed films and compared them to the video game format​

Topics in Editing-Action Editing: Analyzed action films to see how the scenes were edited

Studies in Film Genre-The Drive-in Movie: Discussed how the drive-in movie shaped the movie-going experience

Music for Cinema:​ Discussed what music supervisors do when finding music

Volunteer

Moderator
AUTHOR/ARTIST SUPERNATURAL WRITING COLLABORATION 

September 2016 - Present

  • Coordinates numerous writers and artists to make sure they are updated and stay on schedule

  • Manages the group tumblr page by informing followers of upcoming deadlines and events

  • Answers questions from participants in a concise and efficient manner

Office Clerk/Video Editor
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana

April 2018 - January 2019

  • Organizes the file storage area

  • Work on creating a streamlined, organized filing system including filing the backlog of paperwork

  • Consolidate the storage areas

  • Short in-house videos featuring the girls and their work

Chief Copy Editor
EDDA Art & Literary Magazine, Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School

September 2009 – May 2012

  • Worked closely with teachers to create magazine featuring art and writing from the student body

  • Made executive decisions on what went into the award winning magazine

  • Created posters and commercials to advertise and increase buyers and readership

Certifications

Doane Observatory
Adler Planetarium

May 2015, Renewed June 2016

Historic Atwood Sphere
Adler Planetarium

Fabruary 2015

Awards

Dean's List
Columbia College Chicago

Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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