WORK EXPERIENCE

U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Senior Writer/Producer/Director/Editor/Engineer, July 2015–Present

Responsibilities include creating public diplomacy video content for web, mobile, broadcast, and live events.  Generating creative briefs, writing scripts, storyboarding, crewing, directing shoots, editing, color correction, audio mixing, archiving, mentoring junior staff, and delivering high-quality content in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.  Communicating directly with high level personnel including U.S. Ambassadors, Secretary of State, and POTUS. Traveling internationally to support Secretary and U.S. Embassy staff. Acting as technical engineer for 12 edit suites, 120TB SAN, DAM, and 24 mobile workstations.  Pitched, produced, and mixed the State Department’s first podcast series.

Travel Channel, Chevy Chase, MD

Senior Creative Editor, January 2013–July 2015

Responsibilities included writing and editing broadcast promos, press reels, Up Front sizzles, and additional marketing content in support of the Executive team. This included providing technical consulting between producers, production companies, and third party vendors to ensure broadcast standards were achieved.

Prism Communications, Washington, DC

Technical Video Engineer & Freelance Editor, January 2013–2016

Responsibilities included maintaining a 60TB SAN, build and support seven edit suites (Mac & PC), edit promos, and create custom production, archival, and best practices workflows for a facility producing over 200 television ads a year.

Envision Communications, Inc., Washington, DC

Creative Director / Lead Editor, November 2009–December 2012

Responsibilities included concept creation, script writing, storyboarding, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and hiring/management of five staff editors for the creation of more than 400 broadcast high­-definition commercials, web videos, and public service announcements.

Interface Media Group, Washington, D.C.

Final Cut Pro Editor, June 2004–November 2009

Responsibilities included editing broadcast TV shows, long form documentaries, political campaign ads, corporate and museum pieces, government training videos, public services announcements, video news releases, and infomercials.

Assistant Editor, September 2003–June 2004

Responsibilities included logging and digitizing footage using Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, Tape/DVD duplication, standards conversions, patching and routing facility tape decks, media archiving for 30TB XSAN, QC broadcast TV shows, and closed captioning/encoding.

Media Link Communications, LLC., Harrisonburg, VA

Camera Operator & Video Editor, December 2000–September 2003

Responsibilities included being an Avid Express editor and camera operator for 100+ cable TV commercials across the Mid­Atlantic. This included extensive lighting, steadicam, jib, and dolly operation as well as production budgeting, accounting, and script writing.

 

SOFTWARE/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE

Proficient in non-Linear editing systems including Adobe CC19 (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Media Encoder, In Design, Bridge, Prelude), Avid Media Composer/Symphony, Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro 7, Motion, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Soundtrack Pro), Final Cut X, Mocha Pro, and Logic Pro.  Extensive experience with Canon, Red, Sony, and ARRI-based workflows. Built and maintained numerous edit suites, shared storage arrays (SAN), and websites. Additional software includes Microsoft Office, Red Giant Trapcode/Magic Bullet/Keying/Shooter/Universe Suites, Video Copilot (Element 3D, Optical Flares, Sure Target), Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator PRO, MacCaption, SanMP, Reach Engine, Expression Engine, Extensis FontBook, Wordpress, Final Draft, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (Cloud), PostHaste, and Storyboarder.

 

EDUCATION

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
School of Media Arts & Design with a Concentration in Digital Media/Digital Video Bachelor of Science, May 2003, (3.5 GPA)