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Brian Fitzhugh

Brian Fitzhugh

CEO

Desert Fish Media Ventures, LLC

Filmmaker

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Desert Fish Media Ventures, LLC

CEO

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

Career medium 05

Freelance

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)

Career

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.

Career

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
Career

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
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.

Career

Columbia University in the City of New York

MFA, Film, Screenwriting

Loyola Marymount University

BA, Communication Arts