Irma Brito

Irma Brito

PERSONAL STATEMENT

A professional broadcast and live event director and producer of a variety of programs. Have management skills required for the successful production of programs.

LANGUAGES AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Expert: English, Portuguese

Proficient: Spanish (Reading/Writing)

Editing Software: Saw32, Air Force, Final Cut 6 and 7, Reaper, Mpeg Stream Clip, Handbrake, Inscribe, Visual Hub, Sound booth

MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint

COVER LETTER

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am sending you my most recent resume along with a list of my professional references, because I know that I am the woman you want for this job.  Please find this document attached.

As you will see from my resume, I am a seasoned professional directing and producing.  I have developed both technical and management expertise as I’ve effectively served in the many roles surrounding media production including 

•   Director/Technical Director   

•   Backstage and Floor Management   

•   Production Team Development and Management   

•   Program/Event Production   

•   On-Air Roles   

•   The Operation/ Use of Production and Editing Software and Equipment

My versatility is clearly demonstrated in my many successes delivering quality programs for a variety of venues, events, and audiences.  Most recently, I have been producing and directing a globally distributed television broadcast as well as a variety of programs and events for the Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, CA. I am very proud to have excelled at both my technical duties and management responsibilities.  Within 2 years, I have grown a bi-lingual service from a program using a single camera providing a simple live-feed to a production using 3 teams and 4 directors using multiple cameras.

I am very interested in the opportunity to bring my expertise and abilities to this position.  I am confident that I have the technical and management skills as well as the creativity and dedication to serve your company well.  Please find my contact information below.  I look forward to speaking with you directly as I am very interested in better understanding the position requirements and discussing with you the value that I can bring to your company.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Irma J. Brito

612.655.3285

Irmaj.brito@gmail.com

Skills

Skills

SKM Production

Operated camera for a 3,000 person event. Assembled equipment for the production. Controlled eight channel audio mixer. Sound tech for Sennehieser equipment.

Speak the Word Church International Production

Served in Television Ministry in 1998 to 2005. Camera operator including managing the jib for seven years. Operated 15ft Cammate System the Travel Series (www.cammate.com). Two years of technical directing. Skilled in directing and producing.

Radio & Television Production

Operating Kayak DD Digital Production Switcher Grass Valley. Editing on Final Cut Pro 6. Skilled in use of Edirol (video playback), Character Generator Pixel Power (animation), Media Shout,and operation of Sony XDCAMEX and XDCAMEX-PMW-EX3 cameras. Host news and provide voiceovers. Skilled producing and directing a variety of programs. Expertise as on-air talent, mixing music, editing, and producing stories.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Aug 2014

Media Production Manager / Production Assistant

Cottonwood Church

Media Production Manager / Production Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Directed and produced the broadcasts of a mega church with 10,000+ members, seating size the equivalent of the Kodak theatre (3500), and live internet streaming for a minimum of 5 services weekly.

Accomplishments

  • Within 2 years, grew a bi-lingual service from a single camera live-feed program to a production using 3 teams and 4 directors using multiple cameras; program requirements and team continue steady growth.
  • Created and deliver in-house training program to develop employees’ skills in the use of media equipment production techniques and processes; minimized need to hire free-lance professionals thus improving efficiency and growing employee satisfaction.

Directing and Producing

  • Directed media events and weekly, globally distributed television broadcasts for Answers to Bayless Conley program, special events, conferences and meetings, in-house broadcasts, theater, and musicals.
  • Worked with external customers using the facility for non-church functions directing their media events.
  • Collaborated with Senior Editor in writing and direction of commercials and other church productions.
  • Produce and frequently direct a bi-lingual service media program including production of DVD recordings.

Management

  • Delivered quality results with effective management of a $75K+ budget for camera staff; save $25K annually using an optimal combination of freelance and volunteer personnel.
  • Recruited, audition, and hire professional announcers and actors/actresses for commercials and various productions. Successfully interact and direct high-profile and Grammy Award winning talent.
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient control/production room workflow.
  • Coordinated all aspects of volunteer and free-lance production teams for broadcast services including recruitment, training, scheduling, and supervision.

Administration

  • Managed and maintain video archives, including updated production logs, for all productions and Answers to Bayless Conley
  • Maintained and managed media office products and supplies inventory.  
  • Oversee management of equipment inventory and maintain accurate lending logs.  

Production and Editing

  • Assisted with production shoots and field productions.
  • Served as backstage and floor manager for major events.
  • Operated cameras including managing the Jib.
  • Performed basic editing, cutting, pasting techniques.
  • Collaborated with audio translator to provide visual subtitles for bi-lingual services in Spanish.

Lighting Director

  • Programed lighting cue, effects, and sequences on the Grand-MA Lighting Board.
  • Designed stage lighting for Sunday night church services, special events, speaking engagements, shows, singers, dancers, school events, and other performance activities.
  • Schedules and supervised volunteer and freelancer operation of the Grand-MA Lighting Board during events and services. Trained volunteers to operate the lighting board.

Jan 2003 - Sep 2006

Program Production / On-Air Talent

KTST & KTSTFM.com, 89.5, Radio Station & KMOJ, 89.9, Radio Station
  • Produced the weekly Gospel Radio Show Vivacious Victory; created concept, wrote copy, & planned playlist.
  • Created programs focused on ministering music, inspirational life lessons, and encouraging words.
  • Broadcasted announcements, promoted events, mixed music, and communicated with public.
  • Served as announcer for commercials and events.
  • Coordinated events, served as master of ceremonies, and interviewed artists.
  • Operated station equipment including switchboard, computer, and compact disc player.
Feb 2004 - Oct 2005

Loan Processor

General Electric Consumer Finance

Processes

  • Processed loans according to standard procedures, state regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Monitored compliance with all aspects of the funding process including proper documentation.

Customer Service

  • Communicated loan status, unresolved conditions, and programs in an accurate timely and professional manner.
Sep 1997 - May 1998

Sales Representative

WVOE, 97.7, Radio Station
  • Generated leads, developed prospects, sold and negotiated contracts for on-air sponsors and advertisers for the Northwestern College student radio station.

Education

Education
Sep 1993 - May 1998

Bachelor of Arts

Northwestern College
Mar 1998 - Mar 1998

Broadcast Journalism

Leadership Institute
Sep 1991 - May 1993

Associates in Art

Community College of RhodeIsland