{write}[#000000]|[#ffffff]|Shannon Gazdacka|{/write}

Education and Certifications

University of South Florida St. Petersburg (Graduated May 2017)

­Bachelor of Arts Major: Mass Communications/General Business Administration Minor

Adobe Certified Associate in Video Communication Using Premiere Pro (December 2016)


Production Assistant, Sharp Entertainment (January 2017)

  • Responsible for going on crafty runs for crew as well as taking orders and delivering crew meals on time
  • Transport talent and crew to and from shoot locations in a safe and timely manner
  • Distribute walkie talkies and communicate effectively and constantly with producers and crew

Marketopia, Video Marketing Intern (October 2016 - February 2017)

  • Interview clients and vendors at events to capture testimonials and authentic thoughts
  • Create event recap videos with b-roll and interview footage using a DSLR and Premiere Pro to edit
  • Script, story board and edit promotional videos for Marketopia services and events using DSLRs, Lighting equipment and Premiere Pro

The Odyssey Online, Video Content Creator and Contributing Editor (October 2016-April 2017)

  • Work independently to plan, script, and storyboard content ahead of time for biweekly videos
  • Cast actors, shoot videos, and edit videos ahead of deadline to be published on the Odyssey
  • Edit the video creator’s content weekly, communicate updates, and provide feedback

Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation, Media Specialist (January 2016 - Present)

  • Design, produce and edit videos featured around our clients and how our services have impacted them
  • Promote the home buying, foreclosure prevention, etc. services we offer through Facebook, LinkedIn, Blog posts and Email Campaigns on MailChimp
  • Work with a web design contractor to improve website appearance through WordPress

Honors and Awards

2017 – Cannes Film Festival, CMF Short Film Corner in Cannes, France

2017 Robert W. Dardenne Award for Humanistic Journalism

2017 – Jury Award Winner at Campus Movie Fest USFSP 2017

2016 – Golden Tripod Nominee for Best Documentary at the Terminus Awards in Atlanta, GA

2016 – Food and Travel Writing Study Abroad in France and Germany

2016 – Present Member of Ideas United We Make film society

2016 – 2017 USFSP Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society

2016 – Silver Tripod for Best Documentary and Jury Award Winner at Campus Movie Fest USFSP 2016

2016 – 2017 USFSP Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society

2016 – 2017 Founding Chair of the Video Journalism Committee of the USFSP Online News Association

2015 – 2017 USFSP Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society