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Melanie began her career of videography serving as a camera operator at her church while in high school. After several years of camera operating, she leveled up and started serving as a video director, as well as a service director. There, she learned about camera techniques and shot composition, how to communicate shot types in a fast-paced environment, and how to lead a group of multiple teams. She knew this was the field for her, and dove in.

Melanie earned three A.S. degrees at Sierra College in 2020, and graduated as their first Film Production student in the history of the school. She then transferred to William Jessup University and graduated in December 2022 with her Bachelor's Degree of Cinematography, along with a Project Management Certificate. To fulfill her requirement of an internship, she found Hume Lake Christian Camps MarCom (Marketing and Communications) department, and worked as their Ponderosa (high school camp) Recreation videographer for two summers. There, Melanie produced a video a day for 10 weeks, two summers in a row. She was asked to stay as part-time videographer through the fall season, where she filmed and edited weekly retreats

Currently, Melanie is working as a freelance videographer, editor, and photographer. She works as a contractor for Hume Lake Christian Camps as a videographer in their Marketing and  Communications department, and creates bumper videos for Pipeline Church of Visalia.

She is also booking portrait and real estate shoots, and weddings.

Melanie's dream is to one day own and run a production company of her own.

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