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Engineer Operator

Lakewood, California, United States
March 11, 2019

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Jaime F Cuadros

Lakewood, CA 562-***-****


Experienced in live event studio production and post-production workflows, engineering and integration. Also experienced in implementing new systems and workflows with research, proof, design, documentation and training/mentoring. Background in photography.

Supervisor / Senior Specialist Broadcast Tech Services,

AT&T - DIRECTV Latin America Division, Long Beach, CA 1996-2018

Supervised, supported and performed all aspects of live event production broadcast.

Managed multiple simultaneous live event productions from ESU to good-night. Accommodated multiple simultaneous languages with region-specific graphics, branding, remote feeds, and audio delivered in multiple broadcasting standards. Troubleshooting of on-air systems.

Training, operation and support for all production roles: Technical Director, Audio Engineer (A1, A2), Editor, Graphics Operator, Assistant Director.

Feed coordinator: Managed inbound and outbound live feeds (HSDI, SDI, ASI, IP) encoding, decoding and trans-coding to production and distribution media formats.

Editor: Managed multiple inbound event records, creating highlight clips and programs, pre-game packages for live events.

Studio: Camera and lighting setup for practical and green screen sets.

Media acquisition: quality control, editing, trans-coding media files of multiple formats for distribution to multiple broadcast sites. Manage the flow of media through various stages of production until delivery for on-air playback and VOD.

Collaborated with project managers and architects through many generations of systems and technology upgrades, participated in analysis of vendor demonstrations.

Conceptualized and created visual workflow diagrams and training materials in AutoCAD, Visio, Power Point, and Excel. Developed training and support documents and SOPs.

Researched, developed and implemented new workflows. Advised and mentored relevant stake-holders and operators.

Participated in integration, completion testing and launch/implementation of multiple projects, including critical automation and broadcast control systems (UNIX/Linux).

Collaborated with the OTT/Set Top Box Group in development and improvement of the consumer-end experience, especially regarding proper audio selection options and alignment of interactive graphic display.

Video Technical Director, Audio Engineer, Video Playback/Record Operator

Mooseum Entertainment 2018-Current

Freelance live studio production support roles.

Consultant, Photographic and Visual Designing

Carla Pera Designs 2018-Current

Consultation on product photography and presentation. Graphic design for clients.

Master Control Operator, Sony – Game Show Network, Culver City, CA 1994-1996

Technical Director, IDB Communications Group, Culver City, CA 1992-1994

Master Control Operator, KSCI-18 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1990-1992


Editing/Effects, OS and Applications: Adobe CC Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop), Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Harris Imagine Velocity, MS Office Suite (Visio, Power Point, Access, Word, Excel), Autodesk AutoCAD, MacOS, Linux, Windows.

Media Asset Management: Telestream Flip Factory and Vantage transcoders, Aspera internet file transfer, Grass Valley, Harris Imagine SAN and NAS storage, Dell Isilon.

Playback & Record: Grass Valley Profile and K2 video servers, Harris Imagine Nexio Farad/Volt, Sony tape machines (HDW-D1800 HDCam, BVW-500A, BVW 75 BetaCam SP).

Production Equipment: Sony and Grass Valley switchers, Sony and Solid State Logic audio mixers, Clearcom, RTS, Sony on-line linear edit bays, Chyron, Deko, ORAD graphics platforms.

Master Control Equipment: Leitch, Miranda, Harris, Imagine, Pinnacle, Evertz, Sony, Grass Valley routers and DVEs, Evertz multiviewers, Miranda Vertigo XG, Miranda IS-750, Grass Valley iTX, Sencore IP Decoders, Harmonic Universal Media Players, Phillips/Alamar and Louth automation, various major and minor brand DA's, frame syncs, up/down/cross converters, delays, audio embed/de-embedders, aspect ratio converters (ARCs), multiviewers; encoders, subtitle and closed caption encoders/decoders, various telemetry and alarm systems.

Familiar with SDI, ASI, Video over IP, MPEG, TS, DVB, AES-EBU, MADI, Dolby.


California State University, Northridge

Work towards degree in TV and Film Production

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