KAPAKAI FILMS/BoulderHDV – Freelance Videographer/Editor (2004 – Present)

Co-founder and principal with Kapakai Films. As producer, director, cinematographer, and editor, I work to bring unique stories of China to American audience.  In addition, I take on various freelance projects and provide consulting services in production and editing.

Producer, editor, and additional photography on the long-form documentary Dr. Song: Medicine Woman of Eastern Tibet (post-production completed in August, 2007). Synopsis: "Filmmaker Yiqing Zhao traveled on pilgrimage to the Tibetan lamasary at Labrang in Gansu Province, China. She expected to find a deeper understanding of Buddhism among the lamas and temples. Instead, she found it in the works of a simple country doctor."

Media648 – Co-producer/Cinematographer/Editor (2009 – Present)

Currently in production on the feature-length documentary United States of War. As cinematographer, responsible for designing and executing the visual look of the film, including lighting and camera operation. As editor, responsible for all editorial on the film through fine cut and delivery, as well as cutting trailers and other short pieces for funding, web, and marketing efforts.

STICK FIGURE MEDIA – Director/Editor /Writer (2009)

30-minute documentary short Bearing Witness: The Writings of Edward W. Wood, Jr. “Through his writings, Wood has peered deeply into the central issues that have characterized America since her founding: war and peace, violence and compassion. Bearing Witness explores the world of Wood, bringing to life the visceral experiences he writes so passionately about.”

HOGGARD FILMS – Finishing Editor (Sept. 2008; Nov. 2008)

Finishing editor on NAT GEO broadcast documentary Inside New Orleans High – Daphna Rubin producer (aired 10/26/08). In addition, reassembled HD edit suite that was sent from their Washington, D.C. office.

CORONA FILMS – On-line Editor/Sound Re-recording Mixer ( 2007-2008)

                             – Editor/DP DVD Special Features

On-line editor, additional editor, and sound re-recording mixer for feature-length documentary Great Mystery - Catherine Corona director. Shot and edited Director's Interview for DVD Bonus feature and edited seven additional featurettes. Compressed all movie files for both DVD authoring and web delivery.

FILM/VIDEO (Partial list)

United States of War – Feature Documentary (HD) –  In Production –  Cinematographer/Editor

Bearing Witness - Documentary Short (HD) - Director/Camera/Editor

Inside New Orleans High (HD) - National Geographic Doc (Broadcast 10/26/08) – 

            Finishing Editor (Daphna Rubin - Producer)

Great Mystery Director's Interview - DVD Featurette - Camera/Editor – 

             (Catherine Corona - Producer)

Great Mystery - Feature Documentary – Online Editor/Add’l Editor/Re-recording Mixer (Dir: Catherine Corona)

Dr. Song: Medicine Woman of Eastern Tibet - Documentary (DVCam) – Editor/2nd Camera

Don’t Play with Your Life  - PSA (DVCam) – Director/Camera/Editor

A George Bush Christmas - Documentary – Director/Writer/Editor

Postcards to Dave - Corporate Video (miniDV)  - Director/Camera/Editor

YeYe (Grandpa) - Documentary (BetacamSP) – Director/Camera/Editor

Iodine Deficiency in China - Documentary (BetacamSP) 2nd Unit Dir/Camera/Editor

             (Yiqing Zhao - Producer)

Spirit of Amgen - Corporate Video (BetacamSP) – Director/Editor

With Fairest Flowers - Documentary (Hi-8) – Director/Camera/Editor

Lucky Man - Narrative (16mm) – Director/Editor/Co-Writer

Bolder Boulder - Documentary (16mm) – Director/Camera/Editor

Boyd McCollum’s Diary - Documentary (VHS) – Director/Camera/Editor

Edge - Experimental (Super 8mm) – Director/Camera/Editor

Team Fuji 1 & 2 - Spec Commercial (3/4”) – Director/Editor


Camera: BetaSP, DVcam (PD-170; DVX-100a/b; Canon XL1s, XL2), HD(V) Sony Z1/Sony A1-U, HVX-200.

Equipment owned: Sony PD-170 and Sony HVR-A1U cameras with Sennheiser ME64/K6, Two Evolution G2 100 series lavalier wireless system, 4 piece Lowel Light Kit, Bogen/Manfrotto Tripod system.

Editing (Apple Certified Pro – Final Cut Pro 6 Level One): Narrative, Documentary, & Spot editing, Color Correction, Sound Mixing, basic DVD Authoring (DVDSP4), FCP Studio 2 including Motion, currently running FCP 6.  Familiar with Adobe CS2 (Photoshop/Illustrator) & After Effects.


Hanging with the Buddha - Feature Documentary - Camera/Editor

Tyler & Nikko (Working Title) – Feature Documentary –  Camera (Dir: Jennifer Weathers)

Eyes of a Blue Dog - Narrative Short (HD) Gaffer (Dir: Veronica Contreras)

Shelter - Narrative Short  (16mm) 1st Assistant Director (Dir: Dave Kost)

The Briefing - Trailer for One Man Play (3/4”) Video Dir/Lighting (Dir: G. Armagnac)

Collecting Ackermans - Narrative Short (16mm) Sound Recordist (Dir: Nils Myers)

Pandora’s Box - Feature Short (35mm) Asst. Editor (Dir: Steve Kienzle)

Breaker - Narrative Short (16mm) Asst. Editor/2nd Unit Cam (Dir: Dave Kost)

Levels - Narrative Short (16mm) Sound Recordist (Dir: Kim Gallagher)

SCREENPLAYS – Feature length

Three Jewels

Wild Swan (Semi-finalist, 1996 Nicholl’s Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition)

Dancing with Melissa


Impromptu in a Minor Key - One Act Play (Director)

Chalky White Substance - One Act Play/Lighting (Director)

Night Rehearsal - Stage Play (Video Coordinator)

The Balcony - Scene Work (Director)

Waiting for Godot - Scene Work (Director)

Merce CunninghamvVideo/Dance Workshop (Director/Camera)


Amgen Various Positions, most recently in the Training Department


4th Annual University of Hawaii Student Video & Film Festival (Co-sponsored by Universal Studios)

President, University of Hawaii Student Video & Filmmakers Association


Colorado Film School, Lighting Course Work with Ric Waite, ASC, 2006

California State University, Long Beach. Course work in Film & Theatre (Directing Emphasis)

University of Hawaii, Manoa. Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology


Native English speaker, Basic Chinese

Current Valid Passport and Up-to-date Immunizations

Current 1st Aid/CPR (American Red Cross)

NAUI Certified Scuba Diver

Boyd McCollum, P.O. Box 18256, Boulder, CO  80308 

303.913.8603  boydmcc@boulderhdv.com