KAYLA AREND
 
 
 

RESUME

 
 
 
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Academics

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - GRADUATE FILM

Master of Fine Arts Candidate. Directing & Writing. New York, NY. 

 

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY - FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts. Film & Photography; Entomology Minor. Bozeman, MT. 

Date of Graduation: 2013

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY - DIRECTORS PROGRAM

Universal Studios Summer Semester. Directors Program. Los Angeles, CA. 

Date of Graduation: 2008


Previous Clients

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Experience

1st AC

November 2016. New York, NY. Short Documentary.

2nd AD

July 2016. Los Angeles, CA. Yahoo Finance Commercial.

Production Coordinator 

September 2015. Jackson, WY. 

Accomplice Media, Hammer Productions, Brain Farm & Sherpa Cinemas

  • International Wyoming tourism commercial
  • Provided a crew of 20+ with food and shelter through out Wyoming for two weeks
  • Navigated Yellowstone and Thermopolis
  • https://sherpascinema.com 

Wildlife Photography Guide 

April 2015 - September 2015. Jackson, WY.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

  • Led tours through Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park
  • 4 to 15 hour days with clients in close proximity at all times
  • Navigate clients through wilderness and around wild animals
  • www.jacksonholewildlifesafaris.com

Camera Operator & Still Photographer 

December 2014 - January 2015. Kigali, Rwanda.

Secret of Peace LLC.

  • Feature length documentary, Forgiveness: Secret of Peace 
  • Backpacked Rwanda with crew of six
  • Interviewed genocide victims and perpetrators 
  • Opperated Canon c300 & Canon 6D
  • www.secretofpeace.com

Timelapse Photographer 

December 2014. La Grande, OR.

Outdoors Channel, Steve's Outdoor Adventures LLC.

  • Filmed timelapses in the Wyoming wilderness
  • Coordinated with production company
  • www.steveshunts.com

Assistant Editor 

September 2014 - December 2014. Wilson, WY.

Teton Gravity Research, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

  • Documentary series, Jackson Hole: Born to be Wild
  • Compiled several rough cuts
  • Researched historical relevance of archived footage
  • www.tetongravity.com

Assistant Camera 

August 2014. Kelly, WY.

National Geographic, BBC & Hogan Films

  • Assisted tracking wild and collared mountain lions 
  • Carried and cared for film equipment in the feild
  • Set up and operated infrared camera & lights
  • www.hoganfilms.com

Camera Operator & Production Coordinator 

April 2013 - July 2014. New York, NY.

WalkToFisterra LLC.

  • Stedicam Operator with Canon c100
  • Walked and filmed 400 miles along the Camino de Santiago with a crew of eight
  • Worked closely with producers, director and cinematographer
  • www.walktofisterra.com

Footage Archivist 

February 2014 - April 2014. Wilson, WY.

Teton Gravity Research, Red Bull

  • TV Series, The Ultimate Rush
  • TV Series, Locals
  • Reviewed and archived hours of 4k footage
  • www.tetongravity.com

Assistant Camera 

January 2014 - April 2014. Victor, ID.

Inca Roads LLC.

  • Built and operated Emotimo with Canon 7D
  • Wildlife Stock Footage
  • Operated RED Epic
  • www.wildexposuresgallery.com

Entomological Research on Buprestidae Beetles

May 2013 - August 2013. Bozeman, MT.

MTEC, Montana State University

  • Funded by Undergraduate Scholars Program grant
  • Embarked on multi-day insect collection trips
  • Sorted and identified collected beetle specimens
  • www.mtent.org/WoodBor.html

Recent Independent Projects

Commonplace - Short Film

October 2016. Director. New York, NY. 

Stunts: Large arachnid on face

Hello, Goodbye - Music Video

April 2016. Director. Stedicam Op. Jackson, WY. 

Stunts: Glitter Vomit

Baby Ask - Music Video

October 2015. Director. Stedicam Op. Jackson, WY.

Stunts: Horse chase scene with wild mustang, Stedicam, Drone

www.babyaskfilm.com

Whiskey Mornin - Promotional Video

October 2015. Director. Stedicam Op. Editor. Jackson, WY.

Stunts: Stedicam

Static - Dance Film

December 2015. Director. Editor. Jackson, WY.

Stunts: Television smashing with sledge hammer, Stedicam

Ignis Anima - Multimedia Art Exhibit

November 2014 - October 2015. Director. Editor. Curator. Jackson, WY.

Stunts: Choreographed dance in paint, 5 gallon paint pour, live interactive performance piece with audience involvement, Semi-nude performer both in film and live

Mississippi River Life - Short Documentary

September 2014. Director. Cinematographer. Editor. Winona, MN.

Stunts: Boats

SWIVET - Experimental Short Film

May 2013 - August 2013. Director. Editor. Bozeman, MT.

Stunts: Glass bottom bathtub on stilts, Nude actress in shower


 
 
 

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Accommodations

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT BOTH HOTELS.
JUST MENTION OUR NAMES.

 
 

The Beard Hotel
392 E Axe Rd
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 555-0123

Crossbow Inn
851 Henry St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 555-0123

 
 
 
 

PORTLAND

 
 
 
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