Eric Hess

Chandler, Arizona

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OBJECTIVE
To obtain a technical position with a company that
maintains a professional atmosphere, constantly is looking
into and acquiring new technologies, and values me for my
skills, experience, and work ethic.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Over twenty years experience in the electronic media field.

Ability to quickly adapt to new technology.

Familiar with various internet and computer driven
technologies including the full MS Office suite,
Photoshop, Pinnacle editing suite, Powerpoint,
and various other web based applications.

Ability to edit in linear and non-linear fashion.

Daily usage of streaming video technologies
including Windows Media, Real Media, Apple Quicktime,
Flip Video, Etc.

Standard (studio) lighting experience.

Ability to build/repair various types of cables.

Freelanced at assorted outlets, including
broadcast stations (Tribune Corporation) and live show
companies (U2) in various capacities.

Beta tested various cameras for production
companies and am familiar with a wide range of cameras,
both video and still, including mini-DV and DV-Cam.

Familiar with older technologies such as 8mm,
Super 8mm, 16mm, and VHS systems.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(August 2008-Present PSAV)


Led set up and tear down of AV equipment at the Arizona
Biltmore and Phoenician hotels. These sets included Phoenix
Cooks!, McCain 2008 Victory Lunch, The National
VFW Breakfast meeting, as well as The Big Ten Fiesta Bowl
Dinner.

Camera Operator (DXC-D30 Sony) for all Grand Opening Events
at Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, including Mayor Gordon's "State
Of Downtown" and "State of The City" speeches, Sheraton
General Assembly, ADEA, Xavier Prep School, ROI, and Phoenix
Light Rail Grand Opening Events.

Lead Video Operator for two day National Leukemia Meeting,
John C. Lincoln "Night of Gold", and the Raza Development
Fund 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Camera Operator (DXC-D30 and XL-1S) for shoots with UMOM,
Mishka Productions, SHPE, and TGen.

Hand Held Camera (D30) for American Heart Association.

Lighting set up and operation for Starwood National Sales
Kickoff and NBA 2009 All Star Game


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(February 2008-June 2008 AT&T)

Trained in the use of JDSU and HTT testing equipment
and its related software as well as the 2Wire family
of residential gateways.

Tasked with installing the AT&T U-VERSE iptv system in
Southern WI. and Northern IL.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(April 2007-February 2008 Ultimate Presentations)

Tasked with maintaining, and operating, rental department
equipment including various types of cameras (both broadcast
and prosumer quality) LCD projectors, plasma and LCD screens,
and video conferencing such as Polycom (HDX 8000).

Executing rentals in a timely and professional manner
and building/maintaining customer contacts and relationships
with clients like Disney, FedEx, and Hallmark.

Also tasked with installation of SMART Boards, Crestron room
controls, and audio/video equipment in client offices and
meeting rooms including Intel, Wells Fargo, U.S. Air Force,
U.S. Marines, Honeywell, Best Western Headquarters, Discover
Card Headquarters, and Arizona State University.




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(January 1994-March 2007 Blake Sales)

Doubled monthly sales by building and
maintaining good client contacts

Wrote and maintained company's web based utilities
including the Home Page and E Bay store.

Created persuasive documents and quotes influencing both
clients and decision makers.

Worked directly with clients, The State of Illinois and
City of Chicago included, and suppliers to best identify
their needs.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(July 1991-November 1994 Marriott Corp.)

Worked directly with Fortune 500 companies concerning all
their audio and video needs

Tasked with ordering and maintaining $750K worth of
equipment.




EDUCATION

Columbia College, B.A., Television Engineering, 1990

I have been in the industry since 1984.

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