Adam Shanks (Talent)

Baltimore, MD
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: African-American
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 196 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Additional Languages: French

Types of Work Preferred:

Acting, Theater

Additional Information:


- Film and Television: Experienced in a wide range of film and video projects from their inception to
completion. Ability to efficiently organize and coordinate shoots. Knowledge and experience using
a variety of production equipment. Experience with script analysis and providing input for any
necessary script changes. I've skilled at writing, editing scenes, treatments, and scripts. Proficient in
film and sound editing. Administration and Communication: Provide efficient scheduling and
necessary administrative support for a wide variety of film production projects. Prioritize the film
scene sequence to meet strict deadlines. Support fellow production crew members to encourage
cohesiveness. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the production crew and all

- Technical Proficiencies: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Celtics Preproduction software,
MS Office, Various Nikon Digital Camera, various Canon Digital cameras, Black Magic Camera 4K,
16 mm Arriflex, Sony HXR -NX100 Full HD NXCAM Camcorder, RED Code Scarlett Camera

- Director and Producer were bringing a comprehensive background in media and the film industry.
Builds high-performing teams with an eye for creating innovative and entertaining pieces with
commercial appeal. High-energy Talent Agent is successful in spotting and developing on-air talent.
Superb interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.

- Fast learner
- MS Office Suite
- Skilled multi-tasker
- Deadline-driven
- Collaborative
- Budgeting
- Self-starter
- Flexible schedule
- Works well under pressure
- Social media
- Television and film background
- Can-Do Attitude
- Exceptional communicator
- Accepts direction and coaching graciously
- Time Management
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Mac and PC Proficient
- Event Planning
- Dependable and punctual
- Project management



Sound editing
Adobe Illustrator experience
Experienced with Final Draft
Pitch expert
Control room floor
Field production

Digital video production process
Highlights Projects Director / Producer / Writer/ Cinematography / Editor "The Main Plan" (Web Series) -
"Circle of Distraction" (Feature Film) "The Game of Chess" (Feature Films) - "Death of Sallie" (Short Film) "SHE"
(Feature Film) - Antonio Long - "Yesterday" (Music Video) "Is This Love" (Short Film) - Brian Sessions - Identity
Theft (Spoken Word) "The Story" (TV Series) - Zealous - Family (Music Video) Experience Highlight Other
Work Experience Clapp Studio, Inc. - assistant / Photographer / Gaffer (2017 - present) Sleeping Giant Media -
assistant cameraman / Gaffer/ Cinematography (2005-2016) Victor O'Neil - Photographer / Assistant (2004 -

Digital Photographer | Baltimore, MD
Photographer / Videographer / Gaffer - Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a
combination of factors such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.
Create artificial light, using flashes and reflects.

Accomplish the bulk of the technical tasks related to production and post-production.
Greeted customers in a timely fashion while quickly determining their needs.
Recommended merchandise to customers based on their needs and preferences.
Engaged with customers in a sincere and friendly manner.
Responded to customer questions and requests in a prompt and efficient manner.
Contributed to team success by exceeding team sales goals by 40%.

Videographer, Editor. | Baltimore / Washington D.C., MD
Assistant Camera / Cinematography - responsible for camera equipment such as lenses, filters, and matte
boxes and for assembling the camera and its accessories for different shots
Coordinated with and supervised vendor studios.
Operated Sony, Black Magic, and Canon cameras during shooting.
Operated a 5D or smaller camera for behind-the-scenes shoots.
Produced entertainment and lifestyle news reports, music videos and commercials.
Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared the area and set for shooting.
BACHELOR OF ARTS Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, film production, Business
The Art of Institute of Washington (Branch of The Art Institute
Arlington, VA | 2017


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