Summary

Eugene Armstead has an extensive and diverse background in the fields of mass communications, and information technology. He has worked with such organizations as NASA and FOX Network affiliate KXRM-TV (FOX 21.) He has served in the United States Military in the field of military intelligence as a Ground Surveillance Systems Operator. He has also worked as a system administrator with Colorado Technical University. Mr. Armstead runs a successful videography business involved in various community projects and specializes in wedding videography. He has produced and directed a television show that aired for over 1 year on Comcast local programming and the FOX local affiliate.

Mr. Armstead is highly focused and determined, and possesses a keen attention to detail and an innate ability to think outside of the proverbial box. He has a high aptitude for problem solving, multitasking, decision making and adjustments to change. He is also very task and goal oriented and is highly loyal to employers, clients, and friends.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

Senior Technical Director

Barrington Broadcasting Group
  • Program automation and technical design for a daily live newscast.
  • Strategize backup plans for key live broadcast systems.
  • Supervise and train news operators at the station.
  • Build standard operating procedures for all news operators to follow.
  • Design graphics and topographical maps for live newscasts.
  • Organize live remote telecommunications for use in live newscasts.
  • Consult for technical facets of the morning show.
  • Develop protocols for episodic editing, conversion and insertion into the master control system.
  • Implement a procedural protocol for converting and transferring data between the news department and the master control system.
  • Design a procedure for converting SD material into an HD compatible format.
  • Enforce system protocol for converting Analog to Digital format.
  • Build and maintain relationships with partner stations and digitally exchange data (news packages, audio/video bites, etc.).
May 2003 - Present

Owner

Armstead Enterprise

  • Manage Linux clouds, hosting, backups and maintenance (Using Xen Virtualization).
  • Consult with small to medium businesses and provide IT services including: network analysis, design, troubleshooting, installations, upgrades, system and network administration.
  • Setup and implement network policies and security profiles.
  • Originate LAN/WAN planning, design and purchasing including: landline circuits, wireless connectivity, remote access, VPNs etc.
Jun 2005 - Oct 2006

Systems Administrator

Colorado Technical University

  • Administrate help desk operations for over 500 workstations and 30 servers used by over 3000 users at the university.
  • Provide software and hardware troubleshooting and assistance for both remote and on-location users.
  • Perform new and appended installs including cabling, hardware and software.
  • Assist faculty and staff with planning future IT development and needs.
  • Plan and execute server backups and schedules.
  • Build and maintain open source solutions to common IT issues saving the university over $15,000.
Feb 1999 - Jun 2001

Regional Account Executive

PCI Broadband
  • Handle large sales accounts for broadband phone and Internet services.
  • Provide secondary level and invasive technical support regionally for business circuits and services.
  • Manage portions of company marketing and advertising channels.
  • Execute primary level and diagnostic technical support for business services and dedicated circuits.
Jan 1996 - Jan 1999

Ground Surveillance Systems Operator

US Army

  • Operate and maintain short range, portable radar systems.
  • Tactically implant, extract and monitor various remotely monitored battelfield sensor systems with emphasis in engagement procedures and evasive techniques.
  • Monitor, track and report target movement, numbers, consistency and perceived intent.
  • Gather intelligence and build threat assessment of targets.
  • Utilize encrypted communications.
Jan 1994 - Dec 1996

Freelance Audio Visual Specialist

TechniCore Professionals

  • Provide support in the audio/visual production, postproduction, and archiving of space shuttle missions.
  • Perform video editing and original video mastering via a wide variety of video formats i.e. Beta, SVHS, and Umatic.
  • Log video progress of earth orbit experimentation accurately & proficiently in real time for archival and retrieval purposes.

Education

Education

News Videography and Editing

Skills

Skills

Raid

Wireless

Firewalls

Encryption

MYSQL

Apache

VPN

Mac OS

Windows OS

Oracle VirtualBox

VMware

Linux/Unix

SSH

Ross OverDrive

OverDrive is a highly flexible production control system that enables touch screen control over the devices used in a production environment.  OverDrive integrates with the Synergy SD, MD/X and Vision series of production switchers, leveraging their powerful control interfaces over video servers, VTRs, DDRs, audio mixers, robotic cameras, routers, still stores and more. 

Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is a non-linear video editing system for broadcast and multimedia production.

Avid NewsCutter

Avid NewsCutter is non-linear video editing system for broadcast television.