Tessa Shields




Freelance Filmmaker, and Graphic Designer with extensive experience including filming, editing, directing, and producing film projects and designing motion graphics and artwork for logos, flyers, albums, DVDs and videos. I am organized, energetic, happy, artistic, creative, collaborative, and great cameras, computers and creative media software. I am skilled in Final Cut Studio, Avid, and Adobe CS software. I have an in depth understanding of photography, equipment, and digital media and a passion for film production, photography, and art.


Film Production Experience:


Filmed, directed, edited, and created motion graphics for several film projects including:


-Out of the Silence-www.outofthesilence.org (Documentary) Orange, CA-2006-2014

-Love of Life (Sizzle Reel) Santa Cruz, CA 2011

-Mama Crow Kickstarter Campaign (Promotional Video) San Francisco, CA 2011

-UBI Purple Cow Promo (Promotional Video) SLC, UT – October- December 2010

-Smart Living (TV Show- Concept Development/Pre-Production) SLC, UT – Nov 2010

-Xtreme Tourist (TV Show-Editor) SLC, UT – Nov 2010

-Uptown Cheapskate (Commercial) SLC, UT –July-September 2010

-YB Green Crew/Growing Green (Documentary) LA, CA –Feb-March 2009 SLC, UT

-Cymatics/Cymascope (Promotional) Martinez, CA - Oct-Nov 2008

-Chrissy Suits Opera Reel (Promotional), Orange, CA - May 2007

-Night Terrors (Short Film), SLC, UT - Feb-May 2006

-Bridging Time (Short Film) Orange, CA –Oct-Nov 2004


Worked as a camera operator on several projects including:


-Marya Stark - Crossroads (Music Video) Santa Cruz, CA - October 2013

-New World Ape (Concert Video) Santa Cruz, CA 2011

-The Last Place on Earth (PBS Documentary) SLC, UT – June 2010

-Rooted in Peace (Documentary) LA, CA – May 2009

-Meet the Squeegees (Promotional) LA, CA – Feb-April 2009

-Nifty After Fifty (Promotional) Long Beach, CA - March 2009

-Sex, Passion, and Enlightenment Seminar (Informational), LA, CA -July 2008

-On the Verge (Documentary/Web Series), LA, CA – June 2008

-Crystal Tones Singing Bowls (Promotional), Santa Fe, NM – Nov 2007


Worked as a production assistant on feature films, commercials, and TV shows including:


-Diary of a Catholic School (Reality TV Pilot)- SLC, UT – November 2012

-Comcast Call Center (Commercial) SLC, UT - November 2012

-Fuel, (Sundance Winning Documentary)- Josh Tickell Productions, Venice, CA-2008

-Bewitched - Red Wagon/Sony- Los Angeles, CA-2004


Graphic Design Experience:


Designed artwork for flyers, albums, DVDs, stickers, labels, logos, and t-shirts in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I have also designed my own websites.



Painter, Photographer, Graphic Artist, Senior Class President, Junior Olympic Ski Racer, Habitat for Humanity (built houses)








The Waterford School

Sandy, UT

High School Diploma

Honors, June 2003

Chapman University

Orange, CA

B. A. in Film Production, Art Minor

Cum Laude, May 2007