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Laney College

Koina

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Game Designer

XR Lab & Media Faculty

A Filmmaker and Game Designer with a superpower for storytelling. From TV to XR and CCG; a creative mastermind that mixes, camera, mechanics, story and world design to tell a good story, and stop the bad guys.

  • • Writer/Director “Little Black Panther” – Sundance Film Fest
    • Director – FOX TV,  America’s Most Wanted
    • 2017 Finalist Sundance Film Fest – New Frontiers AR/VR
    • 2015 Winner Inspire Oakland Billboard Design
    • Sold TV Movie to Fox Studios

As a director for FOX “America’s Most Wanted” I brought each and every one of my episodes in on-schedule and under budget through efficient previz workflows – which included; script rewrites, strong character design, eye-popping shot compositions that supported story while being visually pleasing, staging-blocking-layout, and location/environment design that supported story.

Though my first film premiered at Sundance, it is as an XR Designer that I am able to fully leverage story, camera, mechanics, and art skills to tell the most compelling stories.

EDUCATION

  • MA,  Cal State University Long Beach
    Techincal Design Theater
  • BA, Mills College
    International Relations
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
    Tech Apprentice

TOOLS

  • RED Camera
  • GH4, GH5
  • Super 16mm
  • Super 8mm
  • Unity
  • Maya
  • Illustrator CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Premiere CC
  • Photoshop CC