REMY
SCHWARTZ



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, The Huffington Post, MassLive, and Switchboard Magazine.

Photo taken from Hampshire College Food and Farm Video, 2013


Freelance Videographer and Multimedia Journalist

New York, NY • September 2013 — Present

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.

Associate Producer, "Senior Year" Documentary TV Series

New York, NY • December 2013 — January 2014

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.

Intern, Jigsaw Productions

New York, NY • September — December 2013

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.

Video/Web Producer, Hampshire College Communications Office

Amherst, MA • May — August 2013

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.

Co-Founder/Managing Editor, Switchboard Magazine

Amherst, MA • September 2012 — May 2013

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.

Studio Intern, Vocalo.org / Chicago Public Media

Chicago, IL • June — December 2012

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. .




BA in Journalism and Media Studies, Hampshire College

Amherst, MA • May 2013

I studied the evolution of journalism and digital storytelling over a variety of mediums.




Skills

Journalism

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.


Production

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.


Digital

Strong social media proficiency, experience developing web strategy, experience producing content for developers, familiarity with HTML/CSS, proficient in Adobe CS6.


Human

Creative, critical thinker, imaginative, fast learner, well–organized, team–worker, strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced public speaker, strong networker, ultra–efficient emailer.


schwartz.remy@gmail.com || 312.659.4363

Video


"Cereal Song" Music Video, 2014

I directed, shot, and edited this music video to accompany the release of a new album by artist John Value.

McSorely's 160th Anniversary, 2013

I 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, 2013

I 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.

Eugene Mirman Interview for Switchboardmag.com, 2013

I 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.


Audio


I produced and reported this feature story for Vocalo.org and Chicago Public Media's 2012 Presidential Election coverage. I interviewed a number of campaign officials, professors, and academics to explore the role of data mining in electoral politics. This story played as part of Vocalo's Election Day Coverage, hear it above at 3:41.


I told this story live at the Moth Grandslam at Park West in Chicago in 2011. I was competing against nine other featured storytellers in an event hosted by NPR's Peter Sagal. The theme of the night was “Identity Crisis.”


Web


Switchboard Magazine

I worked with a graphic designer and web developer to build Switchboard's brand from the ground up. We worked through a number of different designs and looks before settling on the magazine's final aesthetic. I advised on everything from the logo to the article structure, the layout, the sponsorship section, the archive, and a variety of special feature pages.

HTML 5 Site: 'Outside the Wire' Feature

I worked with a photographer and web developer to design this article, which was the culminating feature of my tenure at Switchboard. We built the page around the written feature and the multimedia content so that the functionality complemented the story.

HTML 5 Site: Hampshire College Alumni Profiles

In addition to producing all four videos, I worked with a developer to design the functionality and aesthetic of this website. I coordinated with Hampshire's graphic designer and web content manager to build a fresh–looking website that still fit within the college's visual brand.