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John Gannon

Freelance Video Editor & Commercial Videographer

Location:Buffalo, New York, United States
2 Skills

I have extensive knowledge in state-of-the-art technologies, specializing in video editing software including Final Cut Pro and Motion. Able to work in diverse environments. Goal driven and ambitious: founded a boutique digital media production company, extracting knowledge and experience from every project and venture. Detail oriented and highly organized. Track record of developing successful budget proposals and custom production solutions. Outgoing team leader who’s enthusiastic about the work.

I also own and operate the Canon 5D MKII and have worked with other HDSLRs, and I'm familiar with the post workflow of such set-ups.

Some creative work can be seen at


Owner, Producer, Editor, Downtown Digital Productions; Buffalo, New York
Work with clients ranging from CEOs of corporate companies to musicians with artistic visions. Create
production schedules and see out all aspects of pre-production. Operate Canon 5D MKII while maintaining
organization during shoots. Log, capture, and arrange all our HD footage. See out all aspects of postproduction
editing in Final Cut Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro. Deliver clients a finished product for internet
or physical distribution.

Senior Editor, Key Video Productions; Buffalo, New York
February 2010 - February 2011
Editing :30 spots for broadcast, log footage, DVD duplication and labeling, shooting events and spots, green
screen and voice over recording sessions. Also editing web videos for corporate and non profit companies.
Maintain two of the companies websites and encode videos for web. Shoot edit turnaround in one day for :30
spots. Work on Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Motion, After Effects and Discreet Logic. $30K Salary.

Grip, Emedia; North Tonawanda, New York
December 2009 - April 2010
Normal grip duties: Lighting, Logging Timecode, Striking Sets and assisting director on commercial shoots.

Mac Specialist, Apple; Buffalo, New York
Received Final Cut Pro training directly from Apple. Assisted customers with all Apple products from iPods to
Macbook Pros, as well as provided knowledge tailored to their specific Mac hardware and software needs.

Videographer/Editor, The Advantage Company; Amherst, New York
June 2008-September 2008
HD Shooting and editing online commercials, live events, and how-to-videos for Tony Walker & Co.; Stereo
Advantage; The House of Cotton; and the Advantage Co. Completed weekly production schedules of various
tasks including scriptwriting, storyboarding, and non-linear editing. $40K Salary.

Media Intern, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center; Buffalo, New York
Fall 2007-Summer 2008
Collaboratively created an interactive Flash Database for online users with Grammy Award winning graphic
artist White Bicycle.

Graphic Artist/Webmaster, United Men’s Fashion; Buffalo, New York
Designed mailers and coupons for direct mail advertising. Maintained and updated online inventory, as well as
processed online orders.

Graphic Artist, University at Buffalo; Amherst, New York
Designed glossy, full color/black & white banners, flyers, and ads for the Student Association’s Communications
Dept. Was appointed personal assistant to Hip Hop artists The Roots (headliners, Spring Fest Concert 2007)
based on acknowledged strength in adhering to strict budgets, schedules, and deadlines.

Event Videographer, Break-a-Leg Productions; Buffalo, New York
Event coverage of wedding ceremonies and receptions.


State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, New York
BA in Media Studies, minor in Project Management, May 2008
London Metropolitan University, London, UK— Study Abroad Program, Fall 2006