Carlos Guerra

Carlos Guerra

Work History

Work History
1989 - Present

Production Coordinator

Broadcasting & Communication Productions, Inc

Production Coordinator.

Maintain budget and expenses.

Hiring production or event staff.

Scheduling crew and staff meetings.

Maintaining clients constantly informed of all progress and changes.

Finding and filing all necessary permits for shoot locations.

Renting equipment necessary.

Scenery Design & Construction. (Using various design programs Autocad, Vectorworks, Sketch Up)

Coordinating Casting calls.

Script adaptations.

Scheduling crew calls & shooting schedules.

Responsible for travel and movement of production crew and cast.

Organizing promo & ad shoots.

Editing & graphic design.

Involved in all aspects of pre & post-production.

2010 - Present

Production Coordinator

M.A.R.S.

Production Coordinator.

Maintain budget and expenses.

Hiring production or event staff.

Scheduling crew and staff meetings.

Maintaining clients constantly informed of all progress and changes.

Finding and filing all necessary permits for shoot locations.

Renting equipment necessary.

Scenery Design & Construction. (Using various design programs Autocad, Vectorworks, Sketch Up)

Coordinating Casting calls.

Script adaptations.

Scheduling crew calls & shooting schedules.

Responsible for travel and movement of production crew and cast.

Organizing promo & ad shoots.

Editing & graphic design.

Involved in all aspects of pre & post-production.

Nov 2012 - Present

On-Call Scenery Technician

HSN Television Network

Woking with teams in the construction of sets.

Trouble shooting and fixing design flaws.

Reading and understanding Vectorworks designs and building according to specifications. Cleaning and maintaining studios. Painting and finishing sets for show productions. Construction of elements at warehouse loading and unloading scenery from trucks filling out reports. Storing elements at warehouse. Pulling elements from warehouse and delivering them to studios.

Oct 2009 - 2010

Staff

University of Florida / Preforming Arts Center

Stage Crew, Rigger, Loader, Maintenance.

Aug 2005 - Apr 2009

Production Designer / Cam Operator / Floor Mgr / Production Assistant / A/VTech / Carpenter / Rigger / Studio Maintenance

Mega TV Channel 22 Miami / Megafilms

Scenery & Set Design

Scheduling meetings with crew and production staff.

Scheduling staff and crew in my immediate department.

Doing evaluations of crew and staff in my department.

Sketching out and then designing scenery plots on 3D software. (Autocad, Vectorworks, Sketchup, and other various software programs available)

Maintaining budget expenses and keeping detailed records of all expenses.

Ordering and filling out request forms for materials for inventory. (Screws, hardware, Gaffers Tape, Paint, etc.)

Ordering and filling out request forms for materials on builds. (Furniture pieces, wood, metal, etc.)

Ordering and filling out request forms for materials to maintain Props. (Paint, Misc. parts)

Scheduling meeting with lighting department and going over set build details to work in coordination.

Scheduling build team and then physically constructing each set with a build team.

Constant maintenance of set elements.

Studio & Building Maintenance

Maintaining building and structure through daily maintenance and repair.

Filling out work orders.

Ordering and filling out request forms for materials (Bulbs, door handles, sheet rock, electrical & plumbing supplies, paint supplies, etc.)

Doing weekly walk through and filling out repair list.

Doing constant fire and safety inspections, through out studios and office facilities.

Maintenance of lifts, pallet jacks, and all studio equipment.

Maintenance of studio trucks and vans.

Camera Operator

Beginning with the preparation and setup of the equipment prior to filming.

Ensuring that all the equipment, including cameras, tripods, monitors, cables, lighting and headphones, are operational. During the filming process.

Operating the camera while maintaining a dialogue with the director to ensure smooth filming.

Familiarizing myself with the timing of the segments and cues in order to make camera switches and take commercial breaks.

Framing interesting shots that add visual presentation to the story to make it more appealing is part of the role. 

Floor Manager

Preparing studio for shoots and checking to see that all on the set is functional and operating in perfect order.

Setting cameras to marks, and setting up color balance chart for video.

Checking studio and preparing green screen if needed for promo shoots or sketch shoots.

Checking monitors and TelePrompters to make sure all is in working order.

Checking all video screens to make sure they are all in working order.

Doing walk through on set to make sure if any touch ups or repairs need to be done before shoot.

Keeping guest and hosts informed and on time, and of any changes.

Control smooth flow of guest and production on to & from set during performances.

Control of audience and studio floor, follow and give clear & concise  directions from the director.

Constantly following and updating any grid changes.

Checking studios on an ongoing basis for any outdated marks (Blocking) from previous shows.

Production Assistant

Helping production in upcoming shows or pilots with set and shoot ideas.

Designing and building props, and/or locating necessary props for particular shows or pilots.

Designing and printing special signage if needed.

Designing and building any special effects for show or pilots.

Giving input on several set ideas and designs.

Working as stand-in during pilots and shows or as a special guest.

A/V

Helping to prepare and set up monitors, microphones, boom microphones, lapel microphones, etc. for guest, host, musical guest.

Testing audio and video equipment so that all is in working order, and that all the batteries have been changed for every show, and that all audio/video and power cables are securely attached.

Prop Master

Implemented props inventory and record keeping procedures for Mega TV from it's inception.

Maintaining props, prop photos and props inventory and inputing data in to computer data base.

Maintaining props department budget and expense reports.

Ordering and filling out request forms for materials to maintain Props. (Misc. parts)

Doing a monthly count of all inventory items.

Constantly checking data base and tracking prop items that are in use or have been checked out by shows or staff, or off site shoots.

Rigger

Helping lighting department when needed.

Hanging rigging mototrs.

Hanging and focusing lights.

Construction of trusses.

Hanging trusses from span sets to rigging motors.

Rigging set elements that may hang from rigging motors or that may be boned to the light grid.

Hanging video monitors boning them from the light grid. 

I have many years experience working in rigging with the local 500 union

Help lighting in striking cables and lights after shows, and putting them back into storage.

Lift Operator

Fully certified forklift and lift operator with Caterpillar. (Union Certified)

Skills

Skills

Maintenance Engineer

Floor Manager

Master Carpenter & Rigger

Currently working with HSN in St. Petersburg, Florida as an ON-Call Technician. This s only part time work and for the time being I am looking for a full time position.

Forklift Certified

Certified by Kelly Tractor and Caterpillar.

Microsoft / Mac

  Skiled in various programs 

Maya / Autocad / Vectorworks / Sketch Up

I have worked with several 3D design programs and software. I am currently taking courses at ITT Technical Institute in Drafting in Design to improve my knowledge further.

Final Cut Pro / Avid

Camera Operator

Education

Education
Jun 2014 - Present

Associates in Science

ITT Technical Institute

I am currently enrolled with ITT Tech and working on an Associates Degree in Drafting & Design.

Aug 1994 - Jun 1996

Associates in Science

Florida National College

Received my Paralegal Degree in an attempt to prepare to go to law school and get a law degree. I graduated in 1996 and I am continuing courses with ITT Technical Institute to get a second Associates Degree in engineering and design, then eventually get a Bachelors in Business Management with them and then apply to go to a law school and get a Doctorate in Law.

Objective

To obtain a position with a strong, forward thinking, progressive company where I can fully utilize my knowledge and experience. I have obtained over 30 years experience in the design and entertainment industry.

Interest

Physical Interest are;

Traveling

Motorcycles

Horseback Riding

Scuba Diving

Musician (Guitar & Piano, Composing)

Boating

Fishing

Sports

Computers

Other interests are;

Architecture

History 

Biography

Science