To gain a position applying my Digital Media Production experience and Project Management skills. My ideal role would allow me to produce digital media & video content and direct digital post production.
I am a digital media content producer, project manager and post production specialist. With a diverse understanding of entertainment platforms and there related technologies, I am able to successfully perform and supervise all aspects of digital media production while recognizing potential workflow errors before they become problems. From major music industry performances to Buddhist educational documentaries, my technical skills and professional experience has afforded me the opportunity to manage and produce dynamic content. My technical skills include a masterful understanding of Final Cut Pro, video compression, HD-Video Camera setup, work-flow and handling, Logic Audio, sound design, graphic design, Photoshop, on-line & off-line editorial, coloring, scripting, typography and the use of various codec’s and data storage. In addition to producing original video content I have worked as a project manager and director for digital media applications.
Examples of my work can be presented upon request. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you regarding my qualifications. Adam Balest [email protected] Cell: 831 234 7111
Video Production Instructor
Watsonville High School
Watsonville High School2004 - 2006
Video Production & Multi Media Instructor for Watsonville High School and Mariposa's Art
Instructed students in camera operation, non-linear digital editing (Final Cut Pro & I Movie), film theory, sound design, digital compression and encoding. Designed the course curriculum, purchased digital media equipment within the allotted budget and championed a film festival at the end of the semester for the students, friends and family.
Producer / Director
The Tara Redwood School
The Tara Redwood School2005 (Contractor)
Producer, Content Designer, Cinematographer, Editor & DVD Authoring for Universal Education Documentary
Produced DVD presentation for The Tara Redwood School. Shot the footage on mini DV, captured & edited the project in Final Cut Pro and compressed into M-peg 2 and Streaming formats for DVD and web application. This production was shown at the 2005 Universal Education Conference in London, England.
SMV Complete MEDIA
Santa Monica Media Solutions2007 - Present
Santa Monica, CA
Post Production and I/O Supervisor
Daily activities include Hi Def digital editing, digital media production, post production A/V and I/O management.
Additionally duties include creative editorial, DVD production, menu design, photoshop / image design and facilitating audio mixing, laybacks, 5.1 surround encoding.
Jul 2006 - May 2008
Yahoo! Music2005 - 2007
Santa Monica, CA
Post Production , Hi-Def Digital Editorial & Media Handling
Post Production for Nissan / Yahoo! Live Sets. The live performance pieces I edited were featured as part of the Nissan / Yahoo! Live sets, and Yahoo! Music Premieres. Assisted in the digitization, encoding and archiving of over 45,000 music videos. The videos were used to launch Yahoo!'s new web space for online music videos and expansive music video database. Rounding off my time at Yahoo! I was also involved with basic music marketing campaigns. Utilizing google, myspace, CD Baby and Tribe, tracked "hot" bands and followed the trends of their fan base. Extracted information for marketing initiatives - pinpointed target markets for use in Yahoo! music promotional materials.
Mar 2005 - Jul 2005
Producer / Director
Mariposa's Art "Planting the Seeds of Our Dreams"2005 (Contractor)
Santa Cruz, CA
Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Content Designer & DVD Authoring
Produced and directed an informative, moving video presentation for Mariposa's Art. Scripted, shot source footage on, captured & edited the project in Final Cut Pro, compressed into M-peg 2 and streaming formats for DVD and web applications.