Rachel Appel

Somerville, Massachusetts

About Me

Master of Arts – Media Arts Emerson College – 2006
Bachelor of Science – TV/Radio Production Northeastern University – 2003

Studio Manager – Somerville Community Access Television Somerville, MA
February 2011 – January 2014
• Produce TV programs in the studio and the field, also working with members and non-profits on TV productions • Oversee all operations, from signal flow through programming; manage/troubleshoot computers, video equipment, website • Develop new projects that enhance the station’s value to its members and the community; recruit new members • Teach video editing classes, as well as studio and field production workshops for adults and children Associate Producer – Wellesley Community Access Corporation
Wellesley, MA
January 2009 – March 2010; June 2010-February 2011 • Video taped events, edited shows, developed new content, and created news packages and full length programming • Served as technical director, floor director, audio switcher, and camera operator for live news programs
Permanent Television Video Substitute (MTEL certified) – Wellesley High School
Wellesley, MA
March 2010 – June 2010
• Teach Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced, and Intensive Television Production to grades 9-12 • Guide students through projects from pre-production through final editing stages; manage studio equipment A/V Technician – Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
May 2009 – January 2010
• Set up and operated equipment for live events, such as microphones, video recorders, and sound mixing equipment Associate Producer – LaunchPad Media
Watertown, MA
June 2008-December 2008
• Plan/conceptualize production arrangements, manage website renovations, monitor scheduling, and handle budgeting Videographer and Audio Technician – Eclipse Video Services
Cambridge, MA
August 2005-December 2006
• Video taped focus groups, meetings, and special events; set up and tested all audio and video equipment.

Freelance Video Production and Editing:Fidelity Investments, Mellon Trust, Foot Joy, The Mass Department of Probation, Goldman Sachs, The Fenway Art Academy, Brighton and Watertown Public Schools, Sun Life, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Pine Street Inn, PBS, Comcast

Awards:
Alliance for Community Media’s 2012 National Hometown Media Award, winner in the category of Overall Excellence in Public Access $300K-$650K, Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region’s 2013 Video Festival, winner in the categories of Music and Performance and PEG Promo

Skills and Programs:
Final Cut Pro 7 and X; Studio and Field Production; Lighting; Avid; Motion; Web Conversion Programs; Photoshop; Telvue Princeton Server; NewTek Tricaster; Soundtrack; Livetype; Compix Graphics; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Social Media

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