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Brian Fitzhugh

Brian Fitzhugh


Desert Fish Media Ventures, LLC






Desert Fish Media Ventures, LLC


Development and production of Web Series, Short Subject and Feature Films.

Career medium 05


Video Editor

TRAPS: The Incredible Story of Vintage Drums (1865-1965) - Multi-Camera documentary
The Century Project - Fundraising video

Civic Journalism: A Case Study
Vanish (Short Film)


Stetson Visual Services

Assistant Modelmaker

• Assisted Leads in construction of Special Effects models for Motion Pictures and Commercials.

Career medium 02

Foresites Web Hosting & Design

Website Design & Hosting Consultant

Specializing in boutique web hosting solutions for artists and creatives.

Providing Website Design, Design Consultation, Webmaster & Maintenance, and Domain Name registrations. Client website hosting services. CMS consultation, design and development utilizing Wordpress, Joomla. Template sales affiliate.


Columbia University

Media Services Coordinator (Equipment Room Manager)

• Managed all aspects of Equipment Room technical support for MFA Film students.
• Worked autonomously with day-to-day managerial responsibility for technical support, staffing, student equipment resources, and physical operation of multiple facilities.
• Established & Maintained vendor relationships and was responsible for the purchase and repair of Film and Video Cameras, Audio recording devices, and lighting & grip equipment.
• Hired and supervised up to (18) MFA Graduate Students consisting of department fellows, work-study, and casual employees, who staff the daily technical operations of the Equipment Room.
• Generated weekly work schedules and trained employees on Equipment Room procedures. Strategized with Film Program colleagues to identify future technical and equipment needs to shape long-term goals of the Film Program.
• Developed, amended and enforced, Film Program Equipment Room and Studio policies. Developed and implemented training and evaluation program for graduate students, on use of all Equipment Room Equipment.
• Organized and taught non-credit technical workshops in film and video for students. Provided one-on-one training as necessary.
• Managed use of the Cinematography Studio & Apartment X (Auxiliary Studio Space). Developed policies and procedures for use of these facilities and advised MFA students on its usage. Managed Film Program Fellows in maintenance of studio spaces.
• Advised University Space Planning Committee and external contractors on Film Program space & facility needs and upgrades.
• Project management for maintenance work and capital improvements conducted by Columbia Facilities and outside contractors.
• Lead Research and Development team to create inventory database and equipment lending system. Developed & Maintained Film Program Equipment Room website to provide students with operational information, instructional materials, filmmaking resources.
• Increased Equipment Room inventory by more than 250%.

Career medium 05

International Film Institute of New York

Technical Workshop Instructor

Taught technical workshops in Production Sound Technique.

Sarah Lawrence College – Visual Arts Program

Technical Workshop Instructor

Taught technical workshops in Production Sound Technique.

Girl Talk Productions

Film Producer

Girl Talk (short film) [Dir. Jennifer Smith]
Production Budget and Scheduling.

Arizona State University West

Multimedia Lab Specialist

• Collaborated on the design and creation of the Multimedia Digital Design Lab.
• Researched and evaluated hardware and software for purchase.
• Demonstrated and trained faculty and staff on the use of multimedia presentation software.
• Taught basic workshops on the use of graphic software applications (Photoshop, Premiere, Power Point) Consulted with faculty on the use of multimedia software and hardware for instructional purposes.
• Assisted staff in the operation of multimedia equipment.
• Trained faculty and staff on operation and use of video and still video equipment.
• Assembled & maintained Protools computer-based digital recording system.
• Assembled & maintained Digital F/X computer-based video editing system.
• Created tutorial materials for the multimedia lab. Beta-tested new software and hardware.
• Created still video images for the ASU West Interdisciplinary Arts Program brochure.

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Arizona State University West

Media Techinician, Sr.

• Supervised crew for set up & operation of audio visual equipment for multiple conference room.
• Demonstrated and trained faculty and staff on the use of audio visual equipment for the classroom presentations.
• Coordinated satellite downlinks for teleconferences and special event program delivery.
• Researched and evaluated equipment for purchase.
• Prepared cost breakdowns and personnel time budgets for in-house projects.


Columbia University in the City of New York

MFA, Film, Screenwriting

Loyola Marymount University

BA, Communication Arts