John Densmore

Santa Monica, California

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I am a professional and reliable Video Producer/Shooter/Editor who has the proven experience in creating and guiding compelling broadcast quality content for digital world from pre to post production. Expert knowledge in FCP, Photoshop, camera techniques/operation and agency logistics.

My diverse production background has enabled me to be a valuable asset for clients such as City TV of Santa Monica and Fox Sports West as the Video Technician on live studio and field based broadcasts. As well as, high profile production agencies such as MRB Productions, Rock Hard Pictures and Motiv Films working on set as Videographer, Data Manager (DIT) and Camera Assistant. I gained agency experience with Motiv Films holding multiple roles as Assistant Editor, and assisting the EP with production logistics and script coverage. I relocated to Santa Monica from Washington DC where I held the title of Audiovisual Specialist as a contractor with the Army. Holding Secret security clearance I was entrusted to work with the client to develop a script, direct the shoot, edit and produce a final digital media product package for training, promotional, commemorative purposes. I coordinated between the client and venders to suite the audio/video needs and execute the proper goals the Army and other departments had. Setup and operated cameras, switcher, and audio board operation. I procured equipment rates and budgeted departmental costs. I also I also was part of the game day crew of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club as a HD Camera Operator, Shader, and Editor. Multi-role Editor responsibilities included ingesting XDcam footage, cataloging, archiving, creating highlight reel from pervious night game, website bonus features, and develop in house commercials for sponsors.

My references will tell you that I am a professional utility player who is easy to work with and develops great relationships. Managing important tasks, working in fast paced environments, and creating entertainment is my forte.


John Densmore

410-627-3425 |

Trusted Video Producer/Editor with proven experience in creating scripted, documentary, sport and live event content. Expert knowledge of editing techniques and a passion for creativity. Extensive skills in camera techniques and broadcast standards. Keen eye for detail that has fast paced on the fly camera, pre-production, and post-production editing skills with a “make it happen” attitude.
• Directing, HD Camera Operation, and Script Writing experience
• Final Cut Studio, AVID, After Effects, CS4 experience
• Live concert and sports production experience

Work Experience
Video Technician | City TV Santa Monica October 2010 - Present
• Perform on/off line editing for City TV programming projects, EPKs, sizzle reels
• Perform as Live Director using Tricaster switcher & Camera Operator on single or multiple camera field productions and studio setups
• Edit mini features packages in various compression formats for broadcast and web
Freelance June 2005 – Present
• Camera Operator/Control Room – Fox Sports West - continuous 2011
• Videographer - Nikon Commercial, Hero Dog Awards (Hallmark Channel) 2011 Hollywood Bowl Venue, Nokia Theatre & Panasonic “Living In HD” 2010
• AC, DIT - ESPN Promos, Disney/Michelle Obama Program, NatGeo series, Mattel, Spike, TNT commercials 2010-2011
• Motiv Films – Assistant in producing co-branded content for Spike 2010-2011
• Worked with celebrity talent Justin Timberlake, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Don Cheadle, Kevin Connolly, Blake Griffin, Mario Lopez, & Gisele 2010-2011
• Wedding, theatre, & special event videographer and photographer 2005-2011
• Directed & Produced music videos for Sonia & Disappear Fear 2009-2010
• Produced 14-part travel series on journey throughout Europe 2008
Game Day Crew | Washington Nationals Baseball Club April 2009 – Sept 2010
• Knowledge of broadcast standards & multi-camera switcher for live program directing
• Provided visual support for game day and private events
• Operated the Sony HD XDCAM PDW F355
• Prepped camera equipment and signal connectivity
• Color balanced and improvise camera shots quickly
• Camera Shader using Sony waveform monitor
• Editor - created game highlights, in-house sponsor commercials
• Assist in creating sponsor commercials with ball players
Audiovisual Specialist | US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Sept 2008 –Sept 2010
• Obtained a Secret Level security clearance
• Provided audio, video, photography, and animation support
• Created promotional and informational video packages
• Edited video and created special effects with quick turn around
• Researched, organized, & expedited production logistics
• Directed live multi-camera shoots using Sony Anycast video switcher
• Ingested various file formats for export across multi-platform devices
• Set up wide range of A/V equipment for conferences and events
• Worked in an HD environment with Panasonic P2 AG-HVX200 & Sony HVRZ1U
• Event and studio photographer with Nikon DX3 & Speedlight
• Executed work orders and communicated directly to the client
• Configured server rack to run local and government programming
Video Producer/ Editor | Seacrets Inc. April 2006 – January 2008
• Created weekly 30 second and 2 minute commercials airing on cable and Internet
• Produced, directed, and wrote clear, concise scripts
• Filmed, edited all TV commercials and special events
• Provided multi-role support to A/V team members
• Created promotional videos for local businesses and organizations
• Controlled and created a Comcast Spotlight $38,000 TV media plan
• Chroma Keying and studio lighting experience
Multimedia Specialist | MGH Advertising June 2005 - October 2005
• Packaged PR video highlights and created a montage of ad work done for new business
• Coordinated with Creative, PR, and Account Executives for client videos
• Updated company web page
• Converted and logged various video and audio formats for the Internet
• Provided Production Assistant/Grip for Towson University TV Commercial
TV Crew | Ripken Baseball Aberdeen Ironbirds Summer 2004 and 2005
• Held Director, Videographer, Graphics, Compixs, Vplay, Matrix, and Audio Mixer positions
• Staged player interviews
• Gained technical & troubleshooting skills by checking the functionality of the equipment
• Created game day graphics of players and sponsors using Photoshop

B. S. in Mass Communication, Video Production and Advertising May 2005
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland Graduated Cum Laude
• University Honors Convocation – Awarded for outstanding excellence in field of study
• Dean’s list six semesters
• Dean’s Colloquium Dinner Honoree
• Cross Country & Track Team All AMCC Conference Honors

College Experience
Directed Study September 2004 - May 2005
Soccer Team Documentary
• Produced 80 minute documentary
• Director, Camera Operator, & Editor
• Conducted interviews & worked in various outdoor environments
Channel 3, Frostburg State University 2003 - 2005
FSU Volleyball and Basketball games
• CG, camera, and audio operator
Directed Music Video
• Planned pre-production, production, and post-production
• Performed Analog editing
Conferences and Events 2004 - 2005
• Planned and marketed Maroon 5 and The Starting Line to perform at university

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