CONTACT

magdalenabermudez AT protonmail DOT com

EDUCATION

Hampshire College,  Amherst, MA

Bachelor of Arts, concentration Non-Fiction Filmmaking, Winter 2014

Senior Thesis Film: We Are Not Sisters Even Though We Are Together

WORK EXPERIENCE

Ark Cinema Film Programmer. Duties include working collaboratively with Ark Programming Director to select and program six film screenings, corresponding with filmmakers and distributors, coordinating film rentals, advertising screenings, running screenings. Spring 2019.

Program Coordinator for The Thoreau Society. Duties include programming week long Annual Gathering academic conference, corresponding with scholars from around the world, running registration process, hiring, training and supervising staff, coordinating meals and hospitality services, and various special events. Summer 2012-Ongoing.

Art History Co-Teacher at Youth Initiative High School. Duties include creating art history curriculum, giving lectures, leading discussions and giving hands-on lessons designed to give students a survey of different art movements, practical experiences with different media, and develop their ability to see, analyse and understand art of various mediums. Spring 2018, Spring 2019.

Stewarding Circle and Core Staff Member of Thoreau College. Duties include drafting and mission and vision statements, creating and maintaining website, creating marketing materials and visual media, coordinating with local partners, and creating admissions process and coordinating Admissions Circle. Fall 2018-Summer 2019.

Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher Assistant and Apprenticeship. Duties include storytelling, puppet plays, classroom management, nature walks and craft making at Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School. Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

Thoreau College Founding Fellowship. Member of founding group of Thoreau College, an initiative to start an expanded liberal arts micro-college where students become deeply grounded in themselves through rigorous academic study, shared community labor, self-governance and wilderness expeditions. Fall 2017-Fall 2018.

Assistant Editor to filmmaker Lily Henderson on her film About a Mountain and various commercial jobs. Duties include production coordination, editing rough cuts of sequences and general production assistance. Winter 2017-Fall 2017.

Lead Teacher at Brooklyn Forest School. Teaching Parent-Child class in Prospect Park for 1-3 year old children. Duties include leading class in imaginative play, nature walks and circle time. Winter 2017-Fall 2017.

Chair of the Bicentennial Committee for The Thoreau Society. Duties include programming week long Bicentennial Annual Gathering academic conference, coordinating events, website management, program design, hire, train and manage staff, and coordinating 200 attendees. Fall 2016-Fall 2017.

Summer Academic Programs Assistant for Hampshire College. Assisting with logistical, coordinating and administrative tasks for six Summer Academic Programs. Duties include faculty and staff contract writing, organizing staff paperwork, staff training, student orientation planning and executing, communication with students and parents, coordinating with campus housing and meals, designing student feedback surveys and collecting survey data. Summer 2016.

Projectionist/Site Coordinator for Amherst Cinema’s media literacy education program See Hear Feel Film. Duties include projection, volunteer coordination, and facilitating learning activities with groups of third graders. Fall 2013-Summer 2016.

Jerome Liebling Center Alumni Intern at Hampshire College. Duties include leading media workshops for classes, hiring, training and supervising projectionists, hiring, training, supervising telecine operators, and keeping the program calendar. Fall 2015- Spring 2016.

Film and Video Instructor at Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute Summer Program.Teaching month long non-fiction film course for undergraduate students, and two week long film course for high school students. Duties include programming screenings, coordinating guests, leading technical workshops, and mentoring student projects. Winter 2014-Summer 2016.

Film Programmer for Northampton Historic Museum’s Fast Forward Film Series. Programming a series of film screenings entitled Artifacts of Fixation, exploring the way filmmakers use objects as subjects and included works by Harun Farocki, Janie Geiser, Abraham Ravett, Hope Tucker and Jeremy Johnston. Duties include programming films, coordinating with filmmakers and moderating conversations with the filmmakers and the audience. Fall 2015.

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

ICDocs 2017 Screening of Mema’s Life Story

Director’s Choice Award at the 2017 Black Maria Film Festival Mema’s Life Story

Black Maria Film Festival Touring Program, including screenings at:

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, RI

Alabama Film Co-op, Huntsville, AL

ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA

American University of Rome, Rome, IT

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Screenings of short video Strange Girl:

Tar Heel Underground Cinema Lounge, Brooklyn NY,

Mall of Found, New Lebanon NY

Jaume 1, Greenfield MA

Good Night Sleep, Northampton MA

Recipient of the 2014 Tom Joslin Grant for my senior thesis project We Are Not Sisters Even Though We Are Together.

Recipient of the 2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Internship Award to fund my apprenticeship with filmmaker Carl Elsaesser on his project Cruel the Ash.

Recipient of the 2012 Creativity Center Grant for a collaborative project about two girls consuming and being consumed by the internet.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant for Professor Heidi Gilpin and Lorne Falk. Archiving and editing 35mm slides and Super-8 film. Summer 2014-Ongoing.

Teaching Assistant for Professor Baba Hillman’s Senior Thesis in Film, Photography and Video course. Helped plan classes, lead critiques and individually advised students. Fall 2014.

Telecine Transfer Operator at the Jerome Liebling Center. Duties include transferring 16mm, super-8mm and 8mm film to digital formats. Fall 2011-Fall 2014.

Co-President of the Hampshire College Film Society. Programmed film screenings and artist talks. Spring 2011-Fall 2013.

Teaching Assistant for Professor Bill Brand’s Music for Film and Video class. Helped structure lessons, led weekly discussions and technical workshops. Spring 2013.

Media Services technician at Hampshire College. Duties include sound engineering for concerts, filming lectures and events, managing and repairing equipment. Fall 2011-Spring 2013.

Assistant to filmmaker Carl Elsaesser. Pre-production coordination, duties include scheduling shoots, scouting locations, and casting. Summer 2013.

Assistant to filmmaker Abigail Child. Assisted her in video editing, film inspection and restoration of her film Mutiny. May 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom Internship, apprentice to the Electrical Department on Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom. Learned skills in lighting, making dimmers and electrical wiring. Summer 2011.

Production Assistant, Script Supervisor, DIT on various commercial productions. Duties include assisting with lighting, DIT, art department, talent, camera, script supervision. May 2011-Ongoing.

Projectionist at The Venue, a first run movie theatre. Duties include 35mm projection, customer service and organizing their first Film Festival. Fall 2008-Summer 2010.