The Work

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Film

Stories Told.

Design

Crafted Communication.

Choreography

Moving Stories.

Audio

Hear Differently.

Photography

Captured Moments.

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Jonathan Kinsey

WORK EXPERIENCE

Digital Media & Production Specialist | Sam Houston State University Online September 2014 – Present
Produces media for online course content, as well as promotional and marketing media for SHSU Online. Consults and assists various university departments concerning media solutions.

Junior Creative | Phusion Creative August 2010 – Present
Creates various communications and marketing media for clients. Ranging from print and web design, to audio and video productions.

Media Specialist | Forest Glen Camps August 2012 – August 2014
Branded, Designed, and implemented communications media. Created and shaped layout of print and web media, and maintained brand integrity across all communications and marketing materials. Produced, shot, and directed promotional videos.

Media Coordinator | Sugar Land Baptist Church August 2011 – August 2012
Designed media for web, print, & projections, and managed a crew of sound, light, and projections technicians. Produced promotional videos, designed lighting, and engineered live sound.

Camp Counselor | The GRAMMY Foundation, GRAMMY Camp Nashville & Los Angeles   Summer 2012, 2013, & 2014
Provided support to all students, staff, faculty, and guests artists including musical, technical and administrative support. This experience allowed the chance to continue career development, connect with music industry experts, and gain practical experience in audio engineering, event production, and administration.

Rental Intern | Able Cine, Cannes Film Festival May 2013
Aided in the organization and logistics of equipment rentals for the New York office, and attended industry red carpet screenings during the duration of the Cannes Film Festival.

Audio & Video Assistant | West Side Recording Studio September 2008 – December 2009
Engineered Audio and Video inside and outside of the studio. Recorded on-location using various methods including classical stereo, and multi-track. Gained tracking, mixing, mastering, and authoring skills.

Student Assistant | SHSU Department of Dance, Gaertner Performing Arts Center   August 2013 – August 2014
Managed the  Dance Archival Library by capturing, editing, and archiving each performance. Additionally provided assistance when needed as a theatrical technician or stage hand.

Student Technician | SHSU School of Music, Gaertner Performing Arts Center   August 2010 – August 2014
Gained experience and knowledge in stage management and theatrical technology. Engineered live sound reinforcement and recorded various ensembles. Managed other crew members and directed performances.

Audio Engineer | First Baptist Church of Huntsville January 2013 – September 2014
Engineered Front of House Audio for Sunday morning worship services. Re-organized and updated the outdated sound system. Consulted the church staff on purchases for improving the system quality.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Audio

– Avid VENUE, Midas Verona/Venice, Yamaha MCL7 and 01v, and various analog sound consoles.
– Advanced understanding of audio concepts, including microphone pairing and placement, as well as acoustics.
– Experience mixing audio in both a studio and live environment.

Lighting

– Electronic Theatre Controls Lighting Consoles: ION, Express, Paradigm controls.
– 4 Years of Design and Technical Theatre Experience, Theatrical Electrician & Rigging
– Experience working with Moving, LED, Traditional Theatrical, and Film Fixtures.

Software

– Proficient understanding of the following applications: Pro Tools, Final Cut Studio, Apple Logic, Adobe Audition, Adobe SpeedGrade, Adobe Prelude, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, IsadoraCore

Cameras

– Nikon & Canon DSLR
– Canon C100, XH-A1
– Panasonic AF–100, HPX-370P

EDUCATION

B.A., Sam Houston State University, College of Fine Arts and Mass Communications
Major | Mass Communication, Film Production Emphasis
GPA | 2.98

M.F.A. Candidate, Sam Houston State University, College of Fine Arts and Mass Communications
Dance | Integrated New Media Arts
GPA | 4.0

HONORS & AWARDS

Bronze Telly, Online Video, The Telly Awards, 2015
SHSU Forensic Science – The Difference is here – Commercial 
Co-Cinematographer, Editor

Bronze Telly, Local TV & Local Cable University Commercial, The Telly Awards, 2015
The Corner Office… Now Available Online – Commercial 
Co-Cinematographer, Co-Editor

The American Prize in Opera Performance, 2014
Dido & Aeneas, Sam Houston State University Opera
Co-Lighting Designer, Projections Designer

Best Television Documentary, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2014
Illumenate – Lighting documentary
Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Short Film Corner, Cannes Film festival, 2013
Illumenate – Lighting documentary
Director, Cinematographer, Editor

2nd Place, National Opera Association Opera Production Competition, 2012
Opera Incognito, Sam Houston State University Opera
Sound Designer

“Elegant light design and strikingly original music.” — Theodore Bale, Houston Chronicle, 2014
“a CrB,” Dark Matter: Evidence of things Unseen, NobleMotion Dance
Lighting, Projections, & Media Design, Composer

MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
Member, 2009 – Present

GRAMMYCamp® Counselor | The GRAMMY Foundation
GRAMMYCamp Nashville® 2012
GRAMMYCamp Los Angeles® 2012, 2013, 2014
Provided support to students, staff, faculty, and guests artists including musical, technical and administrative support. This experience yielded practical experience in audio engineering, event production, mentoring, and arts administration.

PRODUCTION & DESIGN

Film

10/2014 — David & Brittney Deveau, Wedding
11/2014 — NobleMotion Dance, Tonal Impact, Promotional Film
11/2013 — Remembrance, Short Film (Post-Production)
10/2013 — Kairos, Short Film (Pre-Production)
11/2013 — Priority One, ADAI Communications Plan Slogans, Short Film
9/2013 — Chi Alpha Internship, “Catch the Fire,” Promotional Film
6-7/2013 — Forest Glen Camps, Day Camp Videos
6/2013 — The Magic History of Cinema, Feature Film, Cinematographer (Post-Production)
4/2013 — SHSU Opera, Die Fledermaus, 14 Short Films for Live Opera
12/2012 ILLUMENATE, Short Documentary, Director, Cinematographer, & Editor
12/2012 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Winter Retreat Videographer
7/2012 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Pre-Teen Camp Videographer
6/2012 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Student Life Camp Videographer
8/2011 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Youth Missions Trip Videographer
7/2011 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Youth Camp Videographer
1/2011 — Jeff & Debi Foley, Wedding
7/2010 — Brett & Lindsey Lohr, Wedding
6/2010 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Youth Camp Videographer
5/2010 — Aldine Y.O.U.T.H, Promotional Video
5/2010 — Champion Restoration, Commercial

Sound Design

5/2014 — a CrB, 12 Minute Original Score presented in 7.1 surround, NobleMotion Dance Company
5/2013 — Elevare International, Promotional Video
4/2013 — Die Fledermaus, SHSU Opera
3/2012 — Opera Incognito, SHSU Opera
2/2012 — You Can’t Take It With You, SHSU Theatre (Assistant Designer)

Lighting Design

11/2014 — Made in America, SHSU Opera 5/2014 — a CrB, NobleMotion Dance Company, Dark Matter: Evidence of things unseen
3/2014 — Pulsar, Kyle Kindred & SHSU Wind Ensemble2/2014 — Dido & Aeneas, SHSU Opera
1/2014 — Ecclesia, Sugar Land Baptist Church
12/2013 — Repertory Plot, Sugar Land Baptist Church
11/2013 — Once Upon an Opera, SHSU Opera
8/2013 — Gianni Schicci, SHSU Opera
1/2013 — Called to Greatness, Sugar Land Baptist Church
12/2012 — Repertory Plot, Sugar Land Baptist Church
1/2012 — The Call, Sugar Land Baptist Church
12/2011 — Repertory Plot, Sugar Land Baptist Church
6/2011 — Lion King, Stage Right Camp
7/2011 — Hairspray, Stage Right Camp

Projections Design

4/2015 — a CrB, NobleMotion Dance, Tonal Impact (Pre-Production)
1/2015 — alla Stazione Termini, NobleMotion Dance, JCC Presentation (Pre-Production)
1/2015 — L’enfant et les sortilèges, SHSU Opera (Pre-Production)
8/2014 — alla Stazione Termini, NobleMotion Dance, Dark Matter: Evidence of things unseen
8/2014 — Breaking Gravity, NobleMotion Dance, Dark Matter: Evidence of things unseen
8/2014 — Future Day, NobleMotion Dance, Dark Matter: Evidence of things unseen
5/2014 — a CrB, NobleMotion Dance, Dark Matter: Evidence of things unseen
2/2014 — Dido & Aeneas, SHSU Opera
7/2013 — Gianni Schicci, SHSU Opera
4/2013 — Die Fledermaus, SHSU Opera
3/2011 — Magic Flute, SHSU Opera

Print Design

2/2014 — SHSU Opera, Dido & Aeneas, Promotional Poster
11/2013 — Priority One, ADAI Communications Plan, Art Direction
9/2013 — Forest Glen Camps, Promotional Brochures
3/2013 — Forest Glen Camps, Trade Show Display
9/2012 — Michael Whittacre, Southern Exposure, Jazz Album Artwork
9/2012 — Lifeline Adoption, Magazine Advertisement
4/2012 — Sugar Land Baptist Church, Worship Bulletin

Web Design
9/2014 — West Mobile Baptist Church, WordPress
1/2014 — Hannah Affleck, WordPress
12/2013 — Jonathan Kinsey Webfolio, WordPress
11/2013 — SAAFE House, WordPress
11/2012 — Forest Glen Camps, WordPress
10/2012 — Hal Bowman, Podcast Deployment in WordPress
8/2012 — Royer’s Pie Haven, WordPress

PRESENTATIONS

SHSU Youth Film Festival – December 2013
Lectured Houston area high school broadcast & film students on Lighting techniques for Film, Editing, and Audio Production.

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What the Bearkat Say?!

We were approached with the opportunity to help light the Sam Houston State University’s remake of “The Fox.”

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

ILLUMENATE was just selected for the 2013 Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in May.