Dan Shaffer

Freelance Journalistic Videographer & Commercial Videographer

Location:Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
Dan Shaffer
Mobile: (717) 571-2630
E-Mail: danshafferfilms@gmail.com
Web Site: www.SHAFFERFILMS.com

To find challenging and rewarding work in fields relating to film and television production.
Mount Saint Mary’s University - Emmitsburg, MD.
Bachelor of Science, Graduated May 2000 (3.7 GPA on 4.0 Scale)
Shaffer Films – Carlisle, PA - Co-President (01/09 - Present)
-Editing feature length documentary “No Plan B” covering the life of renowned MMA fighter Eddie Alvarez as well as a promotional video featuring rising boxing star Gabriel Rosado.
-Shot and/or edited corporate videos for companies such as Google, Hershey Foods, Rite Aid Corp., BASF, and Ahold USA along with others.
-Shot and Edited Celebration Video for Rite Aid Corp.’s 2012 National Manager’s Meeting held in Baltimore, MD.
-Directed, Shot, and Edited video covering the Pan-African Inaugural Ball,
which marked the Jan. 20, 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barak Obama.
-Wrote, Shot, and Edited a series of commercials and promo pieces featured on ABC-WHTM Ch. 27's "Top High School Basketball Rivalries: Game of the Week" (2009-2010), “High School Basketball Live” (2010-2011), and “High School Sports Live” (2011-2012) coverage.
-DP on reality show pilot episode for series featuring legendary R&B artist Rudy Gay.
-Directed, Shot, and Edited promotional documentary covering the Advanced Hoops youth basketball training program.
-Direct, Shoot, and Edit short promotional documentaries for the 3 Star Foundation - a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of inner city youth through a basketball/mentoring program.
-Direct, Shoot, and Edit broadcast-quality video coverage of PA’s top cheerleading, swim competitions, and elite level lacrosse.
-Directed, Shot, and Edited a variety of TV broadcast commercials and infomercials, ad agency-sponsored promotional videos, personal ad messages, and political ads.
-Directed, Shot, and Edited personal tribute documentaries commemorating the lives of members of our older generations.
-Shoots and edits weddings, graduations, and other ceremonial and live event videos.

Motion Audio Vision Productions - Hershey, PA Ind. Con. (05/13 - Current)
-Served as live event camera operator for One Broadway's Tappin Dance Recital 2013 performed at the Hershey Theater.
-Multi-camera shooter covering a series of Hersheypark live entertainment performances.

Global Sports– Jamestown, NY Ind. Con. (08/11 – Current)
-Technical Directed live broadcast coverage of the week-long Babe Ruth Little League World Series.

Overtime Productions - Altoona, PA - Ind. Con. (08/12 - Current)
-Director of Photography and Lead Editor on a docu-drama series following a youth USA ice hockey team on their quest for a national championship.

Lacrosse Recruits.com - New York, NY - Ind. Con. (06/13 - Current)
-Shooter for lacrosse college recruiting videos at various tournaments and training camps throughout the Northeast.

First Scout Productions - Gettysburg, PA - Ind. Con. (07/13 - Current)
-Served as shooter for lacrosse tournament games.

Diamond Pros Baseball - Glen Arm, MD - Ind. Con. (02/13 - Current)
-Shoot and Edit program promotional videos as well as student athlete college recruiting videos.

Sports Recruiters.com - Harrisburg, PA - Ind. Con. (01/13 - Current)
-Shoot and Edit high school football player profile videos, highlight promotional videos, and videos used at live events.

JPL Creative - Harrisburg, PA Ind. Con. (03/07 - Current)
-Live Event Camera Operator, Editor, Audio, Stage Hand, Teleprompter.
-Corporate Video and Live Event Editor.
-Work as Shooter, Grip, Audio, Teleprompoter, etc. on various commercials as well as promotional and corporate videos.

Up Stage Video - Middleburg, VA - Ind. Con. (09/12 - Current)
- On-stage and pitt Shooter for multi-cam coverage of the 2012 Awakening Music Festival.

Yahoo! Sports/Explosive Shorts - Loch Haven, PA Ind. Con. (10/12 - Current)
-Served as Field Audio Mixer for an episode of Yahoo! Sports' "Countdown to Saturday" coverage of NCAA football.

Invica Broadcast Video Production Services – Harrisburg, PA Ind. Con. (09/10 – Current)
-Game camera Camera Operator for televised productions of regional NCAA football games.

Game Time Footage – Arnold, MD, Ind. Con. (11/11 – Current)
-Shoot college recruiting lacrosse tournaments for highlight reel footage held at major universities such as U Mass, Yale, Towson, University of Delaware, etc.

Lockwood Media – Virginia Beach, VA - Ind. Con. (05/12)
-Shot close-up camera for multi-camera coverage of the US National Cheerleading Finals.

Youth Sports Photo - Harrisburg, PA - Employee (04/04 - 11/10)
-Still photographed youth sports teams in a wide range of sports.
-Action photographer for game action stills. Also worked as photo editor and printed action photos for parents at the games or tournaments the pictures were being taken.

Skyrocket Productions - Fort Washington, MD. - Ind. Con.
(08/07 - 08/08)
- Lead Editor and Location Audio of feature length, internationally and domestically-distributed, independent action film entitled "Safehouse." (Distributed by Artist View Entertainment and Indieflix)

Twiga Associates - Hanover, PA In.d Con. (05/12 - Current)
-Serve as Grip and Audio Mixer for corporate videos and broadcast television productions.

Stephen Moyer Photography - Middletown, PA - Ind. Con. (01/10 Current)
-Work as video Grip and Audio as well as Photography Assistant.

Absolute Independent Pictures - Bel Air, MD. - Ind. Con.
-Director and Editor of feature length, multiple award-winning
documentary entitled "Unraveling Michelle."
-Location Audio for independent feature films.

Wild Hair Productions – Hershey, PA – Ind. Con.
-Key PA on series of bumpers for the FX Channel promoting Hershey Foods.

Olegna Productions - Harrisburg, PA – Ind. Con. (07/01 – Current)
-Location Audio on a number of broadcast televised cable and
network news stories in addition to an array of corporate and promotional
-Co-Writer and Co-Editor of three award winning Carlisle Car Show videos.

Golden Horse Productions – Middletown, PA. - Ind. Contractor (07/05-
-Editor of the documentary "Fury on Ice."
-Editor of the independent short film thriller entitled “Obsession.”

Peachfuzz Records - Dillsburg, PA. - Ind Con. (11/04 – 03/05)
-Wrote, Directed, Produced, and Edited music video featuring folk and
country music artist Alan Pollard.

David F. McClure Co. – New Cumberland, PA. – Ind. Contractor
(06/05), (02/06)
-Wrote, directed, produced, and edited promotional video to be shown at sales kiosks within local Home Depot stores.
-Edited trade show video shown at the 2006 PA Home Builders’ Show.

MTV Networks/38th Floor Productions – Leesport, PA. - Ind. Contractor
-Fulfilled the duties of key production assistant for an MTV-broadcast
episode of “High School Stories.”

ESPN News/Orlando Video Productions – Philadelphia, PA. - Ind. Con.
-Performed the duties of audio mixer for an ESPN News live shot
interview with Philadelphia 76ers’ star Steven Hunter.

NBC/ Home Team Productions - Harrisburg, PA. and Philadelphia, PA - Ind.
Con. (04/06)
-Production Assistant during two episodes of the NBC broadcast program
entitled "Home Team."

Animal Planet/Painless Productions – Harrisburg, PA. – Ind. Con.
(04/05), (04/06), (04/09)
-Worked as a production assistant on the 2005, 2006, and 2009 Animal
Planet-broadcast presentations of the "Blue & Gray Cluster Dog Show.”

Jeff Lynch.net - Harrisburg, PA. Ind. Con. (03/06-Current)
-Work as Grip and Audio on various commercials as well as promotional
and corporate videos.

J3TV - Scranton and Harrisburg, PA - Ind. Con.
Worked as Production Assistant on a large-budgeted 3D industrial film
produced for the US Army.

Ko Mac Productions - Dover, NJ. - Ind. Con. (01/06), (04/06)
-Worked as the Assistant Director on the taping of a Comedy Central
sketch comedy television pilot episode called "Turn Left."
-Served as Writer, Assistant Director, and Performer on short film comedy
skit entitled "Birdshot Mountain."

Shadowbrook Productions – Colts Neck, NJ. Ind. Con. (12/05)
-Served as key grip on the 35 mm feature film demo project
entitled “Mug Shot.”

Group Think Entertainment – Los Angeles, CA. – Ind. Con. (05/05)
-Performed the duties of both production assistant and boom operator
during the production of the short film “Peter’s Price.”

Faith United Church of Christ – New Cumberland, PA. – Ind. Con. (12/04 - 04/05)
-Wrote, directed, shot, and edited 50th anniversary commemorative video.

-Winner of Best Biographical Documentary in the 2008 Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival, a Bronze Documentary Award in the 2008 Washington DC TIVA-DC Peer Awards, a Documentary Film Award at the 2008 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and Best Local Film in the 2008 Harrisburg Film Festival for the project "Unraveling Michelle" on which I served as Writer, Director, Shooter, and Editor.
-Won Telly, Automotive Media, and Communicator Awards for the documentaries entitled "Corvettes at Carlisle 2001 and 2002" as well as "Carlisle All GM Nationals 2001," all of which I served on as Co-Writer and Co-Editor.

- Sold feature length screenplay entitled "The Corner" to Jazorian Entertainment.
-2001 Graduate of Career Connection Film and Television Production Apprenticeship Program.
-2001 Graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature.
-Written four feature-length screenplays.
-Written a variety of short film scripts, short stories, and articles.

Final Cut Pro HD, Magic Bullet Suite, Magic Bullet Mojo, FX Factory, After Effects, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Live Type, Motion,
Digital Darkroom Pro, Media 100, Adobe Premiere, Final Draft, Celtx, Microsoft