Isidra Person-Lynn Communications Director, Media Specialist, Video Producer Box 2946 - Inglewood, CA 90305 firstname.lastname@example.org - (213) 394-5075 Directing health-oriented communications for South L.A. institutions has been the focus for the past 15 years. Clients have included WattsHealth Care, UHP Healthcare, T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. and InterValley Health Plan. Over the years, the following skill-sets were added: video "taping", video producing, and editing in Final Cut Pro X. One specialty is multicultural PR and marketing, Media Direction for large events (expos, health fairs, fashion shows and other promotions), Public Relations, Media Coordination (TV, Radio, Print, Cable, Outdoor, and the Internet.) Developed content for newsletters, annual reports, books and articles, created and distributed e-blasts and coordinated and designed corporate websites and/or web content. Currently provides still photography, shot and edited video using a self-contained mobile studio, and coordinates the efforts of employees who provided those services (graphic and web designers, photographers and camera people). These services have been provided for national, regional and local corporations primarily in the healthcare, haircare or business industries. Served as News and Public Affairs at KACE FM. Worked there in varying positions for almost a decade. Produced and hosted a weekly radio magazine "Sunday Morning Live" on FM. For KJLH, delivered daily newscasts, and later on Blog Talk Radio. Morphed audio interviewing, recording and editing skills, along with print journalism and videography and currently produces and promotes many video events on the You Tube Channel "My World Podcast."
Owner, Producer House of the Rising Sons Media Group - Los Angeles, CA - September 2010 to Present Clients have included: Special audio, video and online projects for Charles R. Drew University, Building Bridges to Optimum Health, HAAF, Johnson Products, UHP Healthcare, the Los Angeles Black Business Expo, Farmers Angel City Classic at the L.A. Coliseum (Web Coordination/Video Production) NEI Beautycare (Web Editing, Launch Assistance, Video Production); Watts Health Care Corporation (Corporate Video Production) T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. (Media Director) and the California Black Health Network (Media Coordination).
Host, Producer Sunday Morning Live - 2010 to December 2012 Produced and hosted, Sunday Morning Live, a weekly Internet radio program. Researched, booked guests, edited audio reports submitted by segment hosts, and interviewed guests, in addition to creating all show elements. Used New Media to build the audience for this program which recently celebrated it's first anniversary and 100th episode. Sunday Morning Live archives are still available here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ sundaymorning-live
New Media and Website Coordinator; Videographer House of the Rising Sons Media - Los Angeles, CA - April 2009 to January 2012 Johnson Products, Co., (JPC), offers affordable home hair care for a global population with its Ultra Sheen and Gentle Treatment brands. In April of 09 it was bought back from Proctor and Gamble and returned to the community that built it to prominence. Designed and launched that first website, then
coordinated the web design contracts for the past three years. Also, produced corporate video, as well as still and video coverage of the product roll-outs, including Ultra Sheen Men, innovative products with NBA star Carmelo Anthony as its spokesperson. At Johnson Products, for its brand "Gentle Treatment", launched a campaign against Domestic Violence titled "No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!" Coordinated the website www.JPCNoexcuse.org, interviewed the chosen Sheroes from the DV community, traveled extensively to shoot (still and video) the various roll-outs of JPC products to post on the corporate websites and blogs, then distributed them through New Media outreach.
Media Coordinator House of the Rising Sons Media - 2009 to 2011 Provided New Media support for the Online Store at www.NEIBeautycare.com for the three owner-partners. Sent out product e-blasts, press releases, maintained Facebook and Twitter accounts and produced video and still photography.
Producer Explorer Studios - Anaheim Hills, CA - 2007 to 2011 At Explorer Studios, produced a variety of corporate videos for clients such as InterValley Health and and Watts Healthcare. eated two documentaries: Walking Tall: The Life and Wife of Walt Walker and "Building the Dream" which featured the making of the King Memorial by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Role with Explorer Studios is video production, scriptwriting, voice-over and sound engineering.
Instructor West Los Angeles College - Los Angeles, CA - September 2006 to December 2009 Taught Business Communications and Business English for the Business Department for two years, then for the latter two years, taught English in the English Department for the Umoja Program.
Web Coordinator Angel City Classic--HBCU Football Game - Los Angeles, CA - 2007 to 2009 In order to attempt to fill the Los Angeles Coliseum's 90,000 + seat arena, augmented the print and TV campaigns with new media outreach, web design and daily updating. Also photographed guest stars, and shot and edited video of pre-event promotions.
Reporter/Talk Show Fill-In KJLH FM - 2002 to 2008 In the absence of veteran community affairs host Jacquie Stephens, hosted the Saturday morning Talk Show L.A. Speaks Out as well as delivered the news on a daily basis. Also hosted candidates forums and covered events on location.
Media Director UHP Healthcare, then producers of the L.A. Black Business Expo - Los Angeles, CA - 1999 to 2008 As Media Director, supervised a team of writers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, printers as well as completed media planning with companies which carried the messages this team created: radio stations, outdoor, as well as cable and network TV. Also created and supervised the publishing of the annual 24 page Expo Guide disseminated to Expo attendees.
Media Director T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA - 2002 to 2007 T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. is a community health clinic that serves the under-served populations of Los Angeles. A mini-United Nations, it attracted persons of color from the Asian, African American and Latino communities. Planned media outreach to these communities and handled everything from editing and producing the multi-language phone answering system, to coordinating the website, producing the newsletter (and having it translated), interviewing medical personnel for feature stories, and coordinating Community Health Days and sometimes door-to-door campaigns. Shot and edited corporate videos and covered all clinic events.
News and Public Affairs Director KACE FM - Los Angeles, CA - October 1986 to August 1997 In the number two market in the nation, ran the News and Public Affairs Departments, involved the station in many public events, festivals and political issues. Hosted weekly talk shows "Sunday Morning Live" and "The People's Connection" and reported the news Monday through Friday.
M.A. in Journalism University of Southern California 1975 to 1979
B.A. in English Union College 1971 to 1975
SKILLS Corporate communications, Voice Over, Radio Production, Photography, Video Production, Web Designer, Reporting Skills, Audio editing
LINKS http://HouseoftheRisingSons.com http://www.YouTube.com/MyWorldPodcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sundaymorning-
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Specialties: Proficient in radio producing and talk show hosting, voice-overs, video producing, new media promotion and website creation. Producer/Scriptwriter and Narrator of the Film: Walking Tall: The Life and Wife of Walt Walker. This film is about the artist who is credited with popularizing the black arts movement which catapulted so-called starving artists to the well-paid artisans we see today. Credits: Co-Executive Producer, Writer, Narrator. www.WaltWalker.com