Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Documentary, promos, events, performances, classroom, instructional videos, etc.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I work with my head and my heart. The human element is foremost in my work, even for topics that might initially seem..., well ... boring, at first.
I shoot, edit and create videos for documentaries, non-profit and educational purposes, art and artists, and special events. I also do commercial video production for services and products. I am skilled, reliable, and nice to work with.
What sets me apart is my passion for doing meaningful work for causes that I believe in. This comes through in my interaction with my clients and in every product delivered.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Whether I'm shooting behind the lens, editing, or producing, I have the remarkable privilege of bearing witness to many extraordinary stories and events, and meeting extraordinary people.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How did I come to Video Production?
Before launching my video career in the late 1990s, I worked for over a decade in public health research while sidelining in writing and media production.
I earned a Master of Science degree in Public Health at UMass Amherst in 1992,and then earned a second M.S. in Philanthropy and Media at Suffolk University in 2002. At Suffolk U. , I was awarded with the Waterston Fellowship - a merit-based full scholarship through the generosity of actor-philanthropist Sam Waterston.
I founded my video production company, Weisswoman Productions, in 2002. Since earning my Master's degree in Philanthropy and Media, My work has evolved through practical experience, networking with colleagues, research, and attending and teaching video workshops. I am incredibly fortunate in that I love what I do.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I work with my head and my heart.
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A. FILM/VIDEO AWARDS
2010 Winner: Videographer Awards ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Marketing, Special Events/Non-profit, and Wedding Highlights Categories
2010 Winner: DV Awards ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Sales and Promotion, Low Budget, and Wedding/Event Videography Categories
2010 Winner: Creative Spirit Foundation Awards ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Commercial/Training/Industrial Films
2010 Winner: Aurora Awards ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ New Product/Service Category
2009 Winner: VISTA Awards, National Professional Videographers Association/New England ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Corporate Category
2009 Winner: The Accolade Competition ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Award for Videography: New Product Promo
2008 Winner: Hometown Video Festival ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Community Events
2003 Finalist: Alliance for Community Media/New England ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ 7th Annual Video Festival Awards
2003 Video Artist Grant, Puffin Foundation.
2003 Film/Video Artist Fellowship. Somerville Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council
2002 Winner: Hometown Video Festival ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Documentary Profile
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A. SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Cinematography: Canon HDSLR 5D Mark III with lenses and accessories, Sony Z7U,Sony Z1U, Sony V1U, Canon HV20. Also shoot with: Sony EX3, EX1, PD170/150; Panasonic HPX370, HPX300, HPX500, HVX200, HCM150; JVC GY-HD250 and GY-HD110U, other cameras.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Camera Support: Tripods including a Sachtler DV-6SB, Redrock Micro shoulder rig, monopod, zoom controls, etc.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Lighting: Soft banks with grids; Lowel Tota, Rifa, Omni, & Pro lights; Zylight Z90 on-camera and field light, Mole-Richardson Mini-mole, Scrim Jim, black net, gels, flexfills, etc.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Sound owned: Sound Devices 302 mixer (also use Shure mixers), Lectrosonic UHF and VHF wireless lav kits, Tram lavs, Sennheiser ME66 shotgun, Crown PZM-6D boundary mic, Shure SM57 instrument/vocal mic, boom pole, Sony MDR-7506 headsets, mic splitters, XLR and XLR/breakaway cables, adaptors, mic stands/clamps, BEC box, etc.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Producing: Excellent writer and editor. Internet and Web agile, MAC and PC, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ· Editing: Mac/Final Cut Pro, PluralEyes LiveType, DVD Studio Pro, web video.