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Scott Knowlton

Executive Producer, Director of Casting

Summary

If it's done with video, I make it better thanks to more than 15 years of award-winning experience producing content for screens varying in size from TVs to cell phones, all with social engagement in mind. Below is proof.

Executive-in-charge: 80Twelve

Tribune Publishing launched a video endeavor that's supposed to be informative, engaging, and most of all, fun. That's exactly what I delivered. I oversaw all aspects of production including GFX implementation, scripting style, editing direction, and casting.  Airs on Facebook and YouTube.

Click to play examples of in-depth, white-label content from 80Twelve.

Executive Producer: Veuer

At least half of my day is spent keeping an eye out for engaging news content that will translate perfectly in the digital space. Below are some examples of segments turned quickly for a demanding audience which expects this brand to be ahead of the curve. Also features unhosted content which is becoming a high-demand commodity in the digital areana.

Click to play examples of ZMG original breaking/hard news content from Veuer.

Executive-in-Charge: Yahoo

Yahoo turned to ZMG to produce on demand content within 2 hours of request. When I began, this was the first client entrusted to me in hopes I could right the ship. At the time, ZMG was only delivering within 2 hours 56% of the time. In one month, I had that number above 80% and never looked back. We topped out at 98% and stayed there for consecutive months until the end of the contract.

Click to play 3 heartfelt stories created for Yahoo.

Exec. Producer - Recognizing Viral

Click play for examples of instances when I knew a story would go viral before it did.

Executive-In-Charge: blinkx

Enjoy some of the first Lifestyle content I honchoed for ZMG. The client was incredibly pleased with our ability to produce stories based on the content they were asking for. 

Click to play an example from each Blinkx sub-category.

Executive Producer: Buzz60

Click to play examples of ZMG Original Viral content from Buzz60.

Director, Production Operations & Casting / Production Management

Click play for quick glances at the diversity of what I can deliver.

World cup parade SElfie

We had 4 crews in the field, but it was me with 3 GoPros that captured this epic moment.

The Superbowl Story

Click play to see how searching for viral content sent me to the Super Bowl.

Comedic Commercial Series: 'Bugs Ruin Everything' - Client: Western Pest Services

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Production Management - Parody Music Video

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2009 NABJ Documentary Winner - "Who Killed Malcolm X?"

Back-to-back documentary wins. Click to play.

2008 NABJ Documentary Winner: "A Walk In Cuba - Behind the Mysterious Curtain"

Click to play different pieces of the Cuba documentary.

Work History

Apr 2013Present

Executive Producer, Director of Casting

Zazoom Media Group

As the Executive Producer and head of all Production Operations, I manage every studio need. I'm responsible for every video going out the door to a distro network pulling in more than 60 million views each month. I've created digital and social content for major clients including Tribune, Hearst and Yahoo. I also redesigned the entire production process to make it more efficient, allowing for double-redundancy. As the Director of Casting, I'm responsible for hiring all on-air talent and then developing them into stronger presenters. 

Aug 20082013

Founder/CEO

Silent K Studios

I started Silent K Studios as a production company to feature my directing, photography and producing talents.  Clients have included Adidas, Western Pest Services and CareKinesis.

Aug 2012Dec 2012

Post-Production Supervisor/Senior Producer/Chaser

Fox

This is a show called Chasing New Jersey that was in Pre-Production at the time and launched on Fox 5 - NYC and Fox Philly as a news program in 2013.  I was responsible for all of the post-production, had three editors and two editor assistants working for me and designed the infrastructure to manage all the video content coming in and going out for the show.  I was also the head editor and was responsible for piecing the show together and bringing all the elements in cohesively.

Wearing many different hats, I was also a reporter (called a chaser on this show). My story, and the way I told it, was credited with being  main reason the show was picked up by Fox.

Nov 2010Oct 2011

Director of Video Production

Princeton Partners Ad Agency

The ad agency's go-to video guru. I was considered a client closer after numerous creative brain-storming meetings led to finalized deals with my ideas getting produced.

Jul 2010Nov 2010

Production Manager

Jamestown Associates Political Ad Firm

In the busiest time of their year, this political ad behemoth brought me in to manage all of their productions which at one point, in August, meant more than 10 active productions happening in more than 6 states. It got so busy, my downtime was spent editing some of the ads as they came in for a faster turnaround.

Jul 2000Jan 2009

Senior Producer

CN8 - The Comcast Network

While at Comcast, I did everything in front of and behind the camera.  I honed my skills as a field producer, interviewer and editor. During major events, like the 'Shock & Awe' campaign and the 9/11 attacks, I was placed in charge of story decisions, assigning coverage, delegating workflow and newsroom oversight. I also developed YouTube pages and formatted them so they are now used as an example of how every show on the network should create theirs.

Sep 1998May 1999

Intern

While at NBC, I began my love of everything media and also gained experience with medical stories that has been sustained throughout my career thus far.

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