Personal Bio

  • Tommy Demos is a video producer who earned his MFA in Film Production at the University of Miami in 2010. He has produced and directed six award-winning short films, Cafe Au Lait (2012), Poacher (2012), The First Night (2011), Olvidandote (2011), Whatever Lola Wants (2010), and Wake-Up Call (2009). He co-owns and operates Digital Flamingo, a boutique media production firm that specializes in producing commercials, webmercials, and music videos for clients in Florida and California. He has taught film courses at Miami Dade College (Miami, FL), American Intercontinental University (Weston, FL), Broward College (Davie, FL) and Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL). Professor Demos instructs his students in: producing, directing, editing, graphics, animation, film theory, and international film studies.

Teaching Experience

  • 2011 - 2013

    Miami Dade College

    Miami Dade College

    Faculty



    Fall Semester 2013

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (2 sections)
    • Editing: Level 3 with Avid Media Composer (3 sections)
    • Introduction to Motion Graphics & Animation with Adobe After Effects (1 section)

    Summer Semester 2013

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (1 section)

    Spring Semester 2013

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (1 section)
    • Editing: Level 3 with Avid Media Composer (2 sections)

    Fall Semester 2012

    • Editing: Level 3 with Avid Media Composer (1 section)

    Summer Semester 2012

    • Editing: Level 2 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)

    Spring Semester 2012

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)
    • Editing: Level 2 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)
    • Digital FX & Compositing with Adobe After Effects CS5 (1 Section)

    Fall Semester 2011

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)
    • Film Production 3: Directing (1 Section)
    • Digital FX & Compositing with Adobe After Effects CS5(1 Section)

    Summer Semester 2011

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)
    • Editing: Level 2 with Final Cut Pro (1 Section)

    Spring Semester 2011

    • Editing: Level 1 with Final Cut Pro (2 Sections)
    • Introduction to Motion Graphics and Animation with Adobe After Effects CS5 (1 Section)
  • 2012 - 2013

    American Intercontinental University

    American Intercontinental University

    Program Chair, Media Production



    3rd Quarter 2013

    • Postproduction 2 (1 section)
    • Experimental Animation (1 section)
    • Advanced Cinematography (1 section)

    2nd Quarter 2013

    • Senior Project 1 (1 section)
    • Advanced Production (1 section)
    • Postproduction 1 (1 section)

    1st Quarter 2013

    • Production Techniques II (1 section)
    • Experimental Animation (1 section)

    4th Quarter 2012

    • Postproduction 1 (1 section)
    • Film & Audio Aesthetics (1 section)

    1st Quarter 2012

    • Post-Production I (1 Section)
  • 2012 - 2013

    Broward College

    Broward College

    Part-Time Faculty



    Spring Semester 2013

    • Motion Picture Visual Post Production I (1 section)

    Summer Semester 2012

    • Intro to Film Studies (1 Section)

    Spring Semester 2012

    • Intro to Film Studies (1 Section)
  • 2012

    Lynn University

    Lynn University

    Part-Time Faculty



    Spring Semester 2012

    • Film Theory (1 Section)
    • International Film (1 Section)
    • Film & TV Editing (1 Section)
  • 2008 - 2010

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Graduate Teaching Assistant to Professor Anthony Allegro, MFA, PhD



    • Final Cut Pro 7
    • Adobe After Effects CS5
    • Film Directors: Fellini
    • Freedom of Speech
    • Motion Picture Techniques
    • Directing the Actor
    • Documentary Film Studies

Education

  • 2010

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Film Production

  • 2002

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Bachelors of Science (BS) Dual Major - Motion Pictures & Psychology

Computers & Software

    • Final Cut Pro 7
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Motion 4
    • Soundtrack Pro 3
    • Color 1.5
    • Compressor 3.5
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Illustrator CC
    • Avid Media Composer 7
    • Adobe Premier Pro CC
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Pro Tools 10
    • Movie Magic Suite - Screenwriter, Budgeting, Scheduling
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
    • Mac OS & Windows
    • Typing Speed 75+ WPM

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - Present

    Digital Flamingo

    Digital Flamingo - Film Production Company


    • PALO! & Spam All‐Stars Documentary – Data Manager (2013)
    • Breaking Brakhage - Experimental Film - Editor (2013)
    • Car2Go Ice Cream Crawl - Promo - Camera Operator, Associate Producer (2013)
    • Raiford Starke Band at Little Bar, Goodland - Live Music - Producer, Director (2013)
    • Construction Angels Charity Event - Documentary - Producer, Director (2013)
    • Daryll Dobson’s Electric Jazz Ensemble - Live Music - Director (2012)
    • Constitution Day - Man on the Street - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Lilac & Lilies Pilot Episode - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Competition - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Cafe Au Lait - Narrative Short - Producer, 1st Assistant Director (2012)
    • Avi Ciment - Music Video - Gaffer, Grip (2012)
    • PALO! - Live Music Event - Camera Operator & Data Manager (2012)
    • Ya Gotta Believe – Associate Producer & Sound Recordist (2012)
    • Swisshanger Infomercial - Assistant Director & Sound Recordist (2011)
    • Jim Dodge - Documentary - Associate Producer & Sound Recordist (2011)
    • Girl from Immokalee - Music Video - Producer & Director (2011)
    • The First Night - Narrative Short - Producer & Assistant Director (2011)
    • Abrazame - Music Video - Assistant Director (2011)
    • Dry Tortugas - Cannon Restoration Project - Assistant Director (2011)
    • Parkinson's Disease Foundation - Producer & Data Manager (2011)
    • Magic City Farm - Commercial - Data Manager (2010)
    • Caliente - Music Video - PA (2010)
    • VH1's The Tournament: Chad Ochocinco Dating Show - PA (2010)
    • Junkyard Dog - DP for Red Carpet Premier (2010)
    • Hotel Astor Commercial Spot - Teleprompter Operator (2010)
    • Sonic's Promo Video - 2nd Camera Operator (2010)
  • 2008 - 2011

    Rakontur

    Rakontur - Documentary Production Company


    • Cocaine Cowboys 3 - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • Broke - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • The Ponzi State - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • The U - Assistant Editor (2009)
    • Dawg Fight - Assistant Editor & Camera Operator (2008 - 2009)
    • Square Grouper - Unit Production Manager (2009)

Film Festival Exhibitions & Awards

  • Poacher (2012)

    Producer, Director


    24 Hour Film Race 2012, Miami Market – www.filmracing.com


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & NYC



    WinnerWinner – Best Film

    WinnerWinner - Best Actor

    WinnerWinner – Best Acting Ensemble

    WinnerWinner - Best Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Best Costume Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Set Design

    WinnerWinner - Audience Award

  • The First Night (2011)

    Producer, 1st Assistant Director: Tommy Demos


    Miami Short Film Festival - Local Filmakers - Official Selection


    Screened at: Miami Short Film Festival (Miami, FL)


  • Olvidandote "Forgetting You" (2011)

    Producer, Director, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    24 Hour Film Race - www.filmracing.com


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & NYC



    WinnerWinner - Best Direction

    WinnerWinner - Best Actor

    WinnerWinner - Best Actress

    WinnerWinner - Best Acting Ensemble

    WinnerWinner - Best Writing

    WinnerWinner - Best Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Best Editing

    WinnerWinner - Best Original Music Score

    WinnerWinner - Best Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Set Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Visual FX

    WinnerWinner - Best Special FX

    WinnerWinner - Best Costume Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Make-Up

  • X & Y(2011)

    Producer: Tommy Demos. Director: Hugo Torres


    Undergraduate Thesis Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best Senior Level Undergraduate Film

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Screenwriting

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Directing

  • Whatever Lola Wants (2010)

    Producer, Director, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    MFA Thesis Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    Miami International Film Festival - CinemaSlam (2011)


    WinnerTop 3 Finalist


    University of Miami Canes Film Festival (2011)


    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

  • Wake-Up Call (2009)

    Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    1st Year Graduate Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Producing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Directing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Original Film Score

    WinnerWinner - Jury Award for Graduate Production

    WinnerWinner - Best First Year Graduate Film

Other Public Exhibitions

  • Your Life Will Be Affected By It (2011)

    Producer, Director, Editor: Tommy Demos


    "Invision" at Awarehouse - Miami, FL


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