Videography & Editing Resume Reel
Born and raised in the small Upstate New York city of Watertown, I developed a love of media and entertainment at a young age through my involvement in local theater and sports organizations such as Watertown Lyric Theater, Ticia Marra’s Stage Notes and the Watertown Wizards baseball team — all of which frequently brought me into contact with several local TV and radio personalities, as well as a few celebrities.
In 2013, I left my hometown to pursue a political science degree at the University of Colorado Boulder (SKOO BUFFS!). Halfway through my freshman year, I realized that while I had a strong love of politics my desire to enter the world of media was too strong to ignore. After my first semester I transfered to school’s film department (while switching Political Science to my minor) and then eventually found my way into CU’s brand new College of Media, Communication and Information. Two years after transferring to CMCI, I had the honor of walking across the stage at CU’s Coors Events Center with the rest of CMCI’s inaugural class.
Today I’m privileged to live in Denver, Colorado. I currently work as a Teleprompter Operator for Daily Blast Live; a nationally syndicated talk show that produces 4.5 hours of live television in over 50 markets across the United States.In addition to setting a goal to better myself on a personal level, professionally, I have my sights set on directing live news and sports.
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August 2013 - August 2017
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Minor, Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder
In August 2017, I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During my time at CU I focused on videography, editing, television production, livestream engineering and directing. If you attended CU between August 2015 and August 2017, you probably remember me from working in the CMCI Equipment Vault everyday.
September 2009 - June 2013
Advanced Regents Diploma with Designated Honors
Watertown High School
In 2013 I graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, NY with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Designated Honors. I was a member of Watertown High School's National Honor Society, Music National Honor Society, Select Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Foreign Language Club.
October 2018 - Present
Backup Associate Director
Daily Blast Live
The AD position at Daily Blast Live is a very unique position. As if rolling videos and integrating graphics for 4.5 hours of live television wasn't enough, the job also entails shading 8 cameras, operating 4 Sony robotic cameras, lighting direction and timing video packages and commercial breaks. In October 2018 I began filling in at least once a week at this position.
August 2018 - Present
Daily Blast Live
After seven months of working at Daily Blast Live as the Control Room Production Assistant I was promoted to Teleprompter Operator. What I am most proud of in my role, was my ability to diagnose a serious issues and fix it: several of our producers were rushing to get copy in and it was littered with errors that would make their way to air. I took it upon myself to embrace the role of copy editor and ensure that all of the copy coming from the prompter was grammatically and factually correct. Another big change to my role was learning to back up the show’s assistant director. Every week, I was responsible for sitting in as the AD to roll videos and graphics, shade cameras, adjust lighting and give the director time cues.
January 2018 - August 2018
Control Room Production Assistant
Daily Blast Live
A few months after graduating from CU Boulder I received a job offer to join TEGNA's newest project, Daily Blast Live; a nationally syndicated television show that produces 4.5 hours of live TV in 50 different markets across the US. AS a Control Room production assistant I was responsible for running the teleprompter and megaphone (a viewer engagement platform that allows viewers to vote live on show topics from their smartphone or computer), applying microphones to talent, and assisting in day-to-day operations of show: assembling production packets, printing cue cards, studio and control room organization.
August 2017 - Present
Production Assistant, Livestream Director
Since August of 2017, I have worked with my friend, Steve Stark, to help put on livestreams of Drift Colorado events. Steve and I use a 6 camera set up to film these events and run them through VidBlaster in order to cut between cameras and livestream the events.
September 2016 - Present
Freelance Production Assistant, Utility,
Parabolic Microphone Operator
PAC 12 Network, Root Sports, AT&T SportsNet CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports, AXS TV
During my senior year at CU Boulder I began freelancing at PAC 12 football and basketball games. My duties during these games included assisting in the set up cameras and microphones, running along the sidelines of football games to capture audio, and ensuring every member of the production team had the tools necessary to produce a successful broadcast. Since then, I have had several opportunities to work with major networks at sporting events.
August 2017 - January 2018
Freelance Livestream Director, Technical Director, Engineer, Videographer, Editor
University of Colorado Boulder
After graduating from CU, my former boss, Emilie Johnson, contacted me about doing some freelance livestream work for the University. Since then I have engineered, directed and filmed several concerts, town halls and summits. For the streams, CU provides me with either a NewTek Tricater or Blackmagic ATEM Studio 4K as well as Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4k and Canon C300 to film on. Often times I am required to do post production. All post production is done in the Adobe Creative Suite.
August 2015 - August 2017
May 2017 - July 2017
Associate Producer, Intern
February 2017 - May 2017
Livestream Engineer, Audio, Camera Operator
University of Colorado Boulder
As a Media Assistant for CU Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information, my primary responsibilities include maintaining high end video and audio equipment, renting that equipment to students and faculty, and assisting in both filming and editing major lectures and events across campus. Some of the events I have had the honor to film and edit include talks by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, investigative journalist Lee Fang of The Intercept, TEDxCU and the Conference of World Affairs. Working as a Media Assistant has allowed me to work with various video and audio equipment including Canon C100 and XF300, Panasonic DVX200, Blackmagic URSA Mini 4k, JVC GY-HM600 and NewTek Tricaster.
The Aaron Harber Show
When I began my internship with The Aaron Harber Show I started off managing the show's social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin, using Hootsuite. Shortly after starting, I began assisting in guest research and drafting interview questions. What I am most proud of through my work with the show, was my time in Aspen, Colorado working as the show's Associate Producer during The Aspen Ideas Festival. Some of the guests we had on the show included Former Secretary of Energy (Obama administration) Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Transportation (Trump administration) Elaine Chao, and the German Ambassador to the United States Peter Wittig. Along with conducting research and writing interview questions for our 30+ guests, I also provided transportation for all of our guests, giving me the amazing opportunity to have one-one conversations with these incredible minds.
University of Colorado Boulder Men’s Lacrosse Team
My duties for this included setting up livestreams via a Livestream Box and livestream.com, ensuring the stream was working properly, operating a single camera set up and monitoring the game and commentator audio. While the work was unpaid, I learned a lot about what it takes to work in the sports broadcasting industry. I am also proud to say that I ran one of the few collegiate livestreams that featured both a play-by-play analysis and color commentating. In addition, this work helped me to develop a strong passion for producing sports videos. As a hobby, I would take the game day footage I shot and edit it into highlight reels using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.
Over the last few years, I have had several opportunities to enhance my video production skills through working with organizations such as The Conference on World Affairs, The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy, TEDxCU, and the Leo Hill Distinguished Speaker Series.
Links to work:
~David DeGrazia & Lester Hunt:"Gun Control: Contrasting Views," The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy, March 2017
~Elizabeth Corey:"Can Conservatives Support Diversity?" The Center for Western Civilization, Though and Policy, March 2017
~Francis J. Beckwith: "The Future of Conservatism in the Age of Trump: Revenge of the 'Bitter Clingers'" The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy, January 2017
~University of Colorado Women's Lacrosse Team: "Buff's Lacrosse: The Inaugural Team" Class project, December 2016
~Mark Krikorian, Rogers Smith, Adam Cox and Sarah Song: "Immigration Policy in the Trump Era" The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy, December 2016
~"Bouncing Ball Exercise," Class project, October 2016
~Aleaza Goldberg: "Assistive Technology in Denver," Class project, September 2016
~"A Glass Portrait" Class project, April 2015
~"The Henderson Museum," a documentary on the history of the University of Colorado Boulder's Natural History Museum
Like lacrosse and want to keep up with the CU Men's club team? Checkout the link to coach John Galvin's Livestream account where Cyrus Allen and I
put on the best livestream service this side of the Mississippi River: http://livestream.com/accounts/12635787
My education at the University of Colorado Boulder opened the door the a whole range of directing experiences. From newscasts to livestreams, I have had dozens of opportunities to hone my directing skills and have fallen in love with directing. Please feel free to take a look at some of the work I am able to display on my website and provide me with any all constructive criticism that you can think of.