Alicia Oblander


2005 - 2009 The Cleveland Institute of Art GPA: 3.6
Bachelor of Fine Arts Major: Film, Video, and Photographic Arts
Minor: Technology and Integrated Media Environment (TIME)
Cleveland, Ohio
Final Thesis: Social commentary documentary film dealing with domestic violence, drug laws, and rehabilitation within the spectrum of women after prison.

2009 August - Present
Calumet Photographic
- Working with high end cameras and lighting equipment with a focus in video. Troubleshooting and assisting professional photographers. In house sensor cleaner.

2009 Spring Semester
Internship with WVIZ/PBS Ideastream
- Operated tele-prompting system, sound board, and lighting, assisted producers and videographers during field production and in house studio, and floor director.

2008 Summer
Internship with Cleveland Magazine
- Shot food and portraiture photography, assisted on photo shoots, color balance of images, research for art content of magazine.

2007 October - December
Interior Design
- Group collaborated with museum curator to redesign the Perkin's Wildlife Exhibit. Project included presenting text information in an visually inviting and kid-friendly way, photography of live animals on exhibit, and color palate and type face choices.

2007 - 2009
Lab Assistant at Cleveland Institute of Art - Film, Video, and Photographic Arts Department
- Duties included mixing chemistry, maintaining darkrooms, and assisting students

2007 - Present
Photography Assistant
- Assistance on commercial and editorial photo shoots with Jerry Mann, Billy Delfs, John Bashian.

Video: AfterEffects, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro & Express, Non-linear Editing, Sony HD, One and Three Chip Video Cameras, Story-boarding
Photo: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Calumet Strobe Lighting, Canon and Nikon Digital and Film SLRs, Capture One Pro, Epson Large Format Printers, Epson Scanners, Image Print, Lowell Lighting, Macromedia Dreamweaver, 35mm, Medium, Large and Digital Format Cameras, Raw Image Conversion
Other: HTML, Microsoft Office, Web Design

2008 Six-State Photography Competition - Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin Ohio
2007 Garden Noir - SPACES Gallery, Cleveland Ohio
2006 Meatloaf - Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Ohio

2008-2009 Joyce Seid Memorial Fund Scholarship
2008-2009 Lorene Gates-Spears Award for 'Being Transgender' Photo Book
2008-2009 Cleveland Institute of Art Honorary Scholarship
2008 Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin Ohio - Best Figure Award
2005-2009 Cleveland Institute of Art - Portfolio Scholarship

President of Photo Club - Cleveland Institute of Art
- Ran weekly Photo Club meetings, organized fundraiser and wrote proposals to three sources to fiance group trip to Denver, Colorado to attend SPE National Convention
Member - American Society of Media Photographers
Member - Society for Photographic Education