For years, I have described myself as a “freelance multimedia professional” But the simple explanation of what I’ve been up to since the late 1980s is that I work on films, TV shows, and albums.
I direct, shoot, write, edit and enhance audio and video.
My career began in radio in 1987 at WNNS FM in Springfield, Illinois as an overnight DJ and occasional radio spot producer. Since then I have traveled the globe writing, editing, producing and promoting for print, broadcast, film and television.
My credits for television include pool videography for CNN, Animal Planet, and ABC, plus award-winning radio and television production for The Pentagon Channel, The American Forces Network, and Air Force News Agency.
I am a hands-on, results-oriented team player. I believe in taking an old adage a step further; you’re only as good as the project you’re currently giving your best to. I also believe a happy team is a productive team–that philosophy informs my approach to all my projects.
As a multi-media professional, I’ve found it necessary to develop expertise in a diverse range of skill sets in order to get the job fully done. As an indie film maker, I’ve had to expand my skill sets beyond writing, directing, producing, and post-production into social media, PR, graphic design, and other areas to properly market my work.
I believe in PR, especially via social media. I actively promote the projects I work on via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. I bring considerable expertise in online promotion of finished audio, video, film and television work.
I am experienced as both a team manager and team member. No matter which side of the project I’m working, from boom pole to director’s chair, I believe in the good of the project first, along with the safety and well-being of my teammates and crew.
What I Do
I write, record, edit, direct and produce audio/video/film projects. My work includes half-hour reality TV documentary projects for Air Force Television News and indie short film projects such as 45 RPM. I also do gallery installations and video art pieces and multi-media PR campaigns on video.
Experience and Awards
My half-hour television documentary, “The Making Of An Air Force Recruiter” won the International Association of Audio Visual Communicators Gold CINDY award in the Film/Video category. Earlier in my career, my coverage of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing was a first-place finisher in the Radio Feature category of the 1996 International Gold Screen Competition. I’ve earned numerous other awards individually and as part of the Air Force Television News Team of producers and editors.
This all began when I worked as a writer, editor and producer for Air Force News Agency (1992-2005), doing radio, television and Internet features for Air Force Radio and Television News, The Pentagon Channel, Far East Network Japan, Naval Media Center Iceland, and the American Forces Network Korea.
After leaving the military to pursue a freelance career, I spent time as a freelance writer as well as a multi-media producer. I shot, edited, produced and held the Managing Editor position (with a staff of five video producers) for Gearwire.com. I also edited video and produced promotional material for GearCrave.com and CheapToday.com. My freelance writing credits include Indie Slate Magazine, HorrorHound Magazine, Conscious Choice, the Alternative Culture Guide, and many others.
I use Avid Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Cubase, Audacity, Motion, Adobe Photoshop and a variety of other tools and plugins.
Get in touch by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.