Phil Hamilton

Phil Hamilton

Summary

•    Leader with 14+ years experience working in fast-paced news environments.

•    Responsible for television news production process from story idea to on-air. Highly proficient with linear and non-linear editing, including Edius, several AVID platforms, and Final Cut Pro.

•    ‘Go to’ person during breaking news situations with a proven track record of delivering content under intense deadlines.•    Seasoned manager, overseeing edit crews up to 10 people.•    Exceptional time management, organizational and multi-tasking abilities.

Interest

•  Member of multiple social networks including Yelp, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube and Blip.fm.

•  Digital photography enthusiast.

Work History

Work History

Video Journalist

KRON 4

•    Responsible for television news production process from story ideation through to on-air. •    Independently conceptualized, researched, and pitched story ideas to senior management.•    Set up and conducted interviews, filmed story elements, developed scripts, edited, and reported stories, often within same day deadlines.•    Adapted quickly to demands of new position and was one of the few video journalists to have an original story air during the first week of training.•    Excelled within autonomous working environment, becoming a strong contributor to daily newscasts with stories ranging from hard hitting news to human interest pieces.

Mar 2007 - Present

Editor/Producer

KRON 4

KRON 4 – San Francisco, CAEditor/Producer •    Responsible for delivery of at least three 30 minute shows per week; including all editing; conforming to time, technical specifications and aesthetic standards.•    Edit and deliver four 30 second promos per week.•    Manage delivery of shows and promos includes transcoding of materials across multiple platforms including HD and SD.•    Developed media management system - organizing and archiving past shows, including creating and archiving master show timelines, AVI’s, external drives and master DVD’s and overseeing production calendar with shoot schedule and air dates.

Mar 2006 - Mar 2007

Freelance Editor/Video Producer

KPIX CBS 5

•    Supervised the editing department; working in conjunction with writers, producers and directors while delegating story assignments to an edit crew of seven people for the 5pm and 6pm newscasts to ensure that all stories made air.•    Identified as 'go to' person during breaking news situations with hard to meet deadlines.•    In charge of tape playback during newscasts, lifestyle programming and pre-production.

Jan 2000 - Dec 2005

Edit Crew Chief

KRON 4

•    Supervised KRON's highest rated nightly newscast while managing an edit crew of 7-10 people.•    Collaborated with news producers to establish daily editing workload and assigned responsibilities accordingly.•    Ensured that each news piece was delivered to air and ran day-to-day operations of editing department.•    Responsible for tape playback during news shows and breaking news situations including 9/11, the Columbine shootings and the Scott Peterson trial.•    Led transition and trained edit crew during major system upgrade from tape playback to video playout server.

Aug 1995 - Jan 2000

Editor/Playback Operator

KRON 4

•    Skillfully edited news stories under strict daily deadlines.•    Collaborated with reporters, writers, and producers to create on air content.•    Valued team member when station transitioned from Beta format to DVC Pro.

Mar 1994 - Aug 1995

Editor/Tape Operator

Oakland A's

•    Edited clips showed on the Diamond Vision screen during games.•    Responsible for playback of highlights and short features during games.

Skills

Skills

Camera Operator

•  Worked with Sony HDR-FX1 High Definition Camera and Panasonic P2 Camera and Cards  

Non-Linear Editing

•  Skilled in various forms of non-linear editing including Edius, Avid and Final Cut Pro. •  Confident editing in HD or SD.

Education

Education
May 1993

BFA

University of Arizona

•  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts; emphasis in Sports Production

•  Member of Golden Key Honour Society