Shalako Gordon

Brooklyn, New York

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Shalako L. Gordon
132 Lexington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: 917-482-2562
E-mail: shalakog@hotmail.com
Editor’s Reel: http://vimeo.com/23495207

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Proven Television professional with over 10 years of industry experience. Skilled in all aspects of pre/post production for Television, Video and Film. Hands on expert with various computer editing equipment and creative software.

•Edited prime time series, special programs, short films, commercial and show bumps, using the following: Avid Media Composer 5, Avid Nitris DS, Final Cut Pro HD, and Avid Symphony
•Hands on experience with creative software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Boris FX, Sapphire FX and Stage tools.
•Knowledge working with, DVD Studio Pro; Sony BetaCam, DV Camera and NewsEdit

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
•NBC Page Program 1997-1999
•NYABJ Award Winner for Arts & Entertainment: BET News “Forever The King: A Tribute to Michael Jackson” (Editor)
•NYABJ Award for BEST News Commentary: BET News “Sean Bell Coverage” (Editor)
•2009 Salute to Excellence Awards BET News "Spring Break Diaries: Spellman College" (Editor)
•NABJ Award for Excellence BET News “Heart of the City: Dying to Eat in Jackson” (Co-Editor)

Experience
BLACJAC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, New York, NY
Editor (March 2011)
THE MESSAGE
A trailer for a FOUR PART DOCUMENTARY called THE MESSAGE. A comprehensive and unique look at the history of Hip-Hop from its conception to present day.

VIACOM, New York, NY
Editor, Producer (March 2001 – November 2010)
KEY PRODUCTIONS
BET NEWS: Specials
2010 – Editor Heart of the City: Chicago’s Cancer Divide BET News pulls back the curtain on the whole truth about breast cancer and black women – that their deaths are preventable, and that it is social and economic inequity that has betrayed them – not their own bodies.
2010 – Contributing Editor Heart of the City: Katrina – Five Years Later a Docu-Special that follows stories of Men, Women and Families devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill.
2009 – Contributing Editor Heart of the City: Dying to Eat in Jackson a one-hour special focusing on Jackson, MS, home to the largest population of African-Americans, and the country’s most obese state
2008 – Editor Hip Hop Vs. America a three-part special featuring a town hall style debate. Panelist tackle many issues related to the current state of hip hop music, and its affects between black men and women
2008 – Editor The First Black President? BET explores the many ways in which a Barack Obama presidency could affect the lives of black people. This one hour Special explores African American expectations of an Obama Presidency, his race, and the forces that have brought him to history's door
2008 – Contributing Editor Stigma: The Silent Killer examines the role that stigmas have played in the spread of HIV/AIDS among people of color in both the U.S. and the Caribbean
2008 – Contributing Editor Are You Positive? Profiles of four average Americans and challenges the viewer to guess which two are HIV-positive
2008 – Editor The Truth with Jeff Johnson is a hard-hitting, half-hour show that will deliver a varied and vibrant view of the news while examining the issues from an editorial, investigative and cultural perspective.
2006 – Editor Soul Brother #1: Remembering James Brown a tribute to the life and success of musician James Brown
2008 – 2010 Editor BET NEWS BRIEFS
Responsible for creating the design and layout for award winning daily, up to date, news briefs.

2007 – Editor BET Official DVDs: Keysha Cole and Kelly Rowland
2006-2008 Segment Producer/Editor. HOTWYRED (TECH, GAMING SHOW):
Developed Content for multiple video game stories
Created packages for multimedia programs on consumer technology
Formulated ideas into attractive graphics that became incorporated into final production and delivery; quick turnaround and high quality of work.

2005-2008 Producer/Editor. ACCESS GRANTED (BET’s behind the scenes video show): Lil Wayne, Nelly, Keysha Cole, Lil Kim, Destiny’s Child and T.I
2006 Editor. BET Black Carpet
2003-2005 Editor. BET STYLE
2005 COMMERCIALS: 24 Hours with BROOKE VALENTINE, CHRIS BROWN – Ford Focus, Premiere of Harlem Heights - Ford
2003-2003 Producer/Editor. THE NEXT
2001-2005 Editor. 106 & Park TOP TEN LIVE MUSIC VIDEO Program

Dateline (New York, NY)
Assistant Editor (October 2000 – June 2003)
Responsible for loading and logging all media pertaining to 30 minute or 1 hour news magazine packages
Created the first draft of all news packages complete with sound bites, roll and graphics allowing the final product to be completed in a timely fashion.
Worked with Award winning Producers and Writers preparing final packages for editing.
Created Clip Reels which allowed Editors to create commercials, teasers and promos for featured stories.

Sony Music Studios (New York, NY)
Assistant Engineer/Video Scheduling Assistant (November 1999 – November 2000)
Responsible for assisting with the complete set up and operation of online editing suites. Quickly diagnosed system and component failures, returning them back to full functionality.
Assisted studio engineers with the maintenance and arranging of editing equipment. Assisted studio engineers with the implementing and maintenance of Avid Unity Servers.

Additional Skills
 Experienced in theatrical production
 Creative problem-solving ability means delivering projects on time and on budget
 Solid knowledge of computer technology, digital video production and non-linear editing
 Ability to handle multiple simultaneous assignments

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