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Cari Searcy

Freelance Videographer & Video Editor

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Location:Mobile, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/carisearcy
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Objective
To contribute creativity and consistently outstanding work.

Qualifications
• 15 years of extensive experience in video production & graphic design industry
• Over 8 years of experience managing and producing hundreds of projects for a wide variety of clients
• Experience with most major digital non-linear video editing systems
• Skilled in creative solutions for a broad range of projects and media
• Ability to work both independently and in conjunction with team members
• Strong working knowledge of Video/Audio/Graphic Production concepts and techniques
• Excellent computer skills
• Highly skilled in narrative composition and editing multiple project types
• Proficient in both video and still camera operations
• Energetic professional who isn’t afraid of long hours in service of a better product
• Can provide innovative and effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
• Well-organized and able to meet tight deadlines with consistently high quality
• Self-motivated with a positive attitude

Experience

FREELANCE EDITOR / GRAPHIC ARTIST/ VIDEOGRAPHER ,
ALL GOOD CREATIVES - MOBILE, ALABAMA
JAN 2010 - PRESENT
- Edited several projects including TV commercials, promotional videos and sales presentations
- Created 3 Flash websites including all photography and content
- Designed multiple graphics to be used in print and web
- Layout of brochures and sales presentations
- Responsible for all proposals and client relations
- Worked with highly experienced and respected agencies, reporters, producers and sales executives

CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
EYEON DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS - MOBILE, ALABAMA
MARCH 2004 - JANUARY 2010
- Produced and directed a wide range of deliverables including tv commercials, kiosk presentations, CD-ROMs, websites,
DVDs and motion graphics for web, broadcast and print mediums
- Responsible for managing, developing, designing and editing all projects
- Management of creative team including videographers, animators and writers
- Responsible for all marketing and advertising of the company
- Facilitated open communication between client and creative team
- Participate in the creation and presentation of new business proposals and scoping efforts for potential clients
- Oversaw all things creative to ensure that projects were on time, on budget and on strategy

VIDEO EDITOR / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
WPMI-NBC 15 - MOBILE, ALABAMA
JANUARY 2001 - MARCH 2004
- Directly responsible for every aspect of productions from conception through completion
- Met with clients to insure that their commercials appealed to their target demographic
- Worked closely with sales representatives to provide best service and best options for clients
- Collaborated with and oversaw the creative staff to ensure the wishes of the client were always met
- Oversaw bids, expenses, crew, talent, props, location, and adjustments to keep the project moving forward
- Coordinated multiple detailed projects simultaneously -- flexible, yet meticulously
- Responsible for managing, developing, designing and editing all video projects
- Helped to raise monthly revenue by 88% in less than a year

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT / MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
KLSB-NBC 19 - NACOGDOCHES, TX MAY 1997 - DEC 2000
- Responsible for on-air signal, video and audio levels on all programming and commercials
- Responsible for recording all national and regional feeds to be broadcasted at later times
- Worked along side Production Manager on all productions from inception through completion
- Responsible for all editing of commercials and special programming on non-linear system
- Provided quality creative ideas to those who didn’t have agency access
- Worked closely with General Manager on station promotions
- Won two Addy awards for Station Promotion in 1999, (first in station’s history)
- Won three Addy awards for Commercial Production in 1999
- Recognized by coworkers with the “Unsung Hero of the Year” 2 consecutive years for making a difference in the workplace
and providing a positive atmosphere

STAFF REPORTER / DARK ROOM TECHNICIAN
HENDERSON DAILY NEWS, - HENDERSON TX SUMMER 1994 - 1996
- Wrote feature stories, editorials and news stories for local newspaper
- Responsible for the photography to accompany the stories I wrote
- Responsible for processing and developing photos to be published daily
- Won the “Tops in Texas” award for an editorial entitled “Why do People Smile”

Education
Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX 1994-1998
Major: Radio/TV Minor: Kinesiology/Child Development GPA: 3.2
Awarded 3 year Softball Scholarship, elected team captain in 1996
Won Sadie Allison Athletic/Academic Leadership award in 1996
Recognized with “Hometown Hero” award voted by children in the community

Computer Skills
• Apple Final Cut Pro Studio 1 & 2
• Adobe AfterEffects (all versions)
• Adobe Photoshop (all versions)
• Adobe Creative Suite 3 & 4
• Both PC & MAC operating systems/environments
• Adobe Dreamweaver
• Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Publisher & PowerPoint

REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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Videography
Video Editing