Suburban Skies Pictures

The films of Marc Wilkinson



• Columbia College Chicago - Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film & Video, Honors: Magna Cum Laude
• Columbia College Chicago - Semester in Los Angeles: Screenwriting

Hale Media LLC Chicago, IL Editor & Camera Operator  July 2015 - Present
 Lead camera op on set & during interview segments for broadcast series “Case Files Chicago” on Fox’s My50 Chicago
• Assembled full rough and fine edits of broadcast program segments from multiple sources and file types into streamlined
narrative format, including interviews, reenactment footage, still photography, audio recordings and more
• Generated show graphics in After Effects including titles & lower thirds, plus background keying & color correction
• Grew company social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Instagram, including creation of weekly promo videos

Breakdown Services LTD Los Angeles, CA Video Department Editor April 2013 - February 2015 
• Office duties: handled incoming calls, scheduled auditions, fulfilled all client video requests
• Handled editing, compression & encoding of demo reels, plus management of online database
• Directed one-on-one client audition video shoots including prep, lighting, taping, and final delivery 
• Streamlined workflow & shortened client turnaround time to 1-3 days from 3-5

• Helped transition site to higher resolution format & developed workaround for problematic file types 

Jon Shestack Productions Los Angeles, CA Development Assistant April 2012 - September 2012
• Administrative duties for producers: heavy phones, emails, scheduling, research & office management. 
• Extensive script reading & writing coverage for all material. Researched, compiled, & updated talent lists. 
• Creatively assisted in development of TERMINUS, BEFORE I FALL, and other projects. 

Braun Entertainment Los Angeles, CA Creative Assistant  February 2012 - July 2012
Covered desk & handled administrative duties: heavy phones, emails, scheduling etc
• Performed research, provided personal assistance, & maintained office environment
•Edited promotional materials, wrote extensive coverage, handled deliveries of sensitive material

Suburban Skies Pictures Chicago, IL & Los Angeles, CA Writer, Director & Editor 2009 - Present
• Lead creative teams on award winning  film projects, including RIVER CITY PANIC, SUNSET ROCK and more
• Wrote, directed, produced and edited official commercials & music videos for national & regional recording artists
• Directed & sold theatrical commercial spot SERIOUS FUN for Ottawa Tourism Center

• Worked directly with clients, oversaw production from inception through final delivery

Man's Second Best Friend: Shark Vacuum digital commercial - Writer, Director, Editor & Producer
Sunset Rock: Feature independent film,available now - Writer, Director, Editor & Producer
Grace’s Room: Feature independent horror/comedy film, available now - Cinematographer  
My Car Does What?: National Safety Council video  series for national commercial  distribution - Production Assistant
River City Panic: Feature independent film, available now - Post Production Supervisor, Consultant
Sexy Pool Time: Short film by BriTaNick featuring Nathan Fillion - Grip & Electric
Love It Down Your Throat: Dee Snyder/"Lance Rocket" music video - Art Department Assistant
Holliston: Fear Net TV show created by Adam Green - Key Art Department Assistant
The October Crisis: Short film, Winner, Sycamore Film Festival - Writer, Director, Editor & Producer

• Official Selection: River City Film Festival (LITTLE LIES & SWEET GOODBYES - 2014) 
• Winner: Sycamore Film Festival, Best Student Film (THE OCTOBER CRISIS - 2012) 
• Official Selection: Illinois International Film Festival (AFTER PARTY - 2011, SARDINES - 2010) 

OTHER SKILLS: Social Media Management, Pitch & Treatment Writing, Non-Profit Experience, Video Editing (Premier, Avid, FCP), DVD Authoring, Photoshop, DSLR shooting, Mac & Windows Proficiency, Color Correction, Art Department, Basic HTML, Basic Web Design, Office Management, Coverage Writing, Story Boarding