Walter Talens (IMDb) (e-mail)

Education
San Jose State University
B.A., Radio, Television, and Film, 2007
Minor: Industrial Design
Roehampton University - London, UK
Film Studies & Film Practice
Semester: Fall 2006
Defense Information School
Washington, D.C.
Combat Broadcaster, 2009

Technical skills
PC: Avid Pro, Premiere/Photoshop/Illustrator, MS-Office, Audacity, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Outlook and Thunderbird.
MAC: Avid Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, MS-Office, Adobe Suite, Tiger O/S.

Awards
- Deanís Scholar: College of Humanities and the Arts 2006 - 2007
- California State University Media Arts Festival - 3rd Place, Music Video Category
- Honorable Mention 2006 Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) PSA competition

Experience
Freelance Production Assistant - California 04/2008 - present
Commercial Production Assistant -
- Driving talent and cube truck to destinations
- Pre-production office work and casting assistant duties
- Establish production office and assist directors on set

US ARMY Reserves -
302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Bell, CA
04/2002 - 04/2010
Army Broadcast Journalist -
- Produce broadcast quality event coverage.
- Edit material using Avid editing system.
- Perform Public Affairs duties and escorting V.I.P. for press briefings.
Detachment First Sergeant -
- Supervised and manage thirty personnel
- Involved in logistics and planning for unit Battle Assemblies
- Responsible for information dissemination between soldiers and officers

Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom (82nd Airborne) - Iraq 03/2003 - 08/2004
- Set-up base facilities in forward Op. bases
- Operate and maintain $100K+ equipment
- Security for military, civilian, & supply convoys worth over $1 Million

SJSU Career Center, San Jose 08/2005 - 06/2007
Marketing and Outreach Team Member -
- Act as a liaison to student organizations & create marketing tools
- Representative at campus outreach events and Co-Facilitate presentation/panels
- Develop and implement outreach plan targeting the university population

CINEQUEST Film Festival, San Jose 01/2006 - 04/2006
Film Traffic Intern -
- Received, Logged, and distributed Films to theaters
- Forward Films to festivals or Production Companies
- Inspected quality of delivered film

Skills and Interests
- Scuba Diving, Running, Hiking, backpacking.
- US ARMY Air Assault graduate.
- Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Capoiera, Escrima, Fencing)
- Travel: Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
- Languages: Tagalog (exp), English (exp), and Spanish (beg).