Sam Heller

Location San Francisco
Bio

Senior Creative Producer

Film Producer Event Producer
Projects
14 Projects

Work History

Senior Producer
Imprint Projects
Sep 2019 – Dec 2019
San Francisco
Creative Producer
Uber
Mar 2016 – Aug 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
-Defined, developed, deployed and delivered local and global integrated photo, video, web, event, and other creative productions for markets across Uber. -Collaborated cross-functionally across the entire organization, worked closely with third party vendors and negotiated project SOWs and estimates. -Helped create creative, marketing and strategic briefs and translate briefs into production and project specs that define the scope of projects including deliverables, milestones, resources needs, and budgets, in consultation with creative, business, and strategy leads. -Developed and defined production and project processes, tools and workflow for a growing in-house team. -Create and managed RFPs, tight deadlines, pitches, treatments, budgets, project schedules, distribution plans and prioritized various demands from various stakeholders in an environment of rapid change management processes. -Managed tight deadlines and prioritized various demands from various stakeholders in an environment of rapid change management processes. -Working with small and large budgets to educate and develop strategic planning for teams across the organization.
Creative Producer
GoPro
Jun 2014 – Feb 2016
San Mateo
-Produced and managed photo, web, and product productions for US and global markets across multiple GoPro channels. -Controlled and tracked annual budgets while developing best production and project management tools for a new and growing creative team. -Worked cross functionally to manage logistics for new product and implement for studio and lifestyle productions. -Defined new systems to track products for testing and field use with professional athletes, musicians, influencers and user generated content. -Produced product shoots for new products that were used for Digital, OOH, and packaging marketing collateral. -Sourced and managed third party vendors. -Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
Freelance Producer
Bay Area
Oct 2013 – Jan 2016
San Francisco
-Work in a fast paced environment to create: pre-production treatments, shot list, call sheets. secure permits, and many other production aspects. -Onboard and maintained relationships with external agencies and client to ensure briefs are met. -Clients include Samsung, Twitter, LinkedIn, GMC, Apple, Google, and Facebook. -Managed contract negotiations, location permitting, pre-bid pitch decks, and other production duties. -Created estimates, bids, call sheets, crew logistics, and handled payments. -Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite
Assistant Director of Photography/ Producer (contractor)
Google
Oct 2012 – Oct 2013
Mountain View
-Worked on a confidential project with mechanical, hardware, and software engineers to tackle challenging design issues, resolve emergent hardware problems, and improve current processes -Sorted through a large database of imagery establishing a style guideline with senior management and engineers. -Improved studio production, accelerating time-to-market for over 4,000 products, broadening target audience, and saved significant costs in resources -Discovered and identified differences of operation output that threatened quality and partner satisfaction – proposed solutions that were implemented -Exceeded project goals while maintaining high-volume product photography and 3D imagery. -Trained and managed a small team in photography and quality assurance.
Photojournalist
SF Weekly
Feb 2009 – Feb 2010
Assigned, photographed, edited and shipped local events for a weekly print publication.
Photojournalist Internship
SF Weekly
Aug 2008 – Jan 2009
Worked in and out of the SF Weekly office covering events such as multi-day music and arts festivals, photographing high-end restaurants, and sporting events in the Bay Area.
Marketing Intern
O'Neill
Jun 2004 – May 2006
Irvine, Ca.

Education

BA
San Francisco State University
2006 – 2011
Miami Ad School-San Francisco
2013 – 2015

Skills