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Every Day Zen

Short documentary about the "Chiden's" who have been following the tradition for a couple of thousand years caring for the zen temples.

  • laos Schuman
    Noir Film,
  • Laos Schuman
    Diary of a Lifetime in Blue, A Family Affair
  • Laos Schuman
    L.A. Late
  • Zen center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) Zen monks
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - laos Schuman

Audio Technician / Freelance 2015 To Present
PAC-12 Networks / Los Angeles, CA.
•Set up audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, & video monitors.
•Connect wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for sports events.
•Set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

Assistant Photographer / Videographer, 12 / 2014 To 06 /2015 Brett Hufziger / Photographer – Miami Beach, Florida
•Use traditional or digital cameras, with a variety of equipment: tripods, filters, and flash attachments
•Determine desired images & picture composition, adjusting subjects, equipment, & lighting to achieve desired effects
• Oversaw all phases of video production, from pre-to-post production
• Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects,
• Using computers and specialized software using Light-Room, Zen folio & Photoshop.

Production Assistant / Still Photographer, 06 / 2014 To 06 / 2015
Telemundo Studios, Miami, Florida
• Led daily production meetings & weekly production calls
• Offered feedback on the quality of segments & coached other staff members on how to improve segments
• Assisted in the post-production process, including editing, dubbing & color correction
• Operated a 5D or smaller camera for behind-the-scenes shots

Production Assistant, 01 / 2005 To 06 / 2013
Entertainment Professionals, Inc. – Los Angeles, Ca.
• Led daily production meetings & weekly production calls
• Acted as a liaison between department and Studio heads
• Oversaw all phases of production, from pre-to-post production
• Operated a 5D or smaller camera for behind-the-scenes shots

Los Angeles City College, California Associate of Arts Degree – Cum Laude, GPA: 3.9, 2004 To 2006
Cinema & Video Production – Cum Laude, GPA: 3.9 Hartnell Community College, Salinas, California

Studies in English Literature & Philosophy, 1999 To 2004
Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio

•Diary of A Lifetime in Blue – Published by the New England College Press - 2008
•Recipient: First Place for the National Playwright PEN Award - 2006

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Director Statement

Through my career, I have developed a reputation for being conscientious, well organized and efficient as a motivated film production crew member. My experienced entails with independent and studio-funded web projects, as well as feature-length films. Past work has included serving as Production Assistant for TV, Stage & film Director Mr. Arthur A. Seidelman. In my twenty (20) plus years of experience in production I offer all aspects of experience in the film industry, including concept development, financing, contract & physical production. I am Knowledgeable about cinematic procedures, as well as the latest technologies, editing software and cameras. Based on past experience and performance, I am confident that I will be a positive contribution.