In an era of specialization and narrow focus, I have established an international reputation as a multi-talented professional. My work reflects a depth of technical knowledge and creative imagination to produce a quality product. I have run production stages, directed, shot and edited productions in nine countries. In 1998 I started one of the first streaming media companies in the U.S. My work has won many national awards, including Gold Awards at the Houston International Film Festival, First Place Telly Awards, Clio Finalist Awards and others.
MetroStar Systems / U.S. Department of State (Internet Broadcast Manager/Program Manager) January 2011to Current.
Internet Broadcast Manager: Development of a global Internet broadcast network deployed to over 300 embassy websites worldwide. Co-developed a video portal to show case the departments live and on-demand webcasts. Deployment of global remote video streaming media up links. Standardized technical standards and policies for live webcasts and video productions for the State Departments online International Information Programs. Management of live television and DVC production studios and staff. Plans, executes, and finalize studio productions, delivering on time, within budget, including acquiring resources and coordinating efforts of team members in order to deliver projects according to the scope of work. Identify, effectively communicate, and resolve project issues and risks. Develop risk mitigation plans. Effectively communicate project status to project stakeholders. Coach, mentor, and motivate team members, influencing them to take positive action and accountability for assigned work.
Fox News Sunday (FNC) (Lighting Director/ Video Engineer) 2009-Current
The Bayou (Documentary) PBS (Director of Photography)
This documentary first aired on Feb. 25, 2013 on MPT. A 90-minute film on DC’s iconic nightclub that was closed in 1999.
NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Court TV, Discovery Channel, History Channel, TLC and many other production companies and corporations (Freelance Director of Photography/Director), 1989-2011
Healthline Retirement Living TV (Director/ Lighting Director), 165 one-hour episodes, July 2006 to 2008
Retirement Living TV (Director/Lighting Director), various studio programs, July 2006 to 2009
The Kalb Report PBS (Director), December 2003 to 2007
Music Concerts (Director)
AOL Concerts Live concert with the band Fuel at Philadelphia Cruise Terminal At Pier 1, T-Mobile All Access multi-city concert broadcast live over AOL Broadband. Other cities include New York-Ashanti, Chicago-Jason Mraz, L.A.-311, Dallas-Live 5 Concerts, 5 Cities, 1 night, 2003
Live concert with The Foo Fighters, Washington, D.C. Webcast live on AOL Broadband and a DVD
Release for Japan. 2004
Mountain Stage Music Program (Director)
Live 5-camera to tape production, syndicated on PBS--13 one-hour shows, February, 2001- April, 2002
Veras Productions (Musical Director)
Live to tape concerts in Bombay and Bangalore India, 2001-2002
International Broadcasting Board of Governors for daily Mandarin Chinese show (Director)
One-hour talk show with talent, roll-ins, remotes, news breaks, live broadcast to China. “Talk to America” one-hour news magazine show with call-ins, multiple guests, roll-ins from server and tape, November, 2002-2002.
Court T.V. (Freelance Director/TD)
Live Trials on site interfacing with NY studio as needed (directing in the field, with multiple cameras and live outside studio location + tape roll-ins, and multimedia).
Veterans Administration (Freelance Director Studio)
Live news broadcast, taped studio interviews, live interactive broadcasts) 1/2 hr. newscast with multiple tape roll-ins, graphics etc., interview shows with host and multiple guests, live to tape (minimal editing), January, 2002-2003
Laureate Education Inc. (Director of Photography)
Various on location productions across the United States, and the middle east/1998 – 2009
Netcaster 1 (Owner) 1998-2004
One of the first streaming media company’s providing complete webcast services for Government and private companies. Provided the first multicast for Hughes Network Systems. As well as hundreds of remote streaming conferences.
World Class Cuisine Discovery Channel (Lighting Director, Lead Camera, and Overseas Production Manager)
62 1/2 hr. cooking shows produced in France, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, Portugal, and England, 1993-1994
Low Cholesterol Gourmet Discovery Channel (Lighting Director, Lead Camera)
53 1/2 hr. in-studio cooking shows for daytime Discovery Channel, 1991-1993
President, Madd Dogg Video Productions Owner, Rockville, MD 1980--1989
Directed and coordinated activities of personnel engaged in programming. Established work schedules and hired, assigned, and evaluated staff. Conferred with directors and production staff to discuss issues, such as production and casting, budget, policy and news coverage.
Paul Young has been in the industry since 1980.