All aspects of the Television industry fascinate me; the people, the ideas, the technology, there is always something exciting going on! Every day is an adventure to me and a new opportunity to have a positive impact on the work environment, the people I work with and the people we serve.
My latest venture is in Aerial Filming you can see my work on aerialviewproduction.com
Both in the Television industry and in Post-production I have worn many hats and taken on several different leading roles, thus I have obtained a wealth of knowledge and a developed a great combination of managerial, supervisory, technical and creative skills in all aspects of Productions, Post- Production, Operations and Distribution.
As a Technical Director with ICI (International Channel / Canal International), I am managing and executing on broadcast production and on-air programming, including directing cameramen, live switching and technical support.
I have a great work ethic, attitude and sense of humor; as well as a strong and proven ability to develop positive client relations.
Project Management - Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines on several simultaneous projects. Resource Management - Ability to manage company resources effectively.
In addition, I am fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.
I believe it will be mutually beneficial for us to meet and discuss this exciting opportunity,
and thank you in advance for your time and consideration of my submission.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Broadcast production and programming
Live switching on Tricaster 8000
Broadcast Traffic and Scheduling
On air programming
DVD Authoring and Blu Ray HDMV 2D & 3D
Highly skilled in DCP Creation 2D and 3D
Scenarist SD, Scenarist HDMV 2D 3D
3D & DVD Glass Mastering
Videography & Photography, Have my own Drone
Design and execute on creative designs for trade show displays
Software Applications – AfterEffect, Photoshop, Premiere, FCP, ECP Creator, KDM 2K 4K 2 Stereoscopic
Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian
EXPERIENCE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – ICI (INTERNATIONAL CHANNEL / CANAL INTERNATIONAL)
September 2013 – December 2014
Manage and execute on the broadcast production and on-air programming for this new, startup TV Channel
Senior Live Switching on Tricaster 8000, live sets
Coordinate production for 14 producers, with in-house editors
Oversee and influence purchase of all studio equipment, set- up, troubleshoot
Lead in-house editors, providing leadership and technical support
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – CREATIVE POST
September 2004 – August 2013
Established and helped develop video standards for in-house asset management software (Capsule System)
Created DCPs in 2D & 3D
Programmed Blu Ray and DVDs, in HDMV, using Scenarist Tools
Trained in-house team on Blu Ray and DVD programming specifications
Created over 200 Blu Ray titles, including the Vancouver Winter Olympics
GLASS MASTERING PRODUCTION-DVD / CD – DIGITAL MOON
January 2002 – September 2004
A key player in the startup and set up of a Glass Mastering Facility at Sony Music DADC, Toronto
Purchased and Set Up all Glass Mastering Electroplating Equipment, for ‘clean room’ environment
Hired and trained staff on the Glass Mastering manufacturing process
GLASS MASTERING & REPLICATION - PROVAC
January 2000 – December 2002
Specialized in DVD Replication injection molding, Glass Mastering, Electroplating, Laser calibration
EDITOR & DVD PROGRAMMER – PROVAC
January 1992 – January 2000
On – line Linear Editor
Edited Broadcast and Corporate videos
PROFESSOR – SHERIDAN COLLEGE – ADVANCED TELEVISION AND FILM PROGRAM
January 2001 – January 2003
Taught DVD programming
Developed the course and test material
1986 - 1992
Cameraman for Corporate Productions (i.e. Hydro Quebec)
Jimmy Jib Operator
Live Switching for major broadcast events - CFCF12
EDUCATION DVD & Blu Ray Programmer Certification - Sonic Solutions, California
Internship at CFCF12 Television Station - Montreal
Lester. B. Pearson H.S. - Montreal, Quebec
LEADERSHIP Passionate in new technology, learning all about it and sharing my knowledge and expertise with colleagues.
Proactive and motivated for success with new projects and challenges.