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Madison Mead

Marion, Iowa

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About Me

PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Two heads are better than one. Collaboration over competition. Put my clients needs above all else. Use my creative mind to work smarter not just harder. Master the art of my vocation.

RELEVANT WORK HISTORY

Videographer, Editor, Photographer, Media Designer, Location Manager, Tech. & Producer
Pro Video Productions Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA (2001-current freelance contractor)
• Conceived, wrote, shot & edited commercial, industrial, marketing, training & educational videos across the U.S.
• Taught myself Adobe Premiere Video Editing software & became the top video editor
• Earned leadership role in which I was responsible for directing, live switching supervising and managing teams as well as instructing and training new-hires
• Increased business revenue by adding photography to list of services

Producer, Co Writer, Editor, Videographer, Production Assistant & Actor (Freelance Contractor)
Various Production Companies (Travis Kraus, Lot C Productions, A Solutions CO., Laughing Monkey Prod…)
• Co-edited award winning film: Man & Woman (Best Film @ IMPA & Silver Eddy @ CRFF 2011)
• Photographer & Production Assistant for marketing shoot introducing the new RoGator by AGCO
• Co produced & was Director of Photography for local music documentaries & other live events
• Co wrote, produced & acted in the short films: After the O, Vigilance, Cutter, & Noir

495 Productions Inc. (NBC)
Videographer
• Camera Operator for the “home story” of the Iowa finalist on the TV show: Nashville Star

FOX Broadcasting Company
Grip/Lighting Technician Assistant
• Assisted Lighting Technician for an episode of the TV show: Nanny 911

1-888-TV-Crews Inc. (HGTV)
Grip/Lighting Technician Assistant
• Assisted Lighting Technician for an HGTV television show: Home Giveaway

Remote Productions Inc. (Mtv)
Production Assistant
• Assisted production for the Mtv TV show: Choose or Lose

Lot C Productions
Producer, Co Writer, Videographer, Production Assistant & Actor
• Co produced & was a camera operator for a music festival documentary • Camera Operator for the taping of several live music performances • Co wrote, produced & acted in the short Films: After the O, & Vigilance

Image Productions
Videographer
• Camera Operator for the taping of “Theatre Cedar Rapids” productions

Laughing Monkey Productions
Production Assistant & Actor
• Assisted production & was an actor for the feature films: Cutter & NoirInstaller III / AV Foreman

Digital Artist
Photo Pro, Cedar Rapids, IA (2.12-7.12)
• Retouched images: Removed background flaws, shadows, sun flare, reflections, shine on skin, blemishes, glass glare, braces & flyaway hairs. Replaced or swapped eyes, head, or person
• Restored images: Correct color & tone, remove spots, cracks, restore detail, replacing &/or extend backgrounds & reconstruct damage to face & clothing
• Enhanced images: Added vignettes, color correction, colorization & other effects
• Designed graphics, logos, captions, cards, print ads & posters.

TV Specialist, Videographer
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Altoona, IA (racing season)
• Oversaw & served all the audio & video needs of the Casino
• Ran satellite master control
• Edited video & executed other post-production projects
• Setup & teardown of work orders & casino events
• Operated broadcast video cameras & post production equipment for televised races & concerts
• Shot video of horse racing & other related material for use in a variety of productions

Photographer
Flash Portraits, West Des Moines, IA (8.10-4.11)
• Successfully entertained & inspired photographic subjects of all ages to relax, smile and pose naturally
• Shot portraits in studios & on-location
• Used techniques such as lighting & composition to flatter subjects or to create mood & affect
• Operated and oversaw all functions of the Studio without supervision

CEC Communications Engineering Company, Ankeny, IA (6.14–)
• Cable pulling and installation of AV equipment, AMX & Crestron control systems as well as nurse call & security systems for corporate clients.
• AV Project Foreman for John Deere, Casey’s Corp, The USDA & others including a 3 month AV project for a new 3 story Pioneer / DuPont administrative facility.
• In charge of quality control for the installation at Microsoft’s new data center & lead the cable pulling team.

Theatre Technician
Legion Arts at C.S.P.S, Cedar Rapids, IA (art gallery & performance venue)
• Ran lights, sound & general setup for plays, performance art, live music, open mics & other shows
• Produced video to show gallery layout to prospective artists

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & PROFICIENCIES

Hardware:
• Video production/Videography (Digital video cameras (DV), Broadcast video cameras & video switchers/scalers/converters)
• Audio (Microphones, Wireless microphone systems, Audio mixing consoles, Sound boards, Mixers, Amplifiers, Equalizers, Recording Equipment, Digital audio recorders & Speaker systems)
• Projection systems (LCD/DLP projectors, Overhead projectors, Slide projectors, Projection screens, Flat screen LCD/Plasma/DLP Televisions & Monitors)
• Lighting equipment (Photographic, Stage or studio lighting)
• Photography (SLR digital cameras, 35 millimeter film cameras, Computer scanners, Photocopiers & printers)

Software:
• Video Editing (Adobe Premier & AVID Media Composer)
• Photo imaging & graphic design (Adobe PhotoShop & Illustrator, Lightroom, Corel Draw Graphics Suite)
• Microsoft Office Suite

EDUCATION

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
• Communications Media (TV production, radio)
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• Technical Theatre (sound, lights, set design, set construction)
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