Remy Schwartz is a producer and reporter living in New York City. He graduated from Hampshire College in May 2013 with a BA in Journalism and Media Studies. He produces video, radio, writing, and web. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where he developed an affinity for large dogs and city biking.
I studied the evolution of journalism and digital storytelling over a variety of mediums.
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 video profiles of recent alumni. Additionally I functioned as a social media consultant to help redevelop their online 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.
I developed a new producer position and worked to re-organize editing workflows and interviewed interns and applicants for producer and finishing editor positions. I also researched and developed strategy for producing smaller-scale web-video spots.
I researched venues, talent, and possible organizational partners in new cities. I also organized incoming media releases and handled general query correspondence with Moth fans and members. I worked on a variety of different production tasks at live events in New York City throughout my time interning.
I worked as a studio intern for The Morning AMp, a daily news talk show on Vocalo 89.5 FM. 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 two different occasions. After the conclusion of my internship, I worked as a contributing producer and reporter to produce guest segments and report feature stories.
Basic audio-recording proficiency in the field/in-studio, comfortable in Reaper/Vegas/Audacity, experienced interviewer, experience writing for the ear, familiarity with AP Style, accustomed to deadlines
Strong social media proficiency/experience developing web strategy, experience producing with web developers/familiarity with HTML/CSS, Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Fastest email-er in the East
Creative, critical thinker, imaginative, fast learner, well-organized, team-worker, effective-researcher, strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced public speaker
Hampshire Food Farm and Sustainability Institute, 2013I co–produced this video as part of a four–piece series. I organized shooting and interviews and developed the content of the video around the clients' requests. I also conducted the interviews and co–edited this piece.
Alumni Profile for Hampshire College, 2013I co–produced this video as part of a four piece series. I scouted location, consulted on shots and framing, conducted the interview, and co–edited this video.
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.
The UMass Commerce Documentary, 2012I produced, shot, and edited this documentary with another mentor in the Springfield, MA High School of Commerce mentorship program. I spent four days shooting video with this group of high school and college students as they travelled to and explored Washington D.C.
The "Switchboard" TeamI have worked with Duncan Sullivan to produce video, photo, and web work over the last two years. We collaborated most extensively on Switchboard Magazine, the online multimedia magazine we created together. We have freelanced as a production team on multiple projects and work tightly together to complement each others' skills. Check out his stuff on his website.