© 2017 Ellen Schopler Freifeld

ellenschopler@gmail.com

 

EXPERIENCE

Bluecadet
Executive Producer
Senior Producer
September 2017 - Present​
I partner with mission driven organizations to produce large scale custom environments.  Working with clients from strategy through execution, I produce engaging and immersive experiences. 
  • Produce experiential content and exhibitions for mission-driven organizations 
  • Lead design, interactive, and live-action media production teams from concept to installation
  • Collaborate with internal architects, exhibit design teams, fabricators, and AV integrators to create custom place-based experiences 
  • Manage budget, schedule, resources, and contracts for each project 
Projects Include: The Lincoln Memorial, Lit Brothers, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
 
Leviathan
Senior Producer
Producer
Associate Producer
​2012 - May 2017
 
Managing our talented team of artists and engineers, my goal is to meet our clients' needs while delivering top-of-the-line creative work on time and on budget.  Peek at my portfolio for examples of my work.
  • Produce 3D CGI, motion graphics, and VFX for broadcast, interactive, and large-scale experiential projects from concept to completion
  • Manage interdisciplinary project teams to deliver top-of-the-line creative work
  • Organize team of engineers to develop custom software for interactive experiences
  • Lead Production Department in managing in-house artists, engineers, and freelancers
  • Collaborate with corporate, entertainment, and agency clients to execute a shared creative vision
  • Build estimates, SOWs and efficiently deliver projects on time and on budget
Projects Include:  Walt Disney Imagineering, BMW + harman / kardon, Museum of Science & Industry - Chicago, Stella Artois, John Deere, Chevrolet, ‘The Red Road’ Title Sequence (SundanceTV), ‘Power’ Title Sequence (Starz Network), Jelly Belly, Mikky Ekko "Time" album design and interactive live stage set
Speaker: SEGD Xlab 2016, 'Public Art as Brand Extension'

The Filmworkers Club
Associate Producer
Business Coordinator

​2010 - 2012

 

Before my promotion to Associate Producer, I started at the front desk of Filmworkers managing the phones, expenses, and client services for 3 bustling companies.  At the nucleus of it all, I became a multitasking maven and learned this industry from the bottom up. 

  • Produced broadcast advertisements through post-production services of color correction, visual effects, and online

  • Delivered exceptional communication and service to clients in-studio, via telephone & email

  • Managed and monitored schedule of 9 artists in color correction, visual effects, and production

  • Produced independent and student film projects through our film processing lab

Projects Include:  McDonalds, Ziploc, Advil, Townhouse, Nutrigrain

The CW Network - WBUW

Promotion and News Intern

May- August 2009

Assisting producer and on-air reporter Emmy Fink, I was the assignment editor for daily morning news segment "Buzzed Into Madison."

  • Wrote on-air promotional commercials for Madison’s CW television station and featured programming 

  • Researched, planned and scheduled stories for “Buzzed into Madison” segment 

  • On-screen talent and reporter for “Buzzed into Madison” and voice talent for local commercial 

International Creative  Management, Inc. 

Corporate Communications Intern

May- August 2008

 

Interning for this internationally recognized top talent agency, I learned the in's and out's of the entertainment industry first hand.

  • Liaison between Corporate Communications Department and media organizations

  • Researched and developed print advertisements to promote clients in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety trade publications

  • Wrote and placed press releases in new media outlets, magazines, and television

  • Monitored all client activity in national media and trade publications

  • Assembled and distributed daily internal company-wide communication

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin- Madison
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
BA: Journalism, Strategic Communication
Certificate: Material Culture Studies
​2010

 

Exploring media, strategic writing, and 'big ideas' - I studied the methods and power of communication.  Accompanied by an art history minor and years of formal fine arts classes, I also have a deep interest in creativity, art, and expression.   This education gave me the foundation to excel in this industry, understanding both the strategy of advertising and the creative minds that fuel it.  And of course, it also gave me 4 of the best years of my life... Go badgers!

Dean’s List: 2008-2010

Guest Lecturer 2012: "Post Production & Careers" 

Skills

Basic Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Video Editing

Drawing

Painting

Spanish

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