John J. Hawkins

Graham, Texas

About Me

10+ years in Non-Linear Editing: Final Cut Pro, AVID, Premiere

Highly proficient in After Effects and Photoshop

Videography and still photography

Knowledgeable in video formatting for ideal playback across multiple platforms

Other skills include production management, directing, television writing and lighting

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Feb 2009 - Present Self Employed Graham, Texas
Scene Marketing, Media and Production
Upon returning to Texas after 7 years living abroad, I started my own company. I service clients in North Texas with everything from video production to direct mail to social media management. My video work has been purchased by Wal-Mart for use in a national ad. I shoot, edit and sell sponsorships for a high school football hihghlight reel. And thanks to my efforts in video production and a strong social media campaign, Graham Drive In was awarded a free digital projector from Honda’s Project Drive In, a nationwide contest with a prize valued at $80,000.

Nov 2004–2009 Cayman 27 Grand Cayman, BWI
Commercial Producer/Graphic Design
The bulk of my responsibility at Cayman 27 was writing, shooting and editing commercials for clients on Grand Cayman. While there, I was awarded the Caribbean Broadcasting Union “Best Commercial Spot of 2008” for an ad I directed and edited for Cayman Airways. I also worked on several well-received documentary projects, as well as supporting the news department with camera operations during live events.

Sept 2002–Sept 2004 TV2 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Commercial Producer/Graphic Design
Responsible for conceiving, writing, shooting, and editing commercials, station promotions and original programming. I also supported the programming and news departments as a videographer, director, editor, graphic artist, and producer. I created the graphics and on-air look for two of the award winning programs on TV2.

Feb 2000–Feb 2002 KFDX/KJTL-NBC/FOX Wichita Falls, TX
Creative Services
At this station I began as an Associate Producer, but within a year was promoted to Photo Journalist, and then Creative Services Producer. In this position, I was responsible for working with the sales department to conceive spots based on client desire and feedback. Then I would write, shoot, and edit commercials on a daily basis, often with very little turn around time. Here I honed the ability to work quickly, while still delivering high quality results.

2013 Honda Project Drive In Winner
2008 Caribbean Broadcasting Union “Best Commercial Spot”
2004 Telly Award - Editing - “CalypsoOGRAPHY”
2004 Telly Award – Graphics – “From Then to Now”
2004 Telly Award - Promotions - “Black History Month”

I have been in the industry since 2000.

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