Allen M. Gottfried is an award winning music video and commercial film director born and raised at the beautiful Jersey shore. Obtaining his Masters degree in Television and Digital Media management from Drexel University in 2007 and Bachelors from Rowan University in Television and Film in 2003, Allen has utilized his educational and training experience to launch his award winning ever-successful career. Working with a wide range of production companies, from television production in New York and Philadelphia to a music video and commercial production company in Beverly Hills, CA, while attending a summer program at U.S.C. . Currently, he is the director of digital media and video with the world renowned airbrushing and art magazine, Airbrush Action, where Allen oversees the development of new digital content, distribution, networking, brand and company image marketing, producing the training video series and more. While busy with the full-time position Allen’s love for film and video also keeps him busy in his free time where he produces and directs music videos, live multiple camera concert DVDs, commercials and promotional projects all under his award winning production company, Electric Head, www.electricheadonline.com Gottfried is now seeking new distribution channels, platforms and is producing new content that is grabbing the attention of many existing and emerging artist, labels, corporations and individuals a-like for expected distribution for VOD, Mobile and other emerging vehicles. ------------------------------------------------------------- Area of expertise includes: * Television & Media Production * New and Social Media * Publicity and Promotions * Website Development & Promotion * Special Events * Corporate Branding
* Television & Media Production
* New and Social Media
* Publicity and Promotions
* Website Development & Promotion
* Special Events
* Corporate Branding
* Digital Media & Video Production Consulting
Director, Digital Media and Video
Sep 2008 - Present
Adjunct Prof. - Television Production 121
Brookdale Community College
The student will demonstrate an understanding of basic television production techniques including the use of the camera, console and audio board and the preparation of scripts by producing and directing studio programs.
Jan 2000 - Present
Owner / Director
Electric Head, LLC
Dec 2005 - Present
Digital Media & Video Director
Jan 2005 - Present
CO-Director / Digital Media
Jan 1999 - Present
Owner / Director
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
Tasked with directing new Westphal College of the Arts Media Arts awareness and recruitment DVD and Internet-based video with responsibility for establishing video look, feel, and content. Additionally, created content in various digital platforms to boost recruitment for the Television Management program Produced student life segments in conjunction with the Philadelphia Film Commission. Selected achievement: Campaign was successful and is currently being used as a recruitment tool on the Drexel / Westphal website.
2004 - 2004
Intern / Production Assistant
Oil Factory, Inc.
Music Video & Commercial Production Company - (Production Assistant)
2002 - 2003
Production Assistant / Camera
** Worked on TLC's - A Dating Story
Hollywood make-believe gets a dose of reality thanks to this company. Banyan Productions is a leading producer of reality-based television programming, including such shows as A Makeover Story and Trading Spaces for Discovery Communication's TLC, Epicurious for Scripps Networks' Travel Channel, andRenovations for HGTV. It has also produced such specials as Surrogate Sisters and The Unknown World of Figure Skating. In addition to reality TV shows, the company makes infomercials through Banyan Direct. Founded in 1993, Banyan Productions is owned by its three founders; chairman Susan Cohen-Dickler, CEO Jan Dickler, and president Ray Murray.
Jan 2002 - May 2002
Was there when the transition from 12-hour to 24-hour rotation for the new network. Worked with artist and on-camera talent.
Jan 2001 - Jun 2001
U.S. Navy - Lakehurst
2006 - 2007
The Paul F. Harron MS/MBA program in Television Management prepares students to break into one of today's most exciting industries, or further advance an existing television career. A partnership between Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and LeBow College of Business provides a unique integrated education in business and television production.
2004 - 2004
University of Southern California
Music video is the perfect balance of art and commerce, and this class covers everything from production elements to how the industry works. Writing and pitching music video treatments, creating distinctive imagery on low budgets, directing talent, gaining representation and navigating the video industry are the primary focus, with additional time spent analyzing notable videos.
2002 - 2004
Bachelor of Arts
We offer our students a balanced curriculum that provides integrated study and training in the art and business of the electronic media. The Bachelor of Arts program in Radio, Television and Film combines 60 credit hours of a broad general education with 61 credit hours of required, related and free electives that each student can shape toward their individual educational goals within the major.