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CURRICULUM VITAE

Sae Yong Lee

 

Pasadena, CA

 

lsaeyong@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



EDUCATION

 

2017-2020       M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


2012-2017       B.A. Film, Television, and Interactive Media, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

 

Spring 2019    Teaching Assistant, New Genre I, Tony Labat, San Francisco Art Institute

Fall 2019         Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Film, Christopher Coppola, San Francisco Art Institute

 

Fall 2018         Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Film, Christopher Coppola, San Francisco Art Institute

 

Fall 2017         Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals to Film Production, Jeff Rosenstock, San Francisco Art Institute


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 

AWARDS AND GRANTS


2023    Lunar New Year Artist Grant, Ontario Mills, Ontario, CA

 

2019    George Kuchar Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


2019    Jury Special Mention, Film-Ed: International Film Festival, Dubai, UAE

                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

ART EXHIBITIONS

2023    Collective Visions

            Ginkgo Art Gallery, Online Exhibition (Link)

2023    Let the Legend Become,

            The Gong Gallery, New Port Beach, CA


2023    禪 Zen,

            Ontario Mills, Ontario, CA    


2021    Instagram Buddha,

            The Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA


2020    Live Your Life,

            ZAZ10TS, New York, NY and San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


2020    Let's Live Well,

            Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA


2019    Community Noise,

            San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


FILMOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

 

2024    My Sister,

            Video, screened as part of “Behind the Unknown,” at The San Jose Stage Company, San Jose, CA on April 2024

2022    Bugs in the Mind,

            Short Film, Official Selection, Okotoks International Film Festival, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, 2022

 

2020    History of Now,

            Anthology of 16 self-portrait films made with film students from Batumi Art University, Batumi, Georgia, and San Francisco Art                        Institute, screened online via Zoom on May 2020


2019    What’s Burning?

            Documentary, Official Selection, Another Hall in the Head Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2019


2019    I Traveled 2 Years to Give It to You,

            Short film, screened as part of “Cultural Cannibalism,” at Scully Gray Box, San Francisco, CA on Jun 2019


2018    Searching for Happiness,

            Short film, Official Selection, Video Sound Archive S7, 2022 (Link); Official Selection, Carcosa International Film Festival, San                        Francisco, CA, 2020; Jury Special Mention Award, Film-Ed: International Short Film Festival, Dubai, UAE, 2018​


2018    Farewell to Myself,

            Short film, screened at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA on Apr 2018; Official Selection, Carcosa International Film Festival, San                          Francisco, CA, 2019


2018    Burden of Freedom,

            Documentary, screened online at DAMDA website as part of North Korean defectors and human rights activist campaign on July 2018


2017    Things to Be Reminded,

            Short film, screened at Off the Grid event in Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA on Nov 2018; Official Selection, Carcosa International                    Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2018

SOUND DESIGN

2021     Sammy & Quinn,

             Short film, screened at Scully Gray Box, San Francisco, CA on Apr 2021; Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley,                     CA, 2022

2021     The Nomad Trilogy: Center Divide,

             Feature film, Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA, 2021

2020     Midorikawa Ryo,

             Commercial advertisement videos, screened during the brand launching event at Gallery Maria Lund, Paris, France on Jan 2020

 

2019     Macbeth Syndrome,

             Feature film, Official Selection, Another Hall in the Head Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

CURATORIAL PROJECT

2018    Time and Space: 14 Young Budding Filmmakers Showcase,

            New People Cinema, San Francisco, CA

                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 

ARTIST TALK

 

2023    Collective Visions, Ginkgo Art Gallery, Online on Zoom (Link)

                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

 

2022-24      Lead Content Operation Technician,

                   Filmhub, Inc., Remote.

                   - Developed five Stash Movies on YouTube channels which distributed approximately 2000 films licensed through Filmhub.

                   - Systemized action manuals to respond to copyright strikes, audio copyright disputes, and the loss of monetization status on                                 YouTube channels.

                   - Grew YouTube channels to house total 250K subscribers.

 

2018-19      Technical Trainer, 

                   Film Equipment Office, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

                   - Built training manuals for film and sound recording equipment, including Bolex 16, Arri Flex 16s, Tobin Time Lapse (TTL)                               motor, Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K, Canon – EOS 5D Mark II, Sony CCD-TRV138, Zoom H8, and Sound Device 688.

                   - Demonstrated three-point lighting with ARRI lights in studio shoots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Audio – Max/MSP, ProTools, sound recording and mixing for film production

 

Video/Image – Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, digital and 16mm celluloid cinematography

 

Software – Microsoft Office


Hardware – road bike services

                                                                                                                                            

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