Stephen P Bardo

Freelance Video Editor & Spanish Translator

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Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stephenpbardo
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EDUCATION
AUGUST 2011 – Present
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Major: Spanish
Bachelor of Science Degree Expected May 2014

AUGUST 2010 – JUNE 2011
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

University of Chicago Laboratory High School — Graduated June 2010
Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE VIDEO PRODUCTION — JANUARY 2013 – PRESENT
Hired to co-produce, shoot and edit a promotional video for the release of the new book, Dare To Be Extraordi-nary: A Positive Collection of Life Lessons from African American Fathers that features cultural icon Russell Simmons and Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts; Video is featured on ExtraordinaryFathers.com.
• Worked with book author to develop video concept
• Edited video with Final Cut Pro X

ALLIED FORCES MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, CHICAGO, IL — JUNE 2010 – PRESENT
Created production company with business partner to write, record and produce music.
• Recorded and co-produced two full music projects using Pro Tools
• Music featured on DJBooth.com, Rubyhornet.com and many other blogs, multiple times
• Proficient with Maschine by Native Instruments, Cubase and Logic; Working knowledge of Pro Tools
• Partnered with acclaimed producer and director, Elijah Alvarado to develop three (3) music videos; co-directed one of the videos

ILLINI PRODUCTIONS, CHAMPAIGN, IL — AUGUST 2012 – PRESENT
Illini Productions is the video department at the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
• Grip for camera operators and operate main camera for the big screen at University of Illinois home basket-ball games
• Shot and edited University of Illinois Men’s Baseball recruitment video
• Work with production team to produce highlight videos, music videos, marketing spots, as well as stream live events on the BigTenNetwork.com and FightingIllini.com.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, CHAMPAIGN, IL — AUGUST 2012 – PRESENT
• Film lectures led by renowned professors
• Shoot and edit lectures and recruitment videos for University of Illinois College of Engineering
• Selected as member of production team to film the University of Illinois Chancellor’s 2012 holiday video

COMMONGROUND MARKETING AGENCY, CHICAGO, IL – SUMMER 2012
Commonground is a full-service marketing/advertising agency and winner of the 2012 Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year Award. I was selected to work with and support the production team.
• Edited multiple videos and managed sound editing process for clients including MillerCoors and Illinois Lottery
• Assisted in leading a focus group and new business pitch for MillerCoors/Hamm’s Beer
• Worked with the experiential team to plan and assist with multiple experiential events including an HIV/AIDS benefit concert hosted by the Illinois Lottery and a photo/video shoot for Sprite
• Trusted to deliver time-sensitive packages and important documents to clients and agency partners
• Developed visual branding
• Packed and moved boxes and organized stock rooms

COMCAST SPORTSNET/NBC UNIVERSAL, CHICAGO, IL – SUMMER 2011
• Shadowed editors, producers and anchors at the station and in the field
• Logged sporting events
• Developed openings and leads for Sports Net Central show
• Helped set up and take down set for White Sox pre and post-game shows

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER, CARBONDALE, IL AUGUST 2010 – MAY 2011
• Made daily building schedule
• Took reservations for a number of facilities over the phone and in person

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LABORATORY SCHOOLS, SUMMER LAB CAMP, CHICAGO, IL — JUNE – AUGUST 2009 & 2010
• Taught children how to play sports such as basketball, baseball, fencing and martial arts
• Took campers to the beach and on field trips
• Led arts & crafts workshops

LOOP CAPITAL MARKETS, CHICAGO, IL — SUMMER 2008
• Researched potential investors and shadowed traders on trading floor

TRUESTAR MAGAZINE, JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT, CHICAGO, IL — SUMMER 2007
• Brainstormed topics for upcoming articles
• Developed themes for upcoming issues
• Two articles published in Fall 2007 issue of Truestar Magazine

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
GARDEN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHAMPAIGN, IL — 2012
• Tutored Spanish-speaking students and provided assistance in a Spanish-speaking kindergarten class

MEXICAN CONSULATE, CHAMPAIGN, IL — 2012
• Helped recent Spanish-speaking immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana area register and become eligible to receive driver’s licenses and passports

VIDA ALEGRE PROGRAM, CHAMPAIGN, IL — 2012
• Created and executed educational play activities for young children whose mothers were participating in the program


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
MAGIC JOHNSON FOUNDATION, TAYLOR MICHAELS SCHOLARS LOS ANGELES, CA
2010 – PRESENT
• Receive merit-based college scholarship and travel to Los Angeles every summer of college to participate in Annual Life Skills Leadership Conference and visit the offices of Magic Johnson Foundation corporate part-ners to learn from high-level executives; chosen as writer to contributing articles to FedEx’s blog

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Proficient in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Logic, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel