Christopher Selvarajah

West Palm Beach, Florida

About Me


Active and dynamic full cycle Video Production Specialist with combined seven years of professional work experience as an APPLE© Certified Professional in Final Cut, Motion 4.0 , Color 1.5, and Logic Pro 9 with a verified Prometric 97% achievement score; Highly adept in Adobe CS6 workflows with acumen and formal Pearson/VUE training in After Effects CC 2014, Photoshop CC 2014, InDesign, Illustrator CC 2014, Photoshop CC 2014, Premiere CC 2014, DaVinci Resolve, Cinema 4D and more

My recent work includes MISS UNIVERSE+MISS USA, NBC and Fox News, Dateline NBC, Motorola, Image Skincare and more

Adept in Red Camera R3D and Blackmagic BMCC workflows

Work Experience

Video Production and Motion Graphics
Delray Beach, Florida


IMAGE SKINCARE - Palm Beach County, FL
October 2012 to Present

From the outset of Image Skincare's fledgling video production initiatives to MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA, I was a integral part in developing marketing initiatives, and to design & implement branding strategies for promoting the IMAGE SKINCARE product line through the use of commercial video production, photography, print, webcasting and other mediums via implementation of the following pipelines:
- Red Camera/Blackmagic/DSLR/ENG HD photography & video using ARRI, Lowell and LED light kits;
Sennheiser Evolution wireless system lavalier and Rode shotgun microphones
Multiple lens kits including Nikon, Canon, Carl Zeiss, Lecia, Sony, Lumix, Fuji-non
- Final Cut Pro X Studio 3 (FCP X, Motion 5.0, Compressor, Color 1.5, DVD Studio 4 Pro, Soundtrack 3) and
Adobe CS6 Production/Design workflows in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Media Encoder, InDesign, Acrobat X, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc
- Third party tools include: AVID Pro-Tools 5.0-8.0, Sorenson Squeeze, Flip4Mac, MPEG StreamClip, Audacity, VMWARE Fusion, Parallels Desktop, Fetch, Cyberduck, etc
- High end audio mixing/mastering using AVID PCI-e, Logic Pro 9, Neve & SSL console mixer experience,
Roland, Korg, Avalon, Yamaha, etc
Full cycle pre-production (shooting/recording/lighting/sound) through to post production including color correction/ grading, motion graphics, effects, compositing, sound design, ADR, rendering, transcoding and more
Multi-Media Designer/IT Developer (Contractor)

Nightingale Nurses - Boca Raton, FL
March 2012 to October 2012
Create distributed digital assets and collateral for front end linkage to SQL Server using
HTML, CSS, JQuery, Javascript and an Adobe pipeline (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Captivate, LiveCycle, Flash); e-learning modules, e-pub publications, brochures, email blasts, and web banners; light SEO, SEM, Google Analytics

NBC and FOX Broadcast News Editor
E.W. Scripps Company - West Palm Beach, FL
March 2011 to January 2012
Professional Accomplishments
◆ Video editing work includes NBC Dateline “Lost At Sea- The Jimmy Trindade Story” and “The Ballad of Mike
and Dalia”
◆ Promo editor for segments including “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams (Shuttle Retirement, 911
memorial, Casey Anthony Trial) David Gregory’s “Meet the Press” (Debbie Wasserman Schultz - interview),
and “NBC Weekend” with Lester Holt Lester Holt and Amy Robach
Responsibilities include:
- Cut nightly news VO/SOT, NATVO and SOTVO , custom packages, re-voicers, cold opens, teases, intro, tags,
cut-ins, promos, etc
- Story writing, producing, editing and Output using FCP/Premiere Pro non-linear editor (NLE)
- ENG/Studio + field camera- Pan/Zoom/Tilt/Dolly/Crane articulating arm and rig operation
- Light kit setup (umbrella, barn doors, gels light metering calibration /white balance)
- Microphone setup, Interruptible Fold-back earpiece (IFB) channel sends/feeds routing
- Grass Valley switcher wipes/transitions/ISQ Title programming
- Color correction/grading
- SSL 24 channel console audio mixing
- AVID iNEW and Omneon Content management system (CMS) workflow
Other Responsibilities:
Liaise with members of managing staff (producers, AP’s and MMJ’s) to facilitate content development, adhering to a best practices protocol under pressure of broadcast news delivery. The editor employs adroit and autonomous decision making control over 1) the trafficking multiple streams of incoming data sources including: satellite, microwave, IP multicast VOD, web/FTP, and fiber networks 2) drafting of scripts via the AVID iNews rundown 3) expertise in design, development and editing of storyline and graphic content via Omneon CMS and 4) the exporting/transcoding of media files to multiple output streams including print, web, video, etc. The editor, furthermore, deploys deft precision as the lynchpin in driving editorial vision which invariably supersedes the directives of both director and producer as to the final say over decisions pertaining to on-air video content.
DP/Photographer/Audio Engineer

Saregama/ LA FONDA Nightclub - 1/12 - Current Freelance
Audio engineering and video for front of House IMAG productions and provide live sound reinforcement. Tri-caster video streaming via web and television; Audio/Video post engineering duties including 5.1 and stereo mix-down recording using spatial and dynamic processing within Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Studio 9 as well as multi-cam synchronization and video editing using motion graphics, color correction using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro; Also design of graphic collateral within an Adobe CS5 pipeline including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash for use in promotions.

Video Experience and Skills
- Log and capture/Transfer Queue of VTR/tapeless based media I E. DV, ADAT, DAT, P2 and SD storage cards
- Transcode/Export/Output using popular compression codecs including PRORES,H.264/AVCHD, FLV/On2 VP6, MP4/A, R3D 4K, Quicktime(MOV), AIFF, WAV, AAC, etc for web, film, audio and television
- Color correction/grading using Primary IN/OUT, Advanced Secondary, Geometry, Color FX; Videoscope, waveform
monitor, histogram, 3D Motion graphics and compositing, masks, and FX employing round trip
- Multi-cam synchronization using FCP Multi-clip function. Seamless integration working between mixed media
& multi-frame rate file formats including SD, HD, Anamorphic, etc
- Chroma/Luma Keying/Alpha Channel Selection; Time Remapping/Optical Reflow; Motion tracking/Mocha
- Create show and promo opens, travel mattes, bugs, stingers, station ID’s and lower thirds

Bachelor of Arts- Dorothy Schmidt School of Arts and Letters in Audio Visual Arts and Communications
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester 14467
(Employed by Motorola as electrical engineer senior year before graduation)

Associates Degree- Communications
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Ithaca, New York 13053

References provided upon request

I have been in the industry since 2002.

TV Demo Reel
Added on 9/24/2012
production I scripted, shot and edited for NBC TV

Work with Christopher Selvarajah

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