I have been working in television production since January 2011 as an Editor and Media Exchange Operator at Network Ten Melbourne. This job has provided me with the fantastic opportunity to work in the television industry in close cooperation with journalists, producers and directors performing a variety of tasks. I began my time as an editor for national evening and weekend news bulletins before I was chosen to take on the role of early Media Exchange Operator. This new position has me interacting with Network Ten operators from all over Australia and also the other metro channels from Melbourne as I record, playout and capture footage and stories from a wide range of sources. I also run the FTP server for incoming footage and access all SD, HD and playout servers for new stories. I am also still involved in editing the news for the Ten early bulletins. I have found this work to be extremely rewarding and is something that interests me greatly and I would love to continue in this area.
I have been involved in the writing, directing, producing and editing of short & feature films since 2006. During this time I have been nominated and won a number of awards in a variety of festivals and competitions. I have also taken on many other crew roles such as 1st Assistant Director, Gaffer, D.O.P, Writer, Runner, Camera Operator, Sound Recordist, Art Department and Continuity. These films that I have worked on have provided me with a lot of experience in the industry and involved me in every aspect of filmmaking. I have also been involved in television studio production since 2009 through RMI-TV, the television production group at RMIT. Here I have taken on many roles such as Editor, Switchboard Operator, Gaffer, Sound Recordist, Camera Operator, Floor Manager and Graphics Operator.
I moved onto the managerial side of the film industry through starting my own short film festival, Running Shorts Film Festival in which I run advertising, sponsorship, taking entries, judging films and running the screening night. I attended RMIT from 2009 to 2010 having completed both my Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media. Whilst studying I have taken many useful classes such as Television Production, Lighting, Screenwriting, Directing Performers, Production Management, Digital and Film Camera Operation, Editing and VFX, Sound Recording & Editing and OH & S. During this time I have gained many valuable skills, some of which are outlined below.
I have been running my own production company, Muller Productions, for a number of years serving client needs for all types of video productions. I own and run the business myself, producing and editing corporate and training videos, educational films, music videos, TVCs and government commissioned community videos.
Outside of work I am the captain of an American Football team that plays in the Gridiron Victoria league. I have been involved in the club since 2010 and the captain’s role I have been given has developed and consolidated my leadership skills as I lead the team of 40+ players each week. I have also been playing guitar for nearly ten years in which time I have performed many times both solo and as part of a band.
Film Reference – Mark Langley (RMIT Representative) 03 9925 4355
Television Reference – Stephen Franklin (Current Supervisor) 03 9275 1215
Personal Reference – Dave Cunningham (Previous Employer) 03 5482 1036
RMIT Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media (2010)
RMIT Diploma of Screen & Media (2009)
JMC Academy Film Short Course (2008)
In The Bin Film Festival Short Course (2007)
Canberra Short Film Festival Screenwriting Course (2006)
Canberra Short Film Festival Lighting Course (2006)
Jan 2010 – Current Network Ten Melbourne –Editor/Media Exchange Operator
Duties include video editing national news and sport on both Viz Easycut and Avid Pro, running FTP and servers for incoming and outgoing footage, liaising with journalists and producers, recording and playing out footage within Melbourne and interstate, training staff members in Media Exchange operation, ingesting camera tapes and coding video files.
2008 – Current Muller Productions – Owner/Producer/Editor
Liaising with clients on video requirements, writing, producing, directing and editing for a range of productions including television commercials, website videos, training videos, music videos and community films.
Selected Film Experience
2010 – Degremont Australia Corporate Update – Producer/Editor
Worldwide company with film screening in Paris, France.
2010 – Apparel 21 TVC – Producer/Editor
Set for worldwide release.
2007 – World’s Greatest Dad – Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Winner – In The Bin National Program
Australia-Wide Touring Film Festival throughout 2008.
2006 – War For The Sake Of Love – Writer/Director
Finalist – Canberra Short Film Festival
Through my time at Network Ten I have developed a number of skills that help me specialize in working in team situations. I have had to work to tight deadlines and interact with a large team to complete edits successfully. I have also been entrusted to work alone and solve problems individually, as early Media Exchange Operator there are no other editors, supervisors or technicians starting for a number of hours so I must work through issues myself and find solutions. I feel I am confident in my workplace and can work well both on my own and in a team as a leader or contributing member.
Throughout my time working in film I have developed a wide range of skills in many different areas of the industry. I am skilled in all aspects of working in the positions of Gaffer, Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Runner, Sound Recordist, Script Supervisor, Switchboard Operator, Graphics Control, Director, Producer and have gained many other abilities in film-related work through my studies at RMIT and working with RMI-TV.
I have also been editing using Final Cut Pro since 2007 and have a vast knowledge of all its features including all editing, masking, mattes, keying, animation, credit generation and batch capture. In addition to Final Cut Pro I am experienced in the use of Avid, Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Vegas. I am highly knowledgeable in the area of video formats and aspect ratio, having shot and edited on standard definition digital, high definition digital, DVD, HDD and 16mm film. I have also been involved in format conversion for online distribution, cinema distribution, DVD use, TV broadcasting and festival entry.