Smita Madhur

Smita Madhur

Work History

Work History


Live: Mars Landing, Brit Awards, Mecum Auto, BBC News, Gayle King, Grammies, Sports 

Free Lance

Ghost: A Documentary: Producer/Writer: Preproduction Spring 2013

He Said, She Said: Producer/Writer: Preproduction Spring 2013

Master Control Takes Control, Discovery Channel Web, Set Photographer, Production Asst Oct 2012

Healthy Cooking with Marie: Independent, FPA, Production Assistant 2012

A Different Look At The World: Bincop Production Company, Camera 2012

Interview with Rap Artist Peace: Peace Entertainment, Interviewer/VO 2012

Project Love: Timtu Productions, Voice Over 2011

Telepathic TV (live):Fairfax Channel 10: Production Assistant, CG, 2010

His and Her Movie View (live): Channel 23: CG Operator, Studio Camera, PA 2009

Studio A: GMU TV: Audience Member With Question,2009

48 Hour Film Festival: Late: Producer/Writer, Direction & Edit Assist 2008

  Volunteer: Brain Injury Services, Fairfax County Shelter, Fairfax Hospital Children’s Ward

Aug 2007 - Feb 2013

Quality Control Encode Technician

Discovery Communications

Transferred Composite, Component, Videotape, and Digital Files

Cloned FTPS, Practiced Standard Conversions, Duplicated Audio Video, Encoded all Digital Media

Upconverted SD to HD, Transcoded footage into MPEG, Quicktime, or Windows Media Format

Digitized, Trimmed, Created and Tagged Media for Aspect Ratio

Ensured 100% Quality Control for All Programming within NTSC Regulations

Viewed and Adjusted Waveform, Vectorscope, and A/V Levels

Transmitted and Received Fiber and Satellite Feeds, Live Events, and Digital Files for Broadcast

Worked with HD/SD Cam, Digital Betacam, IMX, FTPS, Communicated with various Departments


Assisted Supervisors, Aided in Traning Procedures, Created Innovative Strategies and Distribution Process

Feb 2007 - Aug 2007

Master Control Operator

Discovery Communications

Monitored Waveform Signals, Playlists, SD and HD Barco Monitors and Timelines for Broadcast

Viewed Vector Scopes, Maintained AV Displays, Quality Assured and Corrected On-Air Displays

Operated Play-out Ports, Altered On Air Matter, Added Missing Media, and Activated DTMF Tones

Removed Erroneous Metadata, Updated all Bugs, Banners, Captioning, V-Chips, Alerts, and Ratings

Reported Discrepencies and Communicated with Encode Staff, Engineering, and Management Daily

Feb 2005 - Feb 2007

Master Control Operator

Tribune Broadcasting: Warner Brothers

Operated Manual Switchers, Auto Lists and Servers for all Programming

Downloaded, Dubbed, Routed, Patched, and Edited Commercial Material or Programming

Recorded, Duplicated, and Quality Controlled Satellite Feeds, Daily Curriculum, and Media 

Updated Air Lists, Daily Line-Up, Playlist, Logs, Banners, Crawls, Snipes, and Ratings

Organized Tape Library, FCC Transmitter Values, and Corrected On-Air Changes

Assisted in Traning, Troubleshooting, Preparing Amber and Weather Alerts

Reported Daily Errors and Communicated with Operations, Traffic, and Engineering as needed



Associate Degree





Omneon Servers, Omnibus, Miranda, Colossus, Imagestore, Evertz MVP 3000, CompuSat, Grass Valley, PDS, DDS, CC Transfer ProCap, DG System SPotbox, Pathfire, Digital Media Gateway, Chyron, Dekocast, Crispin Turbo Browser, Metacast2, Columbus, Betacam SP, HD, SD, Final Cut, MS Office, MAC/PC, Lotus Notes, Avid, Windows XP, On-Air Phone, Studio Cam, Studio Prodution, Audio Board, Teleprompter, DVC Pro, 3CCD & Mini DV cam. *In Progress* Illustrator  Adobe Premiere 6  InDesign  Photoshop  Dreamweaver 


Fluent Hindi Fluent Urdu Fluent English Basic Punjabi Basic Spanish Light French *In Progress


  • Film  Photography  Art   Theatre  Editing  Reading  Writing  Design  Production
  • Healing Arts  Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients  Reiki
  • Volunteer  Community Service