Graam Liu

 

University of Michigan Class of 2013 

University Honors 

Bachelor of Arts in Screen Arts and Cultures

Minor in Music

 

NYU Tisch Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

Eligible for Dramatic Writing Certification in TV & Playwriting Summer 2014

Baruch College

Pursuing M.S. in Real Estate

Highlighted Courses, Honors, and Awards

Honors & Awards: University of Michigan Honors, Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society  

 

Writing: Sketch Comedy Writing (NYU, Professor Charlie Rubin), Fundamentals of Dramatic Writing (NYU, Professor Paul Thompson), Writing the Half Hour Comedy (NYU, Professor James Felder), Writing the One Hour TV Drama (NYU, Professor Jerome Hairston), Children’s Animation Writing (NYU, Professor Sam Murakami), Screenwriting I (NYU, Professor Sheldon Woodbury), Playwriting I (NYU, Professor James Farrell)

 

Production: Documentary Production (UM, Professor Chris McNamara), Television Production (UM, Professor Terri Sarris), Multi-Camera Sitcom Production (UM, Professor Terri Sarris), Budget and Production Management (NYU, Professor Jeff  Stolow), Directing and Acting for the Camera (UM, Professor Janet Maylie), Arts in the Community (Professor Rich Tolman)


Post Production: Digital Editing & VFX (NYU, Professor Brian Magarian), Narrative and Video Compositing (NYU, Professor Andy Kirshner)

 

Music and Sound Mixing: The Art of Audio Mixing (NYU, Professor Bob Power), Audio Workstations I & II (NYU, Professor Phil Painson), Audio Studio Recording (UM, Digital Media Commons), 18th Century Counterpoint (UM, Professor Ramon Satyendra), Film Scoring and Orchestration (UM, Professor Ramon Satyendra), Piano Instruction (UM, Professor Christopher Harding)  

Work Experience

2010 - present

2010 - present

FUSE MEDIA NETWORKS                                                                                                                                                         New York, New York

Assistant Avid Editor & Digital Content Producer                                                                                                                                        July 2015 – Present

  • Digitally prepares Billboard Top 100 music videos for broadcast, and loads new graphics for shows and music festivals such as Big Freedia and Lollapalooza 2015 to crucially support Fuse’s Fall 2015 rebranding.

  • Awarded recognition by the production team for quick turnaround time and reliability for MAM asset retrieval, tape/card loads, and vimeo link exports.

 

 

BUBBLEBALL INC.                                                                                                                                                                         New York, New York

Digital Marketing Coordinator & Producer                                                                                                                                         February 2015 – June 2015

  • Coordinated and wrote copy for all social media (@BubbleBallUS | Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, www.bubbleball.us), and launched a nationwide Facebook marketing campaign to reach 30,000+ engaged customers, excited to rent bubbleballs from the partner network.

  • Increased social media engagement by 655% on BubbleBall Instagram (@BubbleBallUS) by creating and uploading “Play of the Day” videos and Photoshop graphic media.

 

THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST                                                                                                                           New York, New York 

Writing Assistant for The 67th Annual Writers Guild Awards                                                                                                         January 2015 – February 2015

  • Worked with host Larry Wilmore and Head Writer John Marshall to organize a teleprompter script, script cards, and winner cards for the show.

  • Successfully reached out to celebrities like Sarah Silverman and Robert Klein to retrieve script copy on time.

  • Achieved a noticeable improvement in the flow of the show due to effective communication and organization between the producing and writing teams. 

 

LADDIES N'HAM PRODUCTIONS                                                                                                                                            New York, New York 

YouTube Partner, Founder & Executive Producer                                                                                                                        December 2011 – present 

  • Created and manages the YouTube Channel Page which identifies trending comedy and connects with popular artists and musicians via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook:YouTube Page

  • Collaborated with 10+ producers and writers to create the YouTube late night series, The Laddies Show, that has a loyal growing international audience. 

 

 

ZAZOOM MEDIA GROUP                                                                                                                                                              New York, New York

Freelance Editor                                                                                                                                                                              September 2014 - Present

  • Increased loyal user base for daily entertainment news videos that are distributed across multiple platforms such as YouTube, Yahoo News, AOL, Daily Motion, and ROKU.

  • Supercharged Zazoom content creator growth on YouTube by working with creators to produce and edit appealing stories on a variety of verticals.  

 

 

VIACOM MEDIA NETWORKS – THE COLBERT REPORT                                                                                                  New York, New York

Production Intern                                                                                                                                                                            January 2014 – May 2014

  • Go to lead intern researcher trusted to complete research requests and compile own research to be shared across the whole Colbert team.

  • Led team to improve pre-audience workstream by 15 minutes using Microsoft Excel, and pitched a way to cut audience wait time by one hour.

  • Responsible for elements logs and petty cash reports that improved communication between a cross-functional team of producers and researchers. 

 

 

The Paul Mecurio Show                                                                                                                                                          New York, New York

Contracted Production Assistant                                                                                                                                                                             July 2014

  • Efficiently completed runs and managed receipts for the Key PA and Production Coordinator. 

  • Improved audience coordination by organizing lines and managing audience questions for the writers to use on the show. 

 

GOVLAB                                                                                                                                                                                            New York, New York 

 Digital Media Intern: Editing/Visual Effects/ Color Correcting                                                                                                  July 2013 – September 2013

  • Fixed problems with interview library on Vimeo Page through concise editing (Avid & FCPX), color correcting, and Vimeo video management through titles and tags, which enhanced GovLab’s message about open government to international business and government leaders. 

  • Successfully pitched an idea to the international creative team, and created an official Outro Bumper for all interviews using After Effects CC.          

 

 

UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS                                                                                                                                                       Ann Arbor, Michigan    Production Assistant                                                                                                                                                                  January 2012 – May 2013

  • Multi-cam Master class with Big Bang Theory Director Mark Cendrowski  (Nov. 2012 – Production Assistant: Slate)

    • Collaborated with industry professionals to teach students how to direct a multi-camera TV show. 

  • Filmed Multi-Camera Interview with Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach  (Nov. 2012 – Technical Director)

    • Promoted to technical director for demonstrating enthusiasm and efficiency in the studio.                                

 

Jarrett Creative                                                                                                                                                                            New York, New York

Freelance Social Media Research Analyst & Digital Producer                                                                                                                                      July 2011

  • Analyzed key buzz reports on Social Guide, and contacted influencers and conversation drivers on Twitter to improve marketing solutions for Celebrity Ghost Stories. 

  • Through careful research and trend data helped to add 1000+ followers in a day to the Celebrity Ghost Stories Twitter.

Selected Film, TV, and Media Projects

                               

  • The Laddies Show Webseries (Laddies Productions, YouTube Webseries: February 2013 - Present, Creator & Showrunner)

    • As showrunner organized an amazing team of writers, and assigned each writer a sketch, which was supervised in weekly meetings, so eventually every sketch  was produced for an international audience. 

 

                                                       

  • The Pootsie: A Miracle of Evolution Film (Video Compositing Course: April 2012 – Project: Co-Director, DP, Head Editor)

    • Led Canon DSLR Rebel T2i camera production to effectively use camera angles, lenses, and blocking to integrate Adobe flash animation into “real life” footage using After Effects. 

 

                                     

  • Mongodeathwormtopia Film (For Video Compositing Course: April 2012 – Video Compositing Project, Director and Head Writer)

    • As director and head writer, lead animators to shape a mind bending sci-fi story through compelling storyboards and visual effects.

    • Developed a wide knowledge of video compositing techniques for postproduction like green screen and matting with After Effects

 

    

  •  Blessing in the Family TV Pilot (University Productions, Sitcom Pilot: April 2013 – Co-Director and Supervising Writer)

    • As co-director meticulously planned the storyboarding and blocking for a sitcom pilot that premiered for an audience of  50+ at the Lightworks Film Festival, and will be potentially pitched to television networks.

    • As supervising writer created beat sheets and developed character arches to hone the script closer to the head writer’s vision.

 

                                                                   

  • Martial Arts Master Chen Shoufu Website (Completed Oct. 5, 2013) 

    • Researched, collected data trends, and worked with Queens locals to attract numerous Kung Fu students to Master Chen’s NYC studio. 

 

 

  • Xitracci Productions YouTube Page Social Media (Producer and Co-Manager – January 2014 to present)

    • Increased YouTube views for Ai Mei (animated short film) by over 200% by researching animation trends and connecting a loyal animation user base to Xitracci’s unique voice via YouTube and Facebook. 

 

  • Second Ham Blues Original Composition (Completed Feb. 23, 2013) 

    •  Demonstrated extensive knowledge of composing for the screen while incorporating improvistation. 

 

Leadership Experience

MOTLEY CREW (University Service Club)                                                                                                                           Ann Arbor, MI InternChampion Leader for the Ann Arbor Center for Assisted Living                                                               January 2012 – May 2013 

  • Awarded Champion honor for improving arts and crafts activities for children patients at the Mott Children’s Hospital and Detroit Children’s Hospital.

  • Led and organized 10+ volunteers to the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, which encouraged more disabled people to visit the center and become independent through arts and crafts, and also improved community-focused activities through organized feedback (i.e. making sock puppets).

General Skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the following: Avid Media Composer 6, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, HDSLR, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling 7.2, Logic 9, Protools 9, Sibelius 7, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.

 

  • Extensive knowledge of website design and html coding with Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Photoshop CC.

 

  • Extensive knowledge of mixing, studio recording, and composing with Protools 9, Logic 9, and Sibelius 7.

 

  • Extensive knowledge of social media: YouTube, Google Plus, Google Analytics, Tumblr, Vimeo, Facebook, Facebook Insights, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Blogger, Hootsuite, Social Guide, Crimson Hexagon, MRI, Simmons, Omniture. 

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