My name is Kyle Centers and I am a graduate of Longwood University and a Grad Student at The George Washington University Institute for Documentary Film. I love film and television work from concept and writing to production and post production. I want to work in any situation where I can use and continue to hone my filming, writing, and editing skills. More importantly, I would like to do this while doing something that makes a difference.
SKILLS PROFILE • Knowledge of and ability to operate Panasonic DVCPRO HD, Canon GL 2, Canon DVCHD, and Sony DVC professional and pro-sumer video cameras • Apple Final Cut Pro and Express, AVID Studio video editing software • Garage Band, Audacity, Magix Music audio editing software including podcasting • Operation and modification of social networking utilities • Mac and PC • Adobe Indesign, Quark, Photoshop, GIMP and after effects • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point • Working with a group dynamic under pressure • Handling confidential paperwork
ESSAKANE FILM/ THINKING FORWARD MEDIA
Intern January 2012 – May 2012
§ Production studio internship working in post for the independent documentary Essakane Unveiled.
§ Transcribed interviews and edited short pieces on a deadline in addition to sitting in on international conference calls with clients for work with Thinking Forward Media.
§ Assisted fellow filmmaker Anna Jhirad in preproduction for independent documentary about Washington D.C. voting autonomy.
THE LONGWOOD SHOW
Senior Editor and Director June 2008 – May 2010
§Primary editor and director for “The Longwood Show;” a student produced video web magazine focused at recruiting and informing students about Longwood University.
§Responsible for the creation of video marketing materials which was provided to both prospective students at college recruiting events and 2,500 incoming students at orientation each year.
§Managed team of ten individuals in the areas of scripting, casting, and directing.Mentored and trained junior staff on the proper usage of video hardware and editing software.
THE ROTUNDA NEWSPAPER
Managing Editor February 2008 – May 2010
§Elected as Managing Editor of the Rotunda Newspaper, the sole student newspaper of Longwood University and seen as the number one media outlet on campus (number two media outlet for the town of Farmville), averaging a circulation of 1,200 issues a week.
§Oversaw all newspaper columns across the publication with an editorial team of 24 people. Responsible for article selection, deadline management, selling newspaper advertising, and communicating with staff/public.
STUDIO CENTER TOTAL PRODUCTION
Video Intern May 2009 – August 2009
§Production studio internship with Studio Center Total Production which specializes in broadcast advertising.
§Author of multiple advertising scripts utilized by the studio. Created the dialog for various TV advertisements and product infomercials used in the Hampton Roads media market (approximated population: 1,000,000+)
§Assisted with casting auditions for major network shows which included One Tree Hill, and Three Rivers by screening over two hundred participants, providing teleprompting support, and reading recommendations.