My name is Ethan Cheeseman and I am a recent Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) graduate with an A.S. in Editing and Post Production. Currently, I am actively seeking employment opportunities relating to my major. Your current job posting appears to be an ideal fit for my qualifications. I am proficient (and most comfortable) editing with Final Cut Studio applications (Final Cut Pro 7, Color, and Compressor). In addition, I have a great deal of Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Encore experience. I am fully equipped with my own dual-monitor Mac Pro setup and editing applications that I use on a frequent basis. I would consider myself knowledgeable of video compression and the highest quality codecs used for distribution, especially for the flowing platforms: Online (YouTube / Vimeo), DVD (HD / Standard), and Blu-ray (3D / HD).
Also, I have a fair amount of on set experience. Common roles that I have taken on include: setting up lights, recording with dual-system audio, gaffing, AC, script supervising, slating, boom, and data wrangling. I have made almost every shoot day for over 10 student productions, logging over 200 hours on set. I really enjoy being on set because a lot needs to get done and it’s always a blast to help make the filming successful.
In addition to the above, I’ve interned at a local cable access show, Access To Democracy, where I worked as a part of a team to film and produce the shows. Some of my responsibilities include camera, sound, and live title cards. If you are interested, you can check out www.accesstodemocracy.com for more information about the show.