Paul French

Freelance Audio Editor & Video Editor

Location:East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Paul M French Jr.
37 Winter Dr.
Seekonk Ma. 02771
Cell: (774) 270-1519

I have been in the broadcast business for 17years, and before that I was a musician. I was the Video Production Manager for a ten thousand seat arena, as well as the Wolf Den, Cabaret and Convention Centers, at The Mohegan Sun Casino for five years. I have worked with every major network including, ABC, NBC, ESPN, HBO, Showtime, CBS, OLN, and many more, I also designed and implemented the studio that is now in the arena. I was also one of three that helped wire the arena for video. I was also Broadcast Manager for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, which Mohegan Sun owns. I was responsible for all Scoreboards and graphics that went on the Jumbotron as well. I also run the EVS machine for all sporting events that come through the arena, for example the WNBA, NBA, MMA, Boxing and college Basketball. At Greenline productions I ran the evs machine and dnf tape machines for instant replay at Celtics, Bruins, and college games on the broadcast trucks, I built highlight packages for breaks; I also do this for the Mohegan Sun Casino. I have been freelancing since leaving the casino. I am currently working EVS for MJN Productions, as well as The New England Patriots. I run EVS for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. I also occasionally work for the Boston Red Sox, ESPN, College football, Umass football. I continue to freelance for many different companies, such as RA Visions and Akamai, as well as DRC.

1994-1996 Associates Degree, Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
1979-1982 Seekonk High School

2/2013-Freelance : DRC Tape and produce the Video Judge system for dance competions . I am engineering shots and audio.

1/2013-Freelance : RA Visions, Producer and Director for Akamai's tech talk. A live web stream show sent throughout the employees around the world.

8/2010-/-Present: New England Patriots, Kraft Sports Production- EVS operator for Jumbotron feed, Responsible for replays to the boards and editing highlight packages at Gillette Stadium for, Pro Football, and New England Revolution.

5/2012- Present: Rock Junction, Sound Engineer, set up and mix bands like Lynch Mob, Trixter and many local bands.

9/2011: ESPN, College Football for broadcast on TV and Streaming on the internet to ESPN3

2/2010-2/2011: CTSN Technical Director for the Connecticut State Boys and Girls Basketball Championships. “The Run for the Sun.”

2010 3ality I was utility on the Black Eyed Peas 3d concert video recorded live for the new 3d television channel. You can see this at any Best Buy

4/2005-9/2010 Present, Connecticut Sun, Produce all home games on a Tricaster and stream them on then upload games to a FTP site for archiving. This is done through Akamai.

4/2009-1/2011 MJN Productions, EVS Tape OP , instant replay for ESPN college Game Day, BC vs. Central Michigan, various Revolution games.

2/2008- 9/2010, Greenline Productions, EVS operator and Tape op for Boston Celtics and Bruins games, also various college games

4/2008-11/2011, World Poker Tour, Video Engineer and Utility, Shade cameras for the broadcast of The Poker Tour, also set up the show as Lead Utility. A2 Mic talent for shoots live to tape.

7/2001-9/2010 Video Production Manager, Mohegan Sun Casino, Broadcast Manager Connecticut Sun

I was in charge of a 20 man crew with scheduling and budgeting as some of my responsibilities. I was in charge of sussing out all new equipment and putting together Capital Equipment Requests for the Fiscal year. I would negotiate prices with the outside vendors and present the proposals to the Tribe. Also I was in charge of advancing all video shows that came into the casino. I would put together proposals to sell the casinos video production capabilities instead of using their own. I would hire outside crews when needed. The casino had four venues. A 10,000 seat arena, The Wolf Den. The Cabaret as well as the Convention Centers at the Mohegan Sun Hotel. I was in charge for providing video for all acts that came into the casinos venues. Aerosmith, Janet Jackson, Paul Anka, Bette Midler, Andrea Boccelli, just to name a few. I also did all post production for the shows that came through. I built graphics for the Daktronics Boards using After Effects and Photoshop. I shoot, and direct, td and edit live or live to tape shows in the casino's venues. I also act as EIC for the arena's studio, patching in production trucks from all major networks. The Connecticut Sun are owned by the Tribe. I was in charge of all broadcast needs for the Team in Compliance with the NBA. I would hire outside vendors to help with Network Broadcasts, such as NBA TV, ABC, and ESPN.

Software Knowledge : Avid, Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Media 100, After Effects,Motion, Live Type, Photoshop, Encore, Audition, Pro Tools, Media Cleaner, PowerPoint. EVS instant replay, Daktronics Boards Encoder, Upload to Akamai Servers. Cleaner Encoding software. Mac and PC proficient. Blackmagic Atem

Editing Systems : Avid, 10 years, I worked with Avid Composer at Mohegan Sun until we switched too Final Cut Pro, I used both platforms on both operating systems, Mac and PC.

Final Cut Pro: I upgraded and taught Final Cut Pro for Mohegan Sun as well as the local cable studio in my home town which I upgraded from Avid DS version 3 to 4 which I also taught to students and residents on a volunteer basis.

Media 100: 5 years
Adobe premiere: 15 years

Shooting Styre : 15 years.les: Live Concert Venue: Major National Music Acts, Comedians, Network Shows Live Sports, NBA, WNBA, And College Sports. Documentary,
Skills (2) Rating
Audio Editing
Video Editing