Thomas Shea

Studio City, California

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Thomas Shea



OBJECTIVE
Productive, efficient Assistant Video Editor eager to offer my services to a company in need of my diverse qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS
Motivated, dependable, versatile, intelligent and articulate team leader with 26 years
of varied work experience, including:
• 2 years in a post-production environment
• 4 years working with Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Quicktime, Word, Excel
• 10 years of managerial/supervisory experience
• 5 years of graphic design and signmaking experience as Communication Specialist
• An expansive knowledge of the English language culled from years as a writer, signmaker, and tutor of English

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
SOFTWARE (Mac Platform):
• Final Cut Pro
• DVD Studio Pro
• Photoshop
• Quicktime
• Compressor
• Word
• Excel

MACHINE ROOM (Mac Platform):
• DVCam
• Betacam SP
• Digibeta

EXPERIENCE
9/2006 – 10/2008
Executive Assistant/Assistant Video Editor, Crew Creative AV
• Digitizing and logging elements; compression of video spots for DVDs and the web
• DVD authoring, including light menu design, of promo reels and client approval disks
• Prepping spots for finish, including creating EDLs, OMFs, Quicktime and tape guides
• Content management of AV’s section of Crew Creative’s website
• Researching music rights clearance
• Music library management (physical and digital)
• Researching stock footage, images, and music for projects
• Maintaining inventory of element vault
• General office responsibilities, including reconciling expense reports, keeping stock levels in place, and running the AV department’s office
Accomplishments:
• Standardized process of checking elements in and out of the element vault
• Organized Crew’s music library (physical and digital)

4/2004 – 1/2006
Accounts Payable/Reception, Clark Construction and Thelen Reid & Priest for Abigail Abbott Staffing
• General office responsibilities
• Expediting payment of invoices

1/2000 – 12/2003
Supervisor/Assistant Manager, IKEA
• General supervision and scheduling of department
• Analyze sales data to anticipate and grow future sales; merchandise the product selection in a commercially efficient way; create annual performance evaluation reports
• Responsible for training of employees, in business methods and product features
• Schedule and conduct sales training classes, technology training classes, and product knowledge seminars

12/1997-12/1999
Bedroom Sales, IKEA
• Sales of IKEA’s Bedroom Product range
• Maintenance of sales space
• Training of new coworkers

11/1992-11/1997
Communication Specialist, IKEA
• Designed, composed, manufactured and maintained all signage store-wide
• Responsible for communication store-wide; composed sales and directional communication, supervised store’s use of signage
• Trained and supervised assistants

EDUCATION
December, 2005
Moviola Digital Education: Certificates of Achievement:
• Introduction to Final Cut Pro
• Advanced Techniques in Final Cut Pro
• LiveType with Final Cut Pro
• Soundtrack
• Color Correction with Final Cut Pro

1983 – 1988
El Camino Junior College:
Film, Illustration, General Studies

ACTIVITIES
11/2008
Poll Worker, County of Los Angeles

5/2006
Fund raising activities for 36th Congressional district candidate

11/2004
Phone bank activities in Las Vegas for America Coming Together

4/2004 – 8/2004
Fund raising activities for non-profit organization1995-present

1995 -2002
Developed and produced the unfinished movie ED WOOD, JR., POST-MORTEM.
Became acquainted with the processes of:
• Writing a script
• Planning and scheduling production, including coordinating volunteers
• Acting before a camera
• Video editing; editing dailies into scenes for a feature-length film

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