Charles Ottaway

Los Angeles, California


About Me

Over 15 years experience in production, post production, editing, graphic design, directing and creating content for film, TV, DVD, web and print delivery.


• Able to balance multiple tasks and prioritize assignments
• Comfortable in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments
• Willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver the job on time
• Technically-minded and computer savvy, particularly Macs
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Work History

Freelance Editor / Graphic Artist; Los Angeles, CA 3/1990 to present
• Create various forms of media from concept to completion for TV, DVD, print and web
using a variety of production, post production and software program techniques

Producer / Director / Editor @ DECA / Project Lore; Los Angeles, CA 6/2008 to 7/2009
• Produced, directed and edited approximately seven episodes per week of various Project Lore
properties for distribution on www.projectlore.com
• Edited and delivered over 250 shows with an average running time of 12 - 15 min.
• Grew an audience from launch to over two million viewers a month
• Managed a seven-person production crew and a three-person post production crew
• Scheduled all production shoots, talent performances and air dates
• Developed ideas for show content and additional episodic properties

Creative / Specialist @ Apple Inc.; Manhattan Beach, CA 7/2005 to 7/2006
• Individually instructed 40 clients on an hourly basis each week on Apple computers

Editor / Graphic Artist @ Soundscape–Dubscape; Los Angeles, CA 2/2005 to 8/2005
• Edited different projects for DVD and television broadcast using Final Cut Pro and traditional
machine-to-machine edit controls

Editor / Graphic Artist @ V12; Santa Monica, CA 4/2004 to 2/2005
• Completed a variety of creative projects for DVD and television broadcast using Final Cut Pro,
DVD Studio Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects

Graphic Artist / Edit Assist. / Flame / Fire @ R!OT; Santa Monica, CA 8/1997 to 8/2001
• Worked with clients to create media for film and television broadcast using Flame, Fire,
Inferno, Smoke and Apple software

Career Awards / Highlights

• The Streamys - Best Host 2008, Project Lore
• Top 25 video podcast of 2008, Project Lore (source: iTunes)
• On-line edited and dirt-fixed the first 3 seasons of The Sopranos
• Taught at Apple corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California
• Instructed diversity and team building training for over three years at MU
• Trained mac users from ages 4 to 86, in groups of 2 to 200+, on various topics
• Directed live TV news for two years with a fifteen person crew at KMIZ, an ABC affiliate

Clients have included:

ABC, Animal Planet, Chiat Day, Country Music Television, Disney, eHarmony, FOX, Harpo Productions, Harvey’s, HBO, JCPenney, MTV, NBA, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sci-Fi Channel, NBC/Universal, X-Games

Software proficiencies include:

Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator,
InDesign, Flame, Fire, Inferno, and many others

Hardware proficiencies include:

Various digital, component and composite HD and SD format tape machines; digital routers; patchbays; TBCs; switchers; waveform monitors; vectorscopes; edit controllers; dub racks;
and various field, studio and still photography cameras

Demo Reel

Available at www.charlesottaway.com


University of Missouri – Columbia, BA in Communications / Television & Radio


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