Summary

I grew up in Bowie, Maryland which is just outside of Washington D.C.  I attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland before moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend Robert Morris University, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications.

I am extremely passionate in the work that I do and I love working in video production.  I spend a lot of my spare time with family (when I can make trips back to Maryland to visit) and friends here in Pittsburgh, especially playing Ice Hockey on our D-League Hockey team.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Freelance

Viewpoint Production Services

Production Positions Held

  • Scorebox Operator - Cal U College Football Broadcast (CW Network)
  • Utility - College Football Broadcast, High School Football Broadcast
  • Parabolic Mic Operator - College Football Broadcast
  • Red Hat - High School Football Broadcast

Contacts

Mike Kendlick - Director of Production and Development

(412) 369-7171

Aug 2009 - Present

Teleprompter Operator

PS Prompting

Began operating Teleprompter for corporate events in August of 2009.  Events I have been apart of:

  • Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's address to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbit's announcement to run for Governor at the Heinz History Museum.
  • Federated Investors Awards Ceremony 2009, at the Carnegie Music Hall.
  • Siemens USA internal Corporate Video (September 2009), working with Media Post Production Inc
Sep 2010 - Present

Freelance

Pittsburgh Steelers

ENG Camera - Web Packages (Steelers TV)

Editor- "Steelers Kidszone Show" (TV Broadcast - 18 Episodes)

Editor - NFL Redzone Editor (Gamedays - 16 games)

Contact

Brian Tirpak - Director

(412) 551-6061

Aug 2011 - Present

Freelance: DP. Camera. Final Cut Editor

University of Pittsburgh - PantherVision

Lighting Director/Camera Operator (Panthers Football Pre-Game & Post-Game Show (Panthers TV Broadcast - 7 Episodes)

Editor - Todd Graham Radio Show (Re-Air TV Broadcast - 6 Episodes)

Lighting Director/Camera Operator (Jamie Dixon Show Live TV Broadcast - 10 Episodes)

Camera Operator (Panthers Men's & Women's Basketball Post-Game Show Live TV Broadcast - 10 Episodes)

DP/Gaffer - Women's Basketball Commercials (2 Spots)

Contacts

Paul Barto - Executive Producer/Director

(412) 849-9468

pbarto@athletics.pitt.edu

Kelly Zitch - Production Coordinator

(412) 915-6689

kzitch@athletics.pitt.edu

Sep 2009 - Present

Freelance: Camera. Technical Director. Click Effects Crossfire

CONSOL Energy Center (Scoreboard)

Penguins Home Games, Pittsburgh Power Games & CONSOL Energy Center Corporate Events

Production Positions Held

  • Hard & Hand-Held Camera Operator (Penguins, NCAA Basketball, PIHL Hockey, Corporate Events)
  • "Dasher" Robo Camera (Penguins Games)
  • Operator - Click Effects "Crossfire" & "Blaze" Video Playback Systems (Corporate Events, NCAA Basketball)
  • Utility
  • Secondary Studio Technical Director
  • Technical Director (Pittsburgh Power, AFL)
  • A2 (Penguins)

Contacts

Drew Warren - Director

(412) 496-1244

dwarren@pittsburghpenguins.com

Brian Duffy - Audio Engineer

(724) 712-0295

bduffy@pittsburghpenguins.com

Nov 2011 - Present

Freelance: Camera

Wrecking Crew Media

"A" and "B" Camera Operator - Multiple Commercial Productions

Contact Owner J.C. Carter

(412) 281-3033

jcarter@wreckingcrewmedia.com

Jun 2008 - Present

Director of Photography. Camera. Editor.

Freelance

I freelance as a Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Editor for multiple companies (many listed below) in the Pittsburgh region.

I have worked on projects in Broadcast Television as a Producer, Commercial production as a DP, and live sporting events as a Camera operator - to name a few.

I am also a member of the IBEW Local Union No. 385 - Broadcast Television Division.

Apr 2012 - Present

Freelance: Camera Operator

Cornerstone Television Network

Studio Camera Operator - CTVN Telethon

Contact Director Larry James:

(412) 824-3930

ljames@ctvn.org

Aug 2008 - Sep 2011

Lead Technician/Consultant

ANC Sports

2010-2011

PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB)

  • Report to new Full-time area Manager
  • Serve as a Consultant for rotational signage

2009-2010

PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB)

  • Operate rotational signage at home plate & first base-line
  • Maintain these signs & banners (5 signs)
  • Record times and submit in ANC's Extranet
  • Manage a crew of 5 workers (scheduling & game-day operations)
  • Coordinate with Regional Manager & ANC supply on maintenance of signage

X-Games (Los Angeles, California ESPN)

  • Work with a crew of 6
  • Build & Operate rotational signage at the Home Depot Center & Staples Center
  • Event lasted 2 weeks

2008-2009

Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL & University of Pittsburgh Panthers, NCAA)

  • Maintain 72 rotational signage machines
  • Operate signs on Steeler game-days
  • Operate signs on Panther game-days
  • Record times and submit in ANC's Extranet
  • Manage a crew of 5 (scheduling & game-day operations)
  • Coordinate with Regional Manager & ANC supply on maintenance of signage

PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB)

  • Operate rotational signage at home plate & first base-line
  • Maintain these signs & banners (5 signs)
  • Record times and submit in ANC's Extranet
  • Manage a crew of 5 workers (scheduling & game-day operations)
  • Coordinate with Regional Manager & ANC supply on maintenance of signage
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011

Full-Time: Producer/Editor/ENG Camera

Pittsbrugh Penguins

2010-2011

Producer: Inside Penguins Hockey

Magazine Style show (four segments) which airs weekly on Root Sports Pittsburgh (30 Episodes).

The Four segments Include:

  • Conversation Piece - sit down interview with a host on camera with interviewee. 
  • Debate Segment - moderator with two analysts, in a three camera shoot, edited as a triple box in post
  • Coach's Corner - Head Coach Dan Bylsma gives insight to coaching the Penguins - Mic'd Up at Practice, On Ice Demonstrations and Teaching at the White Board in the Locker Room
  • Youth Hockey/Community - feature highlights the Penguins in the community and Youth Hockey in Pittsburgh (alternates depending on event)

Led production as:

  • Producer: All Segments - creative design & execution for the flow & visual look
  • Producer: 'Standups' with Hosts
  • Editor: Conversation & Final Assemble Edit for show
  • Camera Operator: Conversation Interviews/Debate Segment/Coach's Corner
  • Coordinate with Video-grapher on "Standups' & Interview Segments on creative look
  • Coordinate with Part-Time Editor on Debate Segment
  • Coordinate with 2nd Producer on scheduling talent & analysts, interviews, crew
  • Download/Convert Commercials from FTP, DVD, Tape
  • Set-Up Lighting for 'Standups,' Conversations & Debate segments
  • Assist on Crew setup for 'Standups,' Interview & Debate shoots
  • Keep elements of the show organized on network storage (Editshare)
  • Put show to Disc for delivery to Root Sports (XDCAM)
  • Encode show for PensTV Online & Post to Neulion Server

An example can be found here: Inside Penguins Hockey

Shooter/Editor: Game-Entertainment

  • Edit a feature package for each game, which rotates from a "NHL Hits, Team Pumper, Big 5."  Each of our game night editors puts together one of these videos for each game, we take turns each game.
  • Edit a feature of a youth hockey shootout, that airs each game in the intermission.
  • Edit Rally videos for in-game use, with movie clips/noise meters.
  • Downloading/converting material that is made by ANC Sports, most of these videos are sponsored elements that appear in each game.
  • Download/convert animations that are made by third party companies, where these elements will be used in other videos by myself or other editors in the department.
  • Download/convert league videos (hits, goals, saves - of the week).
  • Download/convert/dub commercials that are placed on the web and in-game.
  • Assist with Locker Room/PreGame/Post Game Media Interviews (Shoot/Edit/Upload to PensTV Online)
  • Serve as Coordinator for our Click Effects Crossfire playback system on game nights.  I am responsible for making sure that this machine is ready for the operator and that each video is in the correct format for playback in the system.  I also keep logs of issues/problems, and work with our Director of Technology to make corrections and work with the Crossfire Technical division to make corrections.
  • Uploading Completed Packages/Content to PensTV Online via the team's Neulion Server - using FTP transfer tools

2009-2010

Associate Producer - "Inside Penguins Hockey"

Live-to-Tape Show with a Live Studio Audience

  • Report to Executive Producer
  • Operated Camera for Live-to-Tape shoot
  • Build sets for each show (on days of taping), construct temporary control room setup (on days of taping)
  • Gather footage that relates to topics discussed for each show
  • Insert and gather updated graphics, music and sound effects for each show
  • Write Packages, and record Voice Overs of talent
  • Final Assemble Edit
  • Put show to Tape (DVCAM) & Deliver to FSN Pittsburgh

Editor/ENG Shooter - Game Entertainment, "Geico Penguins Report," "Dan Bylsma Show"

  • Shoot features for PensTV Online & OnDemand
  • Edit features for PensTV Online & OnDemand
  • Edit features for In-Game Scoreboard (eg. Rally Videos, Interviews)
  • Assist in setup of Player Interviews (Build Cameras, gather equipment)
  • Build set for TV Show "Geico Penguins Report" on a bi-weekly basis
  • Build cameras & set up studio fly-pack for taping of TV Show "Geico Penguins Report"
  • Assist in lighting for TV Show "Geico Penguins Report"
  • Build cameras & assist in lighting for TV Show "Dan Bylsma Show"
  • Assist & Report to Executive Producer of TV Shows "Geico Penguins Report" & "Dan Bylsma Show"

On Penguin Game Nights:

  • Operate as the liaison between the Game Night Producer and the Public Address Announcer.
Feb 2008 - Dec 2009

Part-Time: ENG Shooter/Editor

Pittsburgh Penguins

Associate Producer for Inside Penguins Hockey (airs on Fox Sports Pittsburgh).

  • I am responsible for building the cameras for the taping of the show, as well as aiding in setting up the mobile control room and set.
  • Pre/Post Production, duties involve script writing, editing video and shooting packages.

Assistant to the Game Night Producer

  • During Penguin Home games, I am the liaison from our Game Night Producer and the Public Address Announcer.

Part-time ENG Camera Operator & Editor

  • Shot packages for PensTV Online & OnDemand, such as "Penguins Season Ticket Deliveries," where I followed Coach Dan Bylsma & Forward Jordan Staal in 2009 as they delivered tickets.  In 2008, I followed Forwards Pascal Dupuis and Jeff Taffe
  • Shot packages for the Penguins Cup (High School Hockey Championships) & edited interviews of players from each school to air on JumboTron & FSN Pittsburgh (for re-airing of games).

Freelance Shooter & Editor

  • (2009) Live-to-tape Productions of "Geico Penguins Report," as on set camera operator
  • Package editor for "Geico Penguins Report" & the "Dan Bylsma Show," putting together pieces of the show for the final edit before going to air on FSN Pittsburgh.

(Was promoted to Full-Time status in December of 2009)

Aug 2008 - Aug 2008

Freelance - Utility/Runner

Atlantic Television

Television show "Most Haunted"

1 Episode of the "Most Haunted USA" Mini-Series - Aired on the Travel Channel (US), Living Channel (UK)

  • Coordinate with Producer for purchasing additional needs for crew (equipment, food, etc)
  • Pick up crew from Pittsburgh International Airport - transport to shoot location
  • Run deliveries/Pick Up materials for production crew
  • Carry equipment to shoot locations, assist camera crew

Education

Education
Sep 2004 - Jul 2008

Corportate Communications

Robert Morris University

Time-line of Broadcast influence at Robert Morris as a Student

2008-2009

  • January, Interned with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as the Assistant to the Game Night Producer.
  • Fall & Spring, served as Hockey Analyst for RMU Radio's "Andrew & Dan in the Afternoon."

2007-2008

  • Spring, served as Producer & Director of RMU Men's & Women's Hockey Broadcasts.
  • Color Commentator for RMU versus Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Game.
  • Fall & Spring, served as RMU Hockey Analyst (On-air Talent) for Colonial Sportscenter.

2006-2007

  • Fall, began first broadcast production of RMU Hockey with a fellow student, served as Co-Producers, in conjunction with agreement at Moon Community Access Television.

2005-2006

  • Spring, received Bronze Telly Award as Producer of "Borderline" - Campus Television show covering RMU Sports and National Sports, in a dual anchor debate format.  Served as Producer, Editor and Writer.

2004-2005

  • Fall, began career at RMU as Colonial Sportscenter Camera Operator (Campus Highlight Sports show of RMU Sports).
  • Spring, served as Sports Anchor for Tuesday RMU News.  Continued as a camera operator/photographer for Colonial Sportscenter.

Skills

Skills

Production Gear (I own)

HDSLR Camera Package     Camera: -Canon 5D MARK II (Operating Canon’s 2.0.9 Firmware w/Magic Lantern AJ 5.9 RAM Firmware) Lenses: -Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 EF -Canon 50mm f/1.8 EF Lens Filters: -Tiffen 77mm UV Filter -Tiffen 77mm Polarizer -Opteka 77mm Multi-Coated Variable Neutral Density Filter (2-8 stops) -Tiffen 52mm UV Filter External Monitor -Lilliput 7″ LCD 665GL-70NP/HO/Y (HDMI-1920×1080/Component/Composite Inputs, LCD Hood, External Power Supply & Battery w/Charger) -Samsung SyncMaster 920NW 19-inch LCD Monitor Camera Batteries & External Power Supply -(3) Canon LP-E6 & Charger -(1) Canon ACK-E6AC Adapter Kit External Audio Adaptor (3.5mm to XLR) -BeachTek DXA-5DA Microphones -Rode VideoMic Pro VMP Shotgun Microphone Support System: -Jag35 Cine Bundle (DJ Matte Box, DSLR Baseplate w/8″ rods, DJ Follow Focus w/DJ Crank) -Jag35 Digi-Runner Bundle (Digi Viewfinder, Shoulder Off-set setup, Top Handle) -Jag35 Basic Articulating Arm Tripods & Head -Sachtler Ace Tripod (Fluid head with ground spreader) -Manfrotto 055XDB Basic Tripod Kit with Fluid Head -Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Head Camera Slider -Opteka GLD-200 23″ Track -Opteka GLD-EXT 47″ Extended Track Recording Media & Readers -(2) 16 GB SanDisk CF 90 MB/s UDMA 6 -(1) Lexar Firewire CompactFlash card reader RW019 Rev B -(1) PQI USB 2.0 CompactFlash (CF) Card Reader Cases -(1) Pelican 1510-004-110 Case with Padded Dividers -(1) Pelican 1519 Lid Organizer -(1) Porta Brace Large HDSLR Carrying Case (For Camera, built with Tripod Rails/Follow Focus/Matte Boxx) -(1) Pelican 1600 Case w/Foam (For 19″ Monitor)     Light Kit   Lamps in Kit include: -(2) Smith-Victor 650w -(1) Smith-Victor 700w -(1) Lowel 350w -(2) Lowel 250w Kit includes multiple sets of: -Opal Tough Frost -1/4 Tough White -1/2 Tough White -1/4, 1/2 & Full CTB -1/4 & 1/2 CTO -Black wrap -(2) C-Stands -(2) Matthews 18″x24″ flags -C-47s  

Computer Technology

Windows & Mac Operating System Proficient Use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc) and comparable programs (OpenOffice, NeoOffice) Internet savvy, as well as some basic HTML knowledge Proficient with networking routers (Linksys, Netgear Models) Proficient in use of video streaming over the internet (eg. use of Slingbox for personal use) Online Video Coordination FTP Clients (Uploading & Downloading Video assets) Video Conversion Software (eg. MPEG StreamClip, FFmpegX)    

Video Production

Non-Linear Editing Final Cut Pro Studio 3 (Advanced) Avid Express Pro Avid Media Composer 5.5 Adobe Premiere CS5.5 Graphic Design Adobe After Effects CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Avid Deko 500, 550 and 1000 Encoding Adobe Encore CS5 Adobe Media Encoder CS5 Apple Compressor Camera Shot packages for the Pittsburgh Penguins for PensTV Online & OnDemand and Broadcast shows Inside Penguins Hockey Live-to-Tape Show (2008-2010) Dan Bylsma Show (2009-2010) Geico Penguins Report Show (2009-2010) Game-night camera for Penguins games at the CONSOL Energy Center (2010-2011) Robotic Dasher-board (Fletcher Cam) for Penguins games at the CONSOL Energy Center (2010-2011) TV Game Wide Camera for 2009 College Hockey Showcase (Robert Morris vs Ohio State NCAA Hockey) for Mellon Arena JumboTron TV Game Wide Camera for 2011 PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Games for Root Sports Broadcast Replay Camera for Monster Truck Event at Mellon Arena (2009) Replay Camera for Monster Truck Event at CONSOL Energy Center (2010) Tight-Follow Camera for Pittsburgh Power Football (2011) Sideline Camera for Pittsburgh Power Football (2011) Camera Knowledge Sony XDCAM Series (PDW-700, PDW-F330/350, PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3) Ikegami HL 77 Canon Lenses (XJ75, KH10ex 3.6, HJ40x10b, HJ40x14b) Canon XL1 Canon 5D MARK II HDSLR Panasonic's P2 (AG-370, AG HPX170, AG-DVX100A) Lighting Knowledge Arri Fixtures Kino Flo Fixtures Lowel Pro Fixtures Smith-Victor Fixtures Videssence Fluorescent Lighting Green Screen Multiple Camera Interviews Studio Set Lighting Network Storage Editshare Network Storage Internal Network Storage Additional Software/Skills XDCAM Transfer Tools Building DVDs Building Blu-rays