The Portal

Title: The Portal

Assignment: Chase scene project

Narrative: A thief takes a student’s book bag. The ensuing chase lands them in another world.

***

Producers: Lindsay Duke and Lydia Thomas

Directors: Lindsay Duke and Lydia Thomas

Story: Lindsay Duke

Talent: Whitney Gross and Nicki Mannion

Editors: Lydia Thomas and Lindsay Duke

Music/Sound: University of North Texas RTVF Music Library

Calling the Shots

Title: Calling the Shots [Rough Footage]

Topic: Denton coffee scene

Angle/Approach: To stir up interest in Denton’s independent coffee houses by asking Dentonites which coffee shops and drinks they enjoy most, expert discussion of what goes into making coffee drinks, and a demonstration of how to make favorite drinks at home.

***

Writer, Director, Producer: Lydia Thomas

Host: Tamara Stein

Crew: RTVF 3220 Spring 2010 class

Guests: Leslie Baldwin, Whitney Gross, Alyssa Helfrich (formerly Flores)

Music: University of North Texas RTVF Music Library

Special Thanks: University of North Texas RTVF Department, Mr. Martin, the entire Spring 2010 RTVF 3220 class, and my Hope FC church and homegroup. Could not have done it without any of you!

Softhearts Getaways and Get Togethers Promotional Video

Title: Softhearts Getaways and Get Togethers Promotional Video

Topic: A retreat ministry based in Andrews, Texas

Angle/Approach: To promote Softhearts Getaways and Get Togethers through a documentary-style conversation with founders Joni Bain Reese and Teresa Gross, photo montages of past retreats, and original music.

***

Producers: Softhearts Getaways and Get Togethers, Lydia Thomas

Director: Lydia Thomas

Assistant Director: Whitney Gross

Editors: Lydia Thomas, Emily Guiriceo

Photos: Joni Bain Reese and Teresa Gross

Music: Joni Bain Reese

Resume for Lydia Thomas

Objective:
To obtain a job as a production assistant or camera operator for a video production company or television station and to advance to greater responsibilities and challenges as I grow in experience.

Summary of Qualifications:

· Excellent skills setting up and breaking down equipment at production sites

· Superior skills in organization and creative problem solving

· Outstanding skills operating a camera

Education:

B.A. Radio, Television and Film August 2011

· University of North Texas August 2009 – August 2011

· Collin College January 2006 – May 2008

Relevant Experience:

Freelance Production Assistant

February 2013

Black and White Productions

Denton, Texas

· Setting up and securing an RCA cable for an engagement proposal

· Shadowed videographer to ensure his uninhibited mobility

 

PBS Schedule Editor

August 2011 – February 2013

FYI Television, Inc.

Grand Prairie, Texas

· Creating, editing and updating PBS schedules from stations around the country for television listings guides

· Proof-reading other editors’ schedules

· Communicating with stations concerning late schedules, schedule discrepancies and listings errors

 

Producer, Director

February 2012 – March 2012

Softhearts Getaways

Andrews, Texas

· Producing, directing, filming and editing a promotional video for a retreat ministry

· Coordinating production details, including equipment rental, location and logistics

· Filming the co-directors talking about their ministry

· Editing footage, photos and original music into a two-minute promotional video

 

Production Assistant

November 2009 – February 2012

Black and White Productions

Denton, Texas

· Setting up, running, and breaking down production equipment

· Capturing high-quality wedding ceremony and reception footage

· Capturing “b-roll” footage to accentuate highlights videos

· Ensuring equipment and personnel are prepped for a project

 

Technician

September 2010 – August 2011

University of North Texas Union

Denton, Texas

· Setting up, running and breaking down audio-visual equipment for Union classes and events

· Operating scheduling software

· Troubleshooting sound equipment, projectors, computers and lighting

 

Director, Writer, Co-Producer

January 2011 – May 2011

“Calling the Shots”

Denton, Texas

· Directing, writing and producing a twelve-minute program designed to provoke interest in Denton’s local coffee scene for an intermediate video production class

· Coordinating talent, scheduling, equipment, releases and other production logistics

· Conducting and shooting field interviews

· Directing in-studio interviews and segments

 

Co-Director (with Lindsey Duke)

February 2011 – March 2011

“The Portal”

Denton, Texas

· Coordinating talent, scheduling, equipment, releases and other production logistics

· Co-directing and filming a chase scene narrative for an intermediate film production class

· Editing footage for a smooth narrative