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Bruce Aleksander

Freelance Television Producer & Video Producer

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Location:Houston, Texas, United States
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Experienced Video Production Specialist possessing a unique set of creative, technical, organizational and management skills. A proven record of accomplishments in Television Production with distinguished recognition in Lighting Design. Innovative and well-organized with efficient problem-solving skills. A reputation for integrity and teamwork, bringing commitment and inspiring loyalty through self-motivated and energetic work.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

KTRK-TV (ABC/Walt Disney Company) Houston, Texas 1998 - Present
Lighting Director – Floor Manager – Robotic Camera Op. – Audio – Logistics – Buyer

• Lighting Director for ABC national newscast remotes
• Designed lighting and sets for newscasts and daily Talk/Variety Shows
• Project Coordinator for remote broadcast and studio production logistics
• Buyer/Materials Acquisition for Production Dept. (SAP System)
• Robotic Cameras Op., Audio and Floor Managed top-rated newscasts
• Designed, specified and supervised the renovation of two studios

KHOU-TV (CBS) (A.H. Belo Broadcasting) Houston, Texas 1984 - 1998
Studio Supervisor – Lighting Director – Director of Photography
In charge of studio operations, field remote planning, and all lighting efforts

• Planned multi-camera field and studio events to help ensure successful shows
• Trained and evaluated production staff to develop highly skilled crew
• Developed and managed budgets and capital planning for department
• Managed award-winning productions, building stations reputation for quality
• Designed and executed lighting for chain of television stations in top 10 markets
• Created award-winning film and video spots, doubling commercial client base


ADDITIONAL LIGHTING CREDITS / EXPERIENCE

• Lighting Director for award-winning network series
• Videographer/Editor on award-winning documentaries
• Concert Performance Lighting Director for network productions
• Anchor Booth & Set Lighting (Sports, Political, International, etc.)
• Lighting Designer for Political Debates, Telethons and Talk Shows
• Lighting for NASA Specials for PBS and for NHK (Japan) Networks
• Presidential Pool Feeds Lighting (security clearance-ready)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Emmy Awards (multiple)
International Film and TV Festival of New York Award
International Illumination Design Awards (National Award)
Excalibur Award (National)
Endangered Species Media Project Award
Edwin F. Guth Award of Excellence (International award - IES)
Houston Addy Awards, Excalibur Awards, Telly Awards

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

B.S., Radio/TV/Film - University of Texas, Austin, TX

International Photographers Guild (Multiple Workshops)
NAB & Imero Fiorentino Assoc. Workshops
University of Houston “Management & Supervisor Certification Program” Graduate
Lighting Dimensions International Workshops
American Society of Cinematographers - Masters Workshops (Los Angeles)

Guest Instructor: Broadcast Design Association (BDA)
Texas A & M School of Architecture & the ITVA
Sam Houston State University
San Jacinto Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Houston)
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Society of Lighting Designers
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Demo reel available upon request