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To film, edit, photograph and write compelling lifestyle, travel, business or automotive content. When not on-location, I enjoy collaborating with a creative team producing dynamic media. I also work well independently to produce (write, film and edit) complete video projects. I’m accustomed to fast-paced, deadline-driven environments, but also keep that pace while working remotely.
SKILLS & GEAR
Commercial Video Production and Photography. Sr. Editor, Scriptwriter, Drone Pilot, Live Tricaster Operator, Producer, Director, Interviewer, VoiceOver, Graphics and Animation. Expert in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and proficient in After Effects, Audition, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Lightroom, etc. Gear: (2) Sony a7III, Mavic Pro Drone, DJI Ronin SC Gimbal, Osmo Gimbal, Multiple Wireless Sennheiser Audio Lapel Mics, Lighting, GoPros with remotes and pro mounts, Extra Sony a6500, Multiple Lenses.
BENCHMARK ENTERTAINMENT / ENTERTAINMENT RIGHT NOW (www.ERNLive.com): May 2010 - Present
VP / Video Director / Editor / Creative Director
Created a new and ongoing video presence for Benchmark Entertainment, Entertainment Right Now in 2010. This opened up many avenues of video production in the automotive, travel and business industries; from Car and Driver and Shell to Microsoft and Fortune Magazine. Not only was I filming, editing and writing the video content, I was soon acting as Creative Director to all the growing video productions. I hired and oversaw multiple shooters, editors, writers, and admin. assistants for every project. However, my talent is in being “hands-on” creative behind-the-camera filming on-location, writing or editing.
Below are some of the video campaigns I oversaw while at Benchmark Entertainment.
Creative Director / Production Director for all series productions. Other standard roles include: Producer,
Editor, Scriptwriter, Videographer, Photographer, Drone Pilot, Frequent interviewer and voiceover when needed.
Microsoft Video Series, Business and Burgers
Traveled the country with Alan Taylor and Scott Duffy, having a chat with global business leaders over some of the best burgers in the U.S.
eBay Motors Series, modJOBS
*Fun Fact: I was the first person to have a video posted to eBay’s homepage
Two seasons of Mustang and Northstar motorcycle charity builds, with some of the most noted fabricators, painters, racers, and automotive and motorcycle celebrity hosts in So Cal. eBay Motors, Allstate, Patriot Outreach, Ford.
Barrett-Jackson Interviews and Classic Car Stories
From interviews with Craig Jackson, Richard Rawlings, Gene Simmons, Nascar champions, celebrities and enthusiasts, to stage interviews as the cars come off the block.
Int’l Franchise Association and MFV for CNNMoney
Created over 450 Franchise Videos posted on sCNNMoney with Time Inc.
One-man-band, from mics to makeup, 3 Camera-set up, slider and lighting. 25 interviews per day.
National Franchise Expo TV Commercials
I’ve been MFV’s go-to producer/editor creating their national franchise commercials in LA, NYC, Chicago, Houston since 2012.
Vegas Means Business Video Series | Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association
Filmed the largest conventions and interviewed CEOs for SEMA, CES, NAB, MAGIC, RECON, National Hardware Show, etc.
Jaguar F-Type and Fortune Magazine | Time Inc.
Fortune Online and Fortune’s first centerfold featured radio, video and special content for Jaguar F-Type I filmed in Spain.
MotorzTV | On-Location Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer
Shell/Pennzoil Live Stage at SEMA | Shell
Technical Director, DP, Creative Director, Finishing Editor
4-camera set-up with Tricaster. 125 scheduled stage interviews over 4 days.
GM Live Stage at SEMA | GM
Technical Director, DP, Creative Director, Editor, 3-camera set-up with Tricaster.
With a decade working with the automotive industry, I've created a multitude of videos for Automotive Brands; Test Drives | Dodge, Jaguar, Ford, GM, Maserati, BMW, Automotive Events; SEMA, SEMA, Concours d’Elegance, Concorso Italiano, Laguna Seca, Hot August Nights, Reno with Grand Marshal, Alan Taylor, Hennessey Performance Headquarters, Maserati and Jaguar Headquarters. For 2 years I worked next to the Pope Mobile in a studio in the iconic Vault at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Hollywood.
BUFFINI & COMPANY: Carlsbad, California, October 2002 - October 2008
Producer/Director, Editor, Videographer, Project Manager
*(Recipient of 5 Quarterly Employee Awards of up to 400 Employees)
Managed all aspects of pre & post-production for worldwide business coaching company.
Developed the internal A/V Dept and on-road event video production division collaborating with marketing dept, creating systems & SOP’s.
Technical Director for multiscreen jumbo-trons for nationwide, large-scale audiences supporting celebrity and live event stage intros for
world-renown presenters; ie. Brian Buffini, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield, Lou Holtz, Christopher Gardner, to name a few.
Director, Producer, Videographer and Editor creating promos, real estate training DVDs, stage support videos, and worked frequently with RE/MAX, Prudential, Long & Foster, Keller Williams, etc.
Filmed and edited 14-week Real Estate Training DVD series, “100 Days to Greatness with Brian Buffini”. Worked with Habitat for Humanity creating a documentary after Hurricane Katrina with 4 families who survived the floods.
Edited Neil Armstrong’s interview with Brian Buffini and sent it to NASA after they heard it was the first interview in decades. Appeared in recent documentary, “Armstrong”.
Created Apollo 13 Astronaut, Capt. Jim Lovell’s promo and intro to stage video he used from that point on.
Trained 10 Road Crews to design and work with Keynote and PowerPoint, and to setup A/V gear for traveling stage presentations.
THE IRIS GROUP / MODERN POSTCARD: Carlsbad, California February 1998 - October 2002
Manager, Graphic Design Team
Managed a team of graphic designers, admin/customer service, digital scanners/previewers in a large printing company.
Ensured clients’ orders (over 500 at any given time) would be completed on time.
FRANCHISE EXPO CHICAGO TV COMMERCIAL | COMEXPOSIUM / MFV / BENCHMARK ENTERTAINMENT
Worked with Marketing team at MFV, edited the commercial with VO and music, and formatted for broadcast working with Extreme Reach.
LEGENDARY AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST, RANDY GRUBB’S, MAGIC BUS
Automotive Photographer, Filmmaker, Editor
Car and Driver did a feature using my photos and video.
My photos of Randy Grubb’s latest creation were also featured in his new book, From Mind to Metal, with a spread as well as on the back cover.
STEAMBOAT BAY FISHING CLUB, ALASKA RESORT PROMO / Waterfall Resorts | BENCHMARK ENTERTAINMENT
Worked with Waterfall Resorts’ Marketing Director, wrote and edited Alaskan Resort Promo Video and Web Intros.
VOLVO V60 and XC90 TEST DRIVE VIDEOS | BENCHMARK ENTERTAINMENT | Editor, Research, Writer
RVX and GORVing.com STAGE / RVIA / BENCHMARK ENTERTAINMENT
Edited 31 stage interviews at RVX with industry leaders and CEOs of the latest travel trailers, RVs, coaches and off-road trailers.
ROSEBUSH RACING / ROGER ROSEBUSH HISTORY VIDEO | R&D HOLDINGS | Writer, Editor
ASANTE HOSPITAL’S, “FIND YOUR MOAI” VIDEO AND GRAPHICS CAMPAIGN | ASANTE HOSPITAL
Blue Zones Group, Southern Oregon Trail Alliance, BLM (Bureau of Land Management), Asante Hospital
Filmed and Edited Promo Pitch Video. Created graphics and logo used at Asante Hospital, on cars, posters, etc.
BARK ’N RIDE COMPANY PROMO | GREENLIGHT RETAIL | Producer, Editor, Voice-Over Artist, Co-Writer, Graphics and Animation.
GLOBAL ACCESS | Penton Overseas, Inc.: Carlsbad, California
Editor, DVD Mastering
Language and cultural exploration DVD series, covering France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Japan, & Thailand. Program includes a language learning DVD, teaching speech & dialect.
VISUAL PASSPORT | Editor, DVD Mastering A worldwide culinary exploration DVD series sold in Costco.
MY ANIMAL FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SERIES | Smart Kids Publishing: Carlsbad, California
Creative Director, Editor, DVD Design & Mastering, Musical Score): Children’s video series with BBC wildlife footage. Product series, including books and web learning games, and sold in 12 countries at Walmart, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Toys R Us and Target.
THE PARENTS GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY | Producer, Project Manager, Editor
THE BRENNAN METHOD- (Producer/Director/Editor): Fitness & Nutrition Video Series.
TEN-POUND BROWN CD ALBUM COVER– (Photographer) for rock band CD cover & merchandizing, Geffen Records
DAILY DEVOTIONALS | Ideals Publishing & Guidepost: Nashville, Tennessee
Creative Director and Editor: Daily Online inspirational videos distributed to Guidepost’s members through email, smartphone, website, and social outlets with an audience of over one million.
BA Degree: Communication Design/Media Arts | California State University, Chico
Psychology Studies | Cal State University, San Marcos
Main Courses & Internships: Video Production for TV, Film, Radio. Advertising for TV, Radio, Print, Journalism.
Keeping the Field- Environmental Documentary focused on co-existence of military exercises & endangered species.
Juaneno Indian Tribe - Documentary. Struggles of Native American tribes being recognized by the government.
Employment During College: Manager of Olan Mills Photography Studio, local Radio/TV admin, university yearbook photographer.
More Employment and References available upon request.