John Dempsey

John Dempsey

Work History

Work History

Saving Our SeasDocumentary:BFA Thesisuse by Discovery ChannelLos Angeles, CA

Writer, Producer, Editor2009

·Researched, Wrote, Produced and Edited

Long Beach BMW Commercials   Producer: Kennedy ProductionsLong Beach, CA

Editor                                          Ted Kennedy                                 2010-2012

·Post Production Editing

Video Special Effects

Collaborations Productions:                Producer: Caren Wyatt                   Los Angeles, CA

Video Editor                                   2006 – Present

  • Addresses client needs and budget requirements before formulating creative approaches on editing travel shorts and documentary’s.
  • Consistently meets deadlines while managing multiple projects; finalizes productions to DVD and Blue Ray, Broadcast tape formats.
  • Developed profitable balance of business acumen, technical skills, and artistic final product vision.

Black Bxx: HauntedProducers: Daniel Knauf, Art Mendelson          Los Angeles, CA

Editor, Visual Effects, Technical Electronics Advisor 2010-2012

·Advising and assisting in equipment set-up, and monitoring during production

·Post Production Editing, Sound and Visual Effects


Sep 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

American Intercontinental University

Versed in Alias / Maya, Final Cut X / Final Cut Pro HD, FCP Color, FCP Motion, Logic Pro & Pro Tools, Soundtrack Pro, Adobe Creative Suite-6, including After Effects.

Strong knowledge in video editing & sound design.

Digital Illustration & Animation    VFX Editing / Com-positing

CGI / Graphics for Video                Multiple Camera Editing               

Video Techniques/Styles               Sound Design, ProTools, Sound trk Pro

FCP Color Correction                                 

Lighting-Color for TV/Video

2000 - 2001

MCSE Network Certification

Computer Education Institute

Computer Software/Hardware Knowledge

  Workstations/Servers,  POS Systems,  Cisco Routers/Hubs, 

Client-POS,PBX,Voip systems  Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7, 

Linux / Novell, Racked-Servers and Storage

  T1/ISDN for business,  Satellite Dish Connections,

Additional Certifications

A+ Certified Technician

SAIR-Linux / GNU System Administrator.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Novell Certified Network Associate (CNA / CCNA)

Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP+I)

Microsoft Certified Windows Infrastructure, Server, Active directory, Administrator

1980 - 1985

Associated Arts

New Mexico State University


While employed part time editing films, web based shows, documentaries, educational shows and public events. I would like to offer my services, which are a unique combination of the most current editing skills, animation, modeling and motion graphics. I’m a highly versatile post- production professional seeking new challenges with a progressive organization. In addition, I offer a strong IT and business background not often found among editing professionals.

I would surely relish the chance to work with your creative team. I feel that being well versed in current technologies and work-flows, along with a history of high productivity, strong organizational, written/verbal communication skills; I would be an asset to your organization.

Thank you for taking the time to look over my attached resume. I truly appreciate your consideration of my career accomplishments, skill set and interpersonal abilities and hope you will find them an appropriate fit within your organization


John C. Dempsey



Business Owner and Operator

    The Cutting Edge                                        Corona, CA                                                  1985-1991   Owner / Operator •      Launched a successful concrete cutting company.  Developed customer base, handled all billings and collections.  •      Manufactured and assembled computerized electronic control power systems for 400 Hz generators, motors and load banks.  Machined and fabricated Gears, Gearboxes, and clutches for use with diamond cutting tools for daily operations.  

IT Expertise

  ü  Proven expertise in Networking, Windows 2000/XP/ Server configuration along with, design of network architecture, along with Active Directory, software installation, end-user support and systems problem solving. ü  Proficient in analyzing information systems that need either technical or hardware evaluation, with the ability to implement custom solutions, custom hardware design for complex information management as well as network architecture problems. ü  Quick  learner with an ability to rapidly assess network problems and initiate organizational improvements, and implement these skills as production dictates,  assimilate job requirements and aggressively employ new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies to complete these ideas for product  delivery.

Film and video editor

   Versed in Alias / Maya, Final Cut X / Final Cut Studio, FCP Color, FCP Motion, Logic Pro & Pro Tools, Soundtrack Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, including After Effects and Microsoft Office Suite.         Versatile Media Post-Production & editing professional with a unique blend of recent academic background and proven real-world achievements; former IT Manager with exemplary tech skills who can effectively manage multiple projects & deadlines.



Assoicats Of Arts

2009 - Present

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

American Intercontinental University
2005 - 2001


Computer Education Institute