Daren, a Master Control Operator, based in Toronto, has 1 Master Control Operator credit and 1 Graphics credit, and has been a member since 2016.


4/16 – Current

Master Control Operator Channel Zero Inc.

News (TV) — Channel Zero Inc. Details
4/16 – Current

• Monitor outgoing signals and ensure integrity of all channels • Prepare, import and maintain schedules to automations • Make revisions to program schedules as directed by the Programming, Production and/or Traffic Departments • Load and ensure accuracy of program schedules, and make changes as necessary using Airboss, VLM, ProDrive, and Elements Playout • Prepare all programming, commercial and promotional content for air/play-out, including encoding, downloading and transcoding media • Review, segment and ensure technical quality, accuracy and completeness of all media • Use Final Cut Pro to edit and transcode video • Setup, receive and record multiple incoming signals (i.e. satellite, fibre, adjacent systems, etc.) • React promptly to technical issues, and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner • Complete daily fault reports on Master Control operations and report problems to supervisor • Prepare and maintain VOD content for BDUs • Transcribe, time, attach, and ensure accuracy of captions using Macaptions software • Monitor, QC and provide support to broadcast clients • Monitor and troubleshoot on-air video and audio signals. • Monitor satellite transmissions, multiplexed signals and automation system operations for multiple broadcast streams and High-Definition channels.

4/16 – Current

Graphics Bloomberg News

BLOOMBERG — Live / Special Event (TV) — Bloomberg News Details
4/16 – Current

• Responsible for real-time motion graphics using Ross Xpression software • Liaise with production and gallery teams regarding graphic content • Use Chameleon Play Out server to load, play, and loop videos • Monitor live stocks data to ensure available information is correct and up to date • Scan text and photos for accuracy of all captions and detail • Assist in live TSX hits, as well as The Daily Brief / Bloomberg North pre-tapes, as necessary

1/16 – 4/16

Social Media Manager (Intern) Kitty Talk

Talk Show (TV) — Kitty Talk TV (Rogers Media) Details
1/16 – 4/16

• Updated and uploaded new content via Twitter • Photographer for social media platforms • Computed content via Tweetdeck • Engaged in follower conversations, responded to viewer inquiries • Analyzed data and followed top trending topics for segment ideas • Reached out to potential celebrities/guests to be featured on the show

1/16 – 4/16

News Editor (Intern) News

News (TV) — OMNI Television / Rogers Media Details
1/16 – 4/16

• Solo photographer for OMNI's 2016 Chinese New Year Special • Edited ENG footage for daily live-to-air newscasts using Quantel • Operated various social media platforms; posting daily content to Twitter, Weibo, and the OMNI homepage • Uploaded video content using Brightcove and SnappyTV • Scheduled Twitter updates at appropriate times using Tweetdeck • Data analysis, data entry, client research • Reporter and interviewer for streeter segments • Ingested footage from P2 camera cards

1/15 – 4/15

Production Staff (Various Roles) – Niagara College Productions

1/15 – 4/15

• Filmed and edited ENGs for air using the HPX-300 • Managed and maintained an active and vibrant Instagram profile • Operated audio boards, cameras, and lighting during production • Attended and assisted in all pre-production documentation • Created visually appealing motion graphics using Adobe After Effects after Photoshop • Efficiently edit and present news stories while giving an impactful message

1/13 – 6/13

Studio Teacher (Assistant) Television Program

Corporate — Rick Hansen Secondary School Details
1/13 – 6/13

• Assisted in daily curriculum lessons, teaching student’s proper 3-point lighting, shot sizes, camera exposure, etc. • Supervised and troubleshoot show rehearsals and live broadcasts • Managed and supplied ENG equipment • Familiarized students with using Adobe Premiere Pro

9/12 – 12/12

Talent Assistant (Talent Agent Assistant) Carolyn's Model & Talent Agency

Corporate — Carolyn's Model & Talent Agency Details
9/12 – 12/12

• Updated actor profiles using 800Casting • Made revisions to data entries and paperwork as necessary • Participated in weekly talent auditions, interviewed new talents; created new talent roster database, as required • Emailed talents with information regarding upcoming film, television, and radio audition opportunities; as well as give directions on how to get to casting location.


  • Hong Kong Ballet - North America Tour 2016

  • Pearson Airport Shuttle


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Class of '16

Niagara College


My Gear

  • Canon Rebel T3i


  • Administration
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Assistance
  • Avid
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Editing
  • Email
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Organized
  • Phone Calls
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Talent Agency
  • Teamwork