lebenslauf (CV)

 Russ C. Smith

Freelance Media Artist

www.ChocolateMedia.de

 

tel: +49 (0) 157 87706393 / email: Russ@ChocolateMedia.de

 

 

– Freelance Media Projects –

 

Cinematography, Music Composition, Animation and Editing for Logo Splash & Trailers for ShoreLight Pictures (2016)

Stop Motion Animation Video for Art(4)Mut project sponsored by the Listros Galerie (2016)

Director, Cinematographer and Producer of short film series for Woche der Umwelt sponsored by The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) and der Bundespraesident of Germany (2016)

Director, Cinematographer, Composer for “Silencing the Mind” inspired by the works of RASOUL POURMORADI a voice for the Victims of Torture – Berlin, Germany (2016)

Project Portraits and Photo Documentation for Art(4)Mut project sponsored by the Listros Galerie (2016)

Leading Creative Film making workshops – Director, Shot and Produced short films for Berlin Bilingual School (2016)

Scored Music, Shot and Produced Video Clip animation intros and tails for wasnunwastun.de (2015)

Logo & Website Design for Raum für Leben – Gudrun Schultheiß – Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie  (2015)

Product photoshoot and Menu design for Mack BBQ – Americanfood.ee in Tallinn, Estonia (2015)

Scored Music, Shot and Produced animation logo splash for Shorelight Pictures (2015)

Director, Shot and Produced short films for Art(4)Mut project sponsored by the Listros Galerie (2015)

Produced and Edited “A Dream of Spring Return” Dance Video with Dancing Tree Dance Theatre – USA/EU  (2015)

Directed, Shot and Edited “Peep: a two dimensional wilderness.” Butoh Video with Yufang Du – China/USA/EU  (2015)

Logo & Website Design for The Dancing Tree dance academy – USA  (2015)

Hochzeit (wedding) Fotos for Michele Solberg – USA  (2015)

Leading Creative Film making workshops – Director, Shot and Produced short films for Berlin Bilingual School (2015)

Director, Shot and Produced short film series for Woche der Umwelt sponsored by The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) and der Bundespraesident of Germany (2016)

Director, Shot and Produced short film in 3 folge for Rosenfeld – Für die Natur des Menchschen for Seminar-und-Reisen.de (2014)

Edited Trailer for “Mistress” Short Film by Anja Murmann produced by Schenk Productions, NY, NY (2014)

Website design for “Mistress” Short Film by Anja Murmann produced by Schenk Productions, NY, NY (2014)

Video Documentation of “Ich Kann Was” event für Deutsche Telekom initiative program run by Fields GmbH(2014)

Artistic Director, Video Producer, & Performer, “Stepping Out of the Box” Live Dance event with multimedia featuring Toni Bravo from Diverse Dance Theatre (USA) in collaboration with Listros Gallery, Berlin (2014)

Promotional Photos for Noriaki Hosoya, Berlin Based Composer and Performer  Japan/Deutschland (2014)

Promotional Photos for Anna Vierling, Berlin Based Composer and Performer (2014)

Produced “Ich Kann Was” Präsentation Film für Deutsche Telekom initiative program run by Fields GmbH(2013)

Produced, Directed and Shot, “1000 Schritte” Short Film featuring Christoph Hillmann in collaboration with Listros Gallery, Berlin [in development] (2013)

Produced, Directed and Shot, “Out of the Box” Short Film featuring Toni Bravo from Diverse Dance Theatre (USA) in collaboration with Listros Gallery, Berlin (2013)

Director and Instructor of Creative Film Workshops for Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbHBerlin Bilingual School (2014)

Produced “Ich Kann Was” Präsentation Film für Deutsche Telekom initiative program run by Fields GmbH (2013)

Produced, Directed and Shot, “1000 Schritte” Short Film featuring Christoph Hillmann in collaboration with Listros Gallery, Berlin [in development] (2013)

Produced, Directed and Shot, “Out of the Box” Short Film featuring Toni Bravo from Diverse Dance Theatre (USA) in collaboration with Listros Gallery, Berlin (2013)

Director and Instructor of Creative Film Workshops for Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH – Berlin Bilingual School (2013)

Promotional Photos for internationally renown composer Noriaki Hoysoya Japan/Deutschland (2013)

Documentation Photos for internationally renown artist Dr. Yurina Misaki Japan/Deutschland (2013)

Produced and Directed 9th Anniversary Portrait Celebration shoot for Klara Li Design in Berlin (2012)

Edited trailer for the documentary film “Ferry Tales” Directed by Katja Essen and Produced by Schenk Productions in New York City. (2012)

Designed and Edited MultiMedia clips and photographic galleries summarizing New York based scenes of International based Feature Films the “The Remembrance” and “ The Look” for Schenk Productions, New York, New York (2012)

Directed, Filmed and Edited music video, “Lost Words” by Motema Africa, for  AKA Film, Warsaw, Poland (2012)

Filmed, Directed and Edited and composed score for artistic video, “Shadows and Lines” for Shadows and Lines Exhibition, in association with AKA Film, Warsaw, Poland (2012)

Produced, Filmed, Directed and Edited and composed score for Commercial Promotional video, “Baba Touch” for BabaJoga, Warsaw, Poland (2012)

Designed and Edited MultiMedia clips summarizing New York based scenes of German based Feature Film and Commercial Media productions for the “Remembrance”, “ The Look” for Schenk Productions, New York, New York (2012)

Produced, Animation, Co-Directed and Co-Edited music video, “Harvest Time” for MicheleSolberg.com (2012)

Produced, Filmed, Directed and Edited music video, “Rewind and Erase” for String Theory Berlin (2011-2012)

Produced, Filmed, Directed and Edited music video, “Shades of Gold” for String Theory Berlin (2011-2012)

Produced, Filmed, Directed and Edited and composed score for Various Art Videos for ChocolateMedia.de YouTube Channel (2011-2012)

Designed Various Websites and Internet Media for ChocolateMedia.de (2011-2012)

Designed and Edited MultiMedia clips and photographic galleries summarizing New York based scenes of German based Feature Film and Commercial Media productions for the “The Reader”, “ Jerry Cotton”, “Rossenstrasse”, “Entfuert”, “Das Vaterspiel”, etc. for Schenk Productions, New York, New York (2010 – 2011)

Produced, Filmed, Directed and Edited music video, “LessOn” for Super PilotPrague, Czech Republic (2011)

Filmed, Directed and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Adult Classes” for Live The Language Spanish School in Austin, Texas (2010)

Filmed, Composed Score, Directed and Edited MultiMedia “The Dancers of Belur” in collaboration Anuradha Naimpally of Austin Dance India, Austin, Texas (Work in Progress)

Filmed, Directed and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “What Students are Saying” for Live The Language Spanish School in Austin, Texas (2010)

Filmed, Designed and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Brodie Animal Hospital – An introduction to Services.” for Brodie Animal Hospital, Austin, Texas (2010)

Filmed, Composed Score and Edited MultiMedia Performance Setting “Thirst: A Eulogy to Water” for choreography by Choreography by Toni Bravo, Sharon Marroquin, Chris Swain and Orlando Cadov, performed by the Diverse Space Dance Theater, Austin, Texas (2010)

Composed Music and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Trees, Trees, Tress” for Gabriels Grove Austin, Texas (2010)

Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Convertible – presented as a 442” for James Bohls, Bohls Interests Austin, Texas (2010)

Composed, Performed and Recorded music for City of Austin, Texas New Years Eve dance event as a part of “First Night Austin”, choreographed and performed at Austin City Hall by Toni Bravo and the Diverse Space Dance Theatre Austin, Texas (2009)

Photography and Design for book titled “My Sand Trap or Yours?” by Richard ‘Cactus’ Pryor , published by PDP Creations National Release USA (2009)

Designed and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Children’s Classes” for Live The Language Spanish School in Austin, Texas (2009)

Designed and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Spanish Immersion Summer Camps” for Live The Language Spanish School in Austin, Texas (2009)

Designed, Composed Score and Edited MultiMedia internet commercial, “Gabriels Grove – Your Vision of Hill Country HeavenGabriels Grove Austin, Texas (2009)

Filmed, Designed, Directed and Edited MultiMedia clips for program promotions “Austin Dance India – Overview” in collaboration Anuradha Naimpally of Austin Dance India, Austin, Texas (2008)

Filmed, Designed, Composed Score and Edited MultiMedia internet commercials, “Eating Coach Workshops Video”, “Trust Your Gut”, “Water” and “Chocolate” for Suzy Solenberger, Eating Coach, Austin, Texas (2008)

Designed, Authored Animated Menus and Manufactured “Yoga for a Healthy Back” DVD by Dr. Mark Uridel, DPT, NCTMB, ERYT and Healing Arts Studio (2008)

Designed, Authored Animated Menus and Manufactured “Yoga for a Healthy Neck” DVD by Dr. Mark Uridel, DPT, NCTMB, ERYT and Healing Arts Studio (2008)

Original Compositions of Music for the sound track of “The Joy of Yoga” DVD by Murti Howard and Healing in Yoga (2007)

Produced, Designed and Composed Multimedia Menu and Compositions for “Nypei” for Source One. (2007)

Produced, Designed and Authored Animated Menus for “Deaf Yoga for Beginners” the First DVD of Yoga in American Sign Language for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributed though Chocolate Media.com (2006)

Created and Designed MultiMedia Projections and Musical Compositions for summer performance of “Sacred Journey” with Austin Dance India at One World Theater in Austin, Texas. (2006)

Filmed, Directed and Edited Multimedia Film Presentation “The Power of Dance – Bali” for Source One. (2006)

Filmed, Designed and Edited MultiMedia Performance Setting “Women and Water” for choreography by Choreography by Toni Bravo, performed by the Diverse Space Dance Theater, Austin, Texas (2005)

Created and Designed MultiMedia Projections and Musical Compositions for fall performance of “Sacred Journey” with Austin Dance India at One World Theater in Austin, Texas. (2005)

Filmed, Directed and Edited test clips and preliminary content for Documentary Film Project “Hasta Musdra” in collaboration Anuradha Naimpally of Austin Dance India, Southern, India (2004-Present)

MultiMedia presentations and musical compositions for “Sacred Dances of Love and Devotion” with Austin Dance India at One World Theater in Austin, Texas. (2004)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Living Stone : Brought to Life by the Hands of Time” a documentary about the Chennakeshava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India in collaboration with Austin Dance India. Presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Houston, Texas. (2004)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “A Day in the Life” a short view into the life of the Chennakeshava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India in collaboration with Austin Dance India. (2004)

Editing and Visual design for Lance Armstrong’s Electronic Press Kit with Blue Plate Design (2002)

Designed MultiMedia animations for the Moratorium Campaign for Sister Helen Prejean, Author of the book and film “Dead Man Walking” (2000-2001)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Dreamland Undone” a documentary of the making of David Garza’s premier CD titled “Overdub” for Lava/Atlantic Records, New York, New York. (2000)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Never Before” a music video for the David Garza song titled “Never Before” on Lava/Atlantic Records (2000)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Drone” a music video for the David Garza song titled “Drone” on Lava/Atlantic Records (2000)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Soul Custody” a music video for the David Garza song titled “Soul Custody” on Lava/Atlantic Records (2000)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Down the Pit” a multimedia piece covering the Hand Over of Hong Kong to China. Included in Golden Arm Film Project for the Golden Arm Trio, Theatrical screening and released as DVD produced by Austin Cinemaker Coop and Shamrock Records (1998)

Filmed, Directed and Edited “Life Before” a short multimedia piece from Denmark’s brutal winter. Included in Golden Arm Film Project for the Golden Arm Trio theatrical screening and released as DVD produced by Austin Cinemaker Coop and Shamrock Records (1998)

Graphic Design for Credits for the Golden Arm Film Project for the Golden Arm Trio, Theatrical screening and released as DVD produced by Austin Cinemaker Coop and Shamrock Records (1998)

Sound editing for pre-production of “The Newton Boys” Staring Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke and Skeet Ulrich, released cinematically by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and on DVD. (1996-1997)

Assistant Sound Editor for “Before Sunrise” Staring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, directed by Richard Linklater, Produced and released by Castle Rock and Filmhaus Wien Universa Filmproduktions (1995)

Composed Soundtrack pieces used in “The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Staring Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey, Directed by Kim Henkle, Release by Genre Production and Return Productions (1994)

Designed and Created a unique algorithm to interpret amino acid periodicities and convert them into musical structure for the Dept. of Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin (1991) 

Designed and Created “Endangered Species of Texas” the first interactive exhibition for the Texas Memorial Museum under supervision of Dr. Judith Lang (1987-1989) 

 


– Exhibitions –

 

Out of the Box, Short Film featuring Toni Bravo from Diverse Dance Theatre (USA) at Listros Gallery, 10 Years Celebration (Fall 2013)

Shadows and Lines, Photographic Exhibition and Musical Compositions in cooperation with Aka Film, Warsaw Poland  – large and medium format photographic prints, video presentations (Shadows and Lines & Baba Touch), musical performance, live and recorded (Summer 2012)

Still Passion, Photographic Exhibition portrait expressions of human passion in the arts, music and dance as well as everyday life with special side show memorializing the late choreographer Lucia Rodrigues at Wyatt Brand main offices in Austin, Texas – large and medium format photographic prints (Summer 2009)

Reaching for the Flame, Photographic Exhibition showing the elements of fire and water and elements that reach between at Café Hai Ky in Austin, Texas – large, medium and small format photographic prints (Spring 2008)

Beyond the Veil, Photographic Exhibition of abstractions representing the Sanskrit concept of the Maya at Café Hai Ky in Austin, large and medium format photographic prints (Fall 2007)

Dreams of an Angel, Photographic Exhibition expressing the images that may appear within the Dreams of an angle at Café Hai Ky in Austin, Texas – large and medium format photographic prints (Summer 2007)

Beauty, Power and Devotion, Photographic Exhibition, a collection of images from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, America showing the deep characters of humanity seen every day at the Creative Writing Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas – large and medium format photographic prints (Spring 2006 – Summer 2008) 

Beauty, Power and Devotion, Photographic Exhibition, a collection of images from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, America showing the deep characters of humanity seen every day at Ruta Maya Café and Concert Hall in Austin, Texas – large and medium format photographic prints (Winter 2005)

 

 

– Achievements, Skills and Experiences –

 

Speaker at Peace and Conflict Resolution Center Summer Camps at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. M. Maxwell, directing (2007-2008)

Designed over 200 CD Covers for Crystal Clear Sound Manufacturing in Austin and Dallas. Texas (2001 -2005)

Appointed and Presided as Arts Commissioner for the City of Austin, appointed my Max Nofzinger and Darrell Slusher, City Council Members (1999-2001)

Designed and Programmed over 100 websites through ChocolateMedia.com and Chocolatemedia.de for various Corporate and Private Clients. Including Animations and Musical or Audio elements and specializing in Graphic User Interfaces (1997-Present)

Photographed over 30 Artistic and Cultural Events and Commercial Projects through ChocolateMedia.com for Various Corporate and Private Clients. Including Dance and Theatrical events, Restaurant menus and Products, Fashion Design Companies, Etc. (1997-Present)

Designed and Edited over 20 DVD Menus through ChocolateMedia.com for various Corporate and Private Clients. Including Animations and Musical or Audio elements and specializing in Graphic User Interfaces (1997-Present)

Produced and Distributed 16 CD’s with ChocolateRecords.com independent Musical Artists (1993-Present)

Founded ASLYoga Program to provide free teaching of yoga for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Founded 2007)

Produced the first ever DVD of Yoga in American Sign Language for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2006)

Volunteered at Center for Battered Women as an Children’s Counselor for Art Therapy (1985-1988)

Computer literate in Mac und PC (Supervisor of Technical support for the University of Texas at Austin MicroCenter. Taught computer classes and support team coordination.) Specialization in graphics, image manipulation, visual design, music and MultiMedia creation and production.

Language skills include native English, conversational Spanish, Indonesian, Malay, American Sign Language, Studied 2 Years Mandarin Chinese and First Level German A1.1

Standard Automotive Driving License for Texas and International Driving License.

 

 

– Education –

 

University of Texas at Austin – Baccalaureate Degree in School of Sciences
Specialization in Molecular Biology – Austin, Texas (1981-1988)

 

High School for the Health Professions – Medical Sciences Concentration
High School Diploma. – Dallas Texas (1977-1981)

– References Available Upon Request –