Dana Rivera Films
I am a filmmaker devoted to telling the stories of families, small businesses, non-profits, and communities. I especially love creating online video series for women entrepreneurs to help them reach their communities and build there businesses.
I am interested in creating community and family through film, while connecting with and empowering other women filmmakers.
My dream job is actually to grow my side business of filming family events and documentaries, short documentaries, non profit and small business promotional films. I hope to better my community and strengthen relationships through my work.
Legal Services of New Jersey
Assistant Video Production Manager
September 2012 — Present
The mission of LSNJ:
Legal Services seeks to secure equal
substantive and procedural justice
for all economically disadvantaged people.
Create videos for community education, client stories, and community events in a documentary style to promote the mission statement of the organization.
Capture, design and edit short documentaries about client’s stories as well as community education videos for the web
Design and manage online video for YouTube and LSNJ websites (tagging, titles, descriptions, images) as well as branding
Recent Videos have been featured on the national technology assistance project, LSNTAP.org
Audio Visual Technology: control room, troubleshoot equipment and computers, projectors, mics, PA systems, live events
Capture legal trainings and help post to the web as online classes.
Promoted from Video Production Assistant in July 2013.
iD Tech Camps
July 2012 — August 2012
Introduced manual DSLR photography to young teenage students and supervised overnight camp activities.
Guided the completion of themed photo projects.
Contributed to maintaining a professional culture that is valued by ID Visual Arts Academy.
Marketing Communications Videographer
February 2012 — May 2012
• Worked on various video projects to promote Ithaca College
• Edited and managed files for large projects and filmed campus events
January 2012 — May 2012
• Assisted Professor in teaching the fundamentals of nonfiction film production through workshops
• Worked projector to screen films and managed project and video files
August 2010 — May 2012
• Worked register
• Assisted customers
The Chapter Media
Editing and Production Intern
May 2011 — August 2011
• Video and Still Photo Editing
• Production Assistant
January 2009 — January 2011
· Take on various roles in production, marketing and planning.
The Chapter Media
May 2010 — August 2010
Assisted in the editing and production of Weight Watchers promotional videos and interviews as well as the Nivea New Year's celebration video.
May 2009 — August 2009
· Planned and hosted events held for resort guests
· Attended to the pools
Served as counselor for day kids camp for children staying on the resort
Fingerlakes Environmental Film Festival
December 2008 — April 2009
• Operations and Event Management
October 2007 — September 2008
· Cleaned and straightened store
· Supervised fitting rooms
BS, Cinema and Photography
Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications
Bachelor of Science degree, Cinema and Photography