Kai Dailey is a writer and video editor. She incorporated kda Creative in 2017. Her media work includes editor, board-op and production assistant for KEMC Yellowstone Public Radio, CBS affiliate KTVQ, and Community Channel 7 in Billings, Montana.
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BA UMass Boston, Community Studies (Sociology and Media), 2011.
MS Cal State Fullerton, Instructional Design & Technology, 2018.
Southie: Growing Up on Spokane's South Hill [working title], (documentary), expected release Jan 2024. Kai Dailey, Writer/Editor/Producer/Director.
Open (film short), 2020. Seattle Minute Movies. Kai Dailey, Writer/Editor/Director.
2020 Virtual Spring Recital (commissioned video for music school), June 2020. Dixie Marshall Piano Studios. Kai Dailey, Editor/Producer.
Take Me Home (documentary film short), 2013 OUTrageous Film Festival. Research/Production Assistant. Mark Ravitz, Director.
The 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles (multi-city film competition), 2008, Production Assistant, Peter Fox, Producer.
Health Matters, Rachel Rockafellow (radio show), April 2007. KEMC Yellowstone Public Radio. Production Assistant. Ken Siebert, Producer.
Yin Yoga with Paulie Zink (multi-episode television), 2005. Community Channel 7, Billings, MT. Kai Dailey, Producer/Director.
Hatha Yoga (multi-episode television), 2005. Community Channel 7, Billings, MT. Board Op/Production Assistant. Tim Harrington, Program Manager.
St. Vincent In Touch (multi-episode television), 2005. Community Channel 7, Billings, MT. Board Op/Production Assistant. Tim Harrington, Program Manager.
Yellowstone County Commissioner Meetings/Billings City Council Meetings (multi-episode television), 2005. Community Channel 7, Billings, MT. Board Op/Production Assistant. Tim Harrington, Program Manager.
Montana This Morning, The Noon News, The 5:30 News, The 10:00 News (multi-episode television), 2004-2005. KTVQ CBS Affiliate Billings, MT. Newscast Assistant (studio cameras/editing/broadcast tape playback). Jon Stepanek, News Director.
Heroines In Film (video essay), 2005. Montana State University Billings. Kai Dailey, Writer/Editor/Producer.
JCPenney (voice-over regional ad), 1983, KJMB-FM Radio, Blythe, CA, Child Voice Actor, Richard Schopp, Producer.
McDonald's (voice-over regional ad), 1983, KJMB-FM Radio, Blythe, CA, Child Voice Actor, Richard Schopp, Producer.
Christian Bible Story Series, (voice extra), 1979, Reachout Productions, Independence, MO, Child Voice Actor, Richard Schopp, Producer.
Field Interviewer. Westat, Rockville, Maryland. December 2012 - December 2015
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (AHRQ). Completed over 500 advance calls and CAPI interviews in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties for the 2013 through 2015 collection seasons. Each respondent household was followed for two years and interviewed five times. Each interview varied in duration from 1 hour to 12 hours (over multiple sessions). Respondent retention 95 percent.
Research Assistant. Women's Economic Ventures, Santa Barbara, California. Summer 2014
Completed 135 telephone interviews in ten-weeks for annual non-profit microenterprise program evaluation. Achieved a 70% participation rate for the project. Worked collaboratively and independently throughout the project. Collected quantitative and qualitative data on client experiences, opinions and outcomes. Post-employment: Continued to explore possible factors contributing to gender gap found among full-time versus part-time entrepreneurship among graduates of self-employment training program. Developed theory of change, conducted bivariate analysis of previous year's 2013 survey data, content analysis (via Dedoose) of open-ended survey questions, and literature review.
The Spirituality Project, Washington and California. April 2013 - April 2014
Independent research. Completed nine semi-structured qualitative interviews with a purposive sample on the topic of private and public religious and spiritual experiences and personal definitions of religion and spirituality.
Research Transcriptionist. Jenifer Toussaint Transcription, Pittsburgh, Ohio via Elance. Fall 2012 - Spring 2014
Transcribed audio recordings. Produced 120 hours of research quality transcripts in 2013/2014 for nonfiction authors, lecturers and social researchers at Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin, Mathematica, Baylor University, University of Michigan, and others.
Research/Production Assistant. Inner Fire Productions, Santa Barbara, California. July 2011 - March 2013
Conducted literature review and funding research for independent social documentary on gay parenthood. Evaluated grant opportunities, produced donor reports, assisted with small event planning and social media scheduling, curating and posting. Maintained donor database (Donor Tools). Wrote and edited donor letters, proposals and web copy. Film short debuted at the annual Outrageous Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California 2013.
Enumerator. U.S. Census Bureau, Spokane, Washington. Spring 2010
Conducted short-form interviews in Spokane, Washington's South Hill neighborhoods.
Research Assistant. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Billings, Montana. May 2004 - October 2004
Ground water data collection in Park County, Montana. Collected well, stream, spring samples and water rights data from 40+ households. GIS mapping of well sites, TIGER files and satellite data using ArcGIS Desktop. Entered collected data into the Ground Water Information Center (GWIC), conducted analysis of collected data and satellite images.
We collaborate with creative professionals with whom we have long-term working relationships in order to add additional expertise in learning design, video editing, motion graphics, and graphic design when needed. We never outsource projects.