I'm an Educator & Content Creator from Lakeland, FL. I aim to make a difference through through multiple emotional channels creating a dynamic transaction
My current research interests are studying changes in cinematic codes between two-dimensional and 360 cinematic spaces and how that impacts short-term learning behavior and cognitivism..
PhD in Digital Media: Texts and Technology Program | University of Central Florida
My current research interests are studying changes in cinematic codes between two-dimensional and 360 cinematic spaces and how that impacts short-term learning behavior and cognitivism.
M.F.A. in Web Design + New Media | Academy of Art University
B.S. in Communication | Pensacola Christian College
Tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media @ Florida Southern College
Feb 2012 - Present
Courses Taught: Web Design, User Experience Design, Principles of Game Design, Documentary
Storytelling, Media Foundations, Simulation and Cinematic VR
Producer/Director @ Nfocus Studios
Sep 2001 - Nov 2020
Develop creative strategies for client base. Create artwork and prepare assets for multimedia content.
Assistant Professor of Communication @ Crown College
Fall 2005 - Spring 2012
Courses Taught: Interactive Design, Digital Design, Video Short Form, Media Foundations, Perspectives in Communication, Media and Culture, Writing for Communication, Advertising Design, and Public Speaking. Supervise co-curricular campus radio and educational access television venues. Supervise campus newspaper. Direct the Reelie Film Festival. Coordinate all departmental purchases. Developed Digital Arts curriculum/program grew over 500 percent. Produce creative work in Digital Arts.
Digital Media Skills
Can offer a range of skills and techniques to help bring interactive experiences.
Creating 360 experiences disrupting previous senses and showcasing new spaces.
Establish creative direction for any film project. Extensive experience serving as a producer for short and long-form projects.
Embracing the latest trends in user research and innovative design built around individual needs of the user.
Extensive experience translating concepts into effective media strategies.
Experienced Wordpress CMS developer.
Writer/Director: (2020) “George Lowe.”- Mini-doc Film.
Weaving his twisty surrealist jabs, this documentary pays homage to George Lowe, who plays the voice of Space Ghost, chronicling his art obsessions and masterful voice talent as he strives to maintain a committed fanbase.
Official Selection: Gasparilla Int’l Film Festival, The Lower East Side Film Festival, Fort Myers Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival, Oregon Short Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, FLY Film Festival.
Producer: (2019) “¡Come!.”- Narrative Short
A 12-year-old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a Thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.
Official Selection: Sunscreen Film Festival, New Haven Film Festival, Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival.
Producer: (2018) “My Florida Home.”- Narrative Short
My Florida Home is a female driven film about guilt, redemption, and what it means to be unable to reconcile the past. From a formal perspective, this film attempts to compress and disorient space to place the audience within Andrea's psyche.
Official Selection: Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, Kansas International Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival.
Writer/Director/Cinematography/Editor: (2015) “No. 2: Story of the Pencil”- Documentary Feature
No.2, overlooked as a common tool, continues to lose dominance in a media saturated world. However, history tells a different story.
Awards: Best Documentary, Raintree International Film Festival. Best Director, Flagler Film Festival. Best Documentary, George Lindsey Film Festival. Third Place, Knoxville Film Festival.
Official Selection: Knoxville Film Festival, Louisville International Film Festival, Raintree International Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, Flagler Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival, Texas Independent Film Festival, George Lindsey Film Festival, Star Doc Festival Bronx Film Festival, Cinema on the Bayou.
Digital Distribution: No. 2 has streamed well over 1 million minutes on Amazon Prime in the US alone. Other distribution platforms such as Xfinity, Microsoft Store, Google Play, and iTunes and continue to garner international interest and impact.