Alex Persino

Des Plaines, Illinois

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Summary of Qualifications:
Proficient in the set up of studio and field audio equipment for news and studio recording operations. Excellent organizational, communication, and navigational skills.

Strong working knowledge and experience in the field operation of:
· Shure FP-33 (3 channel) field audio mixer
· Sound Devices (4 channel) 442 field audio mixer
· Tram, Electro-Sonic and Sony lavaliere microphones
· Beyer Dynamics hand microphones
· Sennheiser microphones and UHF wireless microphone transmitters and receivers
· Multiple Electro-Sonic UHF wireless microphone systems
· Multiple Electro-Sonic IFB wireless transmitters and receivers
· Schoeps Microphones Electro-Voice microphones
· M-Audio Microtrack II audio recorder
Also experienced and proficient in computer compositing and editing of music and audio tracks utilizing Digidesign Pro Tools software.

Freelance Experience:
ABC Network Television Field Sound Technician: Iguana Productions, Buffalo Grove, IL - Sept. 2005 to present
Responsible for primary audio source on numerous ABC Network News live broadcasts for Good Morning America, World News, Nightline and network affiliate feeds.

· Responsibilities on these assignments include:
Preparing microphones for guests/correspondent
Preparing IFB communication systems for guests/correspondent/producers utilizing wireless IFB systems through satellite trucks and various telephone systems.
Operating boom microphone to capture interviews and “wild sound” for taped assignments.
Set up audio on ABC Network News pre-taped interviews, speaker phone interviews, two and three camera interviews. B Roll assignments.
Assist with set up of lights, camera monitor, scouting live locations, logistics and maintenance, inventory and repair of all equipment. Maintenance and safety of equipment in adverse weather conditions.

· Major events covered:
Detroit Auto Show (06), Minneapolis I-35 bridge collapse (07), Obama Midwest presidential campaign (07/08), Iowa Caucuses (07/08), Cedar Rapids, Iowa Floods (08), Republican National Convention (08), President Obama’s Grant Park Election Night (08) and President Obama’s Cabinet Selections news conferences (09).
Also taped various projects for Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Housing Authority

Assistant Audio Engineer: RaxTrax Recording Studio, Chicago, IL - Nov. 2003 to Dec. 2004
Began as an intern and after one-year was hired as an Assistant Engineer.

· Responsibilities include:
Preparing facilities for engineer and client: documenting the set-up and mix, preparing studio set-up including microphones, amps and drum kits
Editing on ProTools, loading firewire drives into operating system, switching Pro Tool Systems between Mix Plus and HD
Maintaining recording equipment and assisting with the supervision/orientation of interns.

Education: Associate of Science Degree, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL Nov. 2004.

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