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Brian Henderson

Somerville, Massachusetts

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I have been working in TV and video production for fifteen years. I have been freelancing in Boston since 2005. I've worked on all kinds of productions including documentaries; network programs and news; multi-camera events; corporate videos; surgeries; travel, home improvement, reality, and cooking shows.

I have experience working and traveling in many different kinds of countries. In August 2011 I worked in Haiti as the audio department for an independent film. January of 2010 I toured Guatemala as the DP of a new travel show for teens. In 2009 I visited Nairobi, Kenya, to help teach a class on video production to slum residents. In 2006 I traveled to Uganda to make videos for NGOs. I've also traveled in China, Tanzania, Jamaica, and western Europe.

Previously I worked for three years as a photojournalist and live truck operator at WTIC in Hartford Connecticut (market 27) on the award winning Fox 61 News at 10. Before that I worked for four and a half years in CNN''s headquarters in Atlanta, primarily as a video editor and field audio technician.

I'm comfortable working as a one man band, in a small team, or with a large group. I am available to work with my gear, yours, or rentals.

You can see some examples of my work on my website:

brianhenderson.tv


Work Experience:

Freelance 2005 – Today
Has worked on various TV, video, and film productions on a freelance basis. Lit and shot elements for a variety of productions including documentaries; travel, cooking, and reality shows; corporate videos and events; network news packages and live shots; and independent films. Clients have included Investigation Discovery, Euronews, CNN, CNBC, PBS, DIY, TLC, CN-8, Alhurra, E!, Biography, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. Has also worked as a field audio technician on independent films and productions for, PBS, the History Channel, CNN, C-SPAN, as well as multiple network live shots and news stories. Traveled to Uganda in 2006 to produce, shoot, write, and edit (one man band) videos for NGOs, and to shoot for CNN International. Visited Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009 to help teach a class on video production to slum residents there. Toured Guatemala in 2010 as the DP of a new travel show for teens. Recorded all of the location sound for an independent short film shot in Haiti in 2011.


WTIC Fox 61 News at Ten: Photojournalist / Microwave Truck Operator, Hartford CT. 2002 - 2005
General assignment ENG photographer shooting and editing every thing from breaking news, to features, to sports. Also operated and maintained a microwave truck for live shots and tape feeds. Some times did all that at once. Often worked alone conducting interviews and gathering the facts while shooting the story. Edited on Avid Adrenaline, and tape to tape.

Cable News Network (CNN): Video Editor / Field Audio Technician / Photographer, CNN Headquarters, Atlanta GA. 1997 - 2002
Primarily a video editor for CNN International, Domestic, and Headline News. Edited packages, voice-overs, sound bites, etc, on Avid News Cutter, as well as Betacam, Digital Betacam, and Beta SX tape. Over two years experience as an ENG field audio technician on rotations or special assignments working with the Field Production Unit, Features, the Southeast Bureau, and the National Desk. Shot various package elements, interviews, live shots, live / live to tape events, etc.

Freelance 1995 – 1997
Worked on various productions for the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Television; Food New England; SITE Productions; Cablevision of Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline; C-SPAN, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital; Boston Medical Communications; and Video Biographies; and as a photographer, editor, field producer, audio technician, lighting director, technical director, and production assistant.

Brookline Access Television: Master Control Operator, Brookline MA 1995 - 1996
Responsible for cable casting all productions; making computer graphics; maintaining a billboard channel announcing services and events to the community; teaching field production and editing classes for members; and programming the automatic play back system.


Education:

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. 1988-1994

National Press Photographers Association
News Video Workshop 1998

HD Expo “VariCamp”
VariCam workshop 2006.

International Film and Digital Video Workshops in Rockport Maine:
Documentary Camera Workshop 2006
Advanced Digital Video Cinematography 2006
Advanced Video Lighting 2006
Assignment Uganda 2006


Skills and Hobbies:

Excels at lighting interviews and live shots on location (or with a green screen), and in shooting B-roll that really tells the story. Has experience working with a variety broadcast cameras and formats both HD and SD.

Comfortable with Sound Devices and Shure audio mixers, Lectrosonics and Sennheiser wireless microphone systems, Sennheiser shotgun microphones, and other microphones. Has edited with Avid News Cutter, Avid Adrenaline, and Final Cut Pro.

Familiar with Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Speaks functional (but not fluent) French. Also enjoys still photography, animation, drawing, writing, hiking, juggling, locksmithing, and model rockets. Has traveled in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, China, Guatemala, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Canada, and most of the states in the U.S.A.

I have been in the industry since 1995.

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