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John Ostojic

New Fairfield, Connecticut

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About Me

John Ostojic
Senior Video Editor (AVID, Final Cut Pro)
Technical Director , Director of Photography ,Sound Designer & Mastering.

1997 - Present. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR DIGITAL DREAMS MEDIA, INC. OWNER AND OPERATOR.
Involved in developing and producing a wide range of programs that include documentaries for CNN,NOVA, HRT TV, Telemotions, ESPN, CBS, ABC, and other major media players in the US and abroad. Duties include collaborating with clients and staff to develop concepts and ideas, hiring and managing talent, managing all aspects of pre-production requirements, shooting footage, and editing and presenting product to clients for final approval. Hire and train employees, schedule resources and equipment utilization, and supervise shows from inception through completion.

2015 - Present. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - CBS NETWORK-INSIDE EDITION New York, NY
Magazine shows, breaking news, entertainment news, red carpet events, celebrity video.

DIRECTOR | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2013 - Present VIDEO DIMENSIONS INC. New York, NY
E-News, Extra TV, BET, HP, Ernst and Young, Delta Airlines, Getty-Images, Wire-Images, SYFY, ABC, Bright Talk, Citibank and a variety of other clients. Fashion shows, commercials, red carpet events, documentaries, celebrity video, corporate video.

2006. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY-GUGGENHEIM PRODUCTION New York, NY Fashion shows, commercials, music show, red carpet events, documentaries, celebrity photo shoots.

2006. AL JAZEERA Network: Director Of Photography. “ Open Dialogue” One hour Live Show.
2000. THE FOOD NETWORK: Co-Producer, Video Editor. “Celebrity Dish”.Subjects; Mandy Patinkin, Roma Downy & Star Jones.
1995. CNN: Video Editor, Director Of Photography. “Manifesto” Pilot program, etc.
1995. WARNER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL: Director Of Photography. “The Stars” 30 minute Music Documentary
1995. THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL: Director Of Photography. “Secrets Of New York” 10 Magazine Shows
1994. THE TRAVEL CHANNEL: Director Of Photography. “Secrets Of Dating” 10 Magazine Shows.
1995. MACY’S: Cameraman, Video Editor. Weekly Fashion Magazine Shows.

1993-2006. THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY New York:
Producer, Director, Senior Video Editor (AVID, FINAL CUT), Director Of Photography & Music Composer.
13 years of New Your State government contract. Production of Corporate, Documentaries, Broadcast and
theatrical videos. Subjects: New York State Governor Pataki’s Public Affair’s Office. Video News Releases, Corporate,
PSA and Documentaries. “Blenheim-Gilboa”, “The Environment”, “Our Mission”, “Niagara Construction” 90 min. Drama “Ethics” etc.

1994-1998. 20th CENTURY FOX / FX NETWORK New York: Senior On-Line Editor/Technical Director.
Contributing to the launch of the New FX Network. Helped in installing the On-Line room (Sony Digital).
Worked on the live shows: “Breakfast Time” hosted by Tom Bergeron, “Personal Fx”, “Pet Department”,
“BackChat” hosted by Jeff Probst, “Under-scrutiny”, “Sound Fx”, “Home Fx”, Promos.

1990-1994. WNYC-TV 31 PBS New York: Senior Video Editor, Technical Director, Director Of Photography.
“In The Mix”, (National weekly show), “Video Music Box” (Daily show), “Heart Of The City”,Hosted by John F. Kennedy, (Magazine weekly show), “Human Rights Festival”, Hosted by Richard Gere, “Impact” New Yorkers and the Gulf War (Magazine weekly show), “VIP” Magazine Show.Art Spiegelman, Documentary about the book “Mause”. Technical Director : “Hotline” (weekly live show), “Open Mind” (weekly live show) “Video Music Box” Special. “Critical Condition”(weekly live show).

1988-1990. AMERICAN VIDEO CHANNELS INC. New York: Director Of Photography, Video Editor.
CBS “People Magazine on TV”, ZDF German TV, United States Information Agency, Canon USA, Mexican TV, Japanese TV Fuji Sankey. Subjects: Vice President Dan Quayle, Carly Simon, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Eddie Rabbit, artist Mark Kostabi, Henry Kissinger, 200 Years George Washington Celebration.

1995. CASTLE WORKS PBS New York: Producer, Director, Senior Video Editor, Director Of Photography & Music Composer. Show “In The Mix” PBS. Segment produced in France “Living in Biarritz”, “Behind Bars”, Emmy Winner Documentary. “Teenagers Violence”, special 30 min. Documentaries.

1994-1995. CBS New York: Director Of Photography. “The People”, “Gangs”, “The Big Amazing Stories”. 30 min Shows TV Emmy Winner (Children’s Programing).

1994-1995.VH-1 NETWORK New York: Video Editor. Video Musicians profile segments.

1993-1994. INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY: Director, Video Editor, Director Of Photography.
“Looking For A Space” Gays and lesbians in Cuba.

1993-1994. USA STUDIOS New York: Director, Senior Video Editor, Director Of Photography.
“Fear and Hope in Cambodia” 55 min, “Portraits of Age” 30 min. Documentaries produced for the UN.
“Pauline Henry” Music Video for Sony Music UK.

1993-1996. RTE IRELAND New York: Director, Senior Video Editor, Director Of Photography & Music Composer.
“Stateside” 16 episodes, Magazine Shows duration 30 min. Broadcasted in Ireland and in the U.S. on PBS.
“Super Tuesday” 30 min. documentary. Directed a Promo with Denis Leary on the “Conan O’ Brian” NBC Live Show.

1993. MTV NETWORK New York: Video Editor, Cameraman. Video Musicians profile segments.

1992. PVE ENTERTAINMENT New York: Senior On-Line Video Editor, Cameraman. “Fashion Quest” 30 min. Fashion Magazine Show.

1990. ZOHAR PRODUCTION New York: Director Of Photography. Biography of Jacques Cousteau.

1989-1992. GRS INC. New York: Producer/Director, Senior Editor, Director Of Photography & Music Composer.
“New York City The Big Apple” 30 min. Documentary Interview with Prime Minister of Italy Gulio Andreotti,Camila
Sadat, Walter Cronkite, ABC TV.

EDUCATION:
1996. FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS, NEW YORK: Adobe After Effects, Avid.
1994. SONY DIGITAL SYSTEMS, NEW YORK: 9100 Edit controllers, DME 300 / 5000 , Switcher DVS 8000.
1992. GRASS VALLY GROUP SYSTEMS, NEW YORK: Edit controllers and Switches.
1988-1989. THE CENTRE FOR THE MEDIA ARTS, NEW YORK: Major-Television Production
1983-1987. UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA, CROATIA: Major-Telecommunication Engineering, B.S
1978-1982. CENTRE FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, CROATIA: Major - Electrical Engineering.

PRODUCTION SKILLS:
Video Editing:
AVID Symphony Media Composer | Final Cut Pro Studio X | Premiere Pro | DaVinci Resolve.

VFX:
DVD Studio Pro 4 | Adobe After Effects | Boris AVX Continuum | Motion | Shake | Adobe Master Collection | Quark XPress | Bryce 3D | Compressor | Squeeze and many more
Sound Design & Music Composing:
Cubase | Logic Pro | Digital Performer | Pro Tools | Soundtracks Pro | Reason | Native Instruments | Abelton Live | Izotope | Waves | Arturia | Orb Composer.

Video Cameras:
Panasonic: VariCam 35, AJ-HPX 3000, HDX 900, VariCam 3700 P2, AJ-HDC27H, AJ-SDC615, AJ-SDX 900, AG-HVX 200, DVX100b | Ikegami HL 55, 53, 57, 95 | Sony NEX-FS 100 U, PMW F3 Super 35mm, PMW EX3 CineAlta HDW-F900, HDV HVR-Z1U, DigiBeta DVW-790 WS, DNW-90 WS Beta, DSR-570W DNW-90 WS Beta SX, DSR-570WSL, DVCAM PD-150, BVP 300, 400, 600
Canon: EOS C300, EOS 500, Sony 55, FS7, Sony XDCam 700,800.
On-line Edit Controllers: Sony BVE 900, 910, 2000, 9100, GVG VPE 151, 241, CMX OMNI 500E, 1000E Video Production Switchers: GVG 100, 110, 200, 300, 1600, Sony DVS Digital 8000
Digital Video FX: GVG Kaleidoscope, DPM 700, DVE NEC, Sony DME 3000, DFS 500, ADO
Character Generators: Dubner, Graphic Factory, Chyron Infinite
VTRs: Sony D2, D1, DVCAM 2000, Beta BVW 75, Sony and Soundcraft Audio Boards

TV 4 time EMMY AWARDS:
PBS: Show In The MiX: “Behind Bars”, Documentary.
CBS Network: “The Big Amazing Stories”. 30 min Show (Children’s Programing).
OTHER SKILLS: Fluent in Italian,Croatian and English, Martial Arts.
Martial Artist, Fluent in Italian, Croatian and English.
Work Demo Website links: http://www.digitaldreamsmedia.com
www.youtube.com/user/digitaldreamsmedia
www.linkedin.com/in/johnostojic

I have been in the industry since 1988.

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Added on 2/8/2012
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