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who i am

  • Dynamic manager with a solid track record of consistently exceeding client and organizational goals through strategic planning, establishing priorities, team leadership, creative development and project execution
  • Highly versatile and adaptable team member committed to personal and professional ethics, individual and team growth and partnerships
  • Strong interpersonal communicator with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities in a diverse community
  • Intuitive observer with an exceptional ability to assess departmental needs and create effective organizational structures and workflows
  • “Always a solution” creative problem solver with tenacity of spirit and amazingly resourceful
  • Seasoned production professional with the proven ability to deliver on time and on budget

 

what i bring to the table

  • 20+ years professional industry experience
  • ENG, Single & Multi-Camera Shoots
  • Staff Management, Team Building & Training
  • Research—Industry Trends, Market, Talent, Footage
  • Script/Concept Analyses & Development
  • Write and Edit Scenes, Treatments & Scripts
  • Copy Writing, Script Coverage
  • Script Breakdowns
  • All Aspects of Accounting (Full Charge)
  • Budgeting/Cost Analyses
  • Profit and Statistical Reporting
  • Scheduling/Logistics
  • Running the Set (1st A.D.)
  • Coordinate/Manage Production Crews, Equipment, Talent, Locations, Vendors, Travel, Lodging, Transportation
  • Casting/Talent Negotiations
  • Contracts, Releases & Other Legal (structures, filings..)
  • Licensing Rights (music/product/footage)
  • Story Direction/Post Supervision
  • V.O./Narration/ADR Direction
  • Manage Deliverables
  • Marketing: Pitches & Proposals

 

what i've done

Developed and/or produced a wide range of projects including, but not limited to:

 

NETWORKS

Pay-per-view commercials

Pro-mercials

Promos

Video On Demand

Interstitials

Stunts
Sweepstakes

Trailers

Pilot Presentations

Product Launches

Branding Opportunities

 

FEATURE FILMS, SHORTS & DOCUMENTARIES

AGENCY & CLIENT DIRECT

National/Regional Commercials (TV & Radio)

Product Launches

Music Videos

Training/Demonstration Videos

Sales & Presentation Videos

Industrials & Corporate Videos

Welcome Videos

Branding Opportunities

Webcasts/Podcasts

Event Coverage

Video Curriculums

PSA's

Special Events

 

who i've done it for

(partial list)

 

ABC Family, Spike TV, Ford, SunCal Properties, Summerlin, Hilton Resorts, Harrah's, Akklaim Max Sports, Jakks Pacific, State of California, State of Nevada, J. Walter Thompson, Goddard-Claussen, along with a variety of Independent Film companies, banks and other financial institutions, various city/county convention and visitor authorities, multiple of land and home developers, major corporations and retail chains, hotels and casinos and many, many more.

 

my credits

(partial list)

 

COMMERCIALS

Toilet Bowl

National

Head of Production

WWF/Jakks Pacific (The Familie)

MXS

National

Head of Production

Road Champs/Jakks Pacific (The Familie)

Lightening Loop

National

Head of Production

Road Champs/Jakks Pacific (The Familie)

All Power. All Sports

National

Head of Production

The Edge Sports.com (The Familie)

California Beauty

Regional

Head of Production

Golden One Credit Union (Glass McClure)

California Dreamers

Regional

Head of Production

Golden One Credit Union (Glass McClure)

Home Away From Home

Regional

Head of Production

Sierra @ Tahoe (Merring & Associates)

Break

National

HOP/Producer

Akklaim Max Sports (The Familie)

ATM

Regional

HOP/Co-Producer

Nevada State Bank (Rose Glenn Group)

Pen

Regional

HOP/Co-Producer

Nevada State Bank (Rose Glenn Group)

No on Prop 86 v.1

Regional

1 st A.D.

Californians to Stop the $2B tax hike (Goddard Claussen)

No on Prop 86 v.2

Regional

P.M./1 st A.D.

Roll, Walk, Cruise

Regional

Producer/1 st A.D.

Jimboy's Tacos (Bongo Post)

Restaurants

Regional

HOP/Producer/1 st A.D.

Harrah's Lake Tahoe (KPS-3)

Atlantis

Regional

HOP/Producer/1 st A.D.

Atlantis Hotel-Casino (Creative Concepts)

Employee

Regional

HOP/Producer/1 st A.D.

Harrah's Lake Tahoe (KPS-3)

Klinko

Regional

HOP/Producer/1 st A.D.

Reno Hilton (DRGM)

David Hayes

Regional

HOP/Producer/1 st A.D.

Reno Hilton (DRGM)

 

LONGER FORMAT PIECES

Lincoln Crossing

Sales Video

Producer/1 st A.D.

SunCal Properties (Weston/Mason)

DVFX

Sales Video

Producer/1 st A.D.

LSI Logic, Inc. (Anderson-Solone, Inc.)

My Name is Nicole…

Training Vid

Producer/1 st A.D.

CA Foster & Kinship Care Program

Convention Sales

Sales Video

Producer/1 st A.D.

RSCVA (Rose Glenn Group)

Home Finder Video

Sales Video

Producer/1 st A.D.

Summerlin , Las Vegas (The Merica Agency)

Nautique 2000

Sales Video

Producer

Nautique

Annual Video

Show Video

Producer

Young Chautauquans (gustincurtis)

F250

Running Footage

Producer

Ford (J. Walter Thompson)

How to Give CPR How to Video Project Manager French Maid TV / Yarnbird
How to Barter How to Video Project Manager French Maid TV / Yarnbird
How to...Domain Name How to Video Project Manager French Maid TV / Yarnbird
How to Podcast How to Video Project Manager French Maid TV / Yarnbird

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

The Art of Sharing Lovers

A Static Lullaby

Producer/1 st A.D.

Ryan Todd-Director

Standing On The Moon*

Sex On Sunday

Producer/1 st A.D.

Heidi Boucher-Director

O.C.D. Guy

The Kimberly Trip

1 st A.D.

Heidi Boucher-Director

Two Worlds

Crash The Machine

Producer/Director

Ignis Fatuus

Alchemy Duo

Producer/Director

 

FEATURES & SHORTS

Ojo

Feature

1 st A.D.

IBeforeE Productions, Sam Kieth-Director

Make It Happin'

Feature

Producer/1 st A.D.

Riq's Fliqs, Riq Roq-Director

Land of the Lofts*

Short Film

Producer/1st A.D.

Hun Bun Films, Erin Kruger/Heidi Boucher-Directors

Writer's Block

Short Film

1 st A.D.

Hun Bun Films, Erin Kruger-Director

Fail Safe*

Short Film

1 st A.D.

Erik Espera-Director

The Slam Wizard*

Short Film

1 st A.D.

Ryan Todd-Director

A Bullet Over Fives*

Short Film

1st A.D.

Kejo Productions, Kevin Haskin-Director

Not as Good as You Think*

Feature Doc

Researcher

Abviscous Productions, LLC

Do As I Say*

Feature Doc

Researcher

Abviscous Productions, LLC

In the Eyes of a Killer*

Feature

Consultant

Ambra Productions

* Award Winner

 

my tools

(including, but not limited to):

  • Fluent in Film, HD and Video
  • Mac/PC Proficient
  • Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000 (and others)
  • Movie Magic Scheduling (and others)
  • Movie Magic Budgeting (and others)
  • Adobe Creative Suites (+ Flash & Dreamweaver)
  • MS Office

Familiar with the following editing systems:

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Avid
  • Media 100
  • Quantel Editbox
  • Various Discreet Logic Editors, such as Flame, etc…

 

where i've been

1/2001 – Present

Producer/1 st A.D.

Freelance/Contract

 

Contribute to the successful completion of a diverse list of film/video, multi-media and marketing projects—concept through completion—requiring planning, follow-through and results that meet client objectives. Responsible for team building and staff management, all communication, planning, logistics, determining appropriate equipment/tools and processes, creating & managing complex schedules, budgets and cross-functional teams.

 

  • Managed multiple, concurrent projects—all on time and on budget
  • Hired specifically to handle high-profile, sensitive and/or challenging projects requiring confidentiality, discretion and finesse
  • Many clients reported unparalleled increases in sales inquiries and lead conversion based on my direct contributions (one in particular: website redesign increased sales by 300%)
  • Consult across many industries on best practices and workflow structures

 

 

10/2002 – 1/2005

Director of Operations & Marketing

Tax Tiger, Inc.

A start up tax debt resolution company. Responsible for operational workflow structures & tools, vendor negotiations; client & vendor relations; all accounting functions; staff management; marketing & lead generation; file/database creation & management

 

  • Contributed to effectively bringing company to a profitable state by third month in existence (broke first million by end of 3 rd year and is currently a national franchise)
  • Designed and managed marketing and workflow systems enabling consistent and measurable financial growth
  • Created Sales staff incentive programs that raised productivity by 20%

 

 

1/2000 – 1/2001

Head of Production/Producer

FLF Films, Inc.

 

A commercial film production company serving national & regional accounts; both agencies and clients direct. Responsible for project and company operations; concept breakdowns and budgeting; all hiring/management of crews, vendors, talent, equipment and locations; project legalities & logistics; billing; post supervision; client/vendor relations; set rate card.

 

  • Successfully increased profit margin 200% from previous year
  • Streamlined workflows and marketed post production edit bay separate from production company services to capture additional projects and grow client relationship base.
  • Managed multiple concurrent projects (up to 12 in various stages of production), often combining resources to improve production value and cost effectiveness

 

 

12/1997 – 3/1999

Facility/Project Manager

Oasis Media, Inc. (post facility)

 

A high-end post production facility. Responsible initially for client relations and billing which progressed to project/account management and day-to-day operations, scheduling and staff management.

 

  • Re-established relationships with past clients and grew client base by 30%
  • Created all forms and workflow structures to streamline operations and allow us to take on more clients
  • Contributed to the successful transition from linear to new higher-end non-linear editing equipment (D2 online to Quantel Editbox)

 

 

1/1989 – 12/1997

Project Manager

Freelance/Contract (Mktg/Ad Agencies)

A variety of companies & industries, including marketing/ad agencies. Responsibilities were operational and marketing driven—consulting, creating and managing billing systems, workflow structures, creating custom databases, automating critical tasks and reporting; organized patent searches, manufacturers, call centers and associated marketing/media/event campaigns for new products; staff/project management.

 

  • Contributed to and/or produced campaigns effectively bringing new products to market
  • Developed procedures and workflows allowing for and able to handle a growth rate of 600% (Vocational Rehabilitation Company)
  • Designed and maintained statistical reports to rate personnel productivity/accuracy, adopted and utilized statewide (Vocational Rehabilitation Company)
  • Created custom database (for regional telephone service provider) to monitor all pay phones' maintenance, repair and collection schedules.

 

 

 

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