heidi j. boisvert

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Curriculum Vitae

HEIDI J. BOISVERT

32-22 41st St., Apt. 4E, Astoria, NY 11103 : : 917.536.2792 : : heidjboisvert@gmail.com

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Multi-Media Manager, Breakthrough, Inc., New York, NY 1/08-Present

Manage media production team on the conceptualization, design, development and strategy for both internal and outsourced multi-media productions.  Strategize and execute pr, outreach and dissemination plan for new product launches. Investigate and innovate new technologies to promote human rights issues and campaigns for offices in US and India. Implement tools and new initiatives to raise online and offline branding and visibility. Develop and maintain organizational website, blogs, social networking sites and project-specific microsites. Provide creative support, knowledge and direction to media team. Define organizational, programmatic, funding and partnership strategies with Executive Director and Deputy Director.

Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, Film & Media Studies Department, New York, NY 1/05-12/07

Teach courses in: Introduction to Media Studies, Introduction to Digital Media and Orsem: Mapping NY Seminar.

Media Coordinator, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY 12/05-9/07

Oversee, design and implement digital media program for teens, adults & parent/child classes in underserved communities in the Bronx. Write sustainability grants, manage budget, order equipment, and generate mid-term reports for current funders.  Conduct outreach and cultivate partnerships with local schools and community partners, supervise teachers/interns, and organize professional career series and fieldtrips to broaden organizational exposure. Teach courses in 3D Game Design, Documentary Video, Sound Design and Photography.

Instructor, Brooklyn Community Access Television, Brooklyn, NY 8/05-10/06

Teach intensive 4-week long courses in ENG shooting & AVID editing to give members of the Brooklyn community the tools necessary to produce public access programming.

Educator, American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY 9/04-9/06

Give guided tours to grades 4 through college level on film history and production processes, perform demonstrations in film editing, sound editing and animation, lead discussions on films in Screening America series, and conduct lectures on the Living Room Candidate, and design new demos and some small scale exhibits on motion capture and game design.

Freelance Video Game, Film, Sound & Theatre Projects, New York, NY 9/99-Present

Video Game

Producer, Designer, Developer, Programmer & Writer, Stitch, Cut & Die, gadFLYproduction

Producer, Lead Designer & Developer, ICED! I Can End Deportation, BreakthroughTV

Film

Writer, Director, Shooter & Editor, “seduction: male a/drift,” an experimental film by gadFLYproduction.

Director, Shooter & Editor, “Tyranny of the Visual,” an experimental film y gadFLYproduction.

Director, Shooter & Editor, “Another Unwanted Immigrant,” a documentary by gadFLYproduction.

Director, Shooter & Editor, “Silent Violence,” an interactive installation by gadFlyproduction

Shooter & Associate Producer on “We Say No to the RNC,” a documentary by Mad Dog Films.

Co-Director, Shooter & Editor on “State of Protest,” a collective documentary.

Shooter, Writer & Editor on “Calving Communities,” a documentary by gadFLYproduction.

Editor on “The Afterlife of Chopin”, a documentary film by Ophra Yerushalmi.

Editor  & Shooter on “At Home in New York,” a documentary by Monique Alexandre for Arte.

Associate Editor on “Datacongestion: The Theatre of Kenneth Koch,” a documentary by Marisela LeGrave.

Editor, Writer & Shooter for Intuitive Images on the “Zapatista Caravana” and other commercial projects.

Editor & Researcher for New Deal Films on “Archive of Memory” and “Under Bryant Park.”

2nd AD and Production Coordinator on a number of commercials for SMA Realtime, Inc.

Post-Production Associate for Partisan Pictures on “NYPD: Life on the Streets” & “Surviving Suicide.”

Location Scout for Henry Bean on “The Believer.”

Production Assistant for Cinehaus on “Cabbin’ It.”

Intern/Production Assistant at BNN.tv on “True Believers” & “Portland Teens.”

Sound

Writer, Sound Editor, Technologist, sonicWarfare, a public soundwalk by gadFLYproduction.

Theatre

Director & Co-writer “2 Bare Arms,” a one-woman memory play performed at the Actors Studio.

Director & Co-producer “A Night of Crazy Comedy,” a multi-media theatre show.

Shooter & Editor for Castillo Theatre’s Youth Onstage multi-media adaptation of “Crown Heights.”

Writer & Director,  “Para Que Escarmienten” Concordia Univesity, Montreal, Canada.

Writer & Director, Noh Interplay & The Four Faces of (Woe)man, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.

Co-Producer & Writer, London Pacific Theatre Company, Sydney, Australia 11/98- 6/99

Implemented strategies to re-locate a cooperative production company abroad.  Developed company profile, project prospectus, proposal documents for venue hire and pitch for corporate sponsorship. Established agent and talent contacts. As liaison, devised promotional campaign with publicist. Contracted venue, performers, improv/musical directors, choreographers and investors.   Rewrote and adapted script to local sensibility. Assisted in casting and production concept.  Created production analyses, schedules, while also acting as stage-manager.

Scriptwriter & Project Developer, Peerless Video, San Francisco, CA 10/97- 11/98

Researched, wrote and edited script and training materials for a multi-million dollar industrial video production on information security.  Provided copy and up-dated web pages.  Developed a client-based newsletter addressing concerns of the various target audiences.   Edited client submissions, wrote articles, formatted and generated premiere quarterly.  Assisted in casting direction, CD-ROM development and pre-production administration.

Assistant Director & Stage Manager, A.C.T., San Francisco, CA 9/96-6/97

Instructed numerous, rigorous production courses at the renown American Conservatory Theatre graduate program alongside some brilliant actors/directors, most notably, Francis Lee McCain and Isabel Allende. Fulfilled a multi-faceted role as TA, assistant director, stage-manager, lighting and sound designer/operator, which made me instrumental in guiding these graduate projects (2 a semester) to completion.

E  D  U  C  A  T  I  O  N

MFA Integrated Media Arts, CUNY (Hunter),  2007

Certificate in Film Production from the Maine International Photographic & Film Workshops, 2001

MA English Literature, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, VT, 2000

MA Anthropology, New School for Social Research, NY, 1999 (withdrew)

BA English Literature & Political Science, Boston College, MA, 1993

C  O  M  P  U  T  E  R     S  K  I  L  L  S

·   Proficient in up-to-date PC and MAC applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus, Pagemaker, Quark, Power Point, Access & Filemaker Pro, Quicken, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design & After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash & Director, ProTools, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Maya, Max/MSP/Jitter, Arduino, HTML and various game engines.

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·   Boston College, Trustee Scholarship, 1992-3

·   Middlebury College, Reginald & Juanita Cook Scholarship, 1998-9

·   Middlebury College, John M. Kirk, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 2000

.   CUNY, Scholarship & Welfare Fund Scholarship, 2004-2006

C  O  N  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S

Visible Evidence XII, Para Que Escarmienten (So That They Learn), One-Act multi-media Play

College Art Association, On the Role of Science in the Humanities, Leonardo Forum

N-Ten, Using Gaming Technology Collaboratively to Communicate Human Rights Issues

Games for Change, Games as an Advocacy Tool

Center for Social Media, Make Your Media Matter, Games for Social Change

Open Society Institute International Convening, Global Popular Education Strategies

NYFA, Digital & Electronic Arts Fellowship Panel

E  X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N  S

Media Ballistics, In/scape, an interactive installation, 2004

Fabricon, After the Deluge: Tyranny of Vision, experimental film, 2005

Subject to Change, Another Unwanted Immigrant, documentary film, 2006

WorldUp, sonicWarfare, public sound walk, 2006.

Stitch, Cut & Die, 3D game installation, Solo Show, cWow gallery, 2007.

Queens International 4, Queen’s Museum of Art, Stitch, Cut & Die, 3D game & multi-media installation, 2009.

Kunsthalle Gallery Showcases, Seoul, Korea, ICED: I Can End Deportation, 3D game installation, 2010.

R   E  S   I   D   E   N   C   I   E   S

Magic Box Productions,Photography, 2006-07

cWow gallery & Newark Museum, New Media, 2007

P  U  B  L  I  C  A  T  I  O  N   S

Post-Human PROMETHEUS: Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Technology of E-motion, NY Arts Magazine,

January/February, 2004

L  A N  G  U  A  G  E  S

English, Spanish

Listing of Web-based Media Coverage