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Stephen Hewitt

69 Gordon St., Somerville, MA

401.338.9787 | shewitt22@gmail.com

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Summary:

Cross-functional, multi-talented, media professional with 7+ years of experience in digital media production as a Producer and Editor. Specializes in content development and digital workflow management.

Education:

Emerson College, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                 2014

Masters of Fine Arts – Media Art, Documentary

·       Thesis documentary acquired for international distribution

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI                                                                                                                  2009

Bachelor of Arts – Film Media Studies

·       URI President’s Award - Excellence in Film Media

·       First place winner in documentary - URI Visualizations Film Festival

Professional Experience:

Documented World, Boston, MA                                                                                                            2011 – Present

Producer / Director / Editor

·      In development for Algorithmic (w.t.), a documentary dissecting the influence of algorithmic processes on our daily experience of culture, news, and consumer activity.

·      Directed Living Small, documentary on the Tiny House Movement, distributed by Janson Media on Amazon Prime Video and in multiple markets worldwide – In-flight viewing on Qatar Airways

·      Produced “Providence Streetcar Initiative” campaign for the Providence Department of Planning and Development

Cooking With One Hand with David Vos – Mashable.com Web Series                                        Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Assistant Editor

·      Identified major production and post-production workflow inefficiencies and implemented overhauls achieving 25% efficiency increase

·      Salvaged compromised raw footage, processing it into industry standard formats for use in broadcast programming

Hewitt Keller, Boston, MA                                                                                                            Sept 2015 – Dec 2015

Co-Founder / Creative Director

·      Launched creative agency providing multimedia services to local Christian churches and organizations

·      Produced series of testimonial videos for Reunion Christian Church, Boston, MA 

Vital Pictures, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                         2015

Associate Producer / Editor

·      Associate Producer and Assistant Editor for upcoming Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary Coming of Age in Aging America

·      Negotiated archival media buys for 15% budgetary savings

·      Lead Editor for “Resilience” web series created for Harvard Center On the Developing Child

Bellwether Initiative, Boston, MA                                                                                                                    2014 - Present

Founder / Creative Director

·      Developed and launched website providing creative business-planning tools for filmmakers

·      Created original business visualization tools and repurposed existing open source resources

WGBH, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                                       2014

National Content Development Intern – Lifestyles and Special Projects

·      Researched and developed project proposal for Minimalist America – series about minimalist living

·      Directed research influencing critical decision making for the series Movable Feast

·      Production Assistant on the set of Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac 

Emerson College, Boston, MA                                                                                                                    2012 – 2014

Broadcast Engineer

·      Led research project in collaboration with Fox News Technical Department to inform modernization of The Emerson Channel broadcast infrastructure

·      Installed and maintained media infrastructure for The Emerson Channel and school facilities, film and video equipment for Emerson Equipment Distribution Center

Principle Pictures, Boston, MA                                                                                                                               2013

Editing / Production Intern

·      Coordinated translation/transcription process for feature documentary What Tomorrow Brings and completed assistant editor tasks for post-production of feature documentaries

·      Production Assistant for Sundance selected feature documentary The Internet's Own Boy

Pixability, Cambridge, MA                                                                                                                              2009 – 2010

Video Editor

·      Achieved reputation as "fixer," successfully editing complex videos after previous editors failed to meet demanding requirements

·      Attained client-facing accountability, enabling management to route client communication directly to editor

Skills:

·      MAC OSX

·      Windows

·      Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·      HTML/CSS

·      Final Cut Pro 7, X

·      Avid Media Composer

·      Premiere Pro CC

·      After Effects CC

·      Photoshop CC

·      Filemaker Pro

·      Basic Python

·      Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and more)

·      Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking