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David Urgo

Freelance Video Editor & Graphic Designer

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Location:Washington, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/davidurgo
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Experienced video project manager, non-linear editor, and graphic designer with over twenty-three years of experience in video production and post production for both commercial and government clients
Recognized expert in video technology including production equipment, and full-service graphics and editing systems
Proven ability to spearhead projects, handle multiple tasks efficiently, and effectively organize to meet aggressive deadlines
Formally trained medical illustrator producing detailed renderings of complex medical procedures
Experience writing and producing commercial, corporate, and documentary projects
Partial client list includes: Fox Television, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Voice of America Television, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Discovery Channel, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, ABC News-Nightline, and World News Tonight.

Education:
M.F.A., Medical Illustration (major), Painting (minor), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
B.A., Fine Arts (major), Natural Science (minor), State University of New York, College of Technology, New York. Art courses affiliated with Munson William Proctor Institute

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Independent Contractor Providing Video Editing, Producing, and Graphic Design Services to Various Clients (February 1998 – Present)

Provide on-site video post-production services creating high impact video products (editing, producing, art direction, graphic design) for commercial/political advertising, corporate, documentary, and episodic clients. Create commercials, documentaries, television episodes ready for broadcast. Emmy nominated and winner of several industry awards for excellence including Telly, Poly, Golden Ace).

Responsibilities include project development, script writing and editing, identification of technical requirements, bidding cost, identification of elements and resources, schedule and budget management, non-linear editing and compositing, graphic design, and 2-D animation. Coordinate with vendors and outside agencies to determine production schedules, job specifications, and negotiate pricing. Conduct information gathering and research.

Create compelling and informative medical illustrations and animations for documentary and news productions including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Responsible for final quality control of all video products. Experience with video engineering such as setup playback standards for video tape, routing, encoding and compression techniques and uploading to distribution houses such as DG Systems.

Independent Contractor Providing Video/Graphics Software Training (June 1996 – Present)

Provide on-site instruction for video editing and graphic design software. Able to assess a student’s skill level and tailor training appropriately for best comprehension. Experience delivering training to small groups of students or provide one-on-one training. Develop appropriate instruction modules and skill verifications to ensure students retain information.

Atlantic Video, Supervisor of Computer Graphics (July 1986 – February 1998)

Managed graphic design department at 24 hour video post production facility. Responsible for budgets, project scheduling, appropriation of resources, outsourcing overflow assignments. Created 2D and 3D computer graphics and animations, and edited/composited graphics for use in a variety of multimedia products. Clients included: Discovery Channel, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Nostalgia Television, General Accounting Office (GAO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Smithsonian Institution, Marriott Corporation, American Management Association (AMA), and Litigation Communications Inc.

PCI Recording, 3D Animator (August 1985 – July 1986)

Created high-end 3D animations for broadcast television for clients such as Wegmans and Sibley’s, Department Stores. Created 3D technical animations for corporate clients including Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch and Lomb.

CURRENT SOFTWARE& HARDWARE EXPERTISE

Proficient experience using non-linear editing systems including Avid Media Composer 6, Apple Final Cut Studio 7, Quantel Edit Box and Quantel Henry.
Experience using non-linear editing systems including Avid products and Quantel EQ..
Proficient designing motion graphics, creating visual effects, and image compositing using Apple Motion 4 and Quantel Hal.
Proficient creating still graphics utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Quantel
Q PaintBox Pro.
Notable experience using Apple DVD Studio Pro, and Compressor for file conversion.
Experience operating 3D animation software from Zaxwerks, Vertigo and Dubner Systems.
Experience operating various types of HD, SD and DV cameras and tape machines produced by Sony, Panasonic, and Cannon.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Nominee, 46th Annual Emmy Awards, PSA/Promotion Editing, WRC; Big Scream Friday
Telly Award Winner, McNeal/Lehrer Productions; America (Show Open), 30th Anniversary Special, and Inauguration Special (Show Open)
Telly Award Winner, N.A.L.U.; What’ve You Got to Lose?
Telly Award Winner, Office of Personnel Management; The OPM Story
Golden Ace Award Winner, The Discovery Channel; Russia: Live from the Inside
Poly Award Winner, MH Media; McCain Mount Rushmore
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Graphic Design