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Summary

An ambitious audio/video production professional with extensive experience in the areas of visual media design and composition, broadcast, studio and location video shoots, editing, sound mixing, event planning, marketing and promotions. 

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Producer/Videographer/Editor

Freelance

Currently employed as a freelance Producer, Videographer, and Editor.  Clients include Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as well as a variety of private citizens, local business, high schools, and city organizations. 

Projects range from recording weddings, homecomings, and other school events to producing historical documentaries.

Oct 2007Apr 2009

Associate Producer, Wal-Mart Television

Held responsibility for ensuring smooth live broadcast and video production for studio and location video shoots, and orchestrated post-production services ranging from editing and sound mixing to graphical design and animation.  Directed segments during live broadcast, and took on roles of graphics operator, audio engineer, camera operator, gaffer, and set designer.  Coordinated production shoots at corporate studios and at off-site locations and facilitated post-production graphics and editing.  Compiled videos and graphics for staff training, highlight reels, commercials, music videos, and memorial videos.

  • Acted as onsite producer and videographer, collaborating with celebrity talent, including Queen Latifah, Harrison Ford, Paula Deen, Martha Stewart, David Cook, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Eli Manning, and Jack Black.
  • Logged and completed 500 hours of live broadcast, 400 hours of studio and location video shoots, and 800 hours of post-production in 2008.
  • Pioneered department upgrades, streamlined processes, and increased product quality through introduction of HD videography and Panasonic's P2 technology.
  • Advanced department effectiveness with design and team instruction using tutorials on audio editing, including Apple Soundtrack Pro, graphics design Adobe After Effects, and correct light meter usage, making Wal-Mart Television more competitive in the industry.
  • Led departmental team at yearly corporate holiday meeting in Dallas in 2008, supplying on-site support for technical aspects of event and producing two dozen video presentations.
  • Escorted celebrity talent during Dallas event and coordinated video shoots with performer agents.
Oct 2006Oct 2007

Designer, Store Layout

Collaborated with store managers, field operation professionals, construction experts, architects, and merchandisers to deliver store layout department with building arrangement plans to accommodate both customer needs and worker safety, providing superior shopping experiences. 

  • Devised interior layout and design of new, remodeled, and relocated stores.
  • Conceived, directed and oversaw implementation of 40 store designs.
  • Facilitated creation of groundbreaking and eco-friendly personal sustainability program through design and production of promotional film for coworkers.
Jun 2005May 2006

Manager of Technical Services

George Sherman Union

Restructured department, creating two distinct sub-groups, a theater unit designed to run large, ballroom-size events, and an audio-visual unit capable of assisting various smaller functions.  Oversaw audio-visual unit, consisting of nine technical assistants.  Organized and coordinated labor and resources for technical department and facilitated training and new employee tutorials.

Aug 2002Jun 2005

Technical/Programming Assistant

George Sherman Union

Produced and set up audio-visual projects, completed clerical and administrative paperwork, orchestrated event planning, and coordinated with student groups and university departments.  Planned and oversaw technical support for large live events.  Helped to design and facilitate Boston University's summer orientation sessions for prospective students.

Education

Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Science

Boston University

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today.  Its College of Communication is dedicated to providing an educational center of excellence focused on teaching, research and service in the study and professional practice of communication.  The Film and Television Department provides flexible programs of study that allow students to tailor a major that fits their interests and career goals.

References

Annemarie Kougias

Annemarie Kougias oversaw all operations at the George Sherman Union and served as my director and unofficial advisor during my four years at Boston University.

Ray Carney

Ray Carney is a professor, author, and renowned scholar of film and literature.

His list of works include:1. Cassavetes on Cassavetes (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Faber & Faber)2. Shadows (British Film Institute/U of California P)3. John Cassavetes: The Adventure of Insecurity4. The Films of Mike Leigh (Cambridge UP)5. The Films of Frank Capra (Wesleyan UP)6. Speaking the Language of Desire: The Films of Carl Dreyer (Cambridge UP)7. The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies (Cambridge UP)

Vin Doyle

I have been close friends with Mr. Vin Doyle and his family for nearly eight years.

Tim Crane

A close friend and long term Wal-Mart associate, Tim Crane served as my supervisor during my time with Wal-Mart Television.

Since then he has taken over the responsibilities of Executive Director for Jones Television.

Claudia Cassi

Claudia Cassi has been a close family friend for over fifteen years.

Skills

Video Production/Broadcast Equipment
DigiBeta Systems HD Video Camcorders A/V Tape Decks Sound Board Deko Graphics Station Directing Console Kaleidoscope Film/Video Lighting Equipment Field Sound Equipment 
Computer Software
Avid Media Composer Final Cut Studio DVD Studio Pro Soundtrack Pro (certified) Adobe Creative Suite, Arris AutoCAD Microsoft Office Suite

Wal-Mart Heroes Series

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Certifications

Jan 2009Present

Apple Soundtrack Pro

Apple Computers