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Jan 2005Present

Production Manager / Assistant Technical Director

Cedarville University

Oversee the day to day operations of the DeVries Theatre. Manage all labor for the theatre department. Coordinate with designers to construct theatrical sets. Lead a team of student workers and volunteers to build the sets.Troubleshoot designs to bring the designer’s vision to life.Manage box office operations and work with other departments on campus to schedule the theatre space for classes and other activities. Successfully researched and integrated a new box office ticketing system for the DeVries Theatre. Oversee department’s labor budgets for student workers. Research and recommend equipment upgrades and repairs. Manage all theatre productions from backstage crews to customer relations.

Jan 2010Present

Adjunct Professor of Technical Theatre

Cedarville University

Teach Computer-Based Lighting Design for the Cedarville University Department of Theatre. Instruct and assess students on WYSIWYG (Cast Software). Teach courses in Stagecraft, training students on the execution of set pieces and props and the backstage operations of a productions running crews.

Jun 1995Present

Sound Board Operator

Grace Baptist Church

Mix main audio for main Sunday morning services. Record messages and prepare for CD duplication and website upload. Mix live band, choir, orchestra, etc. with up to 24 sources.

Jul 2003Jan 2005

Creative Director

Creative Revolution

Operate a media production company. Work with clients to develop plans to meet their marketing goals. Plan, shoot, and edit video projects to meet the needs of the clients. Organized and directed multi-camera live video shoots. Design and create marketing material both for digital and print media. Design, build and maintain client websites.Design and create DVD menus and packaging to create a cohesive marketing design.

Jan 2000May 2003

Sound Designer / Supervisor

Cedarville University

Oversee all the sound elements for the main stage productions. Record and compile sound effects and music used in the production. Mix live music, area microphones, and body microphones for productions. Train students in the operation of sound equipment. Oversee student soundboard operators. Setup and maintain facility communication system.

Jun 1999Dec 2002

Radio Operations

CDR Radio Network

Monitored and operated radio equipment for a 3 state radio network. Prepared programming for broadcast. Prepared and recorded news and weather updates for broadcast.

Education

Sep 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Cedarville University

Specialization in Broadcast Production

Specialization in Video Media Production

Sep 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Specialization in Multimedia Production

Professional Affiliations

Professional Member: United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)

References

Charles Elliot

Robert Clements

Donald N.C. Jones

James Kragel

Theatrical Set Construction

LHC Sports Camp

Magic Farm

Cardboard Canoe Challenge

Summary

  • Lead and train crews of 15+ workers
  • 8+ years live audio and video production experience
  • Manage multiple priorities within fast paced environment
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving to meet time and budget constraints
  • Oversee and track budgets
  • Management of theatre facilities
  • Plan and schedule in order to meet deadlines
  • Develop and implement plans to increase customer base
  • Researching, ordering, and maintaining materials and equipment
  • Develop and Implement policies to maintain efficiency and professionalism

Technical Proficiency

Platforms: Windows XP/2000, Mac OS 10

Applications:Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Encore, Illustrator, Audition, Acrobat, Dreamweaver; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook); Novell GroupWise; VectorWorks Spotlight; Cast Software WYSIWYG.

Equipment:Strand Lighting Consoles (300, 520i, Light Palette); Sound Consoles ( Mackie, Soundcraft, Allen & Heath); Various Microphones ( Shure, Audio Technica, Countryman, Senheiser); ClearCom Systems;Various Theatrical Effects Equipment (Haze, Fog, Low Fog, Snow Machines), Video Cameras (Cannon XL1 & GL2, Panasonic, Sony , Ikegami Studio Cameras).

Skills

Theatrical Lighting
Theatrical Set Construction
Live Video
DVD Production
Video Production
Live Audio Production