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Senior Producer

Arlington, VA
February 27, 2020

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Michael Buday

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Work Experience

Worked extensively in the museum exhibit media arena, producing a wide variety of films and interactive media programs designed to engage visitors through storytelling and exhibit media experiences. As senior producer, my responsibilities involved multiple dimensions of managing client relations and project management with respect to budget and schedule. I excelled at careful collaboration with client stakeholders, curators, and educators and at leading media production teams of film crews, art directors, video editors, scriptwriters, graphic and UX designers, programmers, and AV hardware integrators.

Extensive experience at conducting interviews with noteworthy people including political figures such as former President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Senator Barbara Mikulski and with musical artists such as BB King, Robert Plant, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Carrie Underwood, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, and Jon Bon Jovi. Seasoned director with field and studio production crews as on-stage talent director with musical artists Key' Mo' and NeYo as well as in-studio directing voice-over narration with country music artists George Strait and Steve Earle.

Executive Producer - Gtoo Media, Mar 2007 – Mar 2014 Executive responsibilities for directing the all the creative and media production, business development, and marketing of Gtoo Media as a separate partner entity to parent company Gallagher & Associates.

Battle tested as a producer and production manager with a “client comes first” prerogative. Core strength of collaborating with internal and external clients, vendors, and staff in terms of managing projects, meeting deadlines, supervising the team, and delivering results. INTERFACE MEDIA GROUP, WASHINGTON, D.C., DC

Account Executive / Producer, Apr 2005 – Feb 2007

Marketed services, developed sales opportunities, and oversaw post-production services production to ensure best practices for client base including The Smithsonian Museum of American Indian, the Architect of the Capitol, and the Peace Corp. CORTINA PRODUCTIONS, MCLEAN, VA

Production Manager, May 2002 – May 2004

Supervised a staff of associate producers, project coordinators and production assistants as well as outside project vendors including scriptwriters, graphic designers, animators, programmers, composers, and hardware providers.

Produced nearly 150 video and interactive media programs for museum exhibits including the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA), Frazier Historical Arms Museum

(Louisville, KY), and Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA). ADVANCE CONCEPTS, INC., VIENNA, VA

Account Executive / Producer, Jan 2000 – Apr 2002

Managed business communications including interactive multimedia and video for base of commercial and government clients including Freddie Mac, Discovery Communications, Navy Federal Credit Union, British Telecom, and the U.S. Agency for International Development



Senior Producer, Mar 2014 – June 2019

Produced a wide array of films and interactive media programs for clients including The Int’l Spy Museum, The GRAMMY Museums (CA and Mississippi), The Ray Charles Memorial Library, The Woody Guthrie Center, The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, The Carter Presidential Library, The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Franklin Science Museum, The Witte Natural History Museum, The May 4th Visitor Center at Kent State University, The Saint John Paul II Shrine, and The Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum (website). PROVISIONS LTD., MCLEAN, VA

Owner / Producer, Oct 1995 – Dec 1999

Founded company as core service provider of multi-media and video programs, specializing in business communications and marketing programs.

Clients included Bell Atlantic, MCI WorldCom, DirecTV, and National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative.


Communications Consultant, Mar 1985 – Nov 1994

Responsible for product launches, marketing plans, competitive analysis, and technical support. Responsible for developing and maintaining systems interface to facilitate MCI/Amway worldwide sales.

Dedicated to MCI’s largest client, Cable & Wireless PLC, with $60 million annual revenues. Responsible for expanding commercial client base including Macy’s, Liz Claiborne, and Telerate. Education


B.A. Communications, Dec 1983

Vice-President of Student Government


Continuing Professional Development, Aug 2006

Certificate in Museum Exhibition Design and Implementation UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Continuing Education, Sep 2011

Interactive Media - Conception to Development

Additional Skills

Proficient in video editing systems: Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro Proficient in MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google Drive suite Awards and Honors

2016 Bronze MUSE Award - American Alliance of Museums "Songwriter/Producer with Keb' Mo'" - GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

2010 Bronze MUSE Award - American Alliance of Museums "Curious Ben" - The Franklin Science Museum - Philadelphia, PA

2013 CINE Special Jury Awards: Best Production in Industrial – Arts "Kent State: A Turning Point" - May 4 Visitors Center at KSU

2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award: "Kent State: A Turning Point" - May 4 Visitors Center at KSU 2009 CINE Golden Eagle Award: "Life of a Recording: Herbie Hancock" - GRAMMY Museum at LA Live

2013 Event Design Awards: Gold in the Best Interactive Element - "Woody’s America" Interactive Map - Woody Guthrie Center -Tulsa, OK

2013 Telly Award (Silver): "Some Were Neighbors" - U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.

2011 Telly Award (Silver): " Ray of Light" - The Ray Charles Memorial Library & Museum - Los Angeles, CA

2010 Telly Award (Silver):" The Navy Years" - The Carter Presidential Library - Atlanta, GA 2009 Telly Award (Silver):" Life of a Recording: Herbie Hancock" GRAMMY Museum at LA 2017 Telly Award (Bronze): " Blues is Living History" - National Blues Museum - St. Louis, MO 2013 Telly Award (Bronze): "Made For You & Me" - Woody Guthrie Center - Tulsa, OK 2013 Telly Award (Bronze): "A Day In The Life" - John Deere Visitor Pavilion - Moline, IL 2009 Telly Award (Bronze): "Curious Ben" - The Franklin Science Museum - Philadelphia, PA 2001 Catalyst Awards (Silver) for USAID documentary “Driving Forces for Change” – India Zero Emissions Transportation Program

1991 MCI Chairman’s Inner Circle (Top 1% of all Business Markets) - MCI Circle of Excellence Awards - 1991, 1990, 1987

1994 Mid-Atlantic Song Writers – Honorable Mention for (3) compositions

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