Stage Production Assistant
Master Chef Season 4 - Los Angeles 12/1/12 - Present
Responsible for the load in of production, and stage build. Transporting crew, and producers on scouts.
Field Production Assistant
Hells Kitchen Season 11 & 12 - Los Angeles 8/15/12 - 12/1/12
Working with production, and on all field shoots. Responsible for logistics, driving pass vans, cube and stake bed trucks, on camera releases, transporting crew and cast members on demanding schedules.
Kitchen Nightmares - Los Angeles 7/9/12 - 7/15/12
Working with production loading in, and out of a traveling production. Responsibilities include transporting crew, and cast , runs, assisting audio, camera, and art departments.
Apple Inc. - Los Angeles 7/1/2011 - Present
Responsible for providing exceptional, consistent, and comprehensive knowledge of Apple technology. Also provide complete knowledge of all service and support systems for the entire line of hardware and software. Develop complete solutions based on customer’s specific needs. Educate & inspiring Apple enthusiasts. One to One training workshops (Logic Pro 9, iTunes, and Podcasting), personal projects, and personal setups
CSS Studios POP Sound - Santa Monica
6/26/2007 - 9/16/2009
Responsible for entire session preparation and delivery of final elements. Importing OMF/AAF files, digitizing video, recording VO and ADR, editing and sound design in ProTools, stereo and surround mixing, printing of final mix and stems files, layback to video masters (HD Cam SR, D5, Digi Beta, etc), posting/receiving elements via Dig Delivery and FTP, and oversee all areas of session operations. Patching ISDN systems.
Credits: Assist Engineer 5.1 restorations-The Godfather Trilogy: Coppola Restoration-The Police: Certifiable-Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- Shine a Light: Rolling Stones Paramount Classics-Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre
Machine Room Operator
L.A. Studios Margarita Mix - Santa Monica 5/1/2005 - 5/1/2007
Responsible for session preparation in all four studios. Assistant to sound engineers in a fast paced working environment. Tasks include video and audio conversions importing OMF/AFF files, backing up all session elements, layback to video masters, video tape duplications all formats, printing of final mix and stems files, patching ISDN connections, searching sound effect libraries online for session requests, & network file sharing.
The WB Network - Los Angeles 2/25/2000 - 5/28/2004
Responsible for digitizing local spots and network promos from all video formats (D5, Digi Beta, Beta SP, 3/4 DVC Pro etc) to mpeg video stream format. Finalize all final technical adjustments and quality control to the spot before it goes on air. Final delivery via DG Systems, and VYVX.
Desk Assistant / Field Producer
Fox Sports News & Fox NFL Sunday - Los Angeles,CA 10/1997 - 9/2001 Responsible for assembling top story material for live Sports News show. Working under deadlines with producers to create accurately timed Newscasts. Conducting on-camera interviews with players and team management.. Recording the post game press conference for local sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings,and Angels.
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA - Journalism & Communications
Los Angeles Film School / UCLA Extention - Avid Media Composer / Workshop for Assistant Editors
RSPE Solutions Toluca Lake, CA - Pro Tools Intermediate / Advanced Skills Class
The Los Angeles Recording School Hollywood, CA - Recoding Engineer Program Full time
Video: HDCAM SR, D-5, DigiBeta DBC, Beta SP, DV Cam, DVC Pro, Sony D1 & D2, 1” & 2”
Video Codec’s: H.264/MPEG-4, AVI, DV, JPEG 2000, WMV Windows Media Video
Software: Digi Design Pro Tools 10, Waves Platinum Bundle Plug-ins, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Xytech Systems, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office, iWorks Audio: DA88, DAT,
Michael Magana has been in the industry since 1997.