34710 SE Kinsey Street Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone: 206-261-3971 E-Mail: email@example.com Website: gregbackes.squarespace.com
I enjoy working with creative people who love to tell visual stories with video and film. From dramatic short films to cutting edge music videos to inspirational ads, media grabs the attention of every generation. I hope to create new fresh ideas behind every great movie, instructional video or commercial.
Clients include: Microsoft, Nordstrom, NWMN, The C4 Group, YMCA, Mt. Si Football, Jam the Hype
Freelance Video Editor/Photographer 2003-Present
Technical director for various live events. Produced, directed and edited over 20 music videos in the Puget Sound area. Filmed and edited multiple corporate promotional ads for non-profits from New York to Seattle. REFERENCE: Greg Stern – 425-888-4800
ECA, Inc. 2008-2012
Technical director and switcher for live events. Create weekly promotional advertising, digital shorts and website ads. Teach weekly training video editing and film class. Perform voiceover recording and sound design. REFERENCE: Steve Jamison – 425-442-2917
Seattle Urban Impact 2002-2008
Founder and President. Inspirational and motivation speaker. Life skills training instructor for inner city organization. Co-founder of “The Corridor”, an alternative music club for at-risk teens.
CHARACTER REFERENCE: Kirby Taylor – 402-499-2853
Seattle Film Institute 206-568-4387 2006-2008
Graduate. Assistant Director and Director of Photography for 16mm film projects.
North Central University - Minneapolis, MN 612-343-4400 1995-1998
Highly skilled in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. Great understanding of working with cameras, lighting and audio on a film set. Have worked mostly as Director, Cinematographer and Editor. Familiar with most Canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras. Specific skills include color grading, compositing, chroma keying, lighting sets properly, working quickly and efficiently, voice over, jib operation and coaching actors. Have written numerous feature and short film screenplays. Have taught at schools and non-profits the art of writing, filming, photography and editing.