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Objective

To leverage my education, life experience, qualifications, drive, passion and nearly three decades of professional experience in (and with) media organizations to secure a dynamic and engaging role at an employee-centric company where the entrepreneurial spirit, instinctive decision making and experience are highly regarded and appreciated

Skills

Skills Summary

Hard Skills: Business Development, Management Experience, Researching, Digital Film, Content Creation, Producing, Storytelling, Print Production, Videography, Photography, Design Concepts, Brand Awareness, Brand Development, Product Marketing, Competitive Analysis, Adobe After Effects, Motion Graphics, Visual Design, Adobe Premiere Pro, Video Production, Marketing Concepts, Typography, Color Theory, Design, Marketing Materials, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Quality Assurance, Client Relationships, Digital Marketing, Logistics, Invoices, Gsheets, Keynote, Excel, Budgets & Expenses, Digital Content Development, Distribution, Project Delivery, Graphic Design, Branding Consistency, Creative Services

Soft Skills: Work Under Pressure, Leadership Skills, Creative Thinking, Strong Attention to Detail, Accurate Intuitive Decision-making, Strategic Thinker, Insight, Flexible, Passionate, Inspiring, Collect Data, Research, Develop, Collaborate, Ability to Multi-task, Innovative, Collaborative, Business Acumen, Strong Work Ethic, Excellent Written Communication, Articulate, Exceptional Organizational Skills, Organized, Time-management Skills, Motivated, Hands-on, Working with Cross-functional Teams, Positive Attitude & Self-Motivated, Vision, Oversee Multiple Projects, Management Skills, Able to work with and support teams as well as a self-starter that can work independently

Work History

April 1994Present

Small Business Owner — Creative Director • Video Producer/Director • Content Producer • Finishing Editor

Conder Media Group, Inc & DCONDER, LLC

Having worked with and as part of ENG/EFP crews as a Producer, Director, Shooter, Steadicam® Owner/Op, Editor and After Effects compositor since 1994; I clearly understand the creative, complex, technical, budgetary and managerial ins & outs of media production, production environments, project Issues, post-production, its fast-paced environment, coordination, accountability and tight deadlines; Highly experienced in still and video acquisition to support a variety of content requirements: print, live streaming, internal and external communications, press releases, blogs, websites, newsletters, promotional marketing material and social media; Am able to create cost-effective rich media content for all platforms; Experience successfully leading clients through hardware & software change management; Experience leading and managing creatives; Inspire others; Highly experienced owner/operator of pro & broadcast audio / visual equipment; Conceptualize and execute creative direction for clients from ABC News to Zegna (listed below)

Feb 2011present

Creative Director, Project Manager, Preditor and Finishing Editor

Conder Media Group, Inc & DCONDER, LLC

OTA, OTT and Social Media Content Creation and Management Contractor on 274 first-run television episodes (and 287 re-packaged re-runs) (4 reality series’) running on five networks, two OTT networks & 6 local OTAs; Handle budget management, directing, supervise and motivate a four-person team on all aspects of video production and media planning from initial concept development through content completion and digital delivery; Never missing deadlines in this fast-paced environment; Confirm & conform color grade, lock to time, proper commercials make air, graphic branding consistency; Deadline-driven episodes always delivered on-time and never a QC fault to date; Manage and approve music que sheets for legal team and write EPG descriptions; Write contracts locking budgetary costs; Create show sizzle reels, intro, outro, motion graphics packages from scratch in Adobe After Effects; always for target Q3 Broadcast releases on four weekly reality programs simultaneously; Drive social media Engagement and digital content marketing, writing and publishing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, WordPress Blogs & Websites) with Google Spreadsheets, Hootsuite, Roundteam, IFTTT scripting, CMS design tools and SEO for 13 different mobile friendly product pages, increasing followers and fans by >100%; conceptualize designs based upon market and consumer trends, research and data, competitive analysis; work with clients on their advertising campaigns via social media; Work with client accounts to establish marketing objectives & KPIs; Always audience focused

20032011

Creative Director, Director of Photography and Finishing Editor

Conder Media Group, Inc & DCONDER, LLC

Corporate and Broadcast Documentary Production Contractor during this time working almost exclusively on a joint venture I created with The University of New Mexico and CONCORD MUSIC GROUP (CONCORD RECORDS [CMG]) on content creation: directing, shooting and editing a feature-length documentary; Wrote and produced multiple EPKs and videos for CMG during this time; Directed and edited a feature length BDR concert release in 7.1 surround; strategic planning with artists’ shoot dates and production crew from coast-to-coast; Interfaced with CMG A&R and directly to label president with updates and presentations; Regularly communicated with UNM staff regarding schedules, budgeting and invoicing; Designed & delivered graphic assets for publications for both UNM and CMG

May 2007Apr 2011

Multimedia Director/Special Projects Producer

The Rock Church

While still running my own business, Conder Media Group, Inc. in 2007, I accepted this offer from the Rock Church in San Diego that made sound financial sense as well as an opportunity to help a local church and staff.

To help grow the church's media content and exposure, I Built, Directed, Managed and Lead the 9-person team responsible for creating the Rock's in-service video content for a weekly live-venue audience of ~13,000; also Directed all multi-camera events for external distribution; consulted regularly with Creative Director and HR regarding job descriptions and new hires; recommended contractors, approved budgets, held one-on-ones with team members.

This position terminated when the team became self-sustaining based on the discipleship and mentoring I had given.

19881994

Director of Photography

Phillips Productions, Inc. (WFAA-TV)

DP and editor on an award-winning, WFAA-TV syndicated program, Texas Country Reporter; traveled internationally as DP/editor for multi-camera extended interview segments in the syndicated program, Texans.

19841988

News Photojournalist

WJKS-TV, KCBD-TV, KLBK-TV

These were the three television photojournalist jobs I held while getting my degree.

Specialized in covering human interest stories and features for local newscasts; won various AP awards for series shooting and street news, was on Emmy-winning doc. unit in Florida and a regular contributor to CBS Evening News and regional news feeds CNN, NBC News Channel.

Education

19841988

Bachelor of Arts

Texas Tech University

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Television; Business Minor; heavy art/design study as well; 3.9 GPA

Activities and Societies: worked for local TV stations as News Photojournalist during this time; did video projects for the University's in-house production co., VTN; did projects with the TTU School of Art's program called "TVonTV"

Certifications

20062009

Leadership Competencies & Discovering Emotional Intelligence

TalentSmart™

On-site training conducted by TalentSmart™ project developers over several months in San Diego as they refined the product now marketed as 360 Refined™ & EQ Train-the-Trainer Certification™ respectively

E-Commerce Certification

Pinnacle Learning Institute

On-going online study with coaches learning to build, optimize and deliver audiences to websites

What Others Have Said

You are one of the most talented men I have ever met. You work with all your might to reward and elevate the true human potential. God gives you this gift and it is immeasurable.

— David William Gibbons, Host, In Discussion with David Gibbons, Documentary Producer/Director

Over the past 20 years, I've been extremely fortunate to cross paths with a handful of creative professionals who combine an incredible work ethic and talent with a personal attitude that makes them a genuine pleasure to work with. Duane is one of these very rare finds!

— Cristi Jackson, Corporate Marketing Director; Rosewood Hotels and resorts

For those who have worked with him, Conder brings a loving alchemist's hand and transforms every project he touches into visual gold.

— Mark Stubis, Chief Communications Officer; American Humane Association

Dude, you make my iPhone worthwhile!

—- Lt. Maj. Butler, USMC; Quantico

Awards and Honors

4 Gold Telly Awards:
PwC Volunteerism; Cooper's & Lybrand Health Care Compliance; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital: Works of Art

Aegis Award of Excellence:
Campbell Soup: Release the Power; The CondorMedia Demo; Willoughby

Worldfest Houston Silver Award:
Dr. Jonas Salk on KidsPeace®

2 Worldfest Houston Bronze Awards:
KidsPeace: Give Kids Peace; Southwest Airlines: Mind the Gap

2 Golden Communicator Awards:
Band (rough cut); The CondorMedia Demo

Health & Science Communications Association ELMER FRIMAN Best of Show Award:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital: Works of Art

Project Screenings

Festival screenings on Projects as Producer, Director, and/or DP/Editor

South by Southwest: "Band"

4 screenings in Austin, Tex. including festival opening night gala

Dallas VideoFest:

"heartBEAT", "Collisions", "Band", "Willoughby"

Fort Worth Film Festival: "Band"

An Lanntair Art Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis:

"14 Days in Great Britain"

New York International Film Festival: "Band"

Downtown Film Festival LA: "Poncho @Montreaux"

White Sands International Film Festival: "14 Days in Great Britain"

Rock Church Sunday: "David + Goliath"

5 screenings est aud.: ~20,000

Maravilla Caliente: "Poncho Sanchez, Keeper of the Flame"

2 screenings including festival opening night gala

Title Screen Samples

various title screens I've designed in Adobe After Effects

Music EPKs

Selected projects done with Concord Music Group and the Center for Regional Studies

Corporate Vids

A few corporate videos...

Rock Church videos

A few of the Rock Church San Diego videos I Directed & Edited

Hyper-local internet news clips

In 2010 & 2011 I was a freelance shooter, producer/editor on a number of stories for AOL/Patch. These are the ones I found in the archive. I also wrote a number of human interest stories for that same media venue that can be found here: www.duaneconder.blogspot.com.