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Sept. 2011 - Present      Freelance Videographer/Editor/Tape Op/Media Specialist/Grip

Current media freelance work in LA at Ring of Fire Studios and other post houses in Santa Monica and other freelance work in the San Fransisco area as a Grip and Camera/Audio assistant for multiple venues.
 

2004-Present             SickBird Productions CA/CO/AZ       Co-Owner/Editor/Camerman

One of three owner/operators of an Action/Sports Production company based out of Colorado. Chief Editor, camera operator and creative consultant on various productions for release on both DVD and Web content. Videos include a variety of surf, skate, snow, sand and offroad racing influences.

 

2004-Sept. 2011          FOX Networks Los Angeles, CA      Media Op/Master Control Operator

On-Air Master Control Operator for FOX related cable channels FX, SPEED, National Geographic, National Geographic WILD, FUEL, FSC, FSC+, & FOX Deportes. On-Air duties include maintaining on-air list for Seachange/Leitch/Profile based Services. Highly experienced in any on-air situation in both Live and Automated Rooms including HD suites. Also worked as a Media Operator which involved the daily ingest of commercials and television shows from Sony HD Cam and Panasonic D5 and other digital sources.

 

1998-2003                 Ring Of Fire Studios     Santa Monca, CA    Night Operations Manager

Managed Night Crew at high end VFX company. While working at Ring of Fire many clients from well established advertising agencies, editorial and production companies such as Deutsch Advertising, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Young and Rubicam and Chrome Editorial chose Ring of Fire for commercials and music video work (including mult. Super Bowl spots). Production Manager/camera operator on internal VFX shoots. Also handled the daily vault operations which included tracking and storing film, tape and audio elements.

 

Software Experience: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Sound Forge, Avid Pinnacle, DV Architect, Sound Designer II, Pro Tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, FETCH and on-air applications such as Seachange, Profile and Leitch based services. Also familiar with Louth Hardware and Grass Valley Switchers.

 

Encoding/Transcoding:  I have an extensive background in transcoding all HD video formats. Proficient in FCP and other HD format conversions, including Red cameras (R3D) extensions.

 

Tape room experience: Have worked with all SD/HD tape formats, BetaSP, D.Beta, Panasonic D5, and Sony HDCAM.

 

Camera experience: Canon T3i, Canon HV-40, Canon HFS 30, Panasonic DVX100a, GoPro

 

References Available Upon Request