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Dana Rivera

Dana Rivera


Dana Rivera Films

Washington, DC

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.




Film Production Film Editing Online Content Curation

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.
Career medium 06

Legal Services of New Jersey

Assistant Video Production Manager

The mission of LSNJ:
"Just Justice"
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,

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

Photography Instructor

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.

Career medium 01

Ithaca College

Marketing Communications Videographer

• Worked on various video projects to promote Ithaca College
• Edited and managed files for large projects and filmed campus events

Ithaca College

Teaching Assistant

• Assisted Professor in teaching the fundamentals of nonfiction film production through workshops
• Worked projector to screen films and managed project and video files

Career medium 05


Sales Associate

• Worked register
• Assisted customers

The Chapter Media

Editing and Production Intern

• Video and Still Photo Editing
• Production Assistant

Park Productions

Staff Member

· Take on various roles in production, marketing and planning.

The Chapter Media

Editing Intern

Assisted in the editing and production of Weight Watchers promotional videos and interviews as well as the Nivea New Year's celebration video.

Fernwood Resort

Recreation Attendant

· 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

Operations Intern

• Operations and Event Management


Sales Associate

· Cleaned and straightened store
· Supervised fitting rooms

Ithaca College

BS, Cinema and Photography

Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications

Bachelor of Science degree, Cinema and Photography