Jeff Tart

Milford, Connecticut

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Madison Square Garden Varsity Network and Cablevision Corporation
New York, Connecticut and Westchester (August 2000 to May 2013)

Director & TD
• Direct and TD live and taped productions by instructing the production crew and anchors
• Coordinate and execute all aspects of a fast-paced production
• Communicate a clear and concise flow of information to those involved during the broadcast 

• Oversee all aspects of the production such as lighting, camera positions, backgrounds and audio
• Ability to think quickly in a pressure situation
• A leader during productions and an active problem-solver after the show
• Block studio cameras and instruct technicians of possible movements prior to production

• Coordinate rundown to include video, audio and graphic requirements before the production
• Pitch, research, write and develop stories for sports, politics and entertainment programming
• Supervise and assist in all phases of field shooting
• Contact remote game coaches, set up player interviews and shoot times
• Organize tapes, research and graphic needs
• Thoroughly and effectively complete production assignments on schedule and within budget
• Guide director and production staff through rundown and unexpected changes
• Call all replays and graphics needs during remote game productions

Operations Manager
• Oversee logistics planning for remote games and coordinate with facility management
• Train technical staff on shooting, editing and producing packages
• Create daily schedules and show rundown for studio crew and talent
• Oversee all remote game set-ups and ensure adherence to fire code regulations
• Demonstrate proper camera composition, shading, lighting and audio operation as needed
• Experienced ENG Shooter, Final Cut Pro and Avid editor
• Negotiate contracts and coordinate rental agreements
• Manage property contracts and secure all necessary production permits
• Hire and train technical staff and freelancers
• Technical specialist for NFL weekly show on MSG; “Unnecessary Roughness with Jay Glazer”
• Manage crew of 35 and ensure high production quality
• Resolve employee conflicts and manage diverse personalities

Freelance Technical Specialist
• Producer, Director, Technical Director, Editor, Audio and Camera Operator for various shows &
remote sporting events (Rutgers football and basketball, NEC basketball and hockey, MLB and NHL)
• Associate Producer for NY Mets baseball
• Associate Producer for North East Conference men’s basketball
• Proficient in all areas of a remote and in-house production studio
• Final Cut Pro and Avid editor

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