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|Fifteen-year career spanning
all areas of television and video production. Wrote, produced, directed,
videotaped, edited and promoted state and national award-winning series
Adirondack Outdoors. Directed various program formats: sports, news,
magazine, game shows, live performance, telethons, and public affairs,
including nationally-distributed television program The Editors.
Produced video projects for commercial clients, including an award-winning
recruitment video for Plattsburgh State University. As Assistant General
Manager of WBVT-TV, I supervised the Traffic, Marketing/Promotions, Operations,
and Production departments as a cohesive working unit. Capable of producing
video in all formats, including digital and non-linear. Proficient on many
type of production systems including cameras, switchers, graphics platforms,
still-stores, various editing controllers including A-B and digital, audio
production, lighting, VTR operation, master control automation, systems
routing, satellite distribution, and digital video effects.
On-air and print graphic designer, utilizing computer platforms and traditional broadcasting tools to create both still and animated images. Projects included commercial work for clients, image campaign elements, developing the "look" of locally-produced television programs, and integrating graphic elements with the production design of the project; web design and implementation; print work; large-scale design and product design; CD and DVD design. Proficient with Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver; familiar with both Mac and PC platforms. Art Director, managing a staff of graphic artists.
|Managed four departments
at WBVT-TV as an integrated whole: Marketing/Promotions, Operations, Production,
and Traffic. As Assistant General Manager I brought together the divergent
interests of these departments into a cohesive working unit. Developed
and maintained six-figure budgets, product inventory, and facility supplies.
Recruited, hired, fired, trained, and supervised employees at staff and
middle management levels. Organized operating procedures, including shipping/receiving,
inventory, accounts receivable and payable, personnel, technical infrastructure,
and operations. Received recognition from International Who's Who of Professionals,
Who's Who in Emerging Leaders, and Who's Who in Entertainment.
|Competent with a wide range of state
of the art technologies: broadcast, graphics, and proprietary systems (including
computer O/S & software, analog and digital broadcast, operations,
and production); became the primary staff trainer. Literate on all computer
systems and software (IBM PC and Mac platforms). Managed the technical
operations of a commercial television station.
|Working knowledge of many
types of software applications: desktop publishing, graphic design, networks,
desktop video, word processing, database management, spreadsheets, e-mail,
Internet, web authorship and Internet publishing, proprietary systems and
networks. Examples include Word, WordPerfect, Quicken, Peachtree, Quattro
Pro, Excel, Access, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Ami Pro, Ventura
Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, Avid and Media 100 systems, Frontpage, Macromedia,
Novell, and Summit Cable Systems. Possess understanding of DOS, all current
Windows variants, and MAC OS environments.
|Adept in the supervision of management,
technical, production, operations, creative, and clerical staff. Able to
mediate disputes and mete out discipline. Particularly skilled in discerning
employee potential and managing the development of employee skills (including
creative) through on-the-job training and regular performance reviews.
Developed operational guidelines and job descriptions for WBVT-TV's entire
|Fully proficient with
desktop publishing systems, including Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign, and
publishing-capable word processing software; familiar with both Mac and
|Designed, authored, and produced complete
FTP and site maintenance. Familiar with cgi and java implementation. Capable
of designing and producing integrated sites, including writing, layout,
|Managed Broadcast Traffic
department. Duties included program scheduling, tape inventory management,
employee supervision, development of traffic procedures, systems management
and integration, distributor relations, billing, and affidavits.
|Designed and executed marketing campaigns
for public and commercial broadcast organizations, including media, print,
co-op, and on-air. Helped develop image campaign and facilitated the on-air
implementation of all phases of WCFE-TV's Station Image Campaign; received
national award from PBS for overall campaign excellence.
Who of Professionals 1996
State University of New York/College and University 1995
Alumni and Development Association Award
Judges Citation - Award for Excellence
Best Single Children's Program
Who's Who in Emerging Leaders 1990 1992
Public Broadcasting Service National Award 1989
Best Image Campaign
NYSBA Award 1989
Best Children's Series
Who's Who in Entertainment 1988 1991
NYSBA Award 1986
Corporation For Public Broadcasting 1985
Best Informational Program
NYSBA Award 1985
Best Promotional Announcement
American Cinema Editors National Student 1982
Film Editing Competition
Golden Key National Honor Society 1975
|Dale Carnegie Course,
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 1979 - 1982
BFA Cum Laude, Filmmaking
State University College at Potsdam, NY 1975 - 1977
General Studio Art
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