Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS


Entertainment Tonight (2004 – present)

Audio/Video Engineer (2008 – Present)

  • Lead development of workflow for Grass Valley K2, Stratus, and Edius for live production and playout.
  • Assist in the installation of Grass Valley K2 Stratus system, deployment, and testing. Working closely with Grass Valley on-site engineer.
  • Assist in the training of fellow employees on Stratus software and Eduis editor.
  • Interface of Avid IT department to integrate K2 and Avid workflows for seamless transfer between platforms.
  • Design, code, test, and implement a complete remote audio voiceover recording system from scratch. This system is used on a daily basis 5 days a week.
  • Code various audio and video conversion scripts on both Windows and Linux used on a daily basis in our technical operations center and throughout the facility to convert one file format to another for ingest into various systems.
  • Setup and test multiple digital mixing consoles such as Studer Vista 8 Audio Mixing system, Behringer X-Air digital mixing system, and others.
  • Prepared mixing consoles with anywhere from 4 to over 100 channels of input and output and setup snapshots and channel strips for daily use.
  • Set up training classes for Local 695 members on Calrec, DigiCo and various other mixing consoles.
  • Assist in the maintenance of various additional analog and digital mixing consoles and audio equipment throughout the facility.

Sound Mixer/Recordist (2008 – Present)

  • Mix and record voice-over talent for daily show segments and promos. This also includes coordinating 4-9 talent throughout the day on a day to day basis.
  • Mix Entertainment Tonight and sister show The Insider in control room for live daily satellite feed to networks. There is very little room for mistakes here so precision is key.
  • Mix and record live audio on location for various interviews and events with multiple A-list celebrities throughout Hollywood.
  • Prepare and equip in house talent with microphones and IFBs daily for live recording. Additionally stand by and be ready to swap out equipment as needed.

Professional Video Editor (2004 – 2008)

  • Created visual hooks on Avid Media Composer editing system including but not limited to opens, teases, and packages to draw in audiences using visual effects, music, and treated video footage.
  • Color graded video footage as necessary to add visual interest and fluidity.
  • Interfaced and coordinated with graphics and music departments to provide enticing auditory and visual elements to include in packages.
  • Troubleshooted and provided solutions for Avid Media Composer edit system.

The 5th Wheel (2001-2004)

Professional Video Editor and Avid Technical Assistance

  • Edited show opens and teases providing visuals to hook an audience using special effects, music, and video footage.
  • Composited various visual effects in Avid Media Composer including chroma keying footage and adding interesting overlays to add punch to video.
  • Color corrected video elements in Avid Media Composer especially field footage that was not quite up to standards and had to be repaired.
  • Helped troubleshoot various Avid problems for both Editing system and Unity network storage.
  • Prepared video edits and output them to disk for transfer to audio department for sweetening.

GRB Entertainment (1997-2000)

In House Maintenance Engineer

  • Assisted in the setup and design of a new post production facility for GRB Entertainment. Upon the company’s relocation to a new site I was consulted on the needs of the new facility and I helped setup and connect systems during the move.
  • Maintained various analog and digital audio/video equipment. Everything from cleaning heads on various VTR formats to removing internal boards and cleaning contacts and re-assembling systems.
  • Recommended new and more efficient workflows for what was at the time a new way of editing in a nonlinear fashion on Avid Media Composer.
  • Troubleshooted and repaired various Avid systems and edit bays.
  • Prepared linear online edit bay prior to sessions included but not limited to setting up switchers, effects machines, and pre-read on digibeta decks.
  • Wrote a completely custom accounting system on Filemaker Pro for scheduling, keeping track of edit sessions, and internal costs.

COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE


Audio Software

  • Dante (audio networking system)
  • SoX, FFMPEG, LibAV (file conversion tools)
  • Avid ProTools, Reaper, Tracktion (digital audio workstations)
  • Jack (audio interconnect system)
  • Enco DAD Pro (radio automation system)
  • Audacity (audio editing)

Video Software

  • Grass Valley Stratus and Edius (asset management and video editing software)
  • Avid Media Composer, Light Works, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere (video editing Software)
  • Davinci Resolve (color grading software)
  • FFMPEG, LibAV, Edit Ready (video encoding software)

Productivity Software

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Google Docs

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows (all versions)
  • Apple Mac OS (all versions)
  • Linux (debian, ubuntu, raspbian)

LANGUAGES


English: Native

Spanish: Fluent

CERTIFICATIONS


Audinate Dante Levels 1 and 2 (Audio Networking)

Red Cinema Cameras (Digital Film Cameras)

Pronology mRes Recorder & Controller (Recording and Transcoding system)

Studer Vista (Audio Mixing System)


ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE


Audio Mixing / Recordist

“The H.E.L.P. Group” (2016) PSA

Production Company: The H.E.L.P. Group

“McDonald’s Greek Yogurt Selection” (2015) Corporate

Production Company: McDonald’s

“Lara Spencer Home and Garden TV Show” (2011) Show

Production Company: HGTV

“Behind the Scenes Film Restoration Technicolor” (2011) Behind the Scenes

Production Company: Technicolor, Los Angeles

“AMC Theaters Marketing” (2011) Corporate

Production Company: AMC Theaters

“Cooking With Andre” (2007) Pilot

Production Company: XDL Films

“Tomb Raider Promo” (2007) Promo

Production Company: Unknown

“How To Get Into Harvard” (2007) Special

Production Company: Ming Lo Productions

“J.C. Pennies Christmas Sale” (Chinese Version) (2007) Various Commercials

Production Company: Ming Lo Productions

“Law Offices Of Lawrence Moi” (2007) Commercial

Production Company: XDL Films

“Barfly’s” (2006) Pilot

Production Company: Flooded Green Productions

“L.A. In A Blue Moon” (2006) Short Film

Production Company: Kiesler Film’s

“Lumenique Candels” (2006) Industrial

Production Company: XDL Films


“Custom Auto Service 40th Anniversary” (2006) Industrial

Production Company: Bright Canvas

“Safe” (2005) Short Film

Production Company: Commando Films

“Not So Small Talk” (2005) Short Film

Production Company: Mike Wollaeger Films

TiVo – “I’m Leaving You” (2005) Commercial

Production Company: Commando Films

TiVo – “What Are You Gonna Do?” (2005) Commercial

Production Company: Commando Films

iPod – “Everywhere” (2005) Commercial

Production Company: Commando Films

“It’s A Boy” (2005) Short Film

Production Company: Commando Films

“Lifeworks Mentoring” (2005) PSA

Production Company: Lifeworks

“Close Enemy“ (2005) Short Film

Production Company: House On The Hill Pictures

“Trevor Project – Queer As Folk” (2005) PSA

Production Company: The Trevor Project

“First 5 LA” (2005) PSA

Production Company: Commando Films

“The Snitch” (2005) Short Film

Production Company: Commando Films

“Children’s Hospital” (2005) PSA

Production Company: Commando Films

“Mood Emotion” (2005) Experimental

Production Company: Commando Films


Camera Work

“In Their Own Words: Dennis Deyoung” (2015) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: Steve Miller” (2015) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: Foreigner” (2015) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: Journey” (2015) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: Styx” (2014) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: War” (2014) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: America” (2013) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“In Their Own Words: Tower of Power” (2013) Show Segment

Production Company: Entertainment Tonight

“Kaiser-True Love” (2012) Spec Commercial

Production Company: None

“Kaiser-Hiking” (2012) Spec Commercial

Production Company: None

“Zombies In Your Neighborhood” (2012) Parody

Production Company: None

“Doritos-Something’s Missing” (2012) Spec Commercial

Production Company: None

“Hells Belles” (2012) Television Show Demo

Production Company: Miguel Enciso/Justin Curan Productions


Video Editor

“Dear Santa” (Oxygen Network) 2004

Reality show about making people’s dreams come true.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Assemble show in Avid Media Composer

Composite various visual effects in Avid Media Composer.

Color correct in Avid Media Composer.

“Queen for a Day” (Lifetime Television) 2004

Reality show about making people’s dreams come true.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Assemble show in Avid Media Composer

Composite various visual effects in Avid Media Composer.

“Winning Women” (Ron Ziskin Productions) 2004

Documentary show about women in sports.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Assemble show in Avid Media Composer

Color correct in Avid Media Composer.

“The Fifth Wheel” (Bobwell Productions)  2001-2004

Dating reality show.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Composite various visual effects in Avid Media Composer.

Color correct in Avid Media Composer.

“National Enquirer’s Uncovered” (Ron Ziskin Productions)  2000-2001

Entertainment/Gossip news show.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Edit various story segments/packages in Avid Media Composer.

Composite various visual effects in Avid Media Composer.

“National Enquirer TV” (Bogarad Wieller Productions)  1999-2000

Entertainment/Gossip news show.

Edit Show Opens and Teases in Avid Media Composer.

Edit various story segments/packages in Avid Media Composer.

Composite various visual effects in Avid Media Composer.

Various Shows E! Entertainment Television/Style Network (E! Entertainment Television)  1999

Entertainment News channel.

Edit various shows and packages in Super Edit based linear edit bay.

Edit chyron/dekos for credits and lower thirds.

Composite various visual effects in Abekas A53 Effects Box.