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Accomplished national award winning Film/Video Producer/Director, Cinematographer, Editor with extensive years of expertise. Managed and supervised high end production from conception to delivery. Currently seeking return to fulltime position (due to pandemic), open to PT and Freelance opportunities, with my goal to return to fulltime employment
Expert, Award Winning Cinematographer,
Editing (Premiere Pro, FCPX, Da Vinci Resolve)
Scriptwriting, Director, Editor
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop to AE)
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & Sony
Creating and maintaining client relationships
Preparing & negotiating budgets
Film/Video On Location/Studio Lighting
Video/Film Production Management
Video Producer/Editor 09/2020 to Current
PB Films – Minot, ND
Creating high-end video projects for clients
Managing all video phases from concept to completion Negotiating budgets with various clients from small to large Stayed up to date on video/film trends
Honored with numerous award for Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Commercials, Best Documentary to Best Music Video
Temp Video Production Manager 03/2019 to 09/2019
Noble Inc – Williston, ND
Created feature length in house documentary celebrating companies first 10 years in business Managed all video shoots including in house promos, corporate videos, web-ads Provided recommendations for all video gear and editing systems Interviewed staff and owners to obtain vital information for our documentary and their story of the company
Recommended video and editing gear for all in house productions Creative & Director (PT) 04/2017 to 02/2018
Minot Area Council Of Arts – Minot, ND
Created promos to video bios for each member of our organization Updated and created events on social media of our members and arts community Still Photographer for all promotional events
Transported and prepared equipment for shoots.
Pitched ideas, developed concepts and produced online content to develop brand content. Edited video projects for MACA using Premiere Pro. Managed office, phone calls to greeting visitors/guest Custodian 12/2015 to 03/2017
Minot Public Schools & The Commons At Southgate – Minot, ND
- Cleaned assigned rooms for area public schools, including vacuuming to trash disposal for classrooms, hallways, sports area and individual apartment complexes Camera Operator/Studio Crew 12/2014 to 12/2015
WFAA-TV – Dallas, TX
Operated all studio, remote and camera gear for nightly broadcasts Moved and prepped all sets, adjusted cameras and lighting for daily use Operated studio lights and changed bulbs.
Set up lighting and audio for on-site and on-location filming, recorded footage and resolved technical issues.
Operated studio cameras during shooting to obtain high-quality shots. Interacted with directors, producers and talent while remaining focused and professional at all times. Lead Director/Cinematographer/Producer 03/2008 to 08/2009 KWHD-TV Productions – Denver, CO
Lead Producer/Director/Cinematographer for all department video productions, recorded and live Conducted production meetings each video project to discuss project status, objectives and related concerns.
Placed microphones in specific locations to maximize audio quality. Transported and installed equipment for live events, including weddings and concerts. Set and maintained organized and detailed schedules for production. Handled technical setup such as lighting and sound for each shot. Safely transported video and audio equipment to various locations Used video cameras to record component shots at over different locations. Managed pre-production tasks such as developing content plans and overall message for various projects.
Configured shots based on daily needs, weather and lighting conditions and available equipment. Collaborated with specialists, producers and designers to produce original video content for daily projects.
Maintained project costs through careful budgeting and monitoring of expenditures. Planned video shoots in studio and remotely by managing production through all stages to completion. Education
Bachelor of Arts: Film/Video Production 12/1997
Montana State School of Film - Bozeman
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Multiple national awards for Excellence in Cinematography, Directing, Editing 2009, 2016-2020: Film Director, Cinematographer, Editor to Producer: commercials, documentaries, music videos to 1/2 hour programming: Please inquire for details
Military Service: Active Duty April 1989 - April 1993, US Air Force: Assist Sports Director, Physical Conditional Specialist