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Ralph Owen Muir

Pegram, Tennessee

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I am an outgoing, friendly, honest, punctual, intelligent, self-motivated person who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, as long as it doesn't lead to serious / lasting bodily injury! I need to keep ALL appendages connected to my body at ALL Times. Broken bones and torn/sprain muscles / ligaments are not accepted at ANY time. In the event moderate to serious bodily damage is incurred (hang nails, one or two splinters, and 4 or 5 seconds of temporary blindness cause by staring into lights that grips strike without yelling "STRIKING!" will be free of charge), workman's comp will need to be immediately filed and my work obligations will be rendered complete. I do not "walk off" moderate to serious injuries. I have a good sense of humor (though warped at times) and like to have fun while working. I have over 20 years of experience in the Video/Film/TV Production business, mostly as a PA, moderately skilled Grip and a highly seasoned and veteran TV Studio Technician. My work has also lead to some experience with other job positions/skills such as assistant production coordinator, videographer, some rudimentary editing (Tape to Tape / Final Cut Pro First Edition / Sony Vegas Pro 12 / Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11. I'm currently learning Vegas Pro 12 on my own), craft food services, security (not licensed; I'm just a big guy that can be very intimidating), transportation, key grip (on two short films), grip (on many many TV, video and film productions), dolly grip (Danna Dolly), tape operator/video operator, teleprompter operator, assistant jib operator (building and breakdown), 1st AD for live television, video shader (when my glasses are clean...), floor manager/director, technical director (moderately skilled), audio engineer (I'm not skilled enough yet to mix live music but can mix dialogue on two or 3 mics through a full blown audio board, through a "Zoom" or Zoom-like brand digital audio recorder, and through portable analogue mixers for up to 4 channels) and A2 (setting up and testing mics and running cable). I do not consider myself an expert in any of these fields other than PA, Grip, and TV Studio Tech. But, if you are in a pinch and need help in these alternative fields that I have listed above, then I am willing to tackle the job, provided you allow me a learning (or "re-learning") curve. I am a fast learner. :) I have over 30 years working knowledge of a larger majority of Nashville and Davidson County roads and sites of interest. I am somewhat knowledgeable of smaller cities surrounding Nashville. I am PC friendly (I earned my Microsoft Certified Professional Certification in early 2001). I can drive standard cars and automatic vehicles. I am over 25 years old, carry auto insurance, and have no violations. So, I can drive most any type of vehicle, up to a large cargo / passenger vans in size (or possibly even a small grip/moving truck), that you may rent. Thanks so much for looking!

PS - I am also a moderately skilled technical director on live to tape and prerecorded programs.

Sincerely,
Ralph Owen Muir

PS- I am a moderately skilled speaker/writer/reader of Spanish. (La vaca es en la calle y es muy sabrosa despues la muerta!). ;)

I have been in the industry since 1993.

Credits

PA – One Strange Rock (2017 Solar Eclipse from Nashville, TN USA)

August, 2017 — August, 2017
Television – National Geographic Channel

Studio Technician – Projects too numerous to mention

June, 1994 — December, 2017
Television – Nashville Community Access TV

Grip – Documentary

December, 2016 — December, 2016
Online – US Department of Justice

Boom Operator – The Prodigal Son

October, 2015 — December, 2015
Short Film – JAH Productions

Technical Director – Projects too numerous to mention

December, 1999 — December, 2015
Television – Nashville Community Access TV

Grip / PA – Fifth Third Bank Commercial

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – The PPS Group

Technical Director – "Our Cry" by Ainsley

September, 2015 — September, 2015
Music Video – Ainsley

Camera PA – 2016 ATI National Nurse Educator Summit

September, 2015 — September, 2015
Corporate – Scenic Road Pictures

Audio Tech / Studio Camera Operator – "Generation Hero" TV Pilot

July, 2015 — July, 2015
Television – Marti King Young Productions

Camera Operator / Audio Technician – "Moozie The Cow" TV Pilot

June, 2015 — June, 2015
Other – Marty King Young Productions

Technical Director / Videographer – Nashville Latin Express

December, 2009 — December, 2014
Television – Garza Entertainment and Music Productions

Key Grip – "Larga Distancia" de Flavio Martinez

September, 2014 — September, 2014
Music Video – Yuri Figueroa Productions

PA – Passion Pit Vemo Sessions

July, 2014 — July, 2014
Music Video – Zoomari Films

PA / Grip – Do or Die

June, 2014 — June, 2014
Television – Discovery ID

PA / Transportation / Driver – "The Voice" Nashville Casting Call

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Live Event – NBC

PA – "El Trote Style" de Trote Nortano

September, 2013 — September, 2013
Music Video – Yuri Figueroa Productions

Gaffer – The Other

January, 2013 — January, 2013
Short Film – JH Sprenkle Productions

Teleprompter Operator / Studio Tech / Tape Operator – NECAT Live

December, 2012 — December, 2012
Television – NECAT TV

2nd AC / Grip – Human Arms Race

November, 2012 — November, 2012
Short Film – Patrick Austin Cowan Productions

Dolly Grip – Happy Birthday

September, 2012 — September, 2012
Short Film – Perris Johnson Productions

Gaffer – Beyond the Vail

September, 2012 — September, 2012
Short Film – JH Sprenkle Productions

Grip / Boom Operator – Wild Human Kingdom

September, 2012 — September, 2012
Short Film – Lesa Dowdy Productions

Key Grip – Last Chance

October, 2011 — October, 2011
Short Film – Robert Small Productions

Grip – Cheyney Robbins

September, 2011 — September, 2011
Short Film – Robin Schrock Productions

PA – Real World 25 Casting Call

June, 2011 — June, 2011
Live Event – Bunim-Murray Productions for MTV

Grip / PA – "The Year of the NCO" & "Faces of Strength"

July, 2009 — July, 2009
Other – Maguire/Reeder for US Army TV

PA – Be Your Own Contractor

October, 2006 — October, 2006
Television – DIY Network

PA – Productions too Numerous to Mention

April, 2001 — October, 2006
Television – WNPT Nashville Public Television

TV Studio Technician – Projects too numerous to mention

April, 2001 — October, 2006
Television – WNPT Nashville Public Television

Grip – Projects too numerous to mention

April, 2001 — October, 2006
Television – WNPT Nashville Public Television

PA – 2 For the Road / Road Tasted

August, 2006 — August, 2006
Television – The Food Network

Grip / Floor Manager / Teleprompter Operator – Speaking Freely

December, 2004 — June, 2006
Television – WNPT for PBS

PA – Various

April, 2002 — September, 2005
Other – Point of View Productions

PA – Various Productions

July, 2001 — December, 2004
Other – Gil Williams Productions

PA – Three Day Weekend

June, 2004 — June, 2004
Television – POV Productions for Turner South

PA – Design For Worship: An Architectural History of Nashville's Sacred Spaces

September, 2003 — November, 2003
Other – WNPT Nashville Public Television

Cable Grip – Nashville Country Music Showcase

September, 2003 — September, 2003
Television – Northstar Studios for UPN

Camera Operator – VFW Regional Convention

June, 2003 — June, 2003
Live Event – Video Works

PA – Raising Readers

November, 2002 — December, 2002
Television – WNPT for American Public Television

PA – Christian Broadcasters National Convention

October, 2002 — October, 2002
Other – Northstar Studios

Camera Operator – Luncheon With Director of Schools

September, 2002 — September, 2002
Other – Nashville Metro Government

PA – Gibson Guitars Promotional

September, 2002 — September, 2002
Corporate – London Ink

PA / Grip – Van Hilleary TN State Gubernatorial TV Spots

April, 2002 — April, 2002
Television – Cold Harbor Films

Camera Operator – Metro Nashville Public Schools Live Tutorial

March, 2002 — March, 2002
Live Event – Metro Nashville Educational & Arts TV

Grip – The 1st Annual Christmas at Belmont

December, 2001 — December, 2001
Television – WNPT for PBS

PA – Proazk Pharmaceudical Promotional

September, 1997 — September, 1997
Corporate – Shoot New York

PA – YKK Industrial Video

September, 1995 — September, 1995
Corporate – Vandercloot Film and TV

Producer and Director of Photography – Unnamed Project

June, 1995 — August, 1995
Short Film – Self

PA – Various Projects

May, 1994 — December, 1994
Other – Vision Tree Films

PA – McDonalds "Food Run"

October, 1994 — October, 1994
Commercial – Vision Tree Films

PA – Fluffo Mattresses

October, 1994 — October, 1994
Commercial – Vision Tree Films

Intern / PA – Various News Stories

May, 1994 — July, 1994
Television – WSMV TV (Nashville NBC Affiliate)

PA – Set Strike

July, 1994 — July, 1994
Corporate – Filmhouse

PA – Jessie Hunter's Long Legged Hanna from Bute, Montana

June, 1994 — June, 1994
Music Video – Hi Five Productions

PA – McDonalds "Sign of Opportunity"

June, 1994 — June, 1994
Commercial – Vision Tree Films

Recommendations

Ralph makes the best kind of grip. Even after the 11th hour, you never hear him complain and he's always ready to do anything asked of him.

J H Sprenkle

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