I have a unique (and award winning) background in broadcast television, video production and project management. I specialize in videography, video editing, video production and photography in Northern New Jersey.
I have the equipment to shoot, edit and upload HD video from any location and encode for virtually any platform (broadcast, web, portable) as well as create motion graphics and shoot/edit/optimize photos.
I'm an outstanding videographer and a top notch storyteller. My ability to generate and visualize creative ideas - and then create and see them through to completion under pressure - are my strongest assets.
I'll let my resume speak for itself (see below), but what really sets me apart is what I'm not. I'm not grumpy. I've spent plenty of time in newsrooms and on location working with grumpy videographers and reporters, but that's not me. I love what I do and my attitude and work prove it.
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me,
AWARDS AND HONORS
Top Broadcasting Award in Indiana
3-Time Winner of National Video Contest
Videography, Video Editing, Project Management, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Avid, After Effects, Photoshop, Creative Writing & Scripting, Microsoft Project, Primavera
Freelance 2005 - Current
Photo Journalist / Videographer / Editor / Producer
Work with clients to produce videos that are creative and captivating. My background includes extensive experience shooting breaking news, feature pieces, interviews, sporting events and long form series.
High level linear and non-linear editing skills using Premiere, Final Cut and Avid. Expert ability shooting with ENG, HD and HD DSLR cameras on multiple formats including Solid-State, DV, Mini DV and Beta SP.
WLFI - News Channel 18 (CBS), Lafayette, Indiana 2002 - 2005
Reporter / Anchor / Videographer / Producer
Pitched, set up, videotaped, wrote, edited and produced relevant and creative news and sports stories. Presented stories live from the field and in studio. Completed projects within strict time deadlines without supervision. Coordinated multiple video shoots and interview schedules daily. Organized and produced large television specials (30 minutes to 1 hour long). Wrote new copy and transformed scripts into copy for WLFI.com website.
WIBN 98.1 FM, Lafayette, Indiana 2002 - 2005
Wrote and recorded sports update reports 3 times a day, 6 days a week, highlighting the top sports stories and scores of the day.
Chungdahm Institute, April School, Seoul, South Korea 2010 - 2011
Successfully coordinated daily lesson plans and class materials for 12 classes with 125+ students. Created three nationwide contest winning videos for the school. Collaborated with foreign co-workers to establish and accomplish in-class goals. Adapted to and excelled in a different culture. Overcame language difficulties to communicate effectively with co-workers and students.
Zachry Construction, Cincinnati, Ohio 2006 - 2009
Lead Scheduler / Project Coordinator
Scheduled and coordinated large outage projects on-site at Duke Energy power plants in the Cincinnati area. Saved the company over $450,000 on a single project by identifying unrecognized changes in work scope and submitting/tracking those change orders. Set up cost controls, monitored budgets, reviewed purchase orders and approved payables. Created and updated project schedules and forecasted the completion of all projects. Identified critical paths, created status reports and distributed new information to team members and managers during schedule validation meetings.
Butler International, Lafayette, Indiana 2005 - 2006
Schedule Analyst / Project Coordinator
Collaborated with Caterpillar employees on the C175 new engine development program. Validated and re-planed Primavera project plans (31k+ tasks) and updated schedules. Created critical path reports for the project manager and coordinated communications with team members. Tracked start/finish metrics, identified overloaded resources, created project update reports and maintained the department websites.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2002
BA in Communications (Political Science Minor)
LOOK ME UP
Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn to read more about my experience and the great things other people have to say about working with me. You'll find me listed as "Cameron Bowman - Project Coordinator & Media Specialist".
Travel: During the summer of 2011, I spent 100 days backpacking through 5 countries in South East Asia. I survived a 28 hour train ride on this trip.
Aviation: I attended Space Camp as a kid and have flown in 1 of only 14 remaining B-17 bombers in the world.
Fishing: I will fly fish anywhere, anytime with anyone. Actually catching a fish is not required.
Video Production: Videos I've shot and edited have over 180,000 views on YouTube.