ASHTON A. PILKERTON
9 Kilbeggan Green – Nottingham, MD – 21236
http://www.youtube.com/user/apilk1985 (Video Reel)
http://www.pilkertonphoto.com/ (Photo Reel)
AUDIO / VISUAL PRODUCTION
Skilled in various aspects of television production, with experience including the production of educational programming, PSA’s, remote shoots, in-studio productions (talk shows, debate shows, magazine shows, music shows and etc.) interstitials, specials, commercials and news packages. Also skilled with experience in the production/assistant production of short-films, tributes videos, and multi-camera event coverage (weddings, concerts, seminars, national and international events.) Familiar with the setup, lighting, shooting, and breakdown of a photography portrait session. Experienced in shooting with the Nikon D300 and Canon 60D and T3i cameras in short loop lighting. Experienced in the posing and photography of children and their families, as well as high school Senior Portraits. Familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS3 – somewhat familiar with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite. (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Soundbooth and Adobe Encore) Also somewhat familiar with Adobe Premiere CS5, Avid Xpress Pro, Final Cut Pro, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and Express Digital Darkroom.
Education Channel 77 - Baltimore, MD 2006 - 2011
(Available for view on Comcast Education Ch. 77 in Baltimore City)
Senior Video Editor
In charge of day to day Post-Production. Show/Segment Editor for all of Education Channel 77’s bi-weekly/monthly shows (both in-studio and remote) as well as the producing/editing of Education Channel 77’s holiday music series.
Responsible for the digitizing, editing, rendering, exporting, outputting and programming of all Education Channel 77 final products in variety of different formats.
Responsible for studio setup and maintenance, running of the teleprompter, camera or audio board during in-studio productions. And, the producing of some packages and feature stories for monthly news and magazine shows. As well as, Videographer/Producer/Grip for a variety of remote shoots and news packages across the Baltimore City Public School System.
Also work with youth in conjunction with the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in the Youth Works summer job program.
The Picture People – White Marsh, MD
Senior Photographer (Management - Photography and Sales)
* Current Employer
Lifetouch – Catonsville, MD
King David Productions – Glenn Dale, MD
D.R. Lynes Inc. - Baltimore, MD
Sheryl Lee Ralph - DIVA Foundation - Hollywood, CA
Divas Simply Singing
09/09/2008 – 09/13/2008
Responsible for filming The 18th Annual – Divas Simply Singing – an AIDS benefit concert at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California for Sheryl Lee Ralph and the Diva Foundation. Participated in the shooting of the concert, conducted interviews and shot footage of any other related content of the weekend.
Phill Wilson - Black AIDS Institute - Los Angeles, CA
XVII Annual 2008 International AIDS Conference
08/01/2008 – 08/08/2008
Producer / Editor / Videographer
Responsible for the production of several one to two minute highlights of The
XVII Annual 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Mexico under the supervision of George Curry - of George Curry Media and Phill Wilson - of the Black AIDS Institute. Conducted interviews with a variety of AIDS activists/victims, and experts from all across the world. Edited and posted several pieces for broadcast on the internet.
Stevenson University - Stevenson, MD
2003 – 2007 (Bachelor of Arts, English Writing)
Archbishop Curley High School - Baltimore, MD
1999 - 2003
High School Diploma