Elyse Neiman Seiter
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
•Proven leadership skills and ability to manage teams; Organized, detail-oriented, and hard working
•Solid story-telling instincts; Able to effectively chase stories in the field and craft them in the edit
•Possess sensitivity and integrity to deal with emotional and intimate situations, different personalities and cultures
Executive Producer/Owner, Little Darling Productions, Brooklyn, NY, July 2014 to Present
Own and operate boutique production company specializing in poignant and mindful short form documentary films and video content for schools, small businesses, organizations, non-profits, blogs, families, digital media and TV networks. Founded Mindful Films, a wing of the company focused on using film as a therapeutic tool for health and wellness.
Production Consultant, Hillary For America, Brooklyn, NY, May 2016 to June 2016
Found, interviewed, and hired top notch filmmakers, editors, producers, motion graphics artists and cinematographers for the Hillary Clinton Campaign's Digital Video Team.
Supervising Producer, NYC Media, NY NY, January 2016 to April 2016
Developed and supervised short digital video series for NYC Media, "Urban Green with Inhabitat NYC," on green and sustainable NYC, in partnership with Inhabitat.com. Crafted schedule and budget, developed creative content, planned and directed field shoots, oversaw post, worked with EP to match network vision.
Producer, Kitchen Casino, Food Network, Jane Street Productions, New York, NY, January 2014 to April 2014
Overseeing and post-producing premiere episode of new food competition series for The Food Network. Watching all footage, crafting story with interview bites, creating stringouts on Avid and papercuts, working with editor, supervisor and EPs to define look and feel of new series.
Post Producer, Next Food Network Star, Food Network, Jane Street Productions, New York, NY, March to May 2012
Oversaw 90 minute special for season 8 of food competition series. Created stringouts on Avid and papercuts, worked with editors, addressed notes.
Supervising Story Producer, Savage U., Picture This TV for MTV Networks, New York, NY, January to March 2012
Oversaw multiple episodes of new series for MTV- Gave notes to producers, managed delivery schedules, sat in onlines and mixes, finalized shows, delivered episodes to network.
Story Producer, Savage U., Picture This TV for MTV Networks, New York, NY, October to December 2011
Post-produced three episodes of new series for MTV- highlighted footage, crafted stories, worked with editors.
Supervising Producer, Made, MTV Networks and CMT, New York, NY, January to August 2011
Staffed and oversaw shooter/producers for two series- Made for MTV (40 episodes) and first-run Made for CMT (8 episodes), and supervised 1-2 episodes of the series. Prepped shooters on style, watched footage throughout episodes and gave shooting and stylistic feedback, oversaw show producer and team, gave notes, sat in audio mix, delivered show.
Show Producer, Made, MTV Networks, New York, NY, August 2010 to January, 2011
Produced and oversaw two episodes of reality-doc show. Oversaw team of AP, producer/shooter, and 9 week edit.
Producer, True Life, MTV, New York, NY, August 2007 to August 2010
Produced and oversaw episodes of documentary series for 6 months per each episode. In charge of casting and pitching, shooting and/or managing producer/shooters, hiring and overseeing production team, supervising ten week edits, producing online and audio mixes, delivering shows to network.
**Episode, Im Deaf, selected and submitted for True Life series Emmy nomination and win for 2009.
International Research Producer, Exiled, MTV, Left/Right Productions, New York, NY, Sept. - Oct. 2008
Researched countries and tribal groups for international show: Wrote pitches, found and directed local producers/fixers.
Producer/DP, Gods & Kings, Namshub Films, Momostenango, Guatemala, July-Aug, 2008
Shot feature documentary exploring the influence of Western pop culture and mass media on traditional Mayan society.
Supervising Field Producer, Return To Fat Camp, MTV, Gigantic! Productions, NY, June - August 2007
Oversaw 8-week shoot for two-hour MTV documentary on weight-loss camp in Reeders, PA. Shot daily at camp following campers, managed Field Producers and AP, screened tapes, oversaw entire production in the field.
Producer, Born Country, CMT, Gigantic! Productions, NY, March - June 2007
Produced and shot stories for first season of doc series on country lifestyles. Managed Field Producers, post-production.
Producer, My Super Sweet 16, MTV Networks, New York, NY, January 2006 to March 2007
Produced and shot six full episodes of one-hour MTV doc/reality series. Additionally shot several Sweet Sixteen parties.
Supervising Post Producer, Try My Life, Style, North South Productions, NY, July - September 2006
Produced and managed three episodes of reality show in edit. Supervised multiple editors, and producers in the field.
Producer, Try My Life, Style Network, North South Productions, New York, NY, June 2006
Directed multi-camera shoot for documentary show about two family members switching lives for three days.
Producer, I Want That!, HGTV, RHGB Production Group, New York, NY, January 2006
Directed segments on high-tech glass furniture in Pelham, NY, and 1970s toy-inspired home designs in NYC.
Producer, Made, MTV Networks, New York, NY, May - December 2005
Produced, directed, coordinated, shot and post-produced 2 one-hour episodes of documentary-style show, each for six weeks of production in Seattle, WA, and in Sedona, AZ. Single-handedly managed shoot from start to finish.
Producer, Perfect Proposal, TLC, Banyan Productions, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004 to May 2005
Directed and produced numerous episodes of 30 minute national lifestyle series. Managed production team (two shooters, AP, PA, host), wrote copy and shooting script, oversaw post-production.
English Teacher, The JET Program, Osaka, Japan, July 2000 to July 2002
VASSAR COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Psychology, graduated with honors