James McGathey

Freelance Advertising Videographer & Journalistic Videographer

Location:Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
Phone: 339 236-6332
2 Skills
Drummer/Dreamweaver/Mac disciple
Creative, versatile and dedicated digital content producer and marketing practitioner with proven success in new media. Over a decade of marketing and advertising experience coupled with artist relationship management. Strong technical skills in multimedia: digital cinematography, photography, web content development and social network communications. Lifelong drummer and guitarist, contemporary music historian and music documentarian.
Producer/Director, CoolRockboy productions; Boston, MA — 2007-Present
Specialize in live music performance and music related documentary content. Create promotional content for advertising, viral use and web exposure. Leverage artist relationships, experience and cinematography skills.
Multimedia/A.V. production Assistant, A better resolution; boston, MA — 2007-Present
Assist in the production of small to large scale corporate events and executive meetings. Assist in production and post-production of video content for CVS/Caremark.
Artist relations manager-east coast, avedis zildjian company; norwell, ma — 1998-2007
Expertly managed multi-faceted position involving marketing, communications, promotions, advertising, public/artist relations and trade show logistics. Key player in product development teams. Contributed to strategic sales/marketing initiatives. Managed artist relations annual operating budget. Established and cultivated strong relationships with artist endorsers to further organizational goals. Produced content for and maintained company web site. Copywriter and photographer for annual ZTime catalog.
Legal Assistant, hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar; boston, MA —1993-1996
Served as legal assistant to litigation department of large downtown Boston firm
Staff intern, Office of Senator Edward m. kennedy; boston, MA — 1992-1993
Served as office intern to senior senator from Massachusetts Fall 1992-Spring 1993.
Northeastern University, Boston, MA — Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts, Magna *** Laude,1992
Emerson College, Boston, MA — Professional Certificate, Multimedia Production, 2007
Maine Media College, Rockport, ME — Certificate, Lighting for Film & Digital Cinematography, 2008

Proficiency in Mac OSX and Windows platforms, Final Cut Pro Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Keynote, Powerpoint, Quicktime Pro 7, Excel, Logic, Playback Pro,