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A hard-working, detail oriented videographer with the drive to take his career to the next level. Looking for the chance to learn new skills from those more experienced, as well as bringing his personal creativity to the table. Looking to be challenged.

Professional Work History

Jun 2015Present

Marketing Videographer/Graphic Designer/Audio Engineer

Perma-Seal Basement Systems & Foundation Repair

Controls all video productions from start to finish: scripting, shooting, and editing productions for internal and external (client and social media) sources, including installation/instructional videos, employee introduction and "Thank You" videos,  holiday greeting videos, and Company Award videos. Manage all video, audio, and editing equipment. Also, scripting, recording, and editing of all radio spots (60s, 30s, 15s, and 10s). Assisting Senior Graphic Designer, when the situation calls for it. Only videographer on staff.


Freelance Reporter

Elburn Herald

Wrote and self-edited stories dealing with a myriad of topics, such as local government and profile pieces of local citizens. Conducted interviews over phone, email, and person-to-person, as well as covered school board and local government meetings.



Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Communication - Emphasis on Film Studies

Northern Illinois University

Areas of study included both print media writing, public relations, digital photography, and their respective graphic design elements, including page layouts and various forms of advertising. Film Studies emphasized on scripting, cinematography, and  genre studies.


Associates of Applied Science in Digital Forensics

Elgin Community College

Areas of study included computer hardware, troubleshooting, and and repair, networking and security, data discovery, and the United States’ criminal justice system.


Adobe Creative Suite

Proficient in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Audition.

Writing and Editing

Proficient in writing in multiple styles (articles, scripts, blog posts, etc.), and self and peer editing.

Mac OSX Proficiency
Windows PC Proficiency

Use and Troubleshooting

Other Skills and Interests

● Fundraising - Raised $200 for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital as a part of Extra Life 2014. Raised $175 for Rescue Warriors Corp Elgin, as part of self-created No-Pause for Paws fundraiser, in April 2015.

● Strong Attention to Detail

● Strong Problem Solving Skills

● Digital Photography

● Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting


Jean Cardwell - Ex-Senior Graphic Designer, Perma-Seal Basement Systems

Marc Anthony Salvatini 


Vincent Bertolami