Resumé

Work Experience

Senior Video Editor/Designer
MediaMix, Inc., Allendale, NJ
(September 2006 to March 2020)

MediaMix is both a production company and facility in northern New Jersey. Clients include Paramount Pictures, Waterford Crystal, Volvo, Showtime, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, JVC, Sharp, Konica Minolta, Novartis, Benjamin Moore, Hertz, and other Fortune 500 companies, as well as many small businesses.Assisted in engineering the facility when we moved from one location to a larger facility.

• Editor – Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Premier software
• Technical Director – Live and pre-recorded multi-camera productions using Newtek TriCasters
• Audio Engineer – Recording, coaching, and editing live, call-in, and professional voice-over talent
• Camera – Studio and on-location using Panasonic HPX-370, Canon 5D MkII, Sony F55, and Sony Z1U
• Video Engineering – Set up cameras, mics, & TriCasters for live streaming, studio configuration, troubleshooting
• Teleprompter – Input, editing, and prompting of scripts as well as configuring and assembly of hardware
• Lighting – Pre-lighting for single and multi-camera studio and location productions
• Media Management – Capture and archiving of footage and assets
• Voice-over – Recording and editing my voice-overs for various projects

 

Production Assistant
Gráfica, Inc., Chester, NJ
(July 1993 to April 1997)

Layout and creation of various prototypes of ads, brochures, one-offs, and displays using pre- and post-press proofs. Sound design for animatics, web sites, and CD-ROMs. Trafficking documents to account managers and clients on- and off-premises. Clients included American Express, Avaya, and PSE&G as well as many other Fortune 500 companies.

 

VP/Creative Director/Producer
BuffaloThrills.com, Buffalo, NY
(July 2002 to September 2006)

Partnered with a college friend to run our own marketing agency. We utilized video, print, web, and live events to promote businesses in the Western New York area. The main business consisted of three branches: web, print, and live events. All marketing materials were used to promote businesses on the directory, BuffaloThrills.com. A quarterly magazine was published and dispersed throughout the western New York area that included paid ads for businesses. Readers stayed engaged with interesting trivia and local information placed in the magazine. Live events took place around western New York, promoting BuffaloThrills.com and the businesses it promoted.

Editor/Graphic Designer
Gráfica Interactive, Ltd., Chester, NJ
(September 1998 to July 2002)

Layout and design of web sites, logos, and multimedia presentations. Encoding audio and video for web, DVD, and CD-ROM distribution. Clients included AT&T, Hasbro, New Jersey Lottery, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as several other Fortune 500 companies.

 

Photo of Chris next to the Waterford Crystal Times Square Ball

On a shoot for Waterford Crystal. That's the Waterford Crystal Time Square Ball.

Freelance Highlights

Editor/Encoder
NBC
(Annually, 2010 to 2017)

Added "hidden" security graphics to selected up-fronts (new television shows being promoted by the broadcaster) and authored DVDs for NBC sales teams distribution and promotion. Fun Fact: The best part of this job was finding a creative way of incorporating two letters on screen somewhere withing the first 30 seconds of the show, like initials on a toy duck or part of a logo in an advertisement on a train.

 

Editor/Visual Effects/Audio Mixing/Graphic Design
Loose Gravel Films (November 2013)

Documentary, “I'll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth”, Director Andrew Lilley.

 

Teleprompter Operator
Paramount Pictures (April 2008)

Set up and ran teleprompter for a scene at the beginning of the film "Morning Glory", starring Rachel McAdams. Fun Fact: I also appear in the film. Look for me just as Jeff Goldblum’s credit appears. I'm the sleepy teleprompter operator.

 

Audience Reaction Production
Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema (2008 to 2012)

Recorded audience reactions of pre-release films utilizing night-vision camera and infrared lighting. Supplied footage company with a DVD upon completion of showing. Fun Fact: I had a short exchange with Mike Myers as to who was going to let who through the door first at a screening of one of his movies.

 

Camera Operator/Grip
Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL (1997-1998)

Assisted camera operators with set-up and any equipment needs during Orlando Solar Bears hockey games. Ran camera between periods. Fun Fact: My first hockey game was at one of these Solar Bears games, assisting the camera op, right behind the plexiglass at the goal. You couldn't buy better tickets.

 

Camera Operator
Florida Motion Picture and Television Association, Orlando, FL (1997)

Walked around all day with a camera on my shoulder. I shoot interviews with guest stars and vendors at FMPTA promotional event. Fun Fact: This was my first run-in with a well-known TV star: James Best, the actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard.

 

Technical Skills

Hardware Proficiency

Macintosh and Windows computers
Presonus multi-channel audio consoles
ETC lighting consoles
Newtek TriCasters
DJI Phantom UAS
Sony F55, Panasonic HPX series, Canon DSLRs, and Sony Z series cameras

Software Proficiency

Video:
Final Cut Pro
Premiere
After Effects
Compressor
DVD Studio Pro
FFMPEG
Quicktime
Compressor
Audio:
Pro Tools
Soundtrack Pro
Audacity
Garageband

Graphics / Print:
InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
PowerPoint
Word
QuarkXpress

 

 

Awards

Winner: 2013 Garden State Film Festival

For Home-grown Feature Length Documentary, “I'll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth”. Produced by Andrew Lilley, the great nephew of Johnny Sylvester, the film tells the true story behind Babe Ruth's promise to a sick boy, Johnny, during the 1926 world series. I was fortunate enough to be asked to lend my expertise to the film. It has been broadcasts multiple times on PBS and shown across the country at film festivals and various baseball events.

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