A little about myself: currently, I am working in Denver as the editor and producer for a long-form interview show. I am the main production lead for on-site shooting which requires me to have experience in interview lighting, multi-cam setup, management of large crews, audio setup, interviewee wrangling, and location scouting.
I am a Sony fanatic who is inspired by strong, bold colors with vibrant subjects to match. With a background in videojournalism, I find that each of my stories are influenced by bold personalities that connect with the targeted viewer in a strategic and honest way. I have worked with organizations such as Google, The Denver Post, Oswego Creative, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Farmers Insurance, and many more. I also have a strong passion and commitment to the environment, LGBTQIA+ communities, women’s issues, and rural communities.
Some current projects I am working on are
a camping product demonstration with motion tracked graphics,
a wedding hype video in the style of an MMA pay per view commercial,
and a series on the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting
List of references and reviews of my work are at the bottom.
All the following videos and images were taken and edited exclusively by Sophie Hoover unless otherwise stated.
Sophie worked as our spring 2017 intern. During her time on staff, her drive and enthusiasm made her an integral part of our day-to-day video production team. Often, interns are not given a substantial workload due to their lack of experience. This was not the case for Sophie. She worked alongside our staffers with the type of professionalism one would expect from a veteran. Her work was creative, well produced and always on time. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to add a hard-working, intelligent and professional employee to their team.
-AAron Ontiveroz, Multimedia Editor, The Denver Post
Sophie is an excellent journalist, with very strong photo and video skills and solid writing skills. She is smart, energetic and tough. One of my favorite students during my 12 years as a journalism professor. (I was previously the investigative editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.) I recruited Sophie to be in a class -- much like an internship -- I teach at the Star Tribune, one of the nation's largest daily newspapers. Sophie was excellent. The editors could put her on any story and she would always come through with high-quality work, on deadline. She is also a team player with excellent social skills. She never complains and charges into any task. She is a creative problem-solver. And she's fun to be around. I strongly believe she would be a valuable employee in almost any setting.
- Chris Ison, Journalism Professor, University of Minnesota
Sophie performed as my assistant from October 2015 through February 2017. She started when she was still a student at the University of Minnesota, but we kept her on in a temp casual position from May 2016 through February 2017.
Sophie had a variety of skill-sets that I was able to utilize to more effectively do my work as the Communications Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. She designed new digital and print brochures, posters, and flyers; helped re-format and re-design website material and content; wrote featured stories and interviewed staff as needed; and most impressively, helped us create short feature videos showcasing our research, facilities, and engineering staff.
I found Sophie to be a quick study with pretty much any task I gave her, and her creativity in many cases improved on my original intent with the task. She has a positive, engaging personality and a can-do attitude that is appreciated. I highly recommend her and have wished many times since she left that I could have her back for even a short while!
- Barbara Heitkamp, Communication Specialist, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
Sophie was great to work with. She created a very professional video that we have posted on our website. We have since hired her to create 7 more videos. She took the time to get to know our organization and listened to the story that we wanted to tell.
- Sarah Brachman, IECA