Stephanie Schleicher is a freelance filmmaker/editor with over twenty years of experience teaching young people how to harness their creative power. She has taught film, animation and editing at the Pelham Picture House, Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Pelham Art Center, Croton Academy of Arts, the MidWestchester JCC, George Fischer Middle School in Carmel, Camp Wilbur Herrlich in Patterson and Katonah Art Center, among others. She has served as Artist-in-Residence at numerous public schools and summer camps, exploring everything from silent movies about immigration to documentaries about presidential elections. She also works as a freelance videographer/editor and continues to produce and direct her own short independent films, which have appeared in many festivals. She holds a BA in Film Studies from NYC’s Fordham College at Lincoln Center. There, she founded the university’s first student film festival, which endures to this day.
“Media literacy could not be more important in our complicated times. By discovering that every single shot in every single movie, TV show or video they have ever seen is the result of choices someone made, students transform from passive media consumers to creators.”
BA, Media Studies, Fordham University College at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Earned 4-year degree in 3 years; Cumulative Index: 3.9
FREELANCE VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR (2001 – present)
Handling all aspects of video production, from development and shooting to post-production and online promotion.
EDUCATOR (1998 – present)
- THE PICTURE HOUSE, PELHAM, NY
- CAMP WILBUR HERRLICH, PATTERSON, NY
- PELHAM ART CENTER, PELHAM, NY
- JACOB BURNS MEDIA ARTS LAB, PLEASANTVILLE, NY
- NEW ROCHELLE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, NEW ROCHELLE, NY
- KATONAH ART CENTER, KATONAH, NY
- MID-WESTCHESTER JCC, SCARSDALE, NY
- GEORGE FISCHER MIDDLE SCHOOL, CARMEL, NY
- BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL, BREWSTER, NY
- FRENCH WOODS FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, HANCOCK, NY
Taught students of all ages (from 6-year-olds to adults) all aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production through completion of their own original films. Sessions range from weekly enrichment classes and in-school residencies to concentrated “movie camps.” Developed own curriculum for teaching the basics of filmmaking and media literacy.
MEDIA WORKSHOP DIRECTOR, H. G. FAIRFIELD ARTS, BREWSTER, NY (2014 – 2017)
Coordinated shoots and post-production on several short documentaries of humanitarian import. Ran “Young Filmmakers Atelier,” a group dedicated to teaching media literacy and technical proficiency to school-age children. Managed video equipment, data storage, social media and outreach for this busy non-profit.
STAFF EDITOR, THE PICTURE HOUSE, PELHAM, NY (2010 – 2015)
Travelled as an Artist-in-Residence to elementary, middle and high schools teaching film workshops and making silent movies about historical events with students. Provided post-production services and managed media storage for a restored 1920s-era theatre dedicated to film education and community building.
COORDINATOR/ON-STAFF VIDEOGRAPHER, MAMAPALOOZA, INC./THE MUSEUM OF MOTHERHOOD
(2007 – 2012)
Managed all visual media for this organization of national scale. Served as festival event coordinator, press liaison, and personal assistant to founder and C.E.O. Joy Rose. Shot and edited numerous video spots for the organization’s web site as well as several others, including the National Organization for Women (NOW). Assisted in development and editing for a feature documentary on the “Motherhood Movement.”
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE/16MM FILM WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR, ISLAND MEDIA ARTS CO-OP,
PEI, CANADA (2000)
SCHEDULER/ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, MAGNO SOUND AND VIDEO, NEW YORK, NY (1998 – 1999)
Moved from entry-level to mid-level position within six months at this iconic post-production house in midtown Manhattan. Served as Executive Scheduler for all of the facility’s editing sessions and machinery. Acted as in-house liaison for many of the company’s premier clients. Trained new employees.
FILM ARCHIVIST/TRANSCRIBER, LUMIERE PRODUCTIONS, NEW YORK, NY (1997)
Logged and editorialized raw historic film footage for documentary usage.
PRODUCTION/POST-PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR FILM AND TELEVISION,
NEW YORK, NY (1995 – 1999)
References and clips available on request.