megan needels

>>EDUCATION

MLIS, Media Archival Studies, UCLA...2021

BA, Film & Digital Media Production, UCSC...2015

 

>>WORK EXPERIENCE

Archives Intern, GLBT Historical Society                                            July 2020 - Present

Academy Gold Film Processing Intern, Academy Film Archive                           June 2020 - Present

Project Assistant, Center for the Preservation of Audiovisual Heritage, UCLA     January 2020 - Present

Lead Archivist, Oddball Films                                                    March 2018 – June 2019

Post Production Assistant, Langley Productions, COPS                          July 2017 – February 2018

Educator, Museum of the Moving Image                                              January  – April 2017

Archival Research Assistant, Prelinger Archive                                  March 2015 – March 2016

Research Assistant, Komsomol Films, Yours in Sisterhood                           March – December 2015

Assistant Curator, UCSC DANM MFA Exhibition, New Alchemy                              March – June 2015

Archives Intern, Canyon Cinema Foundation                                       April 2014 – April 2015

Assistant Editor, Inside the Distance, Sharon Daniels                             June – September 2014

 

>>RESEARCH

Graduate Student Researcher for Dr. Shawn Vancour, UCLA, Department of Information Studies, Spring 2020

Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Jonathan Kahana, UCSC, Film & Digital Media Department, Winter 2015

 

>>HONORS & AWARDS 

Best Experimental Film, Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival, heirloom...2016

Official Selection, Yoni Feminist Film Fest, heirloom...2015

Official Selection, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, heirloom...2015

Critical Vision Award Recipient, UC Santa Cruz...2015

Kourdner Family Scholarship Recipient, UC Santa Cruz...2015

Kresge Student Funds Recipient, Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz...2014

 

>>PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)...2020

Society of California Archivists (SCA)...2020

 

Treasurer, UCLA AMIA Student Chapter....2019-2020

 

>>WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

Intro to AV-Specific Cataloging (AMIA)...2020

Airtable for AV Archivists (AMIA)...2020

ARSC Virtual Conference...2020

Software Carpentry - Python (UCLA)...2020

AMIA Conference, Baltimore...2019

Community Archive Workshop, Deaf Folklife Films Collection...2019

16mm Cyanotype Filmmaking (Mono No Aware)...2016

 

>>VOLUNTEER WORK

June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive...2020

Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive...2020

Blackhawk Films / Film Preservation Associates...2019

AMIA Conference, Baltimore...2019

West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Archives...2019

San Francisco Cinematheque...2017

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery...2015

 

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