Amy Austin Digital Portfolio
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01 About

My name is Amy and this is my little corner of the internet

About

I’m a filmmaker, graphic designer and visual effects artist living in Los Angeles. I have degrees in Digital Media, and Film Production Technology. My career path was paved by my need for having my own dinosaur while watching Jurassic Park in the summer before 8th grade. I still don’t have my own dinosaur, but a girl can dream.

Writing is hard for me, but being on set and making designs is fun! My site includes a blog so I can work on my writing. My digital forays include EA Sports where I was a UI artist for Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, NCAA Football, and various EA Sports Facebook games (remember those?). Prior to that I designed websites and redesigned the Scholastic Book Fairs website in 2010. On set I am a set lighting technician (SLT). My screen credits includes television shows, feature films, short films, music videos, and commercials.

When I’m not on set or in front of my computer, you can find me out hiking - probably Griffith Park - but other trails and peaks in the Southern California area. My other interests include acting where I take improv, scene study, and a stage combat class (this may be the most LA sentence I’ve ever written).

Nothing brings me more pleasure than making something out of nothing. Even when the results are far from my ideal expectations, I find the whole ceremony of creativity completely enthralling. Want to work together? I’d love to hear from you.

02 Skills

The knowledge that allows me to call myself a technician

Photoshop

Illustrator

After Effects

InDesign

Premiere

Cinema 4D

Flash

HTML/CSS

Action Script

Film Electrician

Film Grip

Interests

Things that make me happy

03 Education

Never stop learning. I have a lot of interests. Sometimes I'm so interested I spend money to pursue them

1999 - 2001

Full Sail

Digital Media

Associate of Science

I became a jack of all trades learning graphic design, web design, a little bit of video production, a little bit of audio recording and engineering, a little bit of game design and production, and a little bit of live sound reinforcement.

2014 - 2015

Valencia College

Film Production Technology

Associate of Science

During my time at Valencia I was privileged to work on 3 professional motion pictures and 7 student productions in the grip, electric, and art departments.

2013

Valencia College

Theater Stage Technology

Certificate

While earning this certificate, I learned to built props and sets for Valencia College's theater productions. I also learned stage lighting.

2014 - 2015

SAK Comedy Lab

Improv

Levels 1 - 4

I loved my improv training at SAK. I learned how to create a character, live in the moment, listening to my scene partner and making choices and living with the consequences, both good an bad.

2016 - 2017

Beverly Hills Playhouse

Scene Study

Orientation Level

Rehearsal based scene study

2016

The Groundlings

Improv

Workshop A

Yes, and, Improv theater games based training.

2017

Academy of Theatrical Combat

Stage Combat

Theatrical Stage Combat

Training in hand to hand fist fighting and sword fighting for the stage and screen.