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CHRISTOPHER J. HEDEEN Saint Paul, Minnesota
715-220-9780

OBJECTIVE
To exercise my creativity and use my skills and passions to the best of my ability while continuing to grow both professionally and artistically.

EDUCATION
BFA: Filmmaking (2008)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2004-2008
Filmmaking studies included conceptualizing, writing and producing film and video shorts, collaborating with others on their film and video projects, lighting on location and in the studio, recording sound on location and in the recording studio, and directing actors, as well as editing video and designing/mixing soundtracks, and exporting/preparing finished projects for different applications. I also completed several courses in sound design and technique, photography, and illustration.

EMPLOYMENT & RELATED EXPERIENCE
Kent's Plants, LLC, 2000-present
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Design and illustrate advertisements for major newspaper publications, billboards, and website. Responsible for designing in-store displays and signage.

Cine-Cermin Productions, Inc., 2006-2007
Grip/Production Assistant
Assisted on several productions including internal corporate videos and television commercials; duties included set up and tear down of grip and electric gear; also assisted in post-production by logging and capturing footage, and duplicating media for archival and distribution.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Media Center, 2006-2007
Equipment Circulation Associate
Assisted students and faculty with film/video, audio, and photography equipment needs by loaning out and returning items as well as troubleshooting occasional problems with equipment.

Focus on U Cable Access Show, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 2003-2004
Floor Manager
Prepared and supervised studio for weekly college television show; duties included instructing camera operators, preparing show guests, and directing show hosts.
Camera Operator
Responsible for composing shots per director's request and camera operation during broadcast.

SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL SKILLS
Final Cut Pro Digidesign Pro Tools Adobe Creative Suite 3
DVD Studio Pro Sony Vegas Pro Microsoft Office

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Accolade Honorable Mention, short film Hi, Accolade Competition, La Jolla, CA 2007
Dean's Award, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN 2005-2006
Dean's Award, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, WI 2003-2004

Computer Gaming World Magazine, Issue 261, April 2006
Short film, Counter-Struck, featured in one-page article of national publication.

FREELANCE WORK/FILMOGRAPHY
Sound Designer/Sound Editor, The Hands and Feet of Spin Tops (feature), Mong Vang, 2016
Director/Director of Photography, Grand Opening of the Four Firkins (short), Four Firkins Beer Store, 2012
Prop Design/Costume Design, The Retirement of Joe Corduroy (short), Mike P. Nelson, 2011
Director/Director of Photography, Kent's Plants News (short), Kent's Plants & Wild Bird Store, 2011
Director/Director of Photography, MUD RUN Promotional Video (short), 2010
Production Assistant, Crimetown USA: Ep. 20 & 21 (TV), Story House Productions, 2010
Sound Mixer, Left4Dead (short), Ryan Wetherall, 2009-2010
Sound Mixer, Triumph67 (feature), Dan Tanz, 2009
Post-Production Sound Intern, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (feature), David Russo, 2009
Associate Producer/Sound Mixer, U-Turn (short), Mong Vang, 2008
Director of Photography, Leaves (short), Michael Aakre, 2008
Sound Mixer/Production Assistant, Play the Game (TV), Ali Selim, 2008
Best Boy/Production Assistant, Mistakes (music video), Ryan Wetherall, 2008
Sound Mixer, WTF (short), Michael Irei/Sayer Frey, 2008
Grip/Production Assistant, Someone (music video), Ryan Wetherall, 2008
Sound Mixer, An American Classic (short), Mike Nelson, 2008
Grip/Production Assistant, Incubus Drone (short), Ryan Wetherall, 2008
Sound Re-recording Mixer, Life is a Holiday (short), Noah Puckett, 2007
Sound Mixer, Yesterday Was Green (short), Mong Vang, 2007