Paul Austin

Tempe, Arizona

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About Me

I am a friendly, loyal and clearly dedicated individual who has an ambition to succeed in any given environment. Although I have extensive experience in both studio and location video production, I love to learn, and am always up to a challenge whatever the situation. I get along well with others, whilst also working efficiently on my own. I am seeking a position where I can develop and excel while giving my best to an employer.


Mesa Community College/McClintock High Tempe, AZ/ Mesa, AZ Some College education/High School Diploma (1973 - 1981 )
GPA 3.0- (combination of courses) Television Techniques Radio and TV Announcing Intro to TV Arts Theater Tech Intro to Cinema Contemporary Cinema Voice Diction / Naval Schooling Updated operation techniques of shipboard TV systems.;

Work Experience

Turf Paradise Race Course, Video Production Specialist ( Sep . 1997 - Present)
I operate pan and hand-held cameras for the track, shooting footage with the cameras for the races. I shoot b-roll footage for in-house promotions. I am very well versed in the operation of switchers and satellite decoders for national simulcasting.

Work Experience Continued

Video Media Productions, Video Camera Operator ( Oct . 1989 - Sep . 1997)
As a camera operator and grip I worked on in-house and location shoots, utilizing camera, VCR, lighting and audio equipment. Also experienced in one-man shoots for b-roll, inserts, low-end shoots; corporate, industrial videos, conventions, conferences, commercials, and infomercials. Also have experience in technical directing of multi-camera shoots.

Additional Skills

Skills: Reading, ,photography, history, film, music and popular culture. Traveling, hiking/camping, utilization of new technology.


Created a pulley device to aide in the elevation of cameras to mounted positions on camera locations (towers). Always show persistence to keeping equipment protected by requesting needed materials from superiors. Very versatile in capabilities of adapting to needed change via equipment or procedures.

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