About


MATT TORRES
mtorresmedia@gmail.com
708.220.3685

For the past 4 years, I’ve been consistently working to grow my network and production experience through freelancing, collaboration, and independent film making. I have a solid understanding and working knowledge of what it takes to tell a good story, get projects off the ground, and band people together to execute projects that are effective and enjoyable. As a filmmaker, I enjoy getting to set and behind the camera, but I can also appreciate building and leading production teams in support of a larger vision. As a business professional, I have proven experience on bidding and negotiating, consistently adapting to changes and managing multiple tasks at once.

EXPERIENCE 
Club​ ​Paradise,​ ​LLC
Los​ ​Angeles,​ ​California
Production Coordinator​ ​(Freelance)
June​ ​2017–Present
Assisting​ ​production​ ​as​ ​needed​ ​including​ ​generating​ ​and​ ​managing  production​ ​schedules,​ ​preparing​ ​materials​ ​for​ ​pre-production​ ​and​ ​on​ ​set materials,​ ​managing​ ​organization​ ​throughout​ ​post,​ ​and​ ​client  management.

Echo​ ​Global​ ​Logistics
Chicago,​ ​Illinois​
Carrier​ ​Sales​ ​Representative
Aug​ ​2016​–​Aug​ ​2017
Managed​ ​8–10​ ​accounts​ ​on​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​basis. ​Schedule​ ​pickup​ ​and​ ​delivery appointments​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​legal​ ​transit​ ​times​ ​and​ ​shipment​ ​requirements. Establish​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​carriers​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​capacity opportunities.​ Negotiate​ ​rates​ ​with​ ​carriers​ ​on​ ​a​ ​spot​ ​or​ ​transactional​ ​basis, monitor​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​shipments​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​coverage,​ ​on-time​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​the resolution​ ​of​ ​any​ ​mid-transit​ ​issues.

Resolution​ ​Productions​ ​Group
Chicago,​ ​Illinois
Account Manager
March​ ​2015​–April​ ​2016
Acquiring​ ​and​ ​assisting​ ​on​ ​bids​ ​and​ ​RFPs,​ ​communicated​ ​with​ ​clients​ ​by phone​ ​and​ ​email​ ​to​ ​furnish​ ​info​ ​on​ ​services​ ​and​ ​capabilties,​ ​prepared materials​ ​for​ ​off-site​ ​presentation,​ ​developed​ ​and​ ​maintained​ ​new business,​ ​implemented​ ​CRM​ ​system.

Resolution​ ​Productions​ ​Group
Chicago,​ ​Illinois
​Production Assistant
December​ ​2014​–March​ ​2015
Assisted​ ​in​ ​pre​ ​production​ ​and​ ​on​ ​set​ ​to​ ​Producers,​ ​Editors,​ ​Directors​ ​for in-studio​ ​and​ ​field​ ​production​ ​for​ ​television​ ​or​ ​web,​ ​prepared​ ​stage​ ​cycs for​ ​large​ ​scale​ ​shoots,​ ​logged​ ​footage,​ ​maintained​ ​studio​ ​operations including​ ​gear​ ​organization,​ ​inventory,​ ​and​ ​cleanliness.

EDUCATION
Northern​ ​Illinois​ ​University
​​Dekalb,​ ​Illinois
​​B.A.​ Communications​ ​Media​ ​Studies
​December​ ​2014

SKILLS
Content​ ​Creation
Adobe​ ​Premiere
After​ ​Effects
Basic​ ​lighting
Interpersonal Communication
Final​ ​Cut​ ​X
Logic​ ​X
Broadcast,​ ​cinema,​ ​and​ ​DSLR setups
Concept​ ​development
Managing​ ​budgets
Location​ ​scouting
Script​ ​writing
Directing​ ​Interviews
Studio​ ​and​ ​Field​ ​production execution
Production​ ​Scheduling
Consultation
Video​ ​editing
Customer​ ​acquisition
Client​ ​management