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Key Experience Areas: Creative Strategy & Implementation; Original Content Development & Execution; Branding; Communications; OTT / MCN Development; Live Experiential Events; Creative Services and Production Studio Management; Video Production; Project Management including Workfront; Operations & Hiring; Change Agent; Facility and Workflow design.
Key Technical Experience: Producer, Director, Writer, Video Editor, Colorist, Animator, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, 4k/UHD/HD Workflows, DSLR and Professional Cameras, Lighting, Workfront, Function Point, Showbiz Budgeting, NAS / SAN Design and Implementation, Digital Asset Management, Studio and Facility design.
2017 - 2018: CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GEORGIA-PACIFIC, leading manufacturer of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, and building products with household name brands such as Brawny, Quilted Northern, and Dixie cups and tableware.
2001 - 2018: CREATIVE DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; BISCARDI CREATIVE MEDIA, a national-award winning creative agency focused on quality storytelling for a global audience.
2016 - 2018: CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR (freelance); LYNDA.COM (LINKEDIN LEARNING), a leading online learning platform.
As a contributing author, I'm developing courses around my 28 years of creative industry experience.
I'm authoring courses around both the creative and business side of the industry. To date I have two courses online both at Lynda.com and here on LinkedIn Learning. Video Budgeting and Video Producing
2014 - 2016: FOUNDER, PRESIDENT; CONTEMPORARY LIVING NETWORK, an OTT Multi-Channel Network bringing actionable lifestyle edutainment to digital streaming.
Contemporary Living Network, Inc. is a 4k multi-channel video network (MCN) focused on positive lifestyle edutainment, with audience engagement and real life integration at its core. CLN will provide inspiration and the resources for the viewer to easily re-create or be inspired to indulge in their own, unique variations of what happens in our shows.
1998 - 2001: PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR; ACME DIGITAL DESIGN, a creative production company creating messaging and live events for clients including Kroger, North American Mission Board and Edwards Fine Foods.
1995 - 1997: STUDIO MANAGER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, one of the largest resort and casinos in the world.
Studio Manager and Producer for one of the world’s largest casinos producing over 300 video projects per year for all aspects of the casino including hospitality, marketing, communications, training and live events.
Project Manager from concept to final delivery overseeing teams from 2 to 30 or more crew members. Completed all projects on time and on budget.
Designed and oversaw construction of a new media production facility encompassing video, audio, animation and graphics design.
Interfaced with internal and external clients to plan and execute media production projects for broadcast, training, internal and external communications, marketing and promotions.
Managed the day to day scheduling of team members and resources ensuring timely completion of all projects on deadline and to broadcast quality standards.
Responsible for hiring both full-time employees and contractor as needed to complete projects.
Supervised, managed and assigned creative teams of up to 100 crew for production projects.
Executive Producer for a 150 part Dealer Training Series for the Gaming Department
Produced original content for three internal resort television channels covering gaming, dining, activities and promotions.
Developed a library asset management system to maintain thousands of hours or original content.
Serviced 15,000+ employees with continual training products for enhanced and efficient casino operations.
Served as Producer, lead Video Editor and Graphic designer for many projects.
Responsible for continual equipment and software research and recommending upgrades to cameras, video editing, sound design, lighting and assorted studio equipment as necessary.
1990 - 1995: VIDEO EDITOR, PRODUCER; CNN, a leader in global news and information.
Video Editor and Producer for a global audience working in an extremely high pressure 24 hour news cycle, particularly during the 1990 Gulf War, the 1992 Presidential Elections and the OJ Simpson Trial.
Editor for "Network Earth" from '93 to '95 and part of a CableAce and National Emmy Award winning team for a documentary on the Mississippi River floods of the early 90's. TBS/CNN
Nominated for “Editing in a Television Series” for the feature story, “La Doctura,” TBS/CNN.
Co-Founder, Atlanta Cutters. 2011 - 2015. Creative Professionals User Group featuring regularly scheduled networking, educational and social events with industry professionals and companies. Membership grew to almost 1000.
Board of Directors, Pilots-N-Paws. 2011 - 2013. Secretary for one of the largest animal rescue organizations in the United States. Helped organize and coordinate annual Fly A Away events in addition to fundraising activities.
CreativeCOW.net, Contributor Author and Trainer. 1999 - Present. The COW is a gathering place for millions of creatives each month offering the best selection of free training and advice on the web. I have contributed over 26,000 posts and numerous articles, tutorials and product reviews.