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Elena Plumser

Majored in Television And Digital Media, Minored in Jewish American Studies
Montclair State University, Class of 2020
From East Windsor, NJ
Television and Digital Media Graduating Senior at Montclair State University and Student Choice Award Recipient for Editor of "Montclair News Lab." Proficiencies include social media management, camera operation, directing, editing, and other behind the scenes experiences. Additional talents include event planning, scheduling, as well as administrative operations.
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Elena Plumser Graduates from Montclair State University

Elena Plumser of East Windsor graduates with a BA in Television and Digital Media from Montclair State University in May 2020. The University celebrated a delayed but much anticipated Commencement...

October, 20 2020 - Verified by Montclair State University
Elena Plumser Named to Montclair State University's Spring 2020 Dean's List

Elena Plumser of East Windsor, NJ was named to Montclair State University's Spring 2020 Dean's List. Plumser is a/n Television and Digital Media major. Plumser excelled during an unprecedented sem...

August, 12 2020 - Verified by Montclair State University
Elena Plumser Named to Montclair State University's Fall 2019 Dean's List

Elena Plumser of East Windsor, NJ was named to Montclair State University's Fall 2019 Dean's List. Plumser is majoring in Television and Digital Media. Plumser was among more than 5,000 students n...

May, 11 2020 - Verified by Montclair State University
Elena Plumser was recognized for earning an academic award
Recipient for Television and Digital Media Student Choice Award for Editor of "Montclair News Lab"
Spring 2020 - Added by Elena
Elena Plumser was recognized for earning a scholarship
Cento Amici Award Recipient in Television and Digital Media for future leaders outstanding in their field.
Spring 2019 - Added by Elena
Elena Plumser was recognized for earning an academic award
Certification of Recognition for outstanding contribution as a Montclair State University student employee in the CART (College of the Arts) Dean's Office - Office of Student Services.
Spring 2018 - Added by Elena
Elena Plumser was recognized for earning an academic award
Outstanding Student Employee Award for outstanding contributions as a Montclair State University student employee in the Assistant Dean's Office and Office of Student Services.
Spring 2017 - Added by Elena
Elena Plumser was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the select semesters.
Spring 2017 - Spring 2020 - Added by Elena
Script Supervisor and Set Photographer
Script Supervisor and Set Photographer for various student films throughout the select semesters. - Maintained a log of director comments and camera settings - Coordinated the camera crew's activities - Maintained script continuity and make sure all scenes are covered - Captured behind the scenes still footage - Photographed high-quality images - Uploaded photographs on computers and hard drives
Spring 2018 - Fall 2019 - Montclair State University
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Alliance for Women in the Media
General Member. Attended field trips with other students to various Television studios and shows in NYC/North Jersey.
Spring 2017 - Fall 2018 - Montclair State University
Added by Elena
Stage Crew Lighting Director
- Assisted in building and sets for shows and musicals - Set up a new scene during transitions in shows - Ran the lighting and setting up the lighting board
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 - Montclair State University
Added by Elena
Video Production Club
Volunteer video editor for multiple projects; highlight reels, and "Round Table Discussions episodes" for MSU's Video Production Club.
Fall 2016 - Fall 2018 - Montclair State University
Added by Elena
Hillel
General Member of the Jewish Organization. I attended holiday events and also created a documentary about the club.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2019 - Montclair State University
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Production Manager at Montclair State University

- Maintain and update information in the production book for upcoming broadcast events
- Work closely with the Producer and Technical Manager to configure schedules for the crew, production truck, and other facilities
- Coordinate and communicate with Executive Producers and remote locations to ensure technical quality and readiness for air

January 2020 - March 2020
Intern at NBC News Original Video

Research stories, organize archival material, edit multi-camera interviews

January 2020 - May 2020
Freelance Production Assistant at Montclair State University Broadcast and Media Operations

- Freelance production crew member for Montclair State's Broadcast and Media Operations
- Positions include control room and studio operations, production assistance, lighting, and more.

January 2020 - Present
Digital Intern at SYFY WIRE, NBC

- Edited a variety of video content and create graphics for New York Comic Con

- Created Google Spreadsheets to organize content on the shared server

- Production Assistant on various shoots

September 2019 - December 2019
Photography Intern at RTH Building Company

- Capture unique and exciting moments that happen on job sites of homes in progress
- Use natural light and raw materials to create a dynamic image
- Make necessary edits on Photoshop

June 2019 - August 2019
Freelance Handheld Utility at FASCOM PRODUCTIONS, LLC.

- Assist handheld cameras for the broadcasts of Red Bulls II Soccer games on Montclair State Universitys Soccer Field.
- Make safety of camera operators on the field a priority
- Set up and break down equipment

June 2019 - Present
Crew Member/JIB Operator/Director/Producer at "Carpe Diem"

- Operated various roles throughout the Control Room and Studio
- Produced a half-hour episode for broadcast, pitched ideas, created packages, scripts, and rundowns

September 2018 - December 2019
Teleprompter/Director/Senior Producer/Show Editor at "Montclair News Lab"

- Oversee the camera, lighting, design, and sound crews
- Train new members of the production staff
- Managed studio flow on show day
- Directed multiple broadcast episodes
- Supervised content creation, social media accounts, approved tape packages and graphics for air

September 2018 - Present
Promotions Associate/Department Team Leader/Social Media Video Editor at iPlay America's Event Center

- Create and edit recap videos
- Share completed videos on Google Drive to be posted onto Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube throughout events
- Encourage guest engagement with all team members and management, keeping them up to date, delegating tasks and projects

June 2017 - March 2020
Open House Head Coordinator/Student Assistant at College of the Arts' Dean's Office/Student Services

- Assist in preparing and organizing student events such as Undergraduate & Graduate Open Houses, Accepted Students Days
- Manage all student volunteers and set up at events including receiving and directing visitors

September 2016 - Present
Camera Operator/Technical Director/Director/Producer at "Spotlight East Windsor" Live Show

- Operated studio camera focused on Mayor Janice Mironov.
- Controlled Tri-Caster Switcher Board
- Directed crew members on tasks during the live broadcast (audio levels, camera shots, B-Roll footage).
- Produced one episode when Line Producer was unable to (supervised time, called for mic-checks).

October 2013 - July 2016
"Coronavirus Breaking the Job Industry"
(Producer, Editor) Getting a job after graduation is challenging for college seniors, but what’s even harder is possibly losing your job...and to a virus. Alumni, who just graduated last year, are working their first jobs in the industry and now the world is in a pandemic. I spoke with a few of my old Montclair buddies, each with a different situation and story to tell.
April 2020 - Publications
"The Current Climate"
(Producer and Camera Operator) 3 Workers Battling Climate Change
January 2020 - Publications
"CARPE DIEM: Unique Student Jobs at Brighton Asylum"
(Co-Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor) This edition of Carpe Diem features students whose part time job may not be what you expect. From Bergen County Community College to the ATC Acting School, these students perform nightly in front of a live interactive audience at a local haunted house called Brighton Asylum.
November 2019 - Publications
"CARPE DIEM: Outpost in the Burbs – Part 1"
(Director) This edition of Carpe Diem focuses on the importance of community and music, featuring Outpost in The Burbs.
October 2019 - Publications
"Every Last Drop" Live Performance - Jernee Mill
(Director and Editor) The band Jernee Mill performs an acoustic version of their original song "Every Last Drop" at Montclair State University.
August 2019 - Publications
"A Home Away From Home"
(Producer, Director, Director of Photography and Editor) Montclair State Undergraduate students Sara Marcus and Gabby Aizic tell their story of how they started the Jewish Organization Olami on campus, alongside Rabbi Aharon Grossman.
June 2019 - Publications
"A New Beginning"
(Producer, Editor, Camera Operator) Montclair State University's Professor Stuart MacLelland joined the staff in the Fall of 2018 with a vision for entertainment in our news-heavy department. This is his story.
May 2019 - Publications
"The Bachelor: Character Edition"
(Gaffer and Director of Photography) Mary Alex's re-enactment short: "The Bachelor: Character Edition."
April 2019 - Publications
"The Hot Linens" Live Performance
(Director and Editor) Montclair State Student, Kyle Murphy, and his bandmates known as "The Hot Linens" performed live in the campus' 4K studio.
January 2019 - Publications
"The Worst Christmas Ever | A Drunk History Parody"
(Co-Producer/Director, Director of Photography, Editor) Recent Montclair State Graduate, Christopher Dean, recalls the time he experienced the worst Christmas ever in a "Drunk History" parody.
December 2018 - Publications
"Snow Globe"
(Co-Producer/Director, Set Designer, Director of Photography, Editor) This miniature Christmas scene was created to evoke that feeling of happiness that is so unique to children around the holidays. For just a moment, we want you to feel the true magic of Christmas.
October 2018 - Publications
"Guiding Prisoners: A Rabbi's Story"
(Producer, Director, Director of Photography and Editor) Rabbi Sheldon Shevelowitz of Perrineville Jewish Center (Synagogue) in New Jersey also works full-time at a prison. In this documentary, he shares his story of what it is like working with prisoners, what he does with the prisoners, and how it emotionally affects him.
November 2016 - Publications
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