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Deandra Spinner

Director / Editor / Photographer / Blogger

Location
Los Angeles, California
Industry
Entertainment
Current
  1. Freelance,
  2. That Weird Science!
Previous
  1. Microsoft,
  2. Believe Media,
  3. Stun Creative
Education
  1. Moviola Digital Arts Institute
Websites
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Freelance

Freelance

Photographer

– Present

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Background

Summary

Film & Music Video Director, Editor, Photographer & Blogger

portfolio: www.deandraspinner.com
blog: www.thatweirdscience.com

BIO:

Deandra Spinner is a Writer, Director, Editor and Photographer hailing from Winter Garden, FL. In 2006 she relocated to Los Angeles, CA to attend The Los Angeles Film School with a focus in directing and editing. During her stint at the school she both wrote and directed several projects.

Prior to relocating to California, she worked for Clear Channel Communications in Marketing and Promotions where she contributed to the success of numerous concert festivals and charity events. These shows featured major-label artists and bands and were attended by thousands of fans.

Having a deep and sustained interest in all aspects of the entertainment industry, Deandra briefly attended Full Sail in Winter Park, Florida where she studied Recording Arts and Paul Mitchell The School in Casselberry, Florida where she studied Cosmetology. Throughout her childhood she pursued acting, singing, dancing, theater and was a finalist in the Florida State Music Competition at the University of Central Florida.

Since her departure from film school in August of 2007, Deandra has continued to produce, write, direct, edit and/or photograph on various projects. Recent credits include directing and editing a music video for Recording Artist Chad Carr which starred Chrystina Sayers (Girlicious), photographing Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist & Producer Kevin McCall (“Deuces” with Chris Brown and Tyga) and her work was featured both on the cover and throughout the premiere issue of R&B magazine.

Experience

Photographer

Freelance
– Present (4 years 1 month)greater los angeles area

- Tiana Barreto & Chad Carr, Model/Musician, "Spellbinding" Editorial
- Jody Fromayan & Steven Liggins, Clothing Designer/Model, ADA Designs Lookbook
- Katie Mensa/Tracey Graves/Melissa Lilley, “Enchanted Dreams”, High Fashion Editorial
- Jim Bannon, Author, Author Promo
- Max Goddard, Studio Portraits
- Kevin McCall, BET Weekend Kickoff Party, Musician, Live Event

- J. Anthony, “Room for Dessert”, Music Producer, Album Cover
- 
Chad Carr, Musician, Artist Promos
- 
Ace Marrero & Katie Stegeman, “Roadside”, Actor & Actress, Feature Film Theatrical Poster
- 
Kelli Michael, Actress / Model, Headshots/Comp Card
- 2011 Cutter Awards, Award Winners, Red Carpet Live Event
- 
Kevin McCall, RnB Magazine, Musician, September 2011 issue (Cover & 3 page spread)

Blogger

That Weird Science!
– Present (4 years 3 months)united states

Editor

Freelance
– Present (5 years 4 months)greater los angeles area

- “Chris of All Trades”, Reality, BLT & Associates
- Chad Carr, “808’s and Rosé”, Music Video, Franchise Entertainment
- 
Lesley Surdi, 2011 & 2012 Hosting Reels

- “Death Trap: Holy Glades Community Church”, Short Film, Death Trap Productions
- “Death Trap: Hidden Glades News Report”, Short Film, Death Trap Productions
- Stephanie Abrams, “The Kill”, Music Video
- “J. Anthony Productions”, Commercial, J. Anthony Productions

Director

Freelance
– Present (7 years 3 months)greater los angeles area

- Benjamin Rhinesmith, “Bud Sturgess: This is B.S.”, Web Series (S01 E02), Franchise Entertainment

- Chad Carr, “808’s and Rosé”, Music Video, Franchise Entertainment
- 
“Death Trap: Holy Glades Community Church”, Short Film, Death Trap Productions
- “Death Trap: Hidden Glades News Report”, Short Film, Death Trap Productions
- Stephanie Abrams, “The Kill”, Music Video
- Jay Anthony, “J. Anthony Productions”, Commercial, J. Anthony Productions

- “Death Trap”, Short Film, Death Trap Productions

Assistant to the Producers

Microsoft
(1 month)Greater Los Angeles Area

On set production for a Microsoft XBox sponsored Makeup competition, working within various departments and helping in all aspects of physical production. Some duties included managing models & contestants, managing attendance, keeping detailed production notes, set-up & break-down, controlling & maintaining craft services/catered food, overseeing the Independent Contractor Agreements/Model Release Forms, & handling cash-outs at the end of each shoot day.

Director's Assistant

Believe Media
(4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

Assisted the entire director’s roster in both professional & personal endeavors. Some duties included preparing music video & commercial treatments, research/reference pulling, creating mood & styling treatments, personal errands, on set production & any other tasks & duties asked of me. Notable directors worked with include: Zack Snyder, Bryan Barber, Floria Sigismondi, Tryan George, Chris Applebaum.

Freelance Unit Coordinator

Stun Creative
(4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

Coordinated production shoots for various campaigns & projects, created treatments and styleboards for various campaign pitches, ran deliveries to studios & networks, was a liaison between bosses, networks, studios & designers to deliver completed packages & projects in a timely manner. Notable networks/projects I worked with/on: AMC Rob Zombie special, Game Show Network, Soapnet, MTVu, Hannah Montana, J.J. Abrams ‘Fringe’, CBS’ ‘Greatest American Dog’.

Marketing & Promotions

Clear Channel Communications
(9 months)Orlando, Florida Area

Contributed to the event planning, executing, marketing, promotion and ultimately the success of numerous concert festivals, listener appreciation and charity events for local Orlando rock station WJRR. Some of the shows featured major-label artists and bands and were attended by anywhere from hundreds to thousands of fans.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Deandra is looking for:

Causes Deandra cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Health
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Deandra supports:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publications

RnB Magazine(Link)

September 2011

Photography + Retouching for photos of cover model Kevin McCall done by me.

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Projects

Enchanted Dreams(Link)

High Fashion Editorial.
PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST: Stacey Dabney
LIGHTING: Michael Green
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: Mychal Bohart & Chad Carr

Team members:

Chad Carr Artist Promos(Link)

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
LIGHTING: Michael Green
STYLIST: Stacey Dabney
ASSISTANTS: Darien Moultrie & Benjamin Rhinesmith

Team members:

Chad Carr - "808's and Rosé" (starring Chrystina Sayers)(Link)

DIRECTOR & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
PRODUCERS: Darien Moultrie & Benjamin Rhinesmith
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Isaiah Fortajada
HAIR: Nina Hajinyan & Beatriz Rodriguez
MAKEUP: Italia Almendarez
STYLIST: Stacey Dabney

Team members:

Chad Carr - "808's and Rosé" (starring Chrystina Sayers)(Link)

DIRECTOR & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
PRODUCERS: Darien Moultrie & Benjamin Rhinesmith
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Isaiah Fortajada
HAIR: Nina Hajinyan & Beatriz Rodriguez
MAKEUP: Italia Almendarez
STYLIST: Stacey Dabney

Team members:

Kevin McCall for RnB Magazine(Link)

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
ASSISTANTS: J. Vincent Cruz & Ronald Bell Jr.

Kevin McCall Artist Promos(Link)

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner
ASSISTANTS: J. Vincent Cruz & Ronald Bell Jr.

“Bud Sturgess: This is B.S.” Web Series (S01 E02)

DIRECTOR: Deandra Spinner
EDITOR: Chad Carr

Team members:

Spellbinding Editorial(Link)

Editorial.
PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR: Deandra Spinner

Skills

  • Music Videos
  • Film Production
  • Film
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Video Editing
  • Directing
  • Photography
  • Blogging
  • Music
  • Film Editing
  • Horror
  • Writing
  • Photoshop
  • Fashion Photography
  • Beauty Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Travel Blogging
  • Blogger
  • Digital Photography
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Sound
  • Pro Tools
  • Audio Post Production
  • Sound Editing
  • Comedy
  • Music Video Production
  • Color Correction
  • Color
  • Retouching
  • Thriller
  • Lifestyle
  • Entertainment
  • Television
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Education

Moviola Digital Arts Institute

Final Cut Studio

Paul Mitchell the School-Orlando

Cosmotology

Full Sail University

Recording Arts

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