I am the Video Project Manager at BPOC (Balboa Park Online Collaborative) in San Diego, California. Our organization collaborates with about 27 institutions (and counting) within and beyond Balboa Park. Being a small and young organization with very newly offered video services I take care of every element of video production with one part time assistant and the occasional supplemental intern while also managing many of our media projects.
I am also a video installation artist working with various display technologies and production approaches, my artist site. I really enjoy working with dancers and performance artists as these types of collaborations give me space to rethink the ways in which we represent an experience through experimental modes of documentation and the use of consumer technology.
At BPOC we work with a Panasonic HMC150 and Canon 5D with a Zoom h4n recorder, switching between these two cameras depending upon the demands of the job. We edit primarily in Premiere, occasionally in AVID, and I am a long time Final Cut fan up until the collapse last year (I still run it on my home system). I love geeking out about equipment and software.
I am also very engaged in applications of consumer video technology like iPhones, flip cams, handicams in the museum context. I like getting cameras into the hands of the subjects to reconsider how to gather good content. I am doing a lot of training in these methods with one of my current projects at BPOC, Conservation Reel. I will be doing a workshop at MW on using consumer technology to produce content for Conservation Reel.
And finally, I am very excited to meet more people in our field to create an awesome community of media producers!
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