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EXPERIENCE

Media Producer — Photography, Video — 1997-current
+ Freelance photographer/cinematographer specializing in editorial, adventure, portraiture and interviews
+ Producing/directing documentary and advertorial shorts for Immunemedia
+ Journalism Clients (select)

Barron’s / Fast Company / Forbes / Fortune / INC / MIX Magazine / Money / The Oregonian /
Red Herring / Seattle Magazine / Texas Monthly / Time / Wall Street Journal

+ Corporate Clients (select)

American Airlines / Bert’s Bees / Caldera Arts / Dallas Mavericks / Ernst + Young / Ford Motor Co /
Harley Davidson / Harrah’s Casinos / Gutmonkey / Loomis Armored / Neiman Marcus / Oracle /
Radio Shack / Realtors® / Snowbird Resorts / Sprint / US Forest Service

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Instructor — Video, Photography, Journalism — Evergreen School District, 2008-current
+ Digital Arts Department Head, Instructor and Curriculum Development
+ Instructor in Multimedia, Video, Newspaper, Yearbook, Photography, Leadership
+ Leader of Digital Arts Committee to rewrite educational frameworks for WA state, 2016-17
+ CTE Steering Committee member
+ Created the Multimedia Production class for Evergreen School District and negotiated course equivalency/credit with WA State, 2011
+ Advisor for Student Government, Yearbook, Student Advocacy

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Instructor — Video, Photography, Multimedia — University of Oregon, 2008-2014
+ Adjunct Instructor of Bachelors and Masters level courses for UO School of Journalism & Communication
+ Courses taught:

+ Cinematic Journalism Workshop Instructor for Story Arc PDX (2013,14)
+ Cinematic Journalism Workshop Stories Producer for Story Arc PDX (2014)
+ Visual Narrative Masters Workshop Leader (2011)
+ Digital Storytelling (2009, 2010)
+ Location & Studio Lighting (2009)
+ Documentary Photography (2008)

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Teaching Artist — Video, Photography — Caldera Arts, 2012-current
+ Instructor in Film and Photography for education organization which offers arts and environmental education, intensive workshops and camps for underserved urban youth
+ Caldera Field Days Video Series—Producer/Director of annual videos in Central Oregon to promote outdoor stewardship, experiences and internships with the USFS, 2013-current
+ Lead Teaching Artist—Photography, Video, 2012-2013
+ Artist in Residence—Producer/Director of video series for NEA grant, 2014-15


EDUCATION

Master of Multimedia Journalism—University of Oregon, 2013, GPA 3.86/4.0
Bachelor of Philosophy—Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 1997, GPA 3.77/4.0, Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Photography—Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 1997, GPA 3.77/4.0, Magna Cum Laude
Teaching Certificate Program—CTE 2-year Teaching Certification, South Seattle Community College, 2011
AP Instructor Program—College Board Advanced Placement Institute Teaching Program, 2009
Design Boot Camp—Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC, 1995, GPA 3.65/4.0

 


HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS

+ EQUITY & ACCESS Career & Technical Education grant recipient, 2017
+ CIVIL RIGHTS / EQUAL EMPLOYMENT Grant Recipient from USFS for video series, annually 2013-2017
+ CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION Evergreen School District Steering Committee, 2015-current
+ COLLEGE BOARD recipient of Award & Grant for Excellence & Innovation in the Arts, 2011
+ ADOBE AWARDS my students 8 of the 17 total worldwide winner selections for the Adobe Youth Voices International Photo Competition, 2010
+ TIME MAGAZINE’s ‘Busiest Photographer’ 2004-2005 (published 20 times in a 2-year period)
+ OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER Annual Photography Competition Judge, 2009
+ CUTTING EDGE EDUCATION American Airlines documentary photography project about school funding issues in underserved areas of South Chicago, New Jersey, and Washington, DC., 2001
+ SOCIETY OF VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 6-time recipient of DSVC Award for Excellence
+ GRAPHIS Design Annual Award, 2002
+ COMMUNICATION ARTS Design Annual Award, 2004
+ PRINT MAGAZINE Design Annual Award, 2005


PRESENTATIONS

+ US PUBLIC AFFAIRS workshop leader on Engaging Youth through the Arts, 2016
+ COLLEGE BOARD Western Regional Forum presenter on Technology & Arts Education, 2012
+ SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS Speaker at Investigative Reporters & Editors Workshop
+ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILY IN CAREERS Lilly Endowment speaking engagements


TECHNOLOGY

+ Media Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro
+ Education Applications: Canvas, Blackboard, Skyward, Edmodo
+ Web/Languages: WordPress design, Server/DNS management, Webmaster, Competent in HTML5/CSS
+ Hardware: Digital video cameras, Camcorders, DSLR cameras, wireless/wired portable/studio audio equipment, constant/strobe portable/studio lighting, light modifiers, grip


SERVICE

Digital Arts Volunteer
Caldera Arts Organization
2012-current

Board Member
Kids + Tennis Nonprofit
2009-current

Head Tennis Coach
Evergreen High School
2012-current

Pro bono photography
+Komen Foundation
+Salvation Army


ONLINE

http://immunemedia.com
Immune Media is my video production company, which works with education programs to offer students worksite learning opportunities and professional media experiences. This site showcases video reel and documentary shorts.

http://lee-emmert.com
Personal website, featuring photography portfolio and CV.

http://immunemedia.org
My teaching website and multimedia network dedicated to the creative and academic pursuits of visual storytelling. The site hosts my private teaching websites where students interact with curriculum and creative mentors.