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Courtney Portfolio

Layout & Design, Screenwriting, Journalism, Videography and Photography

 Click above to view the pitch book for  Northanger Avenue  by Courtney L. Birnbaum.

Click above to view the pitch book for Northanger Avenue by Courtney L. Birnbaum.

Screenwriting

I am currently developing several half-hour original television comedies for live-action and animation. 

Some projects include:

Better Kate Than Never

When 22-year-old Kate fails to graduate college on time, she struggles to keep her continued coursework a secret from her closest friends, as they all deal with the embarrassment, immaturity and panic of post-college life.

Northanger Avenue

Sixth-grade Catherine Morland must rely on her siblings and new neighborhood friends to keep her out of mischief whenever she gets caught up in book-fueled daydreams.

Ghost Hotel

A collaborative project with Christopher, following the adventures of two boys who become trapped inside a haunted hotel the night before beginning high school.

Dragon Chicken

The adventures of a chicken who believes herself to be a dragon — and the mythical power of believing she can be more.

Spec scripts in half-hour sitcom and animation are also available upon request.

 

Animation News Blog

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Animation Force

Created in 2013 by Christopher Birnbaum to promote learning, inspiration and community among animation fans, animators (professional and aspiring) and others connected to animation industries, Animation Force has grown to have more than 50,000 followers.

As managing editor of Animation Force, I organize and manage day-to-day processes of this animation newsource. I also provide the graphic design elements for the site and its social media accounts.

 
 
 

Sports Publishing

In my years of work with Endeavor's IMG College division and its online store, IMGProducts.net, I have strengthened my expertise in design, page layout, marketing, digital publishing, social media and web store management.

Some notable work includes design for the NCAA, Dave Campbell’s Texas magazines and university athletics departments at Michigan, Florida State, Tennessee, TCU, East Carolina, Miami (Ohio), Furman and Columbia, with additional experience in digital football bowl game guides, web ad design and radio ad scripts. 

 Storefront montage image created for promotion of basketball program sales. Copyright IMG College 2017.

Storefront montage image created for promotion of basketball program sales. Copyright IMG College 2017.

 Pioneering the future of digital sports publications with this East Carolina Football season guide, developed on Adobe Spark. Copyright IMG College 2017.

Pioneering the future of digital sports publications with this East Carolina Football season guide, developed on Adobe Spark. Copyright IMG College 2017.

 

Other Work


Live Sports Videography

Provided video coverage of more than half a dozen saddlebred horse shows in three states through Richfield Video Productions out of Shelbyville, Kentucky. Beyond individual customer cameras and live webcasts, I have also worked as director and technical director of some horse shows.
Additional experience in college basketball and high school football games, as well as other equestrian events.

London Olympics

 A select group of classmates and I spent two weeks in England during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games producing, filming and editing news packages for NBC news affiliate LEX 18  — later earning our group a student Emmy award.

Script Supervisor

Script supervision on a portion of the 2015 film Hope Bridge. Script supervision and continuity for episode 303 of Friends Like You, the only sitcom produced solely by a university class. 

As It Is In Heaven (2014)

Provided craft services for indie film As It Is In Heaven, directed by Joshua Overbay.

Freelance Work

Providing copywriting, graphic design and layout, videography, photography and editing for individuals and groups, plus companies including CentrAlert, RNS Videomedia, Lexmark and Embrace Church.

Club Swim Web Series

Worked in pre- and post-production as well as on set as distribution producer of Club Swim, a web miniseries "mockumentary" about swimming syndicated on Swimming World Magazine's website in 2013.

Collegiate Experience

  • Former executive editor of the Asbury Collegian, a bi-monthly print and weekly online student publication.

  • Short film experience:

    • Director, "The New Girls of Roller Derby"

    • Producer, "Welcome Home, Alice," "127 Minutes," "The Picnic"

    • Assistant Director, "Blessèd Veil"

    • Unit Production Manager, "When We Talk About Love"

    • Script Supervisor, "Just Another Love Story"

    • Production Assistant, "Time Cops: A Policial, or Time Police: A Copra," "Two Roads"

    • Craft Services, "Boy Wonder"