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Wendell McQuilla

Freelance Event Photographer & Video Editor

1066
Location:Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Phone: 201-401-2945
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/wendell-mcquilla/13/159/26/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/wendellmcquilla
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WENDELL MCQUILLA

MEDIA PRODUCER / WEB CONTENT
PRE- & POST-PRODUCTION | EDITOR
NEWS, SPORTS, SPECIAL EVENT & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


PROFILE

Accomplished, versatile Interactive Media Producer & Emmy Award-Winning Editor with 15+ years of experience and specific expertise in concept-to-completion News, Sports, Special Event and Educational Programs. Demonstrated budget supervisory experience, with proven ability to manage multiple high-priority projects on tight, concurrent deadlines, bringing them in on time and on budget. Certified Teacher of Audio Visual Broadcast Production Technology with exceptional leadership and communication skills, a positive, professional attitude, and a reputation for performing under pressure within dynamic, fast-paced environments.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HEALTHSTARCOM, VIRTUAL & CREATIVE DEPT. | CONSULTANT/EDITOR
MAHWAH, NJ December 2013-
Hired to implement media content at the World Headquarters of Healthstar’s Virtual & Creative Dept. for their pharmaceutical healthcare clients. Activities included: audio consultation and engineering of critical audio V.O.’s for the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, virtual sets, teleprompters lighting and tricaster operation. Proficient in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.

BRIDGE PROGRAM, NEW BRUNSWICK SCHOOLS | TELEVISION TEACHER
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ Summer 2013
Taught students the basics of topic development, storyboard creation, camera basics, how to download video files, editing basics, adding video and sound transitions, how to add sound effects and gifs and creating MPEG-4 files. Four Public Service Announcement’s were produced and screened before an enthusiastic audience during the Bridge Program Ceremony held on August 2, 2013.

PAAAS ACADEMY, PLAINFIELD SCHOOLS | TEACHER OF MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
PLAINFIELD, NJ 2012 – 2013
Teach students the principles of video production including basic set-up and operation; studio operations, lighting and ENG/Field fundamentals. Students were introduced to Final Cut Express to evaluate and edit studio and field productions. Students were taught the basics of writing scripts, camera operation and editing for individual and group projects as well as getting a basic understanding of Final Cut Express, Digital Photography and DVD Authoring.

Freelance Highlights:
2014 NEWARK, NJ MAYORAL & COUNCIL PRE-ELECTION, ENG Cameraman

2014 THE MEN OF ESSEX SCHOLAR - ATHLETE AWARDS EVENT, Director/Editor

2012 INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EDUCATION, ENG Cameraman
(PBS Network)

2012 MUSIC ARTIST: FENIX, EPK Project, Producer/Director

2007 AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND CEREMONY, Producer/Director
(Live-to-Tape Program, Comcast)

1998 ABC NETWORK, NYC, VACATION RELIEF, ENG News Editor
(ABC Network)

1997 U.S. OPEN TENNIS, Flushing N.Y., Video Editor
(USA Network)

EAST ORANGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS | TV PRODUCER, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
EAST ORANGE, NJ 1999 – 2009
Produces, directs, shoots and edits a variety of projects, managing pre-production and logistics for up to four 30-
to 60-minute programs per week for broadcast on Cable Channel 34, reaching an audience of 80,000+.
Supervises all on-air operations, ensuring optimum production quality on exceptionally fast turnaround for multiple press conferences, special guest programs (Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Cicely Tyson, Ruby Dee & Dionne Warwick) and special projects as assigned by the Superintendent. Collaborated with Superintendent to implement digital signage platform and establish remote operational capabilities via Leightronix Servers.

Highlights:
DREAMS OF CHANGE, 2008 Telly Award Winner, Producer/Director (35-Minute Live Show, Ch. 34)

THE BEAM SIGNING, 2008 Telly Award Honorable Mention, Producer/Director (Live Show, Ch. 34)

WPIX-TV CHANNEL 11 / STAFF NEWS EDITOR, THE EARLY MORNING NEWS
NEW YORK, NY 2000 – 2004
Recruited for Staff News Editor position for newly created live three-hour news, entertainment and lifestyle program, pitching and editing 20-30 daily news, sports, voice-over and news packages for air in extremely fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Edited up to fifty “on air” pieces per week, and gathered electronic news footage via satellite and microwave feeds.

Highlights:

Honored with 2001 EMMY AWARD, ENG Editor for “Best News Show”

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2008 TELLY AWARD, Educational Program | “Dreams of Change” (East Orange Public Schools, Producer/Editor)
2008 TELLY AWARD Honorable Mention, Educational Program | “The Beam Signing” (East Orange Public Schools, Producer/Editor) featuring Actress Cicely Tyson
2008 Dionne Warwick Book Signing Premiere (East Orange Public Schools, Producer/Editor)
2001 EMMY AWARD, Best News Show | “The Early Morning News” (WPIX-11, ENG News Editor)
Consultant, Educational TV Producer of the seminal Media Program, Jersey City School District, 1988 - 1995
1997 ANDREW YOUNG MALE EXCELLENCE AWARD
MEMBER: KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Alternate Route Program, St. Peter’s University, Studied education courses to earn a N.J. Teaching License as Teacher of Audio Visual Broadcast Production Technology from the New Jersey Board of Licensure & Credentials, NJ

Teacher of Audio|Visual Broadcast Production Technology Standard Certificate, New Jersey Board of Licensure & Credentials, New Jersey State Education Department, April 2011

Final Cut 1 and Final Cut 2 Certifications, Future Media Concepts, New York, NY 2002 & 2007, respectively

Bachelor of Arts, Radio & TV Broadcasting, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Awarded “Best Director” at Telerad Awards


TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

DSLR Cameras, ITV Systems, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Multiple HD Cameras, Studio and Remote Lighting Set-up, Tektronix/Grass Valley Editor VPE Series Computer-Based Editing System, DVD Studio Pro Software, Video Switchers, Digital Audio Mixers, Proficient with Mac/PC Platforms, Microsoft Office.
Skills (2) Rating
Event Photography
Video Editing