Summary

Mr. Riegel works in all formats including digital video conversions and compression, digital CD, DVD mastering,  and especially in streaming media formats (such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, Real Media, and QuickTime) via the Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere editors. He develops and supports new trends in visual media technology (DVD, mapping animation, web applications, digital, and video) and workflow management and other solutions to visual media developments. He solves complex technical problems by utilizing a myriad of advanced audio-video hardware and software applications along with a great deal of initiative and ingenuity. He often deviates from the traditional production standards to invent new and unique ways to meet production requirements in a timely fashion. He provides research, statistics, and logistics on state-of-the-art broadcast and non-linear editing hardware and software platforms. He analyzes and recommends such items to enhance and improve department workflow, to create a more visually polished product for the customer, and to benefit the current and future audiovisual program objectives as well as the customer’s mission.

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Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - present

Video Editor and Production Specialist

Blackbird Technologies, Inc.

Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is a technology solutions provider whose mission is to solve challenging problems for customers in the Defense, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Communities. We apply our technical expertise, innovation, and operational experience to meet our customers' unique and complex challenges. Involved in the development and planning of a brand new state-of-the-art video facility to include eight high-end Macintosh editors and the related software, video server and networking, and an Apple media asset management system.Currently involved in the interview and hiring process of all new media personal for this video facility that opened in late 2011.

Mar 2009 - present

Blogger

Jeff Riegel's Daily Video Vlog

Creation of a daily Vlog (Video + Blog) in 2009 specializing in Everything Apple and Final Cut Pro. My Vlog has accumulated over 300 daily email subscribers via Facebook and Twitter as well as over 265,000 total views by Oct. 2014.  GLJ Media Group Daily Blog

Jan 2011 - present

Media Production Specialist

"The Lost Clipper"  A Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/lostclipper

Co-Producer, editor, camera, graphics, and Social Media Officer

A documentary film crew ventures into the remote South Pacific to solve the worlds first hijacking mystery and bring home 15 Americans kidnapped in 1938. 

Filmed on location in Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii and USA.

“Tori Nelson: The Full Nelson”  

https://www.youtube.com/TheUSAchamp

Producer, Director, Social Media Officer, Canon 5D Cameraman, and Final Cut Pro Editor for a series of 5 to 45 minute promotional videos on Tori Nelson, the #1 ranked USA female middleweight boxing champ with three World Title belts (WBC and WIBA World Middleweight & Welterweight boxing champ.)

A professional promotional piece about the USA Women's Middleweight Boxing Champion and multiple Washington DC Golden Glove recipient, Tori Nelson, and her fight for sponsorship against the odds. She is a single mother of two children, holds four minimum paying jobs, and a devout inspirational Christian looking for sponsorship so she can continue to fight.

With great assistance from these videos, she went on to win the International WBC Middleweight title in July 2011 and the WIBA World Title in February 2012. The ability to obtain these fights was made possible by these and other promotional video marketing products to reach an international audience.

Aired on NBC4 in Washington DC, IMDb, and an “Editor’s Pick” on openfilm.com.

Alexandria Film Festival (2012) and Black Texas Film Festival (2013)

“The Impossible Shot” featuring Frank Lee Ruggles   

Hike and Shoot

Editor, 5D Cameraman,  and Graphics for the introduction to a new network television show. Slated: Fall 2015, ABC Network.

Each episode will feature a different US National Park, where Frank will lead us on hikes to the very best spots to capture the ultimate photographs as well as showing us the techniques he uses to photograph his iconic images. The show will feature photography how-to's for serious shooters, but instructions for beginner and casual photographers will also be included in each show. In each episode, Frank will show you how to "Get the Shot", and then , using his experience as a paratrooper, He'll show us just how far he's willing to go to get the ULTIMATE shot, generally with a great degree of difficulty.

“Love at First Bite” featuring Dennis Stanley   https://vimeo.com/LoveAtFirstBite

Co-Producer, Editor, 5D Cameraman, Social Media Officer and Graphics for the introduction to a new network promo show. In-Process

Each show will follow true patrons and occasional celebrity guests with food allergies. Approximately 15 million Americans -- including 3 million children -- suffer from food allergies, and the prevalence is increasing. Because there is no cure, avoidance of the allergen is the only way to prevent reactions. Death can be sudden, sometimes occurring within minutes. Mr. Stanley has been creating items for those affected (and not affected) by food allergies for over 20 years.

Apr 2011 - Jan 2014

Social Media Consultant

Capital Tristate Electrical Distributor

To create Capital Tristate’s social media networks by connecting with customers, clients and related businesses to better establish it as The Premiere Electrical Distributor of Choice. By creating a presence on the Top-5 social networks, CTE will maneuver itself higher on Google searches. Work involves creating, networking and linking Quick Response Codes with products as well as investigating future emerging trends in social media marketing. Includes configuration and creation of Facebook, LinkedIn Premiere, Wordpress, and Twitter accounts.

Oct 2000 - Oct 2010

Senior Video Editor, Audio Visual Specialist & Team Leader

Office of Naval Intelligence

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Spearheaded the technical advancement of the Video Production Department by implementing advanced motion graphics, video editing, and DVD creation techniques through such advanced software solutions as Final Cut Studio, iLife, Jumpbacks, Curious Maps, Squeeze, Motion and LiveType. Promoted from a GG-9 to GG-13 within four years.
  • Took the lead on a three-year history production involving a dozen of the US Navy's most prestigious admirals. Extensive pre-planning and consultation with subject matter experts was an ongoing process to the success of this video. Hundreds of hours of tape were edited down to a 60-minute documentary for eventual dissemination to the entire fleet via the World Wide Web.
  • Responsible for meeting with military and government clients to discuss and develop informational video vignettes for quick deployment to the entire US Naval Fleet around the world. One such product of newsworthy mention was produced in April 2001 for the Pentagon's Joint Chief's of Staff to shape foreign policy.
  • Leads other production specialists by direction and guidance with final creative decision on the approach, progress, and techniques on finished non-linear programs. One such composition involved coordinating a specialized team overseas to document subject matter for a Special Access Program for which I hold a classified clearance. A strong balance of perseverance coupled with diplomacy and positive attitude were required for this mission.

DUTIES

  • Serves as an Audio Visual Production Specialist involved in the overall development, direction, and complete creation of both routine and specialized video programs to convey specified intelligence information and objectives.
  • One of two nonlinear video editors supporting the entire Office of Naval Intelligence and naval division of the Pentagon, including The Office of the Director of Naval Intelligence.
  • Major duties are concerned with communicating and producing information through visual means. Includes the design and display of such visual materials as photographs, computer-generated graphics, illustrations, and graphs to be used in briefs, conferences and any other means of communicating information; determining the theme to be presented, the specific visual material necessary, and the way in which it will be presented.
  • In January 2008, was appointed as the Video Center Team Leader overseeing the smooth operation of day-to-day events by coordinating staff and resources.Became the Video Division’s only government purchase cardholder responsible for a yearly budget of $30,000 to upkeep the department’s media supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Consulting with program officials and users to determine the information to be communicated and the educational and cultural characteristics of the audience.
  • Liaison with graphic artists, subject matter experts, national production houses, footage libraries, videographers and photographic technicians to develop materials that will best communicate in visual terms the concepts and ideas that are required.
  • Reporting design and production inputs both orally and in writing via recommendations, Standard Operating Procedures, briefings, and active participation and leadership in inter-agency meetings and conferences.
  • Routinely demonstrate complete independence and decision-making control in all facets of various lengthened video productions to include pre-planning, logistics, layout and timing of the edit process, and final duplication of the completed piece in the appropriate and desired digital/media formats.
  • Attends and participates in conferences and training seminars to further advance my knowledge and education in the broadcast field. This involvement in such recognized conventions as the National Association of Broadcasters has honed my skills in this ever-changing and evolving technical area, therefore increasing the quality and polish of products produced for ONI.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Work in all formats including digital video conversions and compression, beta, CD, DVD mastering, VHS, and especially in streaming media formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV, Real Media, QuickTime, etc-) via the Accom Affinity and Stratisphere, and Final Cut Pro editors.
  • Identifying, developing and supporting new trends in visual media technology (DVD, animation, web applications, digital video, etc.), workflow management and other solutions to visual media developments.
  • Solves complex technical problems by utilizing a myriad of advanced audio-video hardware and software applications along with a great deal of initiative and ingenuity; quite often deviating from the traditional production standards to invent new and unique ways to meet production requirements in a timely fashion.

Provides a plethora of research, statistics and logistics on new state-of-the-art broadcast and non-linear editing hardware and software platforms. Ability to analyze and recommend such items to my immediate supervisor to enhance and improve department workflow, to create a more visually polished product for the command, and to benefit the current and future audiovisual program objectives as well as the mission of the Office of Naval Intelligence.

May 1998 - Oct 2000

Audio Visual Technician

SSI Services (now Aerotek)

SSI Services/Central Intelligence Agency; Langley, VA

Audio-Visual Technician (Contractor), CIA Headquarters Auditorium

  • Serving the entire Intelligence Community and other government agencies with audiovisual technical support including remote camera video recording and switching, large screen data projection, and multiple microphone setups. Both classified and unclassified meetings on and off-site. Also responsible for shooting and editing departmental video projects using an AVID MCXpress for Windows NT editing system with Boris FX special effects software.

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Education

Education
Aug 1983 - May 1987

Communications

Ithaca College

Top Secret - Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Department of the Navy