Summary

Hands on Creative Technical Director/ Production Coordinator/ Videographer, experienced in all aspects of TV/ video production from content conceptualization through production to post- production. Advanced experience in event cinematography.

Credits

3/06 – Current

Technical Director (TD/ Production Coordinator for Nightly News) – Russian TV

Details
3/06 – Current

Responsibilities as Technical Director: Complete operation of the Control Room (video switchers for camera control, audio mixers, character generators, pro-tape decks, PC graphics, teleprompter etc.) Direct Studio cameramen on shots composition. Execute live news broadcast according to script. Responsibilities as Production Coordinator: Match video feeds from CBS website to written news stories. Capture video files for editing use, maintain and update video library. Give ‘break-down’ assignments to the video editor. Produce graphics/stills with a help of Graphic Designer, coordinate Field Reporters. Create a news program rundown: stories/shots/feeds break-down. Transfer written stories into Teleprompter program.

1/04 – Current

Videographer (Weddings & event video production - part time, weekends) – HALO Productions, LLC

Details
1/04 – Current

Complete video coverage of different events including Weddings, Sweet 16s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Communions, Corporate presentations, etc. using latest HD/4K video cameras. Extensive knowledge of operating professional video cameras. Filming in any environment (indoors, outdoors, against lit backgrounds, etc.). External and on-camera lighting and sound equipment setups. Ability to remain unobtrusive during filming.

3/00 – 9/05

Production Manager (Managed photo/ video production at a Wedding Studio) – Carousel Productions

Details
3/00 – 9/05

Managed day-to-day Photo/Video Studio operations. Booked jobs, provided customer service, communicated with vendors, created schedules. Filmed on-location, assisted during photo shoots. Advanced in-studio, and in-field video equipment set-ups and operational knowledge. Edited in-studio various private, social, business and religious events (Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Corporate, etc.). Assisted with digital photography productions, arranged photo-albums. Maintained studio equipment and inventory, hired additional photographers and videographers. Strong research and managerial skills.

5/99 – 10/99

Production Assistant (Internship at a talk show) The Maury Show

NBC — Talk Show (TV) — NBC Studios Details
5/99 – 10/99

Provided assistance to producers, cameramen, field managers and other production crew members for both pre and post-production for TV shows. Assisted with ‘timing’ in the Control Room. Assisted on-location producer/cameraman to shoot video footage. Conducted pre-interviews, Internet and data-base research, email communication. Called, answered, and logged calls from potential show guests. Confirmed travel reservations, accompanied guests, booked audience.

6/98 – 2/99

Production Assistant (Internship at a talk show) Forgive Or Forget

UPN — Talk Show (TV) — UPN Details
6/98 – 2/99

Same responsibilities as internship above (at the Maury Show)

Media

  • ILLONEETE AND MIGUEL WEDDING - multi-cam shoot

  • Rahul & Payal Wedding

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Education

Class of '00

Queens College of the City University of New York

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (Film, Video, Broadcasting)
Class of '94

Social University of Economics - Moscow, Russia

Associate Degree in Marketing

My Gear

  • Benro monopod
  • Fotodiox lighting kit
  • Kamerar slider/ dolly
  • Shure/Samson wireless mic kit
  • Slik tripod
  • Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U
  • Sony shotgun mic
  • Sony wired mic
  • steady-stick

Skills

  • Abiltiy to lead/manage/work as a team member
  • Adobe Premiere/ PhotoShop/ AfterEffects/ Acrobat
  • Advanced knowledge of video production and post-production
  • Audio mixing boards
  • Character generators
  • Chroma Key equipment
  • Data Recorders
  • Electronic routers
  • Event videography
  • Fluent in Russian language
  • Multi-camera setups
  • Multi-tasking
  • Network Media Players
  • On-location video production
  • Patch bays
  • Strong written/verbal/organizational skills
  • Studio Audio
  • Studio Lighting
  • Teleprompters
  • TV broadcast rules/regulations
  • Video switchers/mixers
  • Visual Samplers
  • Waveform monitors
  • Windows/Macintosh
  • Work well under pressure