A distinguished award-winning producer/editor of various media productions including sports broadcasts, documentaries, weddings, and promotional videos. A technically versatile leader that includes over two years as professional camera person, seven years as a Final Cut editor with HD experience, DVD development and programming, Photoshop graphics designer, and basic engineering repair of broadcast hardware. This musically inspired visionary has a successful reputation of innovated works while also having the experience and passion for educating others in the art of media.
To obtain a full-time position within the creative services department of a broadcast, corporate, or medical company to create internal or external media products. Within an educational institution, the objective is to perform as a media instructor in either studio production or post-production skills.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OCT. 2014 – PRESENT
VOLT WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS PEORIA, IL
Agency employee within the Caterpillar Inc. Creative & Marketing Services: Video team. Responsible for client relations, project management, budgeting, acquisition, editing, and delivery of variety of video productions. Executed international productions for machine product promos, customer stories, live webcasts, recruiting videos, large-scale trade show displays, and executive communications. Collaborated with a 20-person production team for multi-camera remote live shows and broadcasts.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF VIDEO PRODUCTION AUG. 2010 – OCT. 2014
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY - PEORIA, IL
Produced, shot, and edited a variety of media productions ranging from commercials to commencements for the university’s Marketing and Publications Department. Responsibilities included directing live multi-camera streaming events, programming DVDs for short run distribution, managing all video content on the university’s YouTube channel. Also developed the first digital asset management server and database to ingest, catalog, and archive media.
PRODUCER/EDITOR JAN. – JUN. 2010
CVM PRODUCTIONS - SOUTH BEND, IN
Final Cut Pro editor and DVD programmer created videos for large corporate clients. Camera operator and technical crew for live remote sportscasts for Horizon League Basketball and live corporate events for Sears Corp. and U.S. Cellular.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER MAY 2009 – JAN 2010
WOODTV8/WOTV4 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Sony XDcam photographer and AVID segment editor for the premiere months of a daily magazine show eightWest, HD producer/editor for special projects; live ENG cameraman; freelance sports photographer.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT SEPT. 2006 - AUG. 2007
WOODTV8/WOTV4/WXSP - GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Floor director for morning, noon, evening, and nightly news programs; Photoshop graphics designer for on-air news graphics; Deko5000 graphics operator for newscasts; BetaSX linear editor.
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER JAN. 2006 - AUG. 2006
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY - LEXINGTON, KY
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments paid intern; produced, filmed, and edited a 30-minute documentary for The Research Channel; summarized computer science research projects; Ikegami DVCam experience and Final Cut Pro editor.
VTR ARCHIVES LOGGER AUG. 2004
ATHENS OLYMPIC BROADCASTING - ATHENS, GREECE
One of only 45 American student freelancers hired by the host broadcaster AOB; recorded and catalogued live competition footage for world-wide networks; created digital log files for Olympic International Archive.
DIRECTOR & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 2004 -2006
SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH - LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Live director of image magnification television coverage for large worship service; handheld cameraman; production crew leader; recruited and mentored younger students to gain experience.
SENIOR BROADCAST DIRECTOR APR. 2004/2005/JULY 2006
ICHTHUS MINISTRIES - WILMORE, KENTUCKY
Live image magnification production for outdoor music festival; viewed by over 15,000 people; directed live performances for Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Skillet, and Jeremy Camp.
M.A. BROADCAST AND CINEMATIC ARTS MAY 2009
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN
Media Management emphasis; trained over 30 volunteer students in the equipment and procedures for a bi-weekly sports broadcast show; facilitated and trained production students in the daily live operation a Grass Valley Kayak switcher, Chyron Lyric graphics, and other control room equipment; voluntarily aided students in troubleshooting Final Cut Pro video editing and DVD Studio Pro programming; only staff member to install and maintain DeSisti florescent studio lights; original graduate research project entitled: Media production pedagogy: A critical analysis of television studio training.
B.A. MEDIA COMMUNICATION MAY 2006
ASBURY COLLEGE - WILMORE, KENTUCKY
Multi-camera studio production leader; Student Academy Award winning producer for remote basketball broadcast coverage; newscast director; Panasonic AJ-SDX900 DVCPro camera person; Final Cut Pro editor; multi-track music recording experience with Pro Tools.
MHTV SPORTS: GAME OF THE WEEK 2007-2009 Executive Producer/Graphic Designer; bi-weekly taped coverage of Central Michigan University intercollegiate sports; student run multi-camera remote production; edited to an hour program to air on local access cable channel in the greater Mt. Pleasant area.
VIDEO PRODUCTION HANDBOOK 2008
MILLERSON, G & OWENS, J. (4TH ED.) OXFORD: ELSEVIER.
Accredited contributor of 10 color photos of WOODTV8 facilities to visualize textual material.
WOODTV8: WEATHER EXPERIENCE 2008
Producer/Editor under WOODTV8; high-definition video presentation targeted toward elementary school students.
WOODTV8: BEHIND THE BROADCAST 2007
Independent producer and editor project under WOODTV8; educational interactive DVD-ROM for broadcast students; 50-minute feature follows a breaking news day of a television news staff; features multi-angle view of an evening newscast; integrated script and rundown PDF documents.
SURVEILLANCE PRIVACY PROTECTION 2006
Producer/Editor/Videographer under UK: Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments; summarized computer science research project of Dr. Samson Cheung in his recent advances of video surveillance technology; 30 minute program exhibited on The Research Channel.
ZWEIFEL SPORTS BROADCAST 2005
Producer/Editor/Videographer; television coverage of an Asbury College intercollegiate basketball tournament; developed and organized a production crew that involved close to 30 student volunteers; produced original feature video packages and game graphics; senior directed study.
I have been in the industry since 2005.
This is a short demo of sample projects that I have done through the years.