Summary

Will McKinley III

425 South Law Street

Aberdeen, MD 21001

wilbertmckinley3@yahoo.com

(443) 987-2690

To Whom It May Concern:

Hello my name is Will McKinley III. I am a recent Graduate of Morgan State University with Bachelors of Science in Television Production.

I have been granted an opportunity to focus in a number of concentrations – Video and Audio Editing, Videography, Web Design (New Media) and Graphic Design as well as Producing Audio and Video content.

I have two years of graphic design experience. My  experience includes working with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In-Design and Adobe After Effects. I have also created web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash. I created various website interfaces for numerous clients including, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and University of Maryland Incentives Program. I have interned at Renegade Productions, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum as well as consulting for McKinley Media Group.  As of March 2009, I assist in the design of the 2009 Morgan State University Promethean Yearbook.

I am confident that my combination of experience in different areas, prepares me for making an immediate contribution to your company. I understand the level of professionalism and communication required for long-term success in multiple fields. My background and professional approach to business will provide your organization with a highly productive employee. Please call or email me to arrange a convenient time to meet with you. I look forward to discussing my vast array of skills with your organization in the near future.

Sincerely,

Will McKinley            

Cell: (443) 987-2690                                  

Email: wilbertmckinley3@yahoo.com

Objective

Field/Studio Camera Operator with experience in Photo editing, Radio Production, New Media, Visual Effects and Graphic Design seeking a career that utilizes all of my skills

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Present

Game Staff

Baltimore Orioles

I am part of the Baltimore Orioles Production Game Staff. My primary function is to film home games  and events for commercials and in-game entertainment.

Nov 2009 - Present

Production Assistant

Charles Street Films (TBC)

As a Production Assistant Iwrangled talent and background, facilitated communication between departments, distributed paperwork and radios, and other tasks assigned from the ADs. I also assisted in the set up of dollies, cranes, and film cameras.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Production Assistant

Renegade Productions

I provided support to the Executive Production team as a Production Assistant / Grip on numerous shoots for clients such as, Comcast, Chevy, BET and Black & Decker. I also provided support to the Editing Staff by logging and digitizing footage from field shoots.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Screen Writing

I have had the privilege to learn screen writing attending Morgan State University from professors with actual experience in the film industry (Professor Asante/Professor Mehlinger). Since then I have written several screen plays, two of my screen plays I have converted into short films.

Visual Effects

I discovered Adobe After Effects while interning at Renegade Productions in Hunt Valley, MD. While at Renegade I learned valuable information from experienced Visual Effects Artists. I have applied that knowledge to my career by creating visually appealing ads and visual effects for school projects and short films.

Web Design

I have created web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash. I created various website interfaces for numerous clients including, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Covenant Mortgage Group and the University of Maryland Honors Department. 

Video Editing

I have had the privilege to learn video editing while in High School, since then I have developed a solid knowledge of video editing (non-linear) using Final Cut Pro, Avid Nitris, Avid Interplay and Avid Media Composer. 

Graphic Design

I discovered Adobe Photoshop while interning at Renegade Productions in Hunt Valley, MD. While at Renegade I learned valuable information from experienced Graphic Designers. I have applied that knowledge to my career by creating visually appealing fliers for Morgan State University's SGA and assisting in the design of the 2009 Morgan State University Yearbook using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe In-Design.

Videography

  I have extensive videography experience since attending Morgan State University, filming such events like the Baltimore Ravens’ Halloween Bash (2008), Fashion Shows, cooking shows ,Morgan athletic events and Baltimore Orioles events.  

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