I'm a multimedia professional who loves hearing and telling people's stories in an artful and compelling way. I've been told that my relaxed demeanor and patience have the ability to make even the most timid subjects naturals on camera. I've worked a variety of positions from being on-set and in the production office of feature films, to documenting the story of world-renowned businessmen, scientists and musicians, to gathering capital news and capturing the action of a sporting event from the sidelines. These experiences have led me towards developing exceptional camera instincts, as well as establishing an eye for lighting and shot composition. I also enjoy taking the time to listen and discuss with my team/clients on how to focus the project and best approach every situation, whether it be a marketing video or a strategy for filming a Facebook Live multi-camera event.
I'm currently looking to incorporate my knowledge of media into academia to produce intuitive, exciting, and thought provoking content and instruction. I believe that my strong background in creating engaging media content for various audiences will serve as a foundation to bring my talents and insights to a new audience in education.
My devotion to my work has earned me national and regional recognition, including earning 3 Telly awards. I'm a great problem solver, skilled writer, and very knowledgable about technology, file types, file conversion, video codecs, and file management. I feel my technical abilities and approachable personality would be an asset to any company or production.
Princeton University, Department of Communications
June 2016 - Present
Develop multimedia content consistent with Princeton University's branding and mission for Princeton.edu, as well as internal and external publications. Focus heavily on digital storytelling to introduce audiences worldwide to the stories of Princeton University student and faculty achievements, research, service, and discoveries. See creation of documentary films and photography through preproduction, production, postproduction, and delivery. Work independently, as well as collaboratively, on projects with offices/departments across campus to develop and research story ideas and convey the messages of the University. Collaborate with the social media team to strengthen Princeton’s Facebook Live presence and develop focused video content that has exceeded the typical organic reach by 4 times. Work closely with the digital content manager to study video analytics to define viewer engagement. Manage the multimedia team equipment inventory and work to develop relationships with local vendors in order to create cost-effective equipment life cycles.
Producer / Director
Nick Donnoli Productions LLC
January 2011 - present
Produce/film/edit projects based on the client needs. Specialize in web-based documentary-style marketing videos. Involvement with clients included managing contracts as high as $27,000, exceeding expectations by completing projects with a speedy turnaround, maintaining positive relationships, hiring freelancers, and directing, filming and editing. Past clients include Princeton University Athletics, CGI Racing, Woods Services, and PIM brands, manufacturer of Welch's Fruit Snacks. The videos produced have seen success for clients in both fundraising efforts and on social media, where story posts have exceeded their reach and viewership by 5 to 6 times their typical numbers.
Digital Learning Lab, Princeton University
September 2017 - present
Part-time instructor in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning's Digital Learning Lab helping students to learn Adobe Premiere and visual storytelling.
Video Producer / Editor
Princeton University Broadcast Center
December 2014 - May 2016
Produced and edited video content for various university events on a part-time basis. Projects required direct interaction and consultation with higher education faculty and staff and typically included filming multi-camera live productions, symposiums, award ceremonies, guest speakers on campus, panel discussions, lectures, etc. The projects were then typically edited with a turnaround time of less than 1 week and were converted for internet, dvd, or broadcast over the Princeton television channels. The ability to manage multiple open projects/requests was a vital attribute to the position. Knowledge of equipment such as the NewTek Tricaster system, Panasonic Broadcast cameras, remote control camera units, live-streaming interfaces, computer servers and networks, Final Cut Studio, Adobe Production tools, VideoLink, classroom Crestron Panels, and online video interfaces are all necessary in order to achieve client goals.
Please view more of my work experience on my Linked-In profile.
M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology, Aug. 2017
Learning Theories and Instructional Design
Educational Applications of Hypermedia
Foundations of Learning Design and Technology
Introduction to Learning Systems Design
Strategic Assessment and Evaluation
Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design
Introduction to eLearning
Partnering with Web-based Tools for Learner Centered Environments
Instructional Development Practicum
Integration and Management of Computers in Education
Online Competency Portfolio
The College of New Jersey
B.A. in Communications - Radio/TV/Film Concentration, Dec. 2010
Minor in Business Management
Mercer County Community College
A.A.S in Television, May 2008
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Studio
Effective Organizational Messaging
Collaborative Problem Solving
Princeton University employee Stripe Award in October 2017 in recognition of “going the extra mile in a unique circumstance”
Mercer County Community College featured alumus profile, January 2018
The College of New Jersey Communication Studies Radio/TV/Film Department Award
2011 Garden State Film Festival Screening and Award Winner - Giving Green
2010 Princeton Library Environmental Film Fest - "Giving Green"
2009 Silver Telly Award for "Buffet Wars"
2009 Bronze Telly Award for "A Heart's Endeavor"
2008 Bronze Telly Award for "Mercer Street Friends"
2008 Private Princeton Library Screening for "Mercer Street Friends"
2008 Purple Violet Film Festival - Best Documentary "Mercer Street Friends"
2007 Videographer's Award for MCTV Basketball Production