Brian Nichols

Freelance Videographer & Video Editor

Location:Livonia, Michigan, United States
Phone: 734-674-3792
2 Skills
Skills Summary:

Seasoned creative editor with 15 years experience visually
communicating marketing, employee and public relations messages for Fortune 500 companies
using internet and traditional broadcast transmission methods


EYEVUE Media / Creative Resources LLC
12/03 – Current
Freelance Senior production/post production specialist and multimedia graphics

- Online editorial of daily corporate news, marketing, VPR, e-learning and internal communications using Avid Adrenaline, Final Cut Pro
- Produce, shoot and edit promotional videos for trade shows, DVD and social media outlets via YouTube and Vimeo
- DVD authoring for Chrysler glove box owner information videos for Tweddle Group (freelance through Communicore)
- Design and publish web skins using Photoshop and provide live streaming services for internal corporate global webcasts
- Collaborate with internal production team to develop weekly webcast with Ford Motor EVP Mark Fields
- Provide motion graphic design for NFL, NHL, local sports and corporate productions using FX Deko, After Effects & PowerPoint
- Developed DVD authoring process for Ford Communications and trained other post personnel
- Entrusted with Executive level presentation graphic development for live auditoriums and meeting rooms
- Maintain and archive digital assets and end user accounts on multimedia streaming servers and Avid video drives

DPM Consulting Services Inc.
10/08 – 05/10
Application Management Support (contracted to Marketing Associates)

Providing application support for Ford, DuPont, and Starwood Hotels for Interwoven/Autonomy MediaBin and TeamSite content management system

Producer's Color Service / Blue Highway
Creative editor & multimedia specialist

Bid and manage project (long form & spots) from initial client contact through completion if job is awarded

Creative Editorial using the Avid Media Composer (long & short form)

$300K annual average in revenue generation

Proficient with graphic layouts using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects

DVD and CD-ROM authoring and encoding video for output in a variety of formats•

Administrator of Avid Unity Server

Troubleshooting and installation of operational equipment within facility

Assist engineering staff in the assembling and troubleshooting of various editorial rooms

Train & Supervise new employees on many of the technical day-to-day operations of the facility


Full Sail University

Specialized Degree in Video/Film Production
June ’95 Valedictorian & Perfect Attendance recipient and
Ongoing online education to maintain current with industry trends

Special Qualifications

- Excellent client relation skills and works well with a diverse team
- Ability to work with little or no supervision under strict deadlines
- 25 years computer usage experience - Mac and PC
- Very proficient at computer building, repair and configuration

Equipment / Software Familiarity

Windows OS (XP, 7, Server 2003) / Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Final Cut Studio 3 (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion)
Avid Symphony, Media Composer Nitris HD & Xpress Pro
Avid Unity Server environments
Adobe Production Suite CS5 (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Encore)
AVCHD, P2, DVCPro HD,D5, Digi-Beta, D2, D1, Beta SP, 1/2", 3/4", 1"
Video codecs and compression software (Episode, Procoder, Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder)
Abekas A72 & Avid Deko Character Generators
35mm/16mm Film Cameras (Arri, Bolex)
Film/Video Lighting Packages
Digital Video Cameras (Panasonic HPX-500 P2, Sony HDR-FX1, Panasonic HMC-150)
Canon DSLR (5D Mark II, T2i)
Xytech and Schedu-All software


Can be produced upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing