Oliver Mellan

Video director + editor


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808.298.5539

olivermellan@gmail.com


I am an artist by nature and a classically trained filmmaker.  I love to collaborate with people to make magic on screen and tell stories that inspire joy and love.

Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington / BA Film Studies

2005 - 2009, North Carolina

Bay Area Video Coalition

Motion Graphics Boot Camp

2014,  San Francisco

Adobe Camp / Creative Suite

April 2013,  San Jose

Esalen Institute / EFT

February 2014, Big Sur



Experience

JAM / Producer + Editor

August  2017 - Present

I currently oversee and execute the production of educational courses for the JAM app/website.

Videoways / Director + Editor

December 2010 - 2017,  San Francisco, CA

Through the production name VIDEOWAYS I’ve created commercials, music videos, short films and a two feature length documentaries and offered consulting and production support to hundreds of video shoots over the past seven years.

Digieffects / After Effects Artist + Marketer

September 2009 - December 2015,  Wilmington, NC  and San Francisco, CA

Created marketing videos, tutorials, gave presentations and worked on bug fixes and tech support for an extensive line of video special effects plug-ins. 

Roles

Pre-production, Conceptualization, Producing, Budgeting, Script Writing, Storyboarding, Hiring Cast and Crew, Pitching Ideas, Client Correspondence, Crowd Funding, Press and Publicity, Cinematography, Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Lighting Designer, Digital Image Technician, Editing, Motion Graphics, Animation, Color Grading, Sound Design, Theater Bookings, Consulting, Brainstorming, Creating, Market Research, Branding, Co-Branding, Marketing Strategies, Product Design, Graphic Design, Print Design, 

Social Media Content Creation.


Entrepreneurial Start Ups

Co-founder @ The Earth Day Film Festival  2015

Film festival showcasing Earth-minded films in San Francisco and around the world.

Founding member @ FreakerUSA  2011

Freaker USA is a booming company with outrageously unique products that are manufactured with pride in the USA.

Founder @ Videoways 2010

Video consulting and production support boutique that loves to collaborate with inspiring brands, groups, and big ideas through media and story. 


Technical Skills

Software

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS 

ADOBE PREMIERE PRO 

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 

ADOBE AUDITION 

ADOBE ENCORE 

CINEMA 4D (beginner)

GOOGLE DRIVE 

SHOPIFY 

WORDPRESS 

BASECAMP 

ASSEMBLA  

ZENDESK

SLACK

FRAME.IO


Films

Radiation Filters  2016 

Six Planets of the Song 2013

Bell Rung 2012


Accolades

“The Holy Grail of kickstarter videos” - Kickstarter blog

Awesome Director of the Month - Indy Mogul 

Best Short - 48 Hour Video Race Wilmington North Carolina

Cum Laude honors - University of North Carolina Wilmington


Cameras

SONY A7SII

RED

DSLR 

miniDV 

SUPER 8MM 

16mm AND SUPER 16 

FISHER PRICE PXL2000

Tactile

DRAWING

SKETCHING

PAINTING

SCREEN PRINTING

SCULPTURE

CARPENTRY

COMEDY

Language

ENGLISH  (native)

JAPANESE (fluent)

SPANISH  (intermediate)


Art Residencies

THE SCHOOL OFLIGHT  Summer 2016 - Present 

11 month self directed residency in the North Shasta Valley California in which I learned tiny home design and construction as well as created a series of water sculptures, life hacks, and musical compositions. 

HAYES VALLEY ART WORKS June 2016

Artist in residence at the outdoor sculpture garden in Hayes Valley San Francisco. Along with creating a few sculptures, I held weekly Water Ceremonies to raise visitors’ water consciousness and play music on a giant water bowl. 

MERCHANTS OF REALITY  2015 -2016 

One year residency in SOMA San Francisco in which I helped curate and design experiences at the gallery and event space as well as create a body of paintings and videos.

WORKSPACE SAN FRANCISCO 2013-2014 

One year residency in the Mission District San Francisco in a studio with 30+ artists participating in Open Studios and gallery shows. Open Studios

NO BOUNDARIES ART COLONY ­  Fall 2013 

Spent two weeks on Bald Head Island in North Carolina with 15 international artists creating 4 short films to be included into the Colony art exhibit as well as to be screened at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival.  Watch the collaboration films here.


Companies I’ve worked with

DIY.org || Digieffects   ||  Idean   ||    Mac House  ||   Indigo Films   ||   Swordfish SF Slow Clap  ||   Encore Hollywood  ||  Rind-Raja Picture Company Blueberry Creative  || byDesign Films || Onema Pictures