To Whom it May Concern:

    My name is Kc Wayland. I am a recent graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Film Writing and Directing. Upon graduation, I was presented with the highest honor available to a student - the Cheverton Award.

    I am a diverse and experienced young filmmaker, I have directed and produced various narratives and documentaries, both short and feature length. Many of these projects have gone to win many awards and featured in numerous festivals.  I am proficient in all aspects of animation production: from modeling and texturing, to rigging and animating, to rendering and compositing. My senior thesis, Sopor, was the first Chapman student film to use motion capture technology brought inside a fully developed and animated world.

    From 2002 - 2008 I served as a broadcast engineer in the US Army and spent a tour in Baghdad, Iraq.  In the military, I earned a broadcast engineering certification and was deemed the Top Graduate and the Distinguished Honor Graduate. The degree has given me the ability to manage the complex technical side of animation and film production.

    I’ve been headed down this career path since early high school, when I discovered my passion for both film and animation. Since then, I’ve learned the ability to teach myself and adapt to new storytelling technology as digital production evolves.

    I am a motivated and driven quick-thinker. I am not the type to give up or settle. When I commit to something, I excel in it. I’ve made the commitment to turning my passion in life, into my career; I assure you that if given an opportunity to do so I will surpass expectations.

Sincerely yours,

Kc Wayland



Kc Wayland



Lab Technician, Chapman University; Orange, CA 2003-Present

As a technician, it was essential to know both technical and creative sides of post production in order to assist students with the obstacles they would come upon when working on their projects, including Avid to Pro Tools to Discreet Render farms and Color Correction.

Broadcast Engineer, United States Army, US-Iraq, 2002-2007

Enlisted as a broadcast engineer in the United States Army. Trained at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland. Worked in correspondence with Armed Forces Network and Armed Forces Radio & Television Service with video transmissions and electronic news gathering.

Friendly Computers, Orange, CA 2003

As a mobile computer tech, customers would call in for assistance over the phone or a visit to their offices or homes for personalized and localized troubleshooting for hardware and software.


Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Art: Bachelors of Fine Arts in Writing and Directing. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Cheverton Award 2008 - (Valedictorian)

Defense Information School - Fort Meade Maryland: Certification in Broadcast Engineering. Graduated with Top Graduate and Distinguished Honor Graduate.

Central County Regional Occupation Program - Animation 1-3, Orange CA. Graduated Top Graduate Animation 3


I have a vast background in both PC and Mac applications and hardware along with many of the qualifying product such as: After Effects, 3ds Max, Avid, Pro Tools, Photoshop, Zbrush with limited knowledge of Maya. I learn new programs quick as the fundamentals for most are the same and many are tailored for specific post production houses. 

In post-production, my specialties include editing, sound design, and visual effects. In the production phase I have worked with pre-vis tools for story-boarding and screenwriting.


Film Awards:

3rd Place Media Arts Festival in 2001 for “School Tales”

Best Student Video Editor - 2001 KOCE for “School Tales”

365 Boots on Ground


Newport Beach Film Festival

Liberty Film Festival

Route 66 Film Festival

Tiburon International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Big Bear International Film Festival

War in Iraq Documentary Film Festival

Angelus Film Festival – Semifinalist


Best Student Documentary:   

Big Bear International Film Festival

Best Documentary:    Chapman University 2005

Best Student Film:   Tiburon International Film Festival

Best Digital Arts:     Chapman University 2007

Nominated for Best Digital Arts:     Chapman University 2008

Referrals (Numbers removed for online Resume)

Michael C. Nielsen             714-744-****     

Relation: Worked under Michael at Chapman University as a Lab Ast.

James Gardner                       714-628-****   

Relation: Worked under James as a Teacher’s Ast. for Television Prod.