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Sharon Sobel

Freelance Commercial Videographer & Videographer

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Location:Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sharonsobel
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SHARON SOBEL
Fairfax, VA

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
VIDEO PRODUCTION | WEBCASTING | CONTENT PRODUCER

VIDEO PRODUCER
Training Videos | Marketing Videos | Interviews | Educational Videos | Live Webcasts

SKILLS

Audio | Videography | Encoding | Video Editing | TelePrompter Operation
Live Event Producing| Writing & Editing | Message Development

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

Final Cut Pro 6 | Avid Media Composer | Sony EX3 | Wirecast
Sony PD-150 | Presentation Prompter | Anycast switcher | Viewcast Encoder | Touchstream Encoder
Kit Digital players | Sony robotic cameras and controller

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
PICTURE THIS VIDEO 1997-present
President, Executive Producer
(1997 – 2003 held full-time positions while accepting Picture This Video assignments after hours) Freelance for various production companies and television stations as teleprompter op, camera op, editor, PA, associate producer. Produce marketing videos and other projects for businesses from script to screen. Pre-produce live multi-camera and webcast events for corporate clients and associations, direct and lead crew on event day as technical director/director.

MAJOR CLIENTS
AUGUST II PRODUCTIONS (2012-present)
Webcast director. Responsible for directing camera ops, audio techs and webcast techs for live webcasts. Meet with clients in advance to determine best audio, lighting, and camera position setups. Ensure that client’s audiovisual needs for event day are met through ensuring correct equipment and crew are provided for the event day.

APS/CHANNEL 70 (2003 - present)
Producer. Videotape and edit events for local schools and school system for broadcast on local cable channel. Work with school system staff to create training videos to be used internally. Implement production processes to ensure increased efficiency of production resources.

U.S. COURTS (Contracted through Ventana Productions), Washington, DC 2012
Webcasting Producer/Director

Produce and direct multi-camera field webcasts for U.S. Courts entities, in a live field environment with
flypacks. Research and recommend additional webcasting equipment. Work with clients in advance of their events to ensure their webcast experience will maximize its audience reach and interactive potential, and that proper equipment and crew are booked to support their event.

MAGUIRE-REEDER, LTD., Alexandria, VA 2002 – 2003
Office/Production Manager
Work independently on tight deadlines and with large budgets to produce VNRs, public relations campaigns, training videos, and marketing materials in the form of videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and print materials. Serve as second cameraperson on ENG shoots. Supervise and hire office personnel and book freelance personnel.

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS , Annandale, VA 1997 – 2002; 2007 – present
Associate Producer
Work independently to produce PSAs, promos, and staff development programs from script-to-screen, including crew booking. Shoot, light and run audio for field shoots. Assist producers with live and taped studio productions: directing, camera, audio, CG, and teleprompter operation. Write and edit segments for full-length programs.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TELEVISION, Rockville, MD 1997
Production Technician
Operate teleprompter or CG for nightly newscast. Serve as assistant director by tracking roll-in times and cuing tape times for live-to-tape productions. Run camera and CG for County Council meetings.

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Awards: National Winner, Vision Awards for Army Well-Being (11/02); Honorable Mention, Videographer Awards, for Army Well-Being (11/02); Outstanding Performance Award, FCPS (6/02); Telly Award for Legal Fairy Tales (5/00); Telly Award for Space Day: A Quest in the Question (5/00); Production Assistant of the Month, Jones Intercable (9/94) Memberships: Women in Film and Video (2/99-present); International Television and Video Association (6/01-5/02); Alexandria Jaycees (7/95-present); Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee (1996 - 2012)

FREELANCE BROADCAST EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Teleprompter
“Randy Forbes for Congress” (2012)
ABC’s ”Cherry Blossom Parade” (2012)
BET’s Inauguration Coverage (2009)
Camera
Numerous live events for Arlington Educational Television
‘Quit Now” PSA for Limelight Communications (2009)
“SchoolScene” stories for Channel 21 (2006-present)

Production Coordinator
“Where’s The Party?” documentary (2008-present)
:30 national commercial spot for Military Benefit Association (2008)
“Pentagon Police Training Video” for
MVP Pictureworks (2008)
“War on Democracy” for Atlantic Television (2004) Live event producer/director
“Friday Night Live”- full season (1994-1995)
Alexandria’s “TC Williams telethon” (1995)
Annual Women of Vision Awards (2005-2009)
NetApp Conference webcast (2010)
US Courts conference webcasts- nationwide (2012)
Brookings Institute webcasts (2012-present)