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Michael Brown

Lancaster, Ohio

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Work Experience
Self-Employed, Columbus, Ohio, January 2013 – Present
Columbus Metropolitan Club, Director, A1

Self-Employed, Columbus, Ohio, April 2012 – Present
Independent Associate Director for Away Broadcasts, MLS Soccer

Self-Employed, Columbus, Ohio, November 2010 – Present
Classic Teleproductions Independent Producer, Director, A1, A2, Camera Operator

Ohio News Network, Columbus, Ohio, May 4, 1999 – August 31, 2012
Operations Supervisor, January 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012
Coordinate daily operations including production planning and technical support. Distribute work assignments to production teams, ensure work is completed on time, and confirm the quality of work is consistent with expectations. Maintain a close working relationship with engineering for equipment maintenance. Sustain a work environment with high performance standards and personal accountability. Write presentations, proposals, progress reports, and procedure manuals. Make recommendations for the operational and capital budget. Maintain current knowledge of the production and post-production process.

Production Supervisor, June 2000 – January 2012
Design and communicate workflow procedures to directors in order to meet programming and production needs. Schedule, train and evaluate directors on a regular basis. Meet with various departments, such as news, sales and traffic, to produce news and non-news programming including every step from pre-production to on-air playout. Work with engineering on various projects to insure equipment is working properly. Write memos, e-mails, create spreadsheets, etc. to communicate upcoming events, record schedules, staff schedules, daily programming needs, etc.

Director, May 1999 – June 2000
Direct and Technical Direct studio and remote productions. Run various crew positions as needed when not directing. Utilize video switcher, audio console, graphics workstation, still store, video server, studio camera and other production equipment. Set-up studio props and sets. Work with news in the pre-production of various show formats.

Self-Employed, Columbus, Ohio, November 2010 – March 2011
Independent Technical Manager, A1, & Camera Operator

WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, West Virginia, June 1994 – May 1999
Director, June 1997 – May 1999
Direct and Technical Direct studio productions. Run various crew positions as needed when not directing. Utilize video switcher, audio console, graphics workstation, still store, studio camera and other production equipment.

Master Control Operator, October 1994 – June 1997
Perform MCO duties as necessary including automation programming, record and prepare programs for air using various automation systems and server technology. Complete dub requests utilizing tape machines and DVD technology. Perform quality control on all programs and commercials. Run tape playback position for news programs. Maintain Transmitter Logs.

Production Assistant, June 1994 – October 1994
Ran various crew positions as needed utilizing audio console, graphics workstation, still store, studio camera and other production equipment.

LZG Productions, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1992 – 1993
Partner


Skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office, ENPS, Photoshop, and other software.
Knowledge of multiple switcher platforms including Kahuna
Good working knowledge of multiple computer systems
Graphic design and CG operation on Deko, Chyron INFINIT!, and Duet Hardware and software using Paintshop Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
Production and postproduction using HDCam, DVCPro, DV, Betacam SX, Betacam SP, ¾” and SVHS formats.
Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro
Linear and non-linear audio editing
Working knowledge of most equipment found in production control rooms and production trucks

I have been in the industry since 1992.

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