Remy Schwartz is a multimedia journalist and video producer/director/writer/editor living in Brooklyn. He graduated from Hampshire College in May 2013 with a BA in Journalism and Media Studies. His work has been featured online at New York Magazine, Vulture, Grubstreet, The Huffington Post, MassLive, and Switchboard Magazine. Photo taken from Hampshire College Food and Farm Video, 2013
My work has been seen online at New York Magazine, Vulture, The Cut, Grubstreet, The Huffington Post, Chicago Public Media, MassLive, and Switchboard Magazine. I produce, direct, edit, shoot, write and/or design graphic elements for video and multimedia projects.
My title was a formality, as my responsibilities were more that of a pre-production assistant. I assisted the producers with a variety of pre–production field and office tasks. I worked to establish organizational systems for incoming staff, assisted with casting outreach, worked with talent, and worked on-set for the first shoot of series.
I worked on a variety of research and production tasks for ongoing and developing television series. I worked for Jigsaw's Vice President of Television Development where I assisted with organizational, office, and research tasks. I also worked with Jigsaw to help redevelop their social media presence.
I worked with a cinematographer and an editor to produce eight short promotional videos for the college to distribute on the web. I collaborated with a programmer to design and develop a website to feature some of the videos. I was also commissioned to consult on the college's social media strategy.
Switchboard Magazine was a collaborative thesis project I co-founded and developed over the course of my senior year at Hampshire College. I worked with my partner Duncan Sullivan to develop the tone, content model, and operational structure of the magazine. I oversaw a designer and programmer throughout the construction of the site and functioned as the Managing Editor for the five months Switchboard published content. I produced or co-produced more than 30 multimedia pieces during that period.
My tasks ranged from screening calls, writing blog posts, and booking guests to reporting stories and recording interviews. I reported multiple stories for air and filled in as a guest host on several occasions. .
I studied the evolution of journalism and digital storytelling over a variety of mediums.
Effective and fast researcher, fast transcriber/note-taker, experience in newsroom, experienced interviewer, familiarity with AP Style, accustomed to deadlines, experience booking guests/talent, proficient in Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office.
Valid drivers license, comfortable driving large vans/vehicles, experience assisting camera and sound department, recording audio, comfortable shooting DSLR and HD cameras, experience working craft services, assisting with lighting.
Strong social media proficiency, experience developing web strategy, experience producing content for developers, familiarity with HTML/CSS, proficient in Adobe CS6.
Creative, critical thinker, imaginative, fast learner, well–organized, team–worker, strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced public speaker, strong networker, ultra–efficient emailer.
McSorley's Old Ale House 160th Anniversary, 2014I co-produced this video for Grub Street, New York Magazine's food blog. I shot and edited this video and conducted interviews throughout the shoot.
Trext: Start Your Own Conversation, 2013I directed and produced this web spot with a cinematographer. We worked alongside Trext to develop, write, and shoot this video for their website and marketing initiatives.
Hampshire College Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute, 2013I produced this video as part of a four part series for Hampshire College's summer educational institutes. I worked with a cinematographer and editor to write, shoot, edit, and shape the video to the client's needs.
Eugene Mirman Interview for Switchboardmag.com, 2013I produced and directed this interview with comedian Eugene Mirman. I coordinated booking with his agent, hired a camera operator in New York, directed visuals, conducted the interview, and edited the video.
I have worked with Duncan Sullivan to produce video, photo, and web work over the last two years. We work as a freelance team on a variety of journalistic and promotional video and media projects. Check out his website.