EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

July 2005 to Present CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, Panorama City, California.

Senior Technician.  Responsible for: engineering component, composite, and high resolution switching systems; DLP and LCD projection; assisting with L.E.D. walls; hand-held and long glass camera operating; directing cameras; tape op; linear and non-linear editing; dubbing videotapes; editing PowerPoint presentations and computer graphics; supporting speakers in both breakout and general sessions.

Equipment Utilized Includes: Folsom Encore; Vista Spyder; Grass Valley Kayaks; Watchout; Fresco; DPI and LCD projectors; Various HD and SD Cameras; GVG Turbos; Doremis; Adtec Edje; Firefly; Computer Networking, e.g., routers, hubs and switches; software for PC and Mac; and basic AV equipment, e.g., Video Monitors, DVD Players, VCRs, small PA systems, etc.

February 2000 to July 2005 MSI PRODUCTION SERVICES, San Diego, California.

Senior Technician.  Responsible for: engineering component, composite, and high resolution switching systems; DLP and LCD projection; hand-held and long glass camera operating; directing cameras; calling shows; linear and non-linear editing; dubbing videotapes; editing PowerPoint presentations and computer graphics; supporting speakers in both breakout and general sessions.

Equipment Utilized Included: Extron high resolution switchers; Grass Valley 110 Switchers; Echolab 5900; AVID; DPI and LCD projectors; Creston remotes; Various SD Cameras; various videotape playback formats; and basic AV equipment.    CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS

March 1994 to January 2000 VARIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDING WALA-TV, NBC NEWS, FARMER DAVE, THE GOLF CHANNEL.

Freelance and Part-time Video-grapher, Journalist, Editor, Writer, Producer, Director.  Responsible for:  making daily beat calls to government officials, reviewing press releases, generating and pitching story ideas, investigating and researching, contacting leads, arranging interviews, conducting interviews, video taping A and B roll, writing, linear and non-linear editing, setting-up and operating microwave trucks, coordinating satellite feeds, stage managing the WALA's Pensacola studio and filling in on assignment desk as needed, controlling PowerPoint computers, set-up and strike of basic to advanced theatrical and AV equipment.

Equipment Utilized Included:  various types of video cameras, linear and non-linear editing systems, microwave transmitters, various video routers, audio consoles LCD and 35mm projectors, video monitors, basic AV equipment, police scanners, and two-way radios

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES AND FORMAL TRAINING
  • Barco Certified for High Resolution Switchers from ImagePro to Encore.
  • Barco Certified Projectionist for Barco Products up to R12+
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of West Florida, Communications - Journalism and TV, Film, Radio Production.
  • Other Formal Third Party Training Includes: Vista Spyder, Hypotizer, Basic Barco LED, and Extron Image Processing.

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