Who am I?
I am Nicholas Spiro, a highly motivated and results-driven digital media professional with a unique blend of academic proficiency and hands-on experience in cinematography, video editing, sound mixing, and graphic design. My unwavering passion for filmmaking makes me well-equipped to excel in any media landscape. I am proficient in social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. I possess a comprehensive understanding of post-production for social media videos and a keen eye for gauging their performance. I am willing to relocate for the ideal opportunity and am poised to make an immediate and substantial impact on your team. Let us work together to create digital media excellence.
I have nurtured a natural talent and deep passion for cinematography and videography. Through dedication and hard work, I have honed my skills and sought opportunities to showcase my creativity. My passion has driven me to pursue a degree in this field and to continuously enhance my knowledge.
At Carthage College, I have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, serving as the Committee Head for the Carthage Activities Board and the Director of Event Management. I have also founded the Carthage Film Association, providing a platform for fellow filmmakers to grow their skills and network.
My commitment to my goals is unwavering, and I am determined to make a meaningful contribution to the digital media industry.
Software / Skills
Adobe Creative Cloud
Premiere Pro
After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
Final-Cut Pro
Graphic Design
Motion Graphics
Video Editing
Audio Mixing
Color Correction
Production Assistance
Studio Lighting Assistance
Blackmagic Design equipment
Google Analytics
YouTube Analytics
Positive Attitude
Organizational Skills

 Legacy Fire Company / Freelance Video Editor / January 2024 - February 2024:
Serve as the director and editor for multiple social media commercials highlighting different Truck builds that were sent to clients throughout Illinois
CUSD300 / IT Technician  / April 2023 - Current:
Provide technical support to a school district that provides education for preschool through high school. The position includes troubleshooting for teachers and students, repairing Chromebooks, installing software, and deploying new hardware.
West Dundee / Freelance Photographer / May 2023 - June 2023:
Serve as the lead photographer, editor, and distributor of photos for the Village of West Dundee. Photograph Village employees and first responders
ReelPaws / Post-Production Intern & Video Editor (Contract)  / June 2022 - October 2022:
Content creation on multiple platforms. Participate in client events. Programs and equipment used include Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Blackmagic Equipment.
C Lenoir Publishing / Social Media Department Intern / February 2022 - May 2022:
I worked with the corporation's CEO to help plan, build, and promote the company's social platform to attract more clients and consumers.
Carthage College/ Video Production Coordinator (Freelance) / May 2021 - August 2021:
I was hired to help edit and create a promotional video to share across multiple platforms for students on campus to potentially join the Carthage Activities Board to help plan and execute campus events throughout the school year. I also assisted with the live-streaming of two of the Grad Students' senior thesis projects, including the placement and technical setup of the equipment to ensure the best layout for viewing.
Carthage College / Residential Assistant / August 2020 - May 2022:
Works with residents as a resource for day-to-day college situations. I would provide various social, cultural, and educational programs.
Surges & Associates Agency / CSR Intern / February 2017 - August 2020: 
Worked with customer assistance in answering questions and updating account information. Maintained documentation of client information, such as forwarding, distributing, and organizing essential files and taking insurance payments.

Want to learn more? Check out my Professional Résumé.
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