Interest

Outside of television, my interests include food and wine and... well... running

My newest obsession is running marathons, especially with the wonderful men and women at Team in Training.

My running Site:  http://www.athlinks.com/racer/26681723/Jonathan-Drum.aspx

Summary

I am a storyteller.  

I strive to find the narrative in each individual experience. Rhythm, pacing and use of sound are key in developing the appropriate feel for each situation.  I am not a believer in the one-size-fits-all philosophy.  The content of each piece dictates my shooting and editing style.

Trained in lighting for film and video, I often find the most rewarding experiences are those that present themselves in a more natural way, though I'm certainly willing to give nature a hand when it comes to setting a specific mood.

My different experiences in this industry - from coaching student journalists to interviewing the President of the United States, have given me a unique outlook on how this medium can be used.  It's with this background that I look forward to finding a meaningful work experience where substance is as important as style.

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Awards/Nominations

2010 - 20th Annual Environmental Media Awards  

Nominee, Photographer/Editor - Children's Live Action TV Program - Eco Company

2009 - 2010 Northern California Area Emmy Awards

Nominee, Photographer/Editor - Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special  “Where To Go With A Little Dough"

2008 - 2009 Northern California Area Emmy Awards

*Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Editing - Program "Drum Composite"

2007 -2008 Northern California Area Emmy Awards

*Winner, Outstanding Achievement Arts/Entertainment - Program Special  "In Wine Country"

Nominee, Editor - Program "Drum Composite"

Nominee, Photographer - Program "Drum Composite"

2006 - 2007 Northern California Area Emmy Awards

*Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Editing - Program “Drum Composite” 

Nominee, Editor - Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special  “Wine Country Foodies”

Nominee, Editor - Children/Youth - Feature Segment “Corn Maze”

Nominee, Photographer - Program “Drum Composite”

Nominee, Photographer - Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special “Tiki Time in Wine Country”

2006 APTRA Mark Twain Awards

Nominee,  Best Light Feature  “Pisoni-Land”

Nominee, Best Videography of a News Feature “Winery Raising”

2006 Peninsula Press Club Awards

Second Place, Editing “Drum Composite”

2005 APTRA Mark Twain Awards

*Winner, Best Videography of a News Feature “French Laundry”

Nominee, Best Feature Editor “Legends of Rock”

2005 - 2006 Northern California Area Emmy Awards

Nominee,  Editor - Program “Drum Composite”

Nominee,  Photographer - Program  “Music in Wine Country”

Nominee,  Photographer- Program “Drum Composite”

Group Nomination, Arts/Entertainment - Program Special In Wine Country

2005 Peninsula Press Club Awards 

*First Place, Editing “Legends of Rock”

Honorable Mention, Photography “French Laundry”

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Owner/Operator

Drum Productions

I work with a diverse group of clients, producing high definition content for the web and television.

Among these are the Napa Valley Vintners, AOL, Runner’s World, UCSF and Outside Television.  Projects range from internal marketing to public relations, alumni outreach, news and feature work.

Apr 2009 - Dec 2010

Senior Photographer/Editor

Red Willow Films - Eco Company

Hosted by four teenagers, Eco Company is a national, weekly television show that explores all aspects of being green, from exploring new technologies and explaining green practices,  to learning how teenagers are making their own positive impact on the environment.

As the only photographer, and primary editor, I am responsible for all aspects of the show production, working in a fast-paced environment to produce a straight-forward news magazine style show,  shot  in HD and edited using Final Cut Pro.

Jul 2005 - Apr 2009

Editor/Photographer

In Wine Country - KNTV NBC11

My transition from photojournalism to lifestyle programming could not have been better scripted.  I was finally able to combine my two passions - wine and television production.

In Wine Country is an award winning, thirty minute lifestyle program produced at KNTV that airs nationally on NBC stations.  With a small team of only two producers and two photographer/editors, I was involved in all aspects of the show’s production - from shooting and editing to field producing and website management.

The wide range of  franchises within the show created a wonderfully diverse palette with which I could explore many different editing and shooting styles and basically create my own canvas.  In general our approach to shooting focused on composition and natural lighting techniques with a constant mind for editing while in the field.

During this time I also helped produce, shoot and edit a High Definition production called Where to Go With a Little Dough  which featured inexpensive day trips around the Bay Area.  The show was hosted by In Wine Country's Mary Babbitt and Bay Area Backroads'  Doug McConnell, and aired after the Super Bowl on NBC.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

Editor/Photographer

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000528.html

I worked primarily on creating online video profiles for the production team behind the Clone Wars animated series.  However, as part of the marketing department we were also responsible for documenting  the behind-the-scenes work at Lucas Arts, Lucas Animation and Industrial Light and Magic.  Shooting was done with Sony HD and HDV cameras and editing on Avid Symphony.

Apr 2005 - Jul 2005

Photojournalist

KNTV - NBC11

I returned to television through the news department at KNTV.  The pacing and focus was certainly different from the work we did at a national bureau.  Editing daily stories on SX laptops in the field while having to operate a live van was a new experience for me.  It was here that I became certified as an ENG truck operator and that I worked with some great storytellers that would influence the pacing of some of my future work.

May 2004 - Dec 2004

Revana Family Vineyard

Taking a break form television, in the beginning of 2004 I moved to Napa to pursue my other passion - wine.  After 5 months of study at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, I took a job at this (then) start-up winery.

While there I worked with the assistant winemaker/ general manager to open the winery following the release of their inaugural vintage (2001 Cabernet) in May of 2004.

Responsibilities Included:Creating and managing the tasting room and consumer-direct sale programs; acting as liaison to other wineries, local resorts, hotels and restaurants; managing inventory and setting up national shipping protocol; acquiring and maintaining new accounts in Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco; maintaining all national and international distribution accounts and assisting on all aspects of winemaking for the ‘04 harvest.

Apr 1997 - Dec 2003

Chief Photographer

Belo Capital Bureau

Belo's acquisition of KING broadcasting increased the number of stations to 18.  I continued my role as photojournalist, eventually becoming the chief photographer.  In this capacity I oversaw all aspects of the television photography department  at the bureau including budgeting, maintenance, scheduling of personnel, quality control, performance reviews, training and working with outside clients on the production side.  

I was responsible for ensuring the consistent quality standards for all news stories leaving the bureau and was direct manager to an in-house staff of four photographers.

During this time I worked with the bureau science/tech reporter to design a national, bi-weekly technology series called Tech Files.  I led field coordination and operations for special events such as presidential debates and election coverage as well as  other breaking news (September 11th attacks for example) and covered all aspects of national news including members of Congress, the White House and government agencies.

Jun 1996 - Apr 1997

Photojournalist

Providence Journal KING Broadcasting

My first experience with major-market news coverage, I shot, edited and produced daily news stories for the 8 stations within the KING Broadcasting group.  The bureau is also where I was first introduced to non-linear editing on the Avid Newscutter system.

Jun 1995 - Jun 1996

Chief Photographer

Medill News Service

Medill is the school of journalism at Northwestern University.  The Washington, DC news service was designed to give graduate students their first taste of actual news coverage for smaller-market stations across the US.

As Chief Photographer I instructed graduate students on interview techniques, editing and shooting video, field production and lighting.  I also shot daily stories for the student reporters.

Education

Education
Sep 1994 - Jun 1995

Master of Arts

Northwestern University

In addition to my M.A. in Radio/TV/Film production,  I had a concentration in Telecommunications Policy and Management.

Sep 1990 - May 1994

Bachelor of Arts

http://www.rochester.edu

In addition to my B.A. in Film Studies, I minored in Economics and received a Certificate of Management in Marketing.

Skills

Skills

Photography

Editing

References

References

Mike Goldfein

Barbara Kunz

Mary Orlin