Film Equipment

SKILL SETS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Professional experience working in collaborative team environments.

  • Strong organizational skills - prioritizes to meet project deadlines.

  • Works in a team-based, fast-paced atmosphere on multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion, collaborating with 

       stakeholders, educators, faculty, course developers, instructional designers, SMEs, video producers, editors, and other team mates -               in office settings as well as remotely.

  • Provides quality assurance and attention to detail in creating and reviewing work.

  • Adheres to and follows corporate brand guidelines and workflow best practices.

  • Collaborates with project stakeholders/team members to develop concepts that align with content best practices and brand guidelines.

  • Tracks projects and project deliverables using project management software and spreadsheets.

  • Uses project management and database software to build timelines and track project progress and final deliverables.

  • Plans and runs both studio and location shoots, including location and talent scouting and scheduling, creating equipment lists, and overseeing equipment packing.

  • Field and remote video production, including operating, or overseeing audio, camera, and light equipment while working collaboratively with talent and team members.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously with great efficiency and attention to detail.

  • Provides content output quality assurance and attention to detail in performing reviews, edits, graphic creation, and final video output.

ONLINE & BROADCAST VIDEO PRODUCTION

  •  Professional experience operating video cameras, lights, mics, audio, and camera support equipment.

    • RED cameras and REDCODE file format

    • Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and JVC Professional DV Cameras

    • Canon & Nikon Professional Digital Cameras (Stills)

    • Sony Dockable Betacam SP & Digital Betacam Field Decks

    • Canon & Nikon Zoom Lenses w/Extenders, 4x4 Matte Boxes & Filters

    • Anton Bauer Camera Batteries & Chargers

    • Sony Wireless Mic Systems

    • Bogen, Manfrotto and Sachtler fluid head tripods

  • Fluent with a wide variety of location and in-studio audio recording equipment

  • Sets up and utilizes lighting equipment / lighting grids and spots

    • Lowell Softlight, Transkit & Ambikit lighting equipment

  • Experience shooting with cyc walls and green screens.

  • Responsible for production duties for location and studio filming.

  • Works collaboratively as a member of in-house video teams creating professional educational video and media content in shared asset work environments.

  • Learns new technologies and techniques as video production standards and workflows evolve.

  • Incorporates new technologies into project workflows – for example, drone cameras.

 

ONLINE & BROADCAST VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION

  • Professional experience in all areas of post-production, including video editing, audio mixing, color correction, animation, static and motion graphics creation, audio and video compression, and online distribution.

  • Professional experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encoder, Photoshop).

  • Utilizes non-linear editing technologies: 

    • Data Translation Media 100

    • Avid Media Composer 8000

    • Radius Videovision Studio

    • Adobe Premiere Pro

    • DPS Spark Firewire Card

    • Newtek Video Toaster & Video Toaster Flyer

  • Hands-on experience with Grass Valley professional broadcast video switchers​

  • Responsible for non-linear video editing of content for live classroom-based instructor-led courses, MOOCs, online and virtual courses, and marketing initiatives 

    • Nonlinear editing (NLE) video editing and color correction experience with Adobe Premiere Pro.

    • Special Effects/Animation with Adobe After Effects. Creates/modifies graphics in After Effects.

    • Graphics Design with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

    • Audio production, mixing and editing with Adobe Audition.

      • Directs and engineers audio recording sessions and voice-overs.

      • Digitally edits audio.

  • Works with RED Workflows (Premiere, Avid)

  • Edits content from provided edit decision lists (EDLs).

  • Uses independent, personal judgement on best takes, angles, and story structure.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION

  • 2D graphics / Animation Content production with Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Acrobat.

  • 3D graphics / Animation Content production: Maya, 3D Studio Max, Lightwave, Bryce. Poser, Fuse.

  • Expert-level Microsoft PowerPoint presentation production skills.

  • Distributes to Mobile Social Media: Yammer, Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION & DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Adds annotations, titles, descriptions, calls-to-action, thumbnails, and other associated media and metadata to video and media content before it is published.

  • Edits, encodes, reviews and prepares educational content for a variety of digital distribution channels.

  • Publishes/uploads content to digital distribution channels - including YouTube, Bandcamp, others - using proper compression and codecs.

  • Responsible for archiving projects and video assets.

  • Assists with digital asset management.

  • Organizes and tracks assets with file and digital asset management best practices in shared workflow environments.

  • Experience with the following Asset Management Systems, Content Management Systems and Workflows:

    • Canto

    • Extensis Portfolio

    • Adobe Bridge

    • Adobe Experience Manager

    • Documentum

    • Vignette

    • Sharepoint

    • Google Folders


ONLINE EDUCATION

  • Expertise with ADDIE, Instructional System Design (ISD) methodology, adult learning theory and curriculum architecture.

  • Effectively uses technology to help expand learning, development and manage change across organizational functions.

  • Experience and expertise with embedding video into eLearning modules using authoring tools.

    • Adobe Captivate, Adobe eLearning Suite

    • Articulate 360, Studio, Storyline, Rise

    • Trivantis Lectora

    • Tunesmith Camtasia

    • others

  •  Demonstrated experience turning video content into SCORM conformant instructional objects.

  •  Experience uploading video courses to Learning Management Systems to deliver training across global enterprises.

    • Blackboard

    • Canvas

    • edX

    • Coursera

    • SABA

    • SumTotal Enterprise Suite

    • Cornerstone

    • Success Factors

    • Litmos

  • Uses LMS to deliver and track employee access to learning objects across global enterprises. Creates/runs LMS reports.

  • Virtual Classroom System Experience:

    • Interwise

    • Saba Centra

    • WebEx

    • Moodle

    • Adobe Connect

    • Microsoft Lync/Skype

MUSIC

  • Bachelor's Degree - Cum Laude - Music Production & Engineering - Berklee College of Music - Class of 1986.

  • Hands-on music industry / music business experience as Editor of Home & Studio Recording magazine (1990).

  • Helped to create Bachelor of Fine Arts/Music degree program - College of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM (1993).

  • Live music performance experience (violin, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards) in:

    • Orchestras

      • Elementary, Middle and High School Orchestras

      • All-State (MA and FL) Honor Orchestras

      • GBYSO (Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra)

      • College Orchestra

        • Miami-Dade Community College​

      • Pit Orchestras

        • Broadway musicals (Miami-Palmetto High School )

        • Opera (Miami-Dade Community College​)

    • Jazz Ensembles

      • Miami-Palmetto High School Stage Band

      • Berklee College of Music Jazz Ensembles

    • Cover/Rock Bands

    • Folk and Flamenco Duos

    • Solo artist.

  • Possesses strong musical background and professional-level skills in music theory, composition, and arrangement.

  • Significant experience as an active composer, arranger, and producer in a variety of contemporary music styles, with emphasis on sequencing, hybrid and electronic productions, writing for social media / multimedia.

  • High level skills in music production both using current music software (DAW) and in conventional recording studios.

  • Engineers in pro level recording studios for video soundtracks, radio & TV commercials, jingles.

    • Production expertise - engineering in pro level recording studios for video soundtracks, radio & TV commercials, jingles.

      • Audio recording equipment: Microphones, Multitrack tape decks, automated mixing desks

      • Audio sweetening equipment: reverbs, EQs, compressors, limiters, mic pre-amps, noise gates.

      • Digital audio workstations (DAW): Avid Pro Tools, Propellerhead Reason, Logic Pro, Korg Gadget.

      • Audio sound editing: Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge, Propellerhead ReCycle.

      • Hardware synth programming: Korg M1, Roland XP-80, Yamaha DX-7, Kurzweil K2000, Ensoniq SQ-80.

  • Deep understanding of and experience with emerging music technologies

    • Beta Tester, Kurzweil K2000 sampling keyboard

    • Beta Tester, Propellerhead Reason DAW​

  • Uploads & distributes audio content to Music / Video Sharing Apps:

    • Allihoop

    • iTunes

    • Soundcloud

    • Bandcamp

    • Tunecore

    • YouTube