Michael Elder

Freelance Multimedia Freelancer & Television Producer

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Location:Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michaelelder
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Michael V. Elder

2069 Burnett Blvd
Wilmington, NC
28401


Career Summary Over two decades of professional production experience in film,
broadcast television, and high definition video, serving in both
an administrative and technical capacity.




2011 - Present Producer/Director “Wicked Flicker Pictures”, LLC Wilmington, NC
Directly involved with the administrative development and technical
application of original feature film, and digital HD video production
projects, designed for both foreign and domestic acquisition and
distribution for the full-service film and video production company.


2008 – 2011 Operations Director “Cinema East Film Workshop” Wilmington, NC
Responsible for the conceptual design, set-up and daily operations of
the hands-on, motion picture film and video program , while working
in conjunction with Wilmington Camera Services. Instructional content
included 35mm camera operation, HD video camera operation, proper
light meter usage, film stock analysis and on-set protocol.


1997 -2008 Cinematographer/Videographer “Freelance” Wilmington, NC /USA
Worked freelance to produce over twenty aired television commercials,
two documentaries, and a short film. Created “Big Pig Film” productions
in 2000, and continued to create original film and aired video projects,
including the aired television documentary “Ghosts of the East Coast”,
and “The Mustangs of Shackleford Island”.



1995 -1997 Creative Director “Time Warner Cable AdCast” Wilmington, NC
As a Creative Director, I was responsible for writing original commercial
copy, as well as camera operation, lighting, sound recording, and the
supervision of digital post-production. This one person position earned
me two separate “ADDY” awards for local commercials produced.


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1992 - 1994 Production Manager “Blue Sky Video Media” Orlando, FL
Responsible for the complete management of all vendor agreements
and contracts, all relative department expenditures and budgets, the
scheduling of all studio and location requirements , the booking of
talent, as well as all additional production equipment.

1989 – 1991 Department Head “Full Sail University” Orlando, FL
After holding a full-time lecturer’s position for over a year, I was then
offered the Department Head position of the Lighting and Set Design
classes involved with the school’s Film and Video courses. My duties
involved the creation of the program’s curriculum, as well as the daily
hands-on instruction in these classes.

1984 – 1986 Production Technician “WCTV” (CBS affiliate) Tallahassee, FL
Worked in a variety of position in the production department, including
camera operation (studio and field), studio audio, graphics, and video
board, commercial insert switching capabilities.

1982 -1983 Broadcast Television Intern “CNN” Atlanta, GA
Responsible for live ¾” video multiple machine playback for the on-air
thirty minute news show rotations. I was also trained to edit on Ampex
1” video tape machines for newsworthy satellite downlink feeds.



EDUCATION : Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Theatre Arts
The University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia

Michael V. Elder
2069 Burnett Blvd
Wilmington, NC
28401
910-297-3020
miceld9@aol.com



Career Summary Over two decades of professional production experience in film,
broadcast television, and high definition video, serving in both
an administrative, as well as a hands-on, technical capacity.




2011 - Present Producer/Director “Wicked Flicker Pictures”, LLC Wilmington, NC
Directly involved with the administrative development and technical
application of original feature film, and digital HD video production
projects, designed for both foreign and domestic acquisition and
distribution for the full-service film and video production company.


2008 – 2011 Operations Director “Cinema East Film Workshop” Wilmington, NC
Responsible for the conceptual design, set-up and daily operations of
the hands-on, motion picture film and video program , while working
in conjunction with Wilmington Camera Services. Instructional content
included 35mm camera operation, HD video camera operation, proper
light meter usage, film stock analysis and on-set protocol.


1997 -2008 Cinematographer/Videographer “Freelance” Wilmington, NC /USA
Worked freelance to produce over twenty aired television commercials,
two documentaries, and a short film. Created “Big Pig Film” productions
in 2000, and continued to create original film and aired video projects,
including the aired television documentary “Ghosts of the East Coast”,
and “The Mustangs of Shackleford Island”.



1995 -1997 Creative Director “Time Warner Cable AdCast” Wilmington, NC
As a Creative Director, I was responsible for writing original commercial
copy, as well as camera operation, lighting, sound recording, and the
supervision of digital post-production. This one person position earned
me two separate “ADDY” awards for local commercials produced.


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1992 - 1994 Production Manager “Blue Sky Video Media” Orlando, FL
Responsible for the complete management of all vendor agreements
and contracts, all relative department expenditures and budgets, the
scheduling of all studio and location requirements , the booking of
talent, as well as all additional production equipment, and the total
supervision of both studio and on-location production.

1989 – 1991 Department Head “Full Sail University” Orlando, FL
After holding a full-time lecturer’s position for over a year, I was then
offered the Department Head position of the Lighting and Set Design
classes involved with the school’s Film and Video courses. My duties
involved the creation of the program’s curriculum, as well as the daily
hands-on instruction in these classes.

1984 – 1986 Production Technician “WCTV” (CBS affiliate) Tallahassee, FL
Worked in a variety of position in the production department, including
camera operation (studio and field), studio audio, graphics, and video
board, commercial insert switching capabilities.

1982 -1983 Broadcast Television Intern “CNN” Atlanta, GA
Responsible for live ¾” video multiple machine playback for the on-air
thirty minute news show rotations. I was also trained to edit on Ampex
1” video tape machines for newsworthy satellite downlink feeds.



EDUCATION : Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Theatre Arts
The University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia
Skills (2) Rating
Multimedia
Television Production