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0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000

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leadership: skillfully direct freelance videographer crews and lead staff meetings to ensure all staff remain abreast of happenings and specific roles. trained crewmembers on camera and other studio equipment when necessary, prior to show times and during rehearsals. develop sop for all crew members to have on hand during all productions. set up and schedule all freelance personnel - using their strongest skills for each particular show to ensure a smooth production.


producer: function as producer on video shoots as necessary. sit in on production meetings with clients to provide support and guidance to answer any technical questions regarding computer issues, like powerpoint presentations, overhead slides, and internet connections. assist the production manager in resolving scheduling conflicts and to find the best solution for all parties involved.


equipment repair: develop work orders when necessary for repair of equipment. coordinate with vendors during the repair process and keep the project manager up to speed on the situation. review all correspondence regarding all repaired and ordered equipment from vendors.


client relations: assist the clients prior to airing their show with all the powerpoint slides by giving positive input on how to rebuild the powerpoint, to gain the most impact for their viewing audience, including color backgrounds changes, font sizes and colors, and adding animation. interact with producers and clients to provide any addition suggestions they may enhance their show or field shoots. developed a log to track and maintain the master tape library system for all the live and pre-taped shows, and field videos.


equipment knowledge: avid media composer 1000, grass valley production switcher, model 200/250, pinnacle 9000i digital production switcher, gv kalypso digital switcher, sony dvs 8000 switcher, bts 910 and 91 studio cameras, sony dxc-d50 studio cameras, sony 600 and 700 digital field cameras, tsm (mcs-4000) robotic camera system, polycom teleconference system, sony d2 composite digital video cassette recorder, sony dvw a500 digital video cassette recorder, tektronix 1740a waveform/vector monitor


computer proficiencies: word, excel, powerpoint, networking and routing systems, photoshop, acrobat, dream weaver, flash, fireworks after effects, digital fusion and nuke compositing software,  maya 3d software, lightwave software, and rebuilding and maintaining computer systems.





professional experience        


independent contractor                                                                         2006 c present

technical director/camera operator
address, woodbridge, virginia zip
grade: n/a; last promotion: n/a
hours worked weekly: 00 hours
salary: $ needed annually 

supervisor's name: needed, supervisor's phone: needed

permission to contact: yes

         stand as technical director and/or camera operator for clients such as reuters, voice of america, hud, and alharra.

         operate television, video, or motion picture camera to photograph images or scenes for various purposes, such as tv broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

         coordinate activities of radio or television studio and control-room personnel to ensure technical quality of picture and sound for programs originating in studio or from remote pickup points.

         plan and arrange for special effects requested by supervisory personnel.

         assign work to technical personnel engaged in controlling and maintaining lights, audio and video control equipment, microphones, and cameras.

         observe picture through monitor and scopes to gives instruction to video operator concerning shading or camera operator concerning composition desired.

         controls switcher-mixer unit to switch cameras, fade from one picture to another, or superimpose one image upon another as indicated by script or as cued by director.

         change positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment to change focus, exposure, and lighting.

         frame and compose each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.

         interact with directors, sound and lighting technicians, electricians, and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements.

         instruct camera operators regarding camera setups, angles, distances, movement, and variables and cues for starting and stopping filming.

         observe sets or locations for potential problems and to determine filming and lighting requirements.

         operate zoom lenses, changing images according to specifications and rehearsal instructions.

         prepare slates that describe the scenes being filmed.


e.l. hamm/postal satellite training network                                                  1998 c 2006

technical director, 1999 to 2006
address, potomac, maryland zip
grade: n/a; last promotion: n/a
hours worked weekly: 00 hours
salary: $ needed annually 

         functioned as technical director, junior engineer, videographer, lighting, floor director, and producer in the production of training videos and live broadcasts for the us postal service.

         operated sony 600 & 700 digital cameras for field shoots to produce training videos, promos, and live interviews.

         designed new studio set using 3-d graphic software.

         created show opening using lightwave 3-d and adobe photoshop.

         acted as liaisons between engineering and production departments.

         interacted with promotions directors to produce video promotions.

         discussed with operations directors to formulate and maintain fair and attainable technical policies for programs.

         lead technical aspects of productions, checking and switching between video sources, and taking responsibility for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics.

         assessed filter options, lens choices, and the visual effects of objects being filmed with photography directors and video operators.

         abided by instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes.

         monitored production to ensure that programs conform to production specifics.

         observed pictures through monitors, and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.

         operated equipment to produce videos, programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.

         set up and executed video transitions and special effects such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary.

         assigned duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.

         switched between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.

         responsible for the operation of multiple effect bank production switchers in live and taped broadcasts.

         utilized routers, patching equipment, vectorscopes, waveform monitors, and setting camera irises before broadcast.

         assisted in maintaining and repairing all equipment and performing satellite uplink operations.

         wrote and maintained maintenance and repair logs for the production switchers, cameras, audio and lighting equipment when necessary.

         mastered the use of lighting instruments, placement of studio lighting grids, floor stands for productions, field lighting for videos, promos, and live interviews.

         trained workers in use of equipment such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights, routers, patching equipment, vectorscopes, waveform monitors, and setting camera irises.

         participated in all production meetings with clients to provide support and guidance and to answer any technical questions.

         analyzed work orders and specifications to determine locations of subject material, work procedures, sequences of operations, and machine setups.

         read charts and compute ratios to determine variables such as lighting, shutter angles, filter factors, and camera distances.

         selected and assembled cameras, accessories, equipment, and film stock to be used during filming, using knowledge of filming techniques, requirements, and computations.

         setup cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects.

         used cameras in any of several different camera mounts such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted.

         viewed films to resolve problems of exposure control, subject and camera movement, changes in subject distance, and related variables.

         setup a meeting and coordinate the best times with the client to discuss the proper avenue on how to best approach their projects.

         worked with clients by assisting them in writing scripts one or hiring professional script writers and casting sag actors.


studio technician, 1998 to 1999
address, potomac, maryland zip
grade: n/a; last promotion: n/a
hours worked weekly: 00 hours
salary: $ needed annually 

         carried out various in-studio camera functions during live and taped broadcasts.

         operated various equipment including tsm mcs-4000 robotic camera system and sony 600 & 700 digital cameras for field shoots.

         calibrated studio lighting for broadcast productions.


military experience

us marine corps, sergeant e-5      

  • stationed in quantico, va; okinawa, japan; jacksonville, nc; and cherry point, nc
  • tad in philippines and korea
  • directed up to 20 automotive personnel.
  • scheduled daily activities including classroom assignments.
  • trained personnel in weapon tactics and automotive repairs.
  • supervised maintenance and construction activities, and assured compliance with safety procedures.
  • evaluated performance of personnel, wrote performance reports, and made recommendations for promotions.



certification, videoworks production program, the sheffield institute for the recording arts, phoenix, md, november 1997


amphibious warfare school, nonresident program, usmc, november 1987


the basic school, nonresident program, usmc, september 1987


staff nco academy, nonresident program, usmc, january 1987


certification, advanced automotive mechanic, usmc, camp lejeune, nc                  

(730 hours training), june 1983


certification, basic automotive mechanic, usmc, camp lejeune, nc                                  

(450 hours training), march 1981



-         numerous telly awards as technical director/videographer

-         non-commissioned officer of the year, presentation of nco sword, us marine corps

-         sea service deployment ribbon, us marine corps

-         certificates of good conduct, us marine corps

-         letter of appreciation, us marine corps

-         rifle expert badge, us marine corps


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