Kelsey Hunt

Freelance Video Producer & Television Producer

Location:Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Phone: 917-804-8470
2 Skills
Special Expertise in Creative Video Development and Production of Compelling Digital Media
Versatile, creative, hands-on Story Producer, Manager and Editor with a proven record of success in
producing compelling, high-caliber digital/video media and increasing viewership across platforms.
Combines foundations in both network television, digital platforms and university settings to lead
collaborative media projects from strategic conception, story development, sourcing, production, edit and
final post to YouTube, website or broadcast channel.
— Key Areas of Leadership & Expertise —
Story Producer – Editor – Manager/Team Leader – Budgeting – Conception through Delivery –
Marketing and Promotion - Relationship Management – Lead, Coach, Train, Motivate staff – Strategic
Planning – Vendor Sourcing- Short and Long Form Content – Social Media tactics/management –
Track views/analytics – Financial Management/ Reporting – Verbal & Written Communications –
Presentations to Partners – Problem Solving – Detail oriented – Own issues until fully resolved–
Prepare RFPs – Partner with Engineers – Partner with Sales to secure new projects –
Associate Director, Media Services
University of Colorado; Colorado Springs, CO; February 2012 to Present
Execute the video vision of the University as it pertains to marketing and promotional material, live and pre-taped
sporting events and educational programming, as well as direct, manage and develop the video capabilities of the
media services department.
• Tell University stories by producing engaging programs, including news magazines, documentaries and
short form media
• Manage all budgets, technical assessments and video projects from conception through delivery
• Conceptualize, budget, produce and edit commercial campaigns and various long and short from
content for the University
• Program content for UCCS Television channel on Comcast
• Budget and produce content for UCCS TV, UCCS Website and live streaming events, including live
and pre-taped sports, theater and original programming
• Partner with University Advancement and various departments to produce engaging video content for
Youtube Channels, Facebook pages and University websites
• Estimate, budget and forecast various productions for the University, utilizing outside as required
• Produce, direct and edit documentaries
• Direct live and live-to-tape sporting events for air on UCCS TV
• Establish workflows and improve technical capabilities and efficiencies
• Hire, manage and develop staff and crew, comprised of both students and professionals
• Active collaborator representing UCCS at of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media and
The Southern Colorado Educational Television Consortium
• Facilitate video needs for outside clients holding events at UCCS
Freelance Video Producer/Editor
Maplewood, NJ; August 2010 to February 2012
• Produce and edit TV show pilot sizzle reel (Robin Baron Designs)
• Partner in a production collaborative and think tank (Seven Story Productions)
• Secure corporate clients for video and editing projects
• Produce promotional web-based video campaigns for small businesses and start ups (Michelle Ledermen, Vet
Techs to You)
• Shoot and edit sales videos for real estate brokers (Keller Williams Midtown Direct, Re/Max)
Digital Producer, As the World Turns, (CBS)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; March 2006 to August 2010
Founded, managed and strategized the development of the As the World Turns digital production department, which
provided the show, its parent companies (Telenext Media, Procter & Gamble Productions) and P&G brands a
marketing and promotional vehicle to capitalize on web-based opportunities. Successfully updated As the World Turns’
production models and utilized emerging technologies, which allowed for added mobility and flexibility to production
schedules and accommodated smaller budgets.
Management - Leadership
• Forecasted and secured funds from Procter & Gamble headquarters to build an independent digital
production department for As the World Turns and Telenext Media
• Created and developed yearly digital production budget in conjunction with SVP, Managing Director
and Director of Production
• Prepared department for future growth by researching and implementing emerging technologies
• Established unique and specific production models and post-production workflows utilizing cuttingedge
digital equipment and software, cutting weekly production costs by tens of thousands of dollars.
• Requested work proposals and negotiated contracts with outside production companies, creative
agencies and talent agents
• Pitched ideas and effectively communicated production issues, needs and agendas to clients,
marketing, PR and executives
• Managed the design and content of As the World Turns show websites, show opens,
animated projects and graphics
Broadcast and Web/Online Production
• Line Produced As the World Turns air show; both on location and studio shoots
• Developed, produced and edited programming of companion content for and that resulted in increased ratings and viewership for the air show.
• Established Procter & Gamble Classic Soaps channel for AOL broadband video hub
• Produced original web series for to promote As the World Turns viewership (InTurn, LA
Diaries, InTurn 2, InTurn3)
• Developed video promotional spots for show websites and air show
• Budgeted location shoots, pilots and various projects for As the World Turns, Telenext Media and
Procter & Gamble
• Directed production staff in all aspects of content production, including TV pilots, location shoots,
behind-the-scenes pieces, actor interviews, promos and contests
• Produced, shot and edited original web series and TV pilots for, MSN Soapbox
(Flying Solo, Sketch’d) and The New York Television Festival
• Directed talent and crew during interviews, scripted shoots and voiceover sessions
Client Services
• Generated content for marketing campaigns for As the World Turns, CBS and various P&G brands.
• Partnered with marketing and public relations departments to accomplish campaign objectives
(Pampers, Vocalpoint, Sam’s Club, Secret, Cheer, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, local CBS affiliates)
• Authored, pitched, budgeted and produced Procter & Gamble internal marketing film
• Implemented product integration campaigns into scripts for broadcast show and web series (Swiffer,
Production Consultant, Guiding Light (CBS)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; January 2006 to March 2006
• Devised and implemented a scheduling system to facilitate the saving of thousands of dollars within the
production budget
• Trained existing production staff on updated, streamlined pre-production system
Coordinating Producer, As the World Turns (CBS)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; November 2001 to January 2005
• Line produced weekly episode for air, which entailed managing an episode in all creative, technical, and design
• Originated and instituted a scheduling system that saved the show more than $100,000 per production week
• Conceived and created two promos per episode produced
• Edited and revised scripts for story, time, and set purposes
• Chaired weekly writers’ meeting-- critiqued breakdowns with writing team, executive producer and network
Associate Producer, As the World Turns (CBS)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; June 1999 to November 2001
• Line produced an episode bi-weekly
• Created and implemented taping schedule for studio production and location shoots from scripts and show
• Managed cast, production staff and Directors Guild personnel
Assistant Producer, Another World (NBC)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; NY; December 1998 to May 1999
Directors Guild of America Production Assistant, Another World (NBC)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; September 1998 to December 1998
Acting Associate Producer, Another World (NBC)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; June 1998 to September 1998
Production Coordinator, Another World (NBC)
Telenext Media; New York, NY; August 1996 to June 1998
University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Boulder, Colorado; August 1992 to May 1996
Bachelor of Science in Journalism; Emphasis in Broadcast Production and Management
Member, Directors Guild of America
Member, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Volunteer, Broadmoor Community Pre-School
Volunteer, First Visitor Program, Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, Avid Media Composer, After Effects, CMS, Panasonic
HVX200, HPX170, HPX250 and DSLR cameras, Proficient in Mac and PC operating systems
— Available for Travel —