Bassam Beiruti

Bassam Beiruti

Summary

2D / 3D GRAPHIC DESIGNER & EDITOR

Applying realistic and imaginative solutions to technical problems

Creative 2D/3D Graphic Designer specialized in Graphics, video production and promotions with a comprehensive understanding of the media industry, contemporary business practices, operational methods, and global political/cultural issues. Expertise acquired throughout 20 years of experience working for Jordan TV-Amman, BBC-London, Aljazeera-Doha and ATV-Amman... etc, by using sophisticated equipment with an organized workflow.

Advanced approach to graphics for News and Current affairs.

Work History

Work History

& Owner of a newly established firm

FREELANCE; PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT

·Identified and approved equipment and elements required for productions, such as script, scenery, lights, props, costumes, choreography and music.

·​​Provided design, production, branding, and promotions, corporate IDs, features, documentaries.

·​​Provided clients with editing, compositing, graphic designs and 2D/3D animation services.

·Provided consultation to the establishment of new TV channels including

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012

Director of Production Department

LIBYA ALHURRA CHANNEL

· In Charge of the  Operations, Programs, News and current affairs Departments; creative Design, promotion, branding, grid planning, and development of the channel.

·Managed the production crew and overall operations of the facilities, studios and the virtual set.

· Supervised live broadcasts, Program overall production according to grid and daily transmission schedule.

Nov 2005 - Mar 2009

Director of Creative Services Department

ATV; JORDAN UNITED TV BROADCASTING Co.

Programs, News & Current affairs, Branding, Promotions and AD production, Managing the Department since the establishment of the channel, technical problem solving; recruiting and training designers, promo editors and still coordinators using Clarity C.G. from Pixel Power, VelocityQ from Lietch, News Flash from Lietch and all Graphics related Software on PC’s (Windows) & (Apple Mac) + Final Cut Pro for promotions… etc.

- worked  as coordinator with "TURQUOISE" branding house in London, UK  for ATV channel branding;  supervised the implementation of the style book in ATV daily work.

Aug 1996 - Oct 2005

Head of Graphics Department

AL JAZEERA SATELLITE CHANNEL

Graphic Designer; News & Current affairs, managing the Department since the establishment of the channel, worked on choosing the right type of equipment, Quantel/ Hal Express, PaintBox Express, PictureBox Express. Aston/ Motif C.G., Basis System / Avistar and all Graphics related Software on PC’s, (Windows) etc.

- worked as coordinator with "Novocom  company" in Los Angeles, CA USA  for Aljazeera channel branding.

- Supervised Aljazeera new Virtual Unit using "Brain Storm" virtual sets for news and other program, 3D Maya, and compositing software like "Combustion" from "Discreet Logic". AfterEffects, Premier, PhotoShop and Illustrator from Adobe… etc.

Mar 1995 - Aug 1996

Graphics Designer

BBC TELEVISION

News & Current Affairs, using Quantel/ Hal Express, PaintBox, PictureBox. Aston/ Motif and Silicon Graphics/ Mapper & 3D Vertigo. My experience at the BBC provided me with the highest expertise anyone can hope for.

May 1987 - Mar 1995

Graphics Designer

JORDAN TELEVISION

News & Programs, using Quantel/ PaintBox and GrassValley/ Graphics Factory Systems, Vision Mixer & Video Editing.

Sep 1991 - Feb 1995

Freelance Graphics Designer

ARROW ADVERTISING AGENCY

Art Production for Commercials and the Printing Industry using Apple Macintosh Computer System. 

Nov 1985 - Jun 1987

Interior Designer And Text Animator

JORDAN STUDIOS FOR TV & CINEMA CO.

Using GrassValley/ Dubner Systems for a program called "Al Manahil" produced in co-operation with CTW/ Sesame Street (USA).

Education

Education
1983 - 1986

Diploma

ARAB COLLEGE
1979 - 1983

Diploma

VINCI COLLEGE