Welcome to the online portfolio of Chris Northcross - videographer, visualist, editor, and one of the former staff producers on Barack Obama's Presidential campaign.
I'm versatile; I often operate as a one man band. I shoot and edit my own footage. I specialize in short-form web documentaries but am open to corporate, narrative and experimental projects.
Please check out my abbreviated resume below for more details or my website: chrisnorthcross.com for samples of my work.
2012 WDET FM 101.9 Video Specialist Detroit, MI
Developed and produced original video content for the station’s website.
2010 Envision Communications Camera Operator/Editor Washington, D.C.
Lit and shot interviews and b-roll for Michigan Gubernatorial candidate’s announcement video. Edited ads for Congressional Candidates.
2009 Deeds for Virginia Video Producer Arlington, VA
Primarily responsible for acquiring and editing short videos for distribution through e-mail and social media outlets. Advised political and media teams on best practices and uses of web video.
2009 Democratic National Committee Video Specialist Washington, D.C.
Worked on special projects for Organizing For America including documenting the multi-city OFA Health Care Bus Tour and developing the volunteer video corps, a nationwide network of video enthusiasts and professionals that could be leveraged to cover OFA events.
2009 U.S. House Democratic Caucus Video Fellow Washington, DC
Worked to develop video resources within the Democratic Caucus and individual member offices. Worked with staffers to develop strategies they could use to incorporate video into their member’s messaging campaigns. Also created video content for several members offices.
2007 - 2008 Obama For America New Media Producer Chicago, IL
One of the first members hired to the campaign’s New Media team. Primary responsibilities included building out video production infrastructure, managing day to day logistics of video road crew and traveling with Candidate Obama to document his daily events for the campaign blog and social media outlets.
2005 - 2007 RADAR Studios Associate Editor Chicago, IL
Associate editor for a very busy animation and post production company. Converted, compressed and formatted video for delivery in a multitude of formats, edited online and offline projects and coordinated logistics for receipt and distribution of media to clients, vendors and transmission facilities.
2003 - 2004 Fig Media Postproduction Supervisor Chicago, IL
Supervised the production, editing and distribution of DVDs to clients.
Edited and delivered videos for corporate and wedding clients. Hired, managed and trained a staff of freelance editors and animators. Conducted routine maintenance of video hardware and installed software updates.
1998 - 2000 WILX - TV Technical Director Lansing, MI
Worked in conjunction with the Director and Producer to ensure that nightly news shows used accurate content, ran smoothly as possible and kept on schedule. Prepped and switched morning and evening news shows and two weekly syndicated sports shows. Directed live news breaks and weather break inserts.
Skills and Software
Mac OS X/Windows Operating system • Microsoft Office • Final Cut Studio • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Premiere • Apple Shake • HTML • DVD Authoring & Duplication • DV • DVCAM • Digital Beta • DVCPRO • HD • HDV • P2 camera formats • Sorenson Squeeze • MPEG Streamclip • FTP • Audacity • Garage Band
2000-2003 Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
Film and Video Studies