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Summary

With more than 12 years’ experience working in the broadcast and e-learning Industry, Sam is looking to branch out and further develop his career. Beginning with a love of composing and producing music, Sam has gained a wealth of experience and is currently the In-house Audio Visual Specialist for the Internationaly renowned e-learning company Thirdforce.

Key Skills:

AV Production:

·Scripting, planning, producing and directing video and photo shoots

·Experienced DOP andlocation sound recordist

·Professional Voice over artist

·Sound engineering

·Video editing

·Web-design

·Training and development

Editing Software:

Final Cut Pro ,After Effects, Adobe Premier, Sound Forge, Cubase SX

R&D:

Researching and implementing new technologies,AV strategy advice

Work experience

2004Present

Audio Video Specialist

ThirdForce PLC

Audio: Primary Voice Over artist and sound engineer for over 2,000 hours of e-learning materials. Clients include: British Petrolium, Marks and Spencers, Pizza Express, The Tragus Group, Whitbread, and the UK Department of Education. Produced a range of customer-facing company podcasts.

Visual: Scripted, planned, produced, directed and edited video/photo shoots for Thirdforce’s broad product portfolio. Created a wide range of customer-facing video promotional material. Taking projects through the entire process: pre-production, production, and post production – aligning to business goals and ensuring awareness of target audience, scheduling and budget demands. Development of a coherent AV strategy.

Other: Trained colleagues in video production in order to create a pool of talent for larger scale productions. Event organisational– including numerous sporting and social events.

20012004

Audio Video Developer

AV Edge Ltd.

Audio: Location and studio sound for three series of RTE’s adult literacy series ‘Read write now’ and many other broadcast and corporate productions. Rigged and mixed series launches involving NALA, RTE and the Irish Department of Education.

Visual. Camera operator forthree series of RTE’s adult literacy series ‘Read write now’ and many other broadcast and corporate productions. Worked for the client Hewlett Packard, in Dublin and Barcelona, single-handedly broadcasting over 200 live training events across HP’s internal network and providing training for subcontractors in Barcelona. In 2003, produced, rigged and helped shoot a three camera live satellite broadcast of HP’s CEO Carly Fiorini.

Other: As other bespoke work came in, developed skills in web design and a wide range of multimedia applications. Ran and maintained AV Edge’s internal LAN network, website, and provided tech support for the whole company. Maintained and repaired all of AV Edge’s audio visual equipment.

19992001

Location Sound Engineer

Big Red Engine Productions

Audio: Location sound recordist for a range of broadcast and independant productions including "UCD FAQ" - 1999 - a detailed guide to University College Dublin for prospective students.

"Sidecar" - 2000 - Short film about the one man's struggle to cope with his Father’s death.

References

Scott Fairweather

“Sam has demonstrated time and time again that he is the "go to" man when it comes to sound work both on location and in the studio.  On several occasions a project has been salvaged in no small part to his skill infront and behind a mixing desk.”

Emmet O’Neil

“Sam is enthusiastic and helpful, always quick to rise to a challenge and look for solutions. He is technically highly proficient but also highly creative, which makes for a rare combination”

Tom O’Mara

“I found him to be a conscientious, diligent and creative colleague. It was during times of greater pressure that Sam’s work ethic and problem solving skills came to the fore. Sam at all times demonstrated a thirst for professional development and knowledge rarely seen in the workforce. On top of all this, Sam carried out his duties in good humour and was a positive force in maintaining staff morale. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam to any prospective employer and can assure them they would be gaining a new valuable member of staff.”

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Education

19991999

ICM Certificate in 'New Media-Creative Design'

The Arthouse

Became skilled in the design of effective, visually appealing, media-rich websites and CD Rom applications. Worked with industry standard software packages such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, HTML, and Illustrator.

19971998

Certificate in 'Popular Music Performance’

The Rock School (Senior College Ballyfermot)

Developed skills of expression in musical composition, performance and production with Cubase, Logic Audio, sampling and other modern music applications.

19911994

Media Production

Bournemouth University

Gained an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques underlying work in the modern communication media, dealing with both traditional broadcast media and new techniques using well-resourced television, audio and computer graphics studios.