James Rolfe
TheCinemassacre@yahoo.com
www.Cinemassacre.com
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EMPLOYMENT

GameTrailers.com
Writer, director, producer, editor and star of the Angry Video Game Nerd show.
Santa Monica, CA, February 2007 - present.

DVideography
Editor. Jobs include wedding videography.
Philadelphia PA, February 2007 - present.

National Safety Compliance Inc.
Full time editing job for safety company producing industrial training videos. Videos deal with trucking regulations, forklift operation and hazardous material handling.
Lakewood NJ, September 2004 - 2007.

 

EDUCATION

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Bachelor of Fine Arts. Film Major.
Recipient of the Promising Artist Scholarship Award.
Philadelphia, May 2004.

Camden County College.
Studio electives: Photography, History of Cinema, Acting, Videography, Graphic Design.
Blackwood NJ, 2000/2001.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Cinemassacre Productions

Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer.
Made over 150 short films/videos.
1989 - present.
View my movies online

The Angry Video Game Nerd
Achieved cult celebrity status making satirical video game reviews. As of March, 2007, On YouTube, I am the #25 Most Subscribed of all time. Clips from my videos have been shown on MTV News and G4TV. I have been written about, parodied and imitated too many times to count. I recieve a thousand fan messages a day, have been recognized in public, have signed autographs and taken pictures with fans and have been interviewed by MTV for GameTrailers.com.
2004 - present.
View the Nerd's page.

DVideography's Editor Showdown 2007
2nd place winner.
View my edit here.

"The Deader The Better"
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor and set designer. Selected for screening at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and was featured on DreadCentral.com
2006
Watch it here.

The 48 Hour Film Project
Wrote, directed and edited three films, each in under two days.
Screened at The Prince Theater and the International House in Philadelphia.
Won award for "Best Cinematography."
Philadelphia, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

View my 48 hour films here.

Blue Ribbon parade
Recorded and edited for Voorhees Township Board of Education.
Vorhees NJ, 2003.

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar
Watched large array of documentary films from around the world and discussed them with the filmmakers.
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2003.

"Free For All" Film Festival Director
Founded and organized an annual film festival showcasing student films.
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1999-2003.
View video from the 2003 event.

Annual Halloween Haunted House Exhibit
Conceived and built sets, complete with lighting and sound effects. Directed performers and organized tours.
Waterford NJ, 1993-1998.

 

SKILLS

Pre-Production
Created props, built sets, casted actors, organized shooting schedules and have been writing screenplays since childhood.

Production
Shot 16mm film and DV. Experienced with Canon XL, Sony PD170, and Panasonic DVX100. Shot documentaries, concerts, narrative films, dialogue-driven pieces as well as action scenes. Directed several of own projects as well as others' films, including being a grip, an actor, and a director of photography.

Post-Production
Have edited linear with analog decks, done live mixes, and spliced 16mm film. Conceptually have good grasp on cutting music videos, action sequences, montages, and documentaries. Also, very experienced in creating and animating various digital effects. Fluent in Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Post Production skills extend to authoring DVD's in DVD Studio pro and designing menu screens.

Graphic Design
Natural user of Adobe Photoshop. Designed film posters and DVD/VHS covers.

Web Design
Built and maintain Cinemassacre.com. User of Macromedia Dreamweaver.