Online Portfolio of Megan O'Connor

A Little More About Me

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, University of California San Diego, 2004 Halloweenallia.com HALLOOWEEEN!
Emphasis in Film and Video Production
Graduate Committee: Chair Babette Mangolte, Barbara Kruger, David Antin
Graduate Committee Rotating members: Eileen Myles, Wai-Lim Yip

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 2001
Photography and New Media, with an emphasis in Creative Writing
Worked on video, sound design, still photography, animation, and multimedia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—education oriented

University of California San Diego, Media Lab—Media Center
Producer/Director Media Specialist—Film and Video Production, 9/05–current
Complete a number of special projects related to video production, identity design, and web development.

University of California San Diego Extension Program
Arts and Humanities Instructor—Digital Photography and Imaging, 8/05–current
Instruct numerous classes.

Coleman College
Graphic Design Instructor—Design and Web development, 1/05–current
Instruct numerous classes.

ITT Technical Institute
Multimedia Instructor—Video Production, 3/05–8/05

University of California San Diego Academic Connections
Instructor—Film and Video Production, and Animation, summer 2003

University of California San Diego
Teaching Assistant/Teacher of Record—numerous classes, 10/01–6/04

Kansas City Art Institute
Teaching Assistant—Video and Audio Production, summer 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—production oriented

Hydrologic Research Center—Freelance Producer/Director
Produced a short film/PSA and print materials for the Hydrologic Research Center,
a Non-Profit public benefit research corporation in the process of implementing a global
flash flood guidance system. 7/06–12/06

Video Projects LLC—Freelance Video Production Consultant
Edited family memoir videos and assisted/consulted in the development of
a video production company focused on personal documentaries. 12/05–6/06

Freelance Videographer
Occasionally assume videography and documentation responsibilities for performances and events.
I have worked for Sushi Performing Arts and UCSD-TV.

Disney/Aquent, Buena Vista Home Video and Disney Consumer Products
Assisted with marketing projects and materials, proofed copy, coordinated meetings,
updated and redesigned Creative Style Guides, managed numerous digital assets. 10/04–12/04

INTERNSHIPS

Electronic Arts Intermix
(An artists' video distribution service in New York City that focuses on the distribution and
preservation of new and historical media works.)—Transcribed various artists' videos and
helped organize Nam June Paik collection. winter 2001

RESIDENCIES

New York Studio Program, part of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
Completed multimedia work at Parson's School of Design—a division of The New School.
Participated in classes and lectures with various New York City artists and critics, including
critic Jan Avgikos of Artforum. 1/01–6/01

Deep Creek Arts, in association with the Department of Art at Arizona State University
Completed residency in Telluride Colorado working in various multimedia formats—
with an emphasis on environmental installation and performance.
Studied with performance artist Rachel Rosenthal. 5/00–7/00

FOREIGN STUDY

Studied history and art history in Europe through Kansas City Art Institute Study Abroad.
Studies focused on Italy (Florence, Rome, Sienna) and France (Paris and Normandy regions). summer 1998