Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

VIDEOGRAPHER

KING DAVID PRODUCTIONS

* Coordinates, set up, operates, and breakdown Studio/Professional production equipment. Conducts research on topics and personalities.

* Oversees screened and captured footage, selected shots and creates shot sheets. Provides story ideas for documentaries and feature films.

Jan 2008 - Present

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

L.C.A. MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS

*  Implement and maintains video library. Provides ideas for stories, commercials, and music videos. Performs and fulfills administrative duties including securing permits, consents, releases, and clearances to meet legal requirements for production.

Aug 2008 - Jan 2009

VIDEOGRAPHER

Cornerstone Church

* Captured video footage of church services, plays, and  presentations.

* Acted as a Set Fabrication/ Wardrobe/Prop Assistant when needed.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Better Living Real Estate

Liaise between inquiring clients and owner of company about rental properties availability. Shot, edited, and produced video to showcase residential properties online.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

ENGINEERING INTERN

C-SPAN

Assisted and shadowed Engineers, Directors, Producers, Highlight Supervisors, News Editors and other TV production personnel.

May 2004 - Jan 2005

COLLEGE PROGRAM INTERN/CHARACTER PERFORMER

WALT DISNEY WORLD COMPANY

Animated and entertained vacationers in high-volume work environment. 

Education

Education
Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT BOOTCAMP CERTIFICATE

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MIDDLETOWN CT

* Completed  the Production Assistant BootCamp course to gain an awareness of the different types of production assistants, their duties, set/radio etiquette, terminology, day-to-day scenarios, as well as the best places to search for employment.

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

STRIVE BALTIMORE
Sep 2003 - Dec 2008

B.S. TELECOMMUNICATIONS /TV PRODUCTION

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Summary

SELECTED for internship with local filmmaker. RESULTS: Learned skills in conducting research on documentary topics and prospective interviewees along with doing research  with Media Asset Management systems.  Gained hands on experience in use of Studio/Professional production equipment and cameras. COMPLETED coursework in TV and  video production from major university. RESULTS:  Earned B.S. Degree in Telecommunations/ Concentration: Television Production. DEMONSTRATED preparation, background, accountability and motivated to learn and adhere to established processes and procedures of a News Television  Department. RESULTS: Selected to become an C-SPAN Engineering Intern.  EXEMPLIFIED scholarship and academic commitment. RESULTS: Awarded scholarship and grants to attend college from the Upton School. SHOWED enthusiasm and creativity in audition for Walt Disney College Program. RESULTS: Chosen to play animated characters at Disneyworld for one semester. EXHIBITED high work ethic, ability to increase job knowledge, and attention to detail while performing Quality Validation Analysis for 50 + million confidental forms for the 2010 U.S. Census Project.  RESULTS: Promoted in a full-time temporary position at Computer Science Corporation from Check-Out-Identification Analyst to Check-Out-Resolution Analyst in less than 3 months.

Objective

Challenging position in Film/Video production as an Production Assistant (Requisition ID: 2654)  where formal education and practical course-work can be combined with skills in organization, customer service, attention to detail, team-building,  and strong work ethic to increase an creative and profitable environment for the Discovery Channel TLC Division in Silver Springs, MD

Custom

Mark Martin

1105 Handy Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228

Cell (443)996 9031

Email: markmartin14@yahoo.com

Discovery Communications

ATTN: Human Resources Department

One Discovery Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dear Human Resources;

I saw your internet job posting (Discovery.com) for the Production Assistant Position (Requisition ID 2654). I have listed your requirements and my qualifications below: 

Requirements:

* Demonstrate knowledge and experience in television/film production

* Knowledge and experience in television promotion, advertising creative or other related experience is preferred

* Strong communication, organizational and administrative skills are essential

* Candidate must have the ability to take direction from more than one individual, ability to work independently and the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

* Knowledge of normal office software such as Lotus Notes, Word for Windows, Excel, is essential (MAC experience helpful)

* Knowledge of AVID and other forms of non-linear editing systems very useful

* Must be able to work well in a team environment and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners on all aspects of creative

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years + experience in working with a variety of industries environments including making documentaries and feature films.
  • Able to work well in a team environment and to contribute to all aspects of all projects.
  • Beginners Knowledge of AVID News Cutter and Final Cut Pro.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Earned B.S. in Telecommunications with Concentration in TV Production.
  • Earned a Certificate of completion from Production Assistant BootCamp
  • Skilled in the use of Canon GL-2, Sony DSR 3CCD DV, Panasonic DVS 100B camera, Studio/Professional Cameras and Studio Equipment.

I'd like the opportunity to show you what i can do for Discovery Channel/TLC Division. To view my demo reel go to http://www.vimeo.com/3629342. Call me at (443) 996-9031 or email me at MARKMARTIN14@YAHOO.COM in order to schedule an phone/in person interview.

i'm excited about working Discovery Channel, and look forward to contributing toward your future.

Sincerely,

Mark Martin

Skills

Skills

Video Hardware

Canon GL-2 Camera, Sony DSR 3CCD DV Camera, Panasonic DVS 100B Camera, Other Studio/Professional Equipment.

PC Skills

Final Cut Pro (Beginners Experience), AVID NewsCutter (Beginners Experience, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, MovieMaker

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