Topher Maslanka

Cinematographer / Editor

Christopher Maslanka

Freelance Cinematographer/ Editor

Wide variety of Adaptable skills

Experience working with slow motion

Quality shot making skills

Strong creative vision

Extremely Computer Literate

Creative concept development

Well experienced in freelance work

Experience working on set with teams

Comfortable speaking in front of groups and instructing people on how they can improve

Confident when managing or leading a group of people

Teaching Assistant in 3 NYIT Classes

Eager to learn more

 

Highlights

"Topher"

 

Topher.Maslanka@Gmail.com

Chris.Maslanka@Me.com

Creating high quality content that captivates, inspires, and excites viewers is something that takes a combination of natural talent and extensive experience.  Working on a variety of shoots, experimenting with different tools has allowed me to find how each shot may affect a viewer's perspective of a story line. My knowledge of the equipment and hardware available to construct a picture combined with creative resourcefulness to create a cinematic expieriance for the viewer is one of my best strengths. In addition to all I have learned at NYiT I have worked as a freelancer to gain valuable hands on experience in creating each step of a story's construction from pre-production to the detailed process of editing a story together. An understanding of the range of software available to bring together a picture is how an editor is able to bring a story to life. I have focused primarily on the editing programs Premiere Pro and the Adobe Suite with programs like After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and Muse. An in depth understanding of these tools has helped me to teach other students these programs as a Teaching Assistant in Editing and Filmmaking classes. I have extensive experience using the Sony Fs-700, which I use as my primary camera, and Red Scarlet and Phantom Slow motion Cameras. I have also worked on a variety of student films and corporate productions. I am eager to work, motivated to learn more, and hope to demonstrate what strengths I can bring to your team.

Multi-Media Productions

Video

Photography

Music/ Audio

Team Projects

Websites

Computer Graphics/

Animation

A short student project where I chose a Short clip from Transformers and voiced over the sound effects and voices of the characters for my audio practicum class at NYIT.

This is a Music Video created for the artist Zeeq.  I also produced the music for it under the name DJ Isto. It was one of my first endeavors into the music production industry.

My websites are created uniquely and each has been a learning experience on improving my products. I have created a variety of websites for different companies and small businesses, from bars in New York to small veterinarian offices in central jersey. Even this website was created by myself in order to show what skills I can put into a website for a potential client. I use a program from the Adobe Creative Cloud called Adobe Muse. I manage everything from creating creative content for a website to building and hosting for the website. I make sure that the servers that host my websites never go down and are always accessible.
Made with Adobe Muse

Hardware I am familiar with

 

-Experience working with a variety of DSLR cameras including Nikon and Cannon

- Sony Fs-700 as a daily use camera

-Steadyshot Operator

-Strong Computer literacy and troubleshooting skills

-Comfortable using a wide variety of cinematic tools

-Have worked with advanced cameras like the Red Epic, Scarlet, Phantom flex, and Fora Ft.One

Software I am familiar with

 

-Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Prelude.

-Advanced Adobe Photoshop skills

-Knowledge of Maya and Cinema 4D (3D CG Animations)

-Comfortable working with Google docs and spreadsheets and -Microsoft word

-In-depth understanding of the entire adobe suite including Audition and Muse.

-Experience with 4K video production and Editing

Videographer/Editor

Editing Internship

Veterinarian Assistant

Production Assistant

2010-Current

December - March  2016

2008 - Current

2014

CSM Productions

Healtheo360

Home care Veterinary Clinic

Brystol Myers Squibb, Plainsboro NJ

I have been hired as a freelancer to record many live events. I specialize in recording high quality audio in addition to recording a video for Music students at The Manhattan School of Music in New York. I have created many audition tapes and performance videos that show the talent of these performers.

Mentor: Dr. Michel Banks, NYIT

Edit daily video segments, Film interviews for the In the Fields segment for

weekly live show. Assist in Production of live stream. Research health related

news articles for daily videos.

Created a website for the clinic that allows clients to access information about the clinic and recommendations for their pets. Keep  the website updated with pictures and videos that entertain and instruct about providing care  to their pet. As well as assisting the clinic  in servicing the clients along side the veterinarians and in client communication.

References: Dr. Laura Collins VDM, Veterinarian

 

Worked with BMS Studios  to create videos  for public awareness and public relations advertising. I worked with a production team and was able to learn more about being on set. By being on set I was able to be immersed into the atmosphere of a professional video production. The things I learned from working with the people at BMS helped me  to improve the quality and efficiency of my own freelance productions.

Rental Equipment Room Advisor

Volunteer Fire Department

 2012 - 2013

2013-Current

New York Institute of Technology

Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department

Consulted with students seeking to borrow video equipment to discern what they envision for a video and help them select the equipment they need to make their vision a reality. Responsible for showing students how to operate equipment safely and effectively to help them take full advantage of the potential of the equipment.

References: John Vincennes, NYIT Studio Manager

Respond to Fire Calls, Record the scene and first responders on location.

VP of website committee; Created multimedia promotional content; Record

training exercises to review and improve skills; Public Relations council.

www.mtvfc2.com/multimedia.html

 

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Applications I Use

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Audition

 Photoshop

Prelude

Final Cut X

Muse/ Dreamweaver

Cinema 4D

CONTACT ME

Communication Arts

Montgomery High School

2012 - 2016

2008-2012

New York Institute of Technology

Skillman, NJ

Senior year undergraduate

Invited to the National Honor Society for leadership

Plan to finish with an Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Communication Arts (2017).

26 Graduate level Course Credits

Teachers Assistant for INTRODUCTION TO FILM MAKING class and INTRODUCTION TO EDITING: Premiere Pro

 

Enrolled in many Elective Classes to expand my Creative Talents

4 Year Varsity letters for Swimming and Cross Country Running

Senior Member of Audio Visual Club

3.4GPA