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Bruce Meier

Freelance Video Producer & Television Producer

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills
A producer, production manager, editor & director… Sounds like a lot, but I’ve been fortunate to have had many opportunities to develop these skills in numerous industries throughout my 11-year career.

Starting out in broadcast media as an agency runner, I’ve worked in TV, advertising, branding, corporate media & communications. Ranging from TV, print & online advertising, corporate branding, marketing, communications & events. My roles have included positions like producer, production manager, editor, director, marketing executive & head of production.

I’m passionate about building relationships, developing projects, balancing financial results together with creative excellence.

Work history:

Jan 2012 – present
Producer | Production Manager | Director | Editor
Freelance & contractor working on TV commercials, corporate film & marketing projects.

Projects & clients:
Diccicco Battista Communications: Agency Producer, Director & Editor (Avid & FCP).
La Salle University: Director, Producer & Editor (TV Spots & corporate films).
Dune Medical / Margin Probe: Producer & Editor for corporate films.
UK Healthcare: Producer & Editor for corporate films.
Biogen / Active Voices: Producer & Editor for corporate films.

Jan 2012 – Feb 2013
EPIC Philadelphia | Director of Engagement & Communication
Strategic role responsible for creating engaging environments & experiences within events & communication, with a hands on application of working with events teams & AV production.

Developing & implementing strategies to create engaging environments for visitors & volunteer teams.
Event co-ordination & management including team development / training.
Video & multi-media production for live events & online communication. (directing, filming, editing & live streaming)

Sept 2010 – Dec 2011
Producer & Production Manager
Production management for national advertising campaigns in the UK for broadcast, print & digital platforms.

Projects & clients:
Kream London: Agency Producer & Production Manager.
Nintendo UK: Producer for national advertising campaigns of 3DS launch & gaming campaigns.
Capital FM: Producer & Production Manager for national advertising campaign.
Budgeting, shoot production, interactive integration, agency management, post production & graphics management, original music composition, broadcast clearance, delivery & production for TV, web, print & cinema, talent management.

April 2008 - May 2010
Discovery Channel UK | Head of Production: UK Marketing (Creative Services)

Head of production team for the Discovery Channel UK networks comprising a 13 channel portfolio & £3.6 million annual budget, responsible for the production & financial management of on-air promotion, print, interactive & creative projects.
Directly managed internal & external teams (creative, production, design & post prod.) Productions included brand management, on air promotion, print, interactive, design production & integrated marketing campaigns.

Manage & oversee creative services projects, budgets and timelines across UK portfolio. (40 projects per month).
Collaboration with Interactive, digital, press, PR & corporate communications teams.
Web development, design & production (individual promotions & part of brand management projects).
Hands-on production management on top priority projects, from conception through to final delivery.
Responsibilities (cont.):
Source, recruit and manage production staff, design teams & internal post production unit (40 staff & freelance employees).
Studio management of internal design team (both interactive, motion & print graphics)
Project & account management for commercial, sponsorship, corporate campaigns.
Post production management of internal & external edit facilities (design & graphic facilities, FCP, Avid & ProTools).
Digital asset management.

Dec 2006 - April 2008
Discovery Channel Europe | Sponsorship & Special Promotions Executive

Reporting to the network Creative Director, responsible for production, account & creative management of projects relating to international & local sponsorship deals across Discovery Networks Europe (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Role broadened to the scope of Executive Producer responsible for commission & production of short form & interstitial material for broadcast & sales related opportunities.

Managed sponsorship & promotion production requirements across all EMEA territories & feeds.
Executive producer responsible for commission & production of 37 short films. (Shot globally by 15 independent producers, across 16 countries & each film reversioned in 17 languages).
Management of digital, press, PR & corporate communication material projects & campaigns.
Creative proposal writing & management to support sales & special promotions related projects.
Languaging & reversioning management of material into 17 languages for EMEA regions.
International & regional Adsales consultation, client liaison/account management, & legal compliance.

June 2006 - Dec 2006
Discovery Channel Europe - DMAX Germany | Freelance producer & production manager

Freelance contract working as producer & production manager responsible for production & delivery of branding of new channel launch of DMAX in Germany. (broadcast, web, print & promotional material)

Responsibilities included commission of 33 short film interstitials, & 18 programme packaging & titles sequences for launch of ‘DMAX’ Channel (Germany) involving both creative & production management.

Sept 2005 - Dec 2006
Freelance producer & production manager

Kemistry (Design & Branding Agency): Producer & production manager.
Karmarama (Creative Agency): Freelance production manager.
SmashPoint CreativeWorks (USA): Freelance production manager.
Channel 4 Television: Freelance producer & production manager.
CC-Lab (Production Co. & Creative Agency): Event & graphics production manager.
Waveform Films (Film Production Co.): Freelance production manager.

March 2002 - Sept 2005
Channel 4 Television (4creative) | Production Manager, Office Manager, Production Assistant

Production management & office management duties for internal production company & creative agency at Channel 4 TV.
Scope of projects included production company & advertising agency services involved with print, web, on-air sponsorship / advertising, branding, corporate communication & radio campaigns.

Key responsibilities included production & project management, office management & assistance.

additional information
US EAD Immigration Status
2000 University Of The Witwatersrand
BA Media & Dramatic Art (Hon) Specialising In: Management, TV Production, Directing & Design.
1994 School Of Broadcasting
1994 South African Academy Of Dramatic Art
1993 Senior Certificate With University Exemption

Voluntary Work Experience:
Hillsong London - AV broadcast team member for live events broadcast.
Camera setup, CCU operator & live camera switching & directing.
Jigsaw Arts - Sound & lighting technician & operator for performing arts group.