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Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Senior Producer/ Studio Manager

IDG Enterprise

Led cross functional team in designing multi-camera broadcast studio for IDG Corporation. Increased enterprise wide video presence as Producer, Director and Editor for video productions sponsored by Fortune 500 clients.  Award winning Producer, Director  for product reviews and editorial commentaries for Computerworld.com, CIO.com, CSO.com, Infoworld and Networkworld.

Chief Videographer and Avid and Final Cut Editor for studio and remote webcasts and productions. 

Mar 2005Oct 2007

Multimedia and Web Conferencing Specialist

Progress Software Corporation

Configured and operated studio delivering broadcast quality audio and video for streaming and on-demand. Coached and directed non-professional presenters to optimize their performance. Incorporated broadcast techniques to make webcasts more vibrant for the viewers, increasing audience attention and retention.

Engineered webcasts using audio mixing software Sound Forge and Acid and video editing software Premiere and Vegas.

Produced training presentations using Flash-based Adobe Breeze for web delivery.

Implemented Camtasia for creating screen demos, providing clearer demonstrations and greater editing flexibility.

Jun 1988Mar 2005

Sound Recordist/Video Editor

Self Employed

Delivered high quality sound in diverse and extreme situations becoming a well-respected leader in the industry. Regular clients included WGBH, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, HGTV, HBO, and BBC.  

Sound Designer and Sound Engineer for “Simply Ming” and “America’s Test Kitchen”, transforming warehouse        and kitchen space into television control room and studio during multiple seasons. 

Field Sound Engineer for ESPN pre-game and post-game programs for the New England Patriots and Boston       Red Sox, including one hour live “SportsCenter” originating from the field at Fenway Park during the Championship Series.

Video editor and post production coordinator for clients such as Ford Motor Co. and FedEx on editing platforms   including Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.

Education

Sep 1974Jun 1977

A.S, Communications

Grahm College

Skills

Video Editing/ Sound Editing
Proficient in: Avid Media Composer Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Sony Vegas   Apple Motion   Apple Compressor Apple Soundtrack Sony Sound Forge Sony Acid    
Video Producing
  As a highly experienced New Media Professional, I bring a high level of creativity and a wealth of experience to the corporate environment. Always looking to "push the envelope", I strive to make every project better than the one before. With a wealth of experience behind me, a deep yearn to learn keeps me looking ahead.   

IDGE Demo 2011

Portfolio

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As a Skilled Professional

“Chris is not only an excellent engineer, but also quite skilled at making clients/subjects feel relaxed. Having Chris as part of our crew over the years has always been an enjoyable, technically perfect experience.” 

Mary Susan Blout,

Production Coordinator, 

WGBH-TV, Boston

Summary

Creative and innovative media professional with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of audio and video production for  broadcast and web.  Highly collaborative and recognized as resourceful and inventive with a proven ability to produce leading-edge programs and events.  Driven to deliver with results that exceed expectations.

As a Producer

“He is customer focused and a great communicator; he has excellent experience and is always professional and friendly....he will certainly meet or exceed your expectations.” 

Javier Betancourt,

Principal Project Manager, 

Progress Software

As a Teammate

“He has a genuine desire to help others perform at their best, along with a humility and a work ethic that make others want to give their all to any project he’s associated with.”

Don Tennant,

VP  and Editorial Director, 

Computerworld and InfoWorld