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Social Media Operator

Newark, New Jersey, United States
November 21, 2017

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Riki S. Burks

Video Content & Social Media Production Consultant

Post box 1233, Edison NJ 08818-1233, USA

Phone voice: 732.***.****


Facebook: Riki B. Eyestarone

Capabilities overview:

I am a seasoned content-creation professional and straightest who for many years has effectively produced and leveraged conventional print, still and video-centric content for brand related marketing, customer services, social outreach and training utilizing classic broadcast and Internet Social Media distribution platforms.

Offered are skills in all aspects of production, management and forecasting as Executive Director/Producer, Producer, Writer, Director of Photography, Live-Action Video Director, Video/Audio Engineering, Still Photographer and Art Director. Skill-Set overview highlights:

Social Media Manager/Video Producer/Writer; with a multitude of successful presentations distributed across all existing media platforms. Have superlative written and presentation production skills coupled with experience generating proposals, memoranda, press releases, EPKs, scripts, grant proposals, and promotion materials. I’m knowledgeable in maximizing multiple Social Media platforms and channels.

Social Media Creation, Coordination, Straightest; develops, produces and deploys social media assets while implementing tracking metrics, analytic and media analysis tools for appropriate reporting. I’ve created and implemented fresh, sparkling multi-media social media straggliest for brand awareness, product adoption/support and social outreach using multi-discipline media content.

Video Director/Director of Photography; advanced directorial skills in both “film-style” and “live” uncontrolled multi-camera productions using a spectrum of video formats and production elements. I’ve used most all studio and field production cameras lenses and accessories including unique solutions such as the Gyro lens and as an internationally recognized Steadicam Operator.

Photographer/Art Director; have superior mastery of graphic elements along with thirty-plus years of published photographic commissions using techniques and styles in contemporary and classical including documentary, portraiture, product, publicity, interactive and interactive panoramic displays. My art direction includes the mastery and coordination of all elements of style including design & layout, art, graphics, color and font for pre/post press production of still and full-motion marketing presentations, brochures, posters, trade-show and live-staged promotional materials using Photoshop, Quark, ACDCC, Focus Magic, Neat, PPro, PowerPoint and other software solutions.

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Production Management; gained from the deployment and oversight of hundreds of productions in varied situations around the world. I am Well-versed in motivation, supervision, policy development and implementation. I’ve over seen fixed and mobile facility build-outs, asset integration, operation and oversight. I am knowledgeable regarding legal aspects and liabilities of media-communications including releases, insurance, union regulations, permitting and on-set security.

Audio/Video Media Engineering; (A1/A2)/ Stage & Video Lighting Designer; seasoned in both operation, acoustic design and engineering having conceived and built-out numerous single and multi-camera production/capture and post-production facilities, sound reinforcement and mobile recording systems in professional and broadcast environments. September 2016 - Present

Board of Directors; Brook Theater, Bound Brook, NJ The Brook Theater was opened in 1927 as a classic Vaudevillian proscenium stage designed by William E. Lehman and was home to a variety of acts including Tony Bennett and Jackie Gleason who entertained packed houses in what was an 850 seat “house.” “The Brook’s” opening coincided with the premiere of first talking picture, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson and a screen was added as the popularity of Vaudeville declined. While most theaters built in the era have been converted to movie multiplexes or simply demolished, the Brook Arts Center embraces the on-going presentation of both live and recorded media and in May of 2014 this 1920-era landmark was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. July 2016 - Present

EIC Video Engineer, StagelightElectric Productions Have been retained by a sound reinforcement and lighting company to design, purchase, and integrate the requisite facilities for a multi-camera iMag (image magnification) system for the client. The system is to be deployed for all manner of live performance including musical, theatrical, political, religious and corporate. 2015 - June 2016

Currently in-post production of a seven-camera, 58 audio-channel video presentation as Producer/Director/Robotic Camera Operator of this four-day a week live music and theatrical presentation entitled: Live Venue Video Performance & More. The series captures all manner of national and regional musical and theatrical performances. For the engineering I designed and integrated the seven-camera hybrid robotic/manned SD/SDI broadcast production system and continue in its operational maintenance. With the successful capture of the media-elements I augment and execute social media marketing and promotion across multiple platforms such as: Instagram, YouTube, twitter, Facebook, Periscope and Livestream. The engaging media-content promotions and campaigns to reinforce brand-awareness have utilized general postings as well as calendars, SEO/keywords with automated reporting. Review of factors such as engagement statistic including analytics, demographics, trends, feedback and opportunities provided expanded, leveraged distribution with increasing UE. 2013-2015

Designed and integrated (constructed) a multi-camera, broadcast video "flite-Pak" production system for

"The Track Show." This broadcast group produces live coverage of track and field events producing over 200 events annually. A technical highlight of the ensemble includes a bonded wireless, multi-channel Page 3 of 4

adaptive bitrate HD (high definition) Internet streaming solution providing full HD broadcast quality transmission without the need for conventional methodology such as satellite uplink trucks or microwave solutions.

2013-Present (select highlights)

On-going Engineering design and construction of broadcast production systems and on-going operation as Producer/Director/Robotic Camera Operator and production facilities owner for live recording of music video and broadcast and theatrical clientele.

Produced and directed a music video to support the California-based, national touring band “Metalachi” performing the classic rock song “The Ace of Spades” in their signature Southwestern Mariachi music style. The video was shot based on a concept suggested by Metalachi Producer/manager Eric Travis and was written and directed by NJ-based Director/Director of Photography Riki B. who also provided Steadicam operation and technical support. The editing was performed by NJ-based editor Vann Weller with Burks’ oversight.

Continued advanced Steadicam Operation for video production along with conventional EFP video production while designing and constructing several mobile multi-camera production systems in both truck- based and hybrid portable flite-Pak configurations. These were used for corporate and broadcast production. Most recently Riki B. introduced a 5-camera integrated wireless video production package with visual monitoring/live switching and 8-channel duplex wireless intercom system designed for fashion, festivals and live performance music.


Steadicam Operator/Inventor/Operator and trainer for Cinema Products (the original Steadicam manufacturer) for EFP and conventional productions for such broadcast television clients as ‘E!’ Entertainment Channel, ESPN, HBO, BET, ABC Network, General Media, CBS Network, BBC, WTN along with numerous independent producers, record companies and corporate video producers. Was personally trained by Steadicam inventor Garratt Brown and proudly became one of the first 100 International Operators of this award winning device.


Vice President: The Film Crew Production/Engineering design, construction and management of a broadcast production and editorial facilities: producing and directing, creation of Press Releases, Internal management and company forecasting, purchase of broadcast equipment and on-going operational supervision as Producer/Director/Camera Operator for live recording of music and theatrical presentations for broadcast television productions, corporate clients such as ESPN, BBC, HBO, Showtime, National Geographic PBS and regional TV stations along with numerous record company music video for distribution on MTV and other music-video services of the day.

Certifications, Awards, Education & licenses:

9th issue (16 years+) U.S.C.G. Master Captain’s License #937134 (100 Ton with Sailing & Towing endorsements) 2001 to present Certified ASA (American Sailing Association) Keelboat sailing instructor #20010346 2006 NJ Marine Law Enforcement Boating safety certification #R244296 2000 to present F.C.C. Radio Operators permit

2000 US Foundation Boating safety certificate #988105103385 2000 to Present EMT Current Aspects of Trauma Cardiac Care certificate #20114 1996 Microsoft Desktop Certification (Microsoft Windows 95) 1993 Emmy Award (as submitted by Comcast Corporation) Page 4 of 4

1993 HBO Cable ACE award

1993 United States Postal Service; Community In-Service Award 1989 to present IBEW local 1313 as mandated by employment by the CBS Television Network 1988 Certified Steadicam Operator training: by Garrett Brown (Oscar/Emmy winner Inventor/Operator) 1984 RCA Certified Broadcast Engineering technician: Electronic News Gathering 1978 BA Rutgers University Communications & Journalism 1977 Imero Fiorentino lighting design television lighting design advanced lighting training 1976 FCC First Class Broadcast Technician

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