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Production Management – Television, Events, and Video


Experience


1980 – Present, Valley Media, Martinez, CA
Producer/Director-Owner
Working in the areas of commercial, sports, educational, industrial, news and Interactive Distance Learning.
_  Directed, Produced, Co-produced or Line Produced over 135 special event and conference, multi-media, multi-camera events for satellite and broadcast distribution.  Many events involved directing large screen projection, live satellite, WEBcasts, and technical directing at the same time
_  Line Produced and Stage Managed over 20 Major events to include The George Foster Peabody Awards and Delta Leadership
_  Directed, produced or co-produced over 300 multi-camera broadcasts for satellite distribution
 _ Directed, produced or co-produced 216 syndicated, syndicated pilot or single pilot programs
_  Written, co-produced, and directed 8 major technical training broadcasts
_  Operated camera, technical directed, or did tape and slow motion replay for Olympics and Goodwill Games, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, NFL, MLB, IMSA, ESPN, FOX-SPORTS, Comcast Sports Network, and many more
 _  Produced, wrote and directed many short entertainment or information videos for industry
_  Directed sports and news for broadcast
_  Specialized in hand-held and aerial videography

 


Sellpoints (Tentoe), Inc., Pleasanton, CA
Director of Production
Working in the area of rich media for the web
_  Built from the ground up and managed a production department  for the creation of rich media for the Internet, interactive CDs and presentation kiosks
_  Shot, Directed, Edited, Wrote and Produced close to 200 infomercials for varied clients to include Canon, Fuji, Panasonic and SanDisk.  Work included design, simple 2-D animation, and substantial interfacing with the client
_  Researched and implemented encoding, storage, and distribution systems for rich media

 


KICU (KGSC), Channel 36, San Jose, CA           
Producer/Director/Assistant Production Manager
_  Doubled the effective billing of the spot commercial production activity within the station.  Major clients were Sears, Montgomery-Wards, Furniture USA, and Alameda County Fair
_  Director of news
_  Director, Camera operator,  Tape operator and Technical Director for studio production

 


GE Cable, Walnut Creek, CA and Peoria, IL
Program Director
_  Created production and program identity for two operations within 5 years
_  Produced, directed and programmed music, sports, live talk show, demonstrations, special events, dramas, and documentaries to fill a 20 hour per day programming schedule
_  Expanded sales to include mass market accounts

 

 

Education

California State University San Francisco
_  BA, California State College, San Francisco, California.  Broadcast Communication Arts, Cum Laude and Presidents Academic List
_  Major Course Load, California State College, San Francisco, California.  Political Science/Pre Law
_  Special background in management training, systems analysis and process description

 

 

Awards

_  Two NCTA National awards for local origination programming.  “A House By Frank Lloyd Wright” and  “Peoria White House Conference”
_  Two honorable mention NCTA awards for local origination programming.  One in the entertainment-music single performance area and another in the sports series programming area
_  One special education award from the Illinois Education Association
_  Technical Emmy for ABC coverage of 1984 Olympics

 

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