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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.


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.


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.


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. 


Avid Studio
I am quickly adapting to Avid as it holds many similarities with Apple's Final Cut of which I have much more experience. Previous experience has made the transition more about what is done differently instead of what I can do.
Graphic Design
Most of my  experience stems from newspaper page design. I have designed posters and multimedia projects more recently.
I have been working with newspapers, grounding myself in AP style, graphic design, interviewing, and writing for years. I have held an editor position at a paper for four of the past 6 years.
Entertainment Writing
I am proficient in Broadcast, Play, and Screen writing.
I have been published in newspapers for news, sports, and event photography. I have also done work in cityscape and nature photography.
Skate Filming
I have been getting myself more acquainted with filming while riding longboard skateboards. I have done several projects involving it and continue looking for fresh ideas on how to improve.
Apple Final Cut Pro Video Editing
Working on multi-media projects for class purposes and continued work with The Longwood Show has enabled me to continue working on and perfecting my skill as an editor with FCP and Express.
Camera Work
Working on multi-media projects for class purposes as well as continued work with The Longwood Show has enabled me to continue working on and perfecting my skill as a camera man.

Work experience

Sep 2010Present

Sales Associate


§Primary in-house audio/video sales associate for all digital publications and media books/magazines.

§Oversaw the management and junior staff training of all magazine and newspaper media which included daily publication tracking, media placement, and periodical inventory.

Responsible for 4.4% customer participation retention in the Barns & Noble “added benefits program” though customer interaction which provided the Williamsburg store recognition within the district as well as increased customer foot traffic via coupon offers
Aug 2010Present



§Responsible for the acquisition, construction, and logistics of all digital and print films for the Regal Newtown 12 theater. On-site point-of-contact for all audio/visual related needs across all auditoriums.

§Acting supervisor for the Columbus Stadium 12 floor staff overseeing a team of 12 individuals. Responsible for managing concession inventory, sales goals, stock reporting, theater safety checks, new employee training, and health code supervision. Mentored staff which allowed junior team members to grow their work experience and responsibilities.

§Reengineered the process & protocols for all floor staff team during peak hours, successfully reducing the number of employees needed on call as well as improving customer traffic though the theater.Recognized as “Employee of the Month” for this process improvement. 

Oct 2006May 2010

Concessions Supervisor

ARAMARK Refreshment Services

• Managed a diverse team in fast-paced work environment • Operation and handling of finances for the group • Promoted before finishing first year with the company • Work face to face with customers accommodating their needs • Coordinate work schedules for everyone

Jun 2008Aug 2009


Stringers (18th St. Bistro)

I washed dishes, bused tables, assisted with cooking and stocking inventory.

Apr 2005Jan 2008

Floor Staff

Regal Entertainment Group

• Helped implement efficiency protocols to ensure teamwork and success during rush work hours •Covered phones for management as well as monitor theaters for safety concerns •Received Employee of the month by first three month raise •Handled large amounts of money on a regular basis •Provided inventory reports as well as manage a full kitchen staff regularly •Worked face to face with customers accommodating their needs


Bill Stuart

Has seen my work and work ethic expand, mature, and grow as I have over the years he taught and mentored me as an adviser. 

Jeff Halliday

Jeff Halliday is the advisor to multiple organizations I have been highly involved in the past few years.

He is the one who taught me how to use the cameras and software I use most often, and is on of the best judges of what I can do.

The Rotunda Newspaper

The Longwood Show

The Rotunda Show

Studio Center



Jan 2012Present

Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking

The George Washington University

The Documentary Center at The George Washington University has been committed to teaching documentary film production and to creating non-fiction films for international audiences. Inaugurated in 1990, The Documentary Center has recently been named one of the top ten schools for documentary filmmaking and is one of the few educational centers in the nation that focuses exclusively on non-fiction film. The Documentary Center is a chartered center housed within the Center for Innovative Media in the School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU. 

Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Longwood University

I took classes in broadcasting, multi-media reporting, directing, technical theatre, and acting.

Activities and Societies:

The Rotunda Newspaper, The Longwood Show, Longwood Theatre, Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success, Aramark Corp.