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Jay Couvillon

Freelance Video Editor & Video Producer

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (778) 985-7460
2 Skills
Editor, Videographer, Voiceover Director, Producer
* Instructional * Promotional * Educational * Entertaining *

* Seven years of experience writing, planning, filming and editing videos for small business, corporations and independent producers.

* From instructional videos, promotional spots to reality TV and short films.


VIDEO EDITING: Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Linear Editing equipment
ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE: Photoshop, ScreenFlow, Audacity, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro
SCRIPTWRITING: Word, Scrivener for scripts and creative fiction
VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTO: MiniDV, DV, Beta, D-Beta, P2 Card, SLR, DSLR cameras
LIGHTING & SOUND: Studio and portable lights & accessories, digital & reel-to-reel
audio, blue screen & green screen
VIDEO OUTPUT: Video compression software for CD, DVD and web streaming



Dailies Screener Technician 2011
Sim Video/Bling Digital, Burnaby BC

• Created digital dailies and backups of footage from television productions

Video Editor/Videographer
Video Links Productions, Victoria BC

• Edited a promotional video for the 2011 Victoria International Buskers Festiva

Scriptwriter/Video Producer 2009 – 2010
The Active Network, Burnaby BC
• Produced instructional videos for help system of web-based software
o Wrote scripts based on user experience and management directives
o Updated video content according to the demands of software development life cycle.
o Accepted criticism and requests for change from a variety of internal sources.
o Maintained tone of video according to established style guides.
o Recorded video and audio elements and prepared them for web streaming
o Completed tasks according to a constantly shifting timeline.

Video Consultant (Contract) April 2009
Sierra Systems Group Inc., Vancouver BC
• Offered recommendations and research into the production of a video series for Sierra
o Researched the cost of production facilities and equipment
o Wrote and presented budget, script and visual outline to director of AMS Services

Scriptwriter/Camera Operator/Video Editor 2006 – 2008
Masterworks Productions Inc, Coquitlam BC
• Produced instructional videos for DSLR and digital video cameras
o Contacted camera developers and bench-tested cameras to ensure accuracy of
o Produced scripts to demystify technical details and complex concepts of photography
o Conducted peer reviews of my work and the work of other editors
o Performed green screen removal to superimpose our host into many of the titles
o Assembled all visual and audio elements, including bluescreen removal into final videos
o Completed all projects I was given within the required timeframe

Video Producer/Video Editor/Client Coordinator 2003 - 2006
Enku Media, Toronto, ON
• Co-founded and operated this company, which serviced corporate and non-profit clients
o Worked directly with clients to design videos that served their needs
o Coordinated client meetings and developed and adhered to production schedules
o Developed scripts, recorded elements and compiled them into finished videos

Video Editor – Freelance 2006
Ieden Wall Productions/Hiltz Squared Media; Toronto, ON
• Assembled episodes of “The Dream Chaser” & “I Now Pronounce You…”
o Assembled video, music and graphics into a polished program
o Worked with clients to ensure their edited project met with their expectations.

Desktop Publisher/Web Designer – Freelance 2006, 2008
Ieden Wall Productions/Best of Canada Film Festival/Bog Productions
• Created brochures, posters and websites to showcase a film festival and its participants

Video Editor – Freelance 2004-2006
Various Film Production Companies; Toronto ON
• Worked with film producers to assemble raw footage into short films
o Producers included: Red Halo Productions, Rodriguez Films, Casual X Productions

Construction Labour 2003–2005
I.A.T.S.E Local 873; Toronto, ON
• Assisted with the tasks of preparing, moving and removing sets for film productions.
o Required heavy lifting, following instructions and adhering to production regulations

Office Intern - Unpaid 2003
Edge Productions; Toronto, ON
• Assisted staff editors and other Post-Production staff in the completion of their duties
o Duplicated television commercials and other presentations onto many tape formats
o Performed Linear Editing to assemble collections of commercials for clients
o Prepared tape-based commercials to be streamed on an web-based catalogue
• Re-organized company’s tape-based video library and created a database to catalogue it

Scriptwriter/Linear Video Editor – Freelance 1999
Windsor Community Museum; Windsor, ON
• Produced a video as an introduction to a walking tour of historic sights in Windsor
o Wrote the script and worked with museum staff to ensure historical accuracy
o Searched through historical images and music to find elements for the presentation
o Directed voice talent as they recorded voiceover elements
o Recorded video and took photos of historical sites, and edited using a Linear Editing


Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario 1999-2002
• Diploma in Media Arts, School of Animation and Design

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 1994-1997
• Bachelor of Arts, Social Science (Communication Studies)
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Video Production