I am a freelance videographer/director in Orlando. I have been shooting and directing professionally for over 15 years, and I am very experienced, knowledgeable, and always professional.
I currently freelance with an international company named TV Trip where I shoot hotels such as Marriott’s for their travel website. It gives the prospective traveler a real version of what the hotel will look like from the time they enter the hotel to the type of room they want to stay in to the view from their room. I shoot the pools, the surrounding areas as well as the restaurants. You can see my videos on their website www.tvtrip.com I have a contract to shoot all of the hotels in Florida, so if you click on any of those cities, ie: Orlando, Miami, you will see my work as edited by them however.
I have supervised and directed many crews from live TV production to audio visual shoots at large hotels to specialty video production work.
I also freelance as an equestrian videographer for Catchride LLC. This includes shooting riders on fabulous horses that go through their paces in competition from simply trotting to jumping to cross country. I have also been their director of photography coordinating several cameras during the different events.
I own and work regularly with a variety of professional equipment including; Sony 3ccd HD the HDR-FX1, NX and EX Cameras, Canon 5d, Vinten fluid head tripods, Sennheiser wireless microphones, Arri and Zylight I lights, professional mixers, portable Avid Media Composer systems, and more. Plus, I can also provide editing services using my Avid.
I have an extensive knowledge of all video formats, as well as recording media including; SD, DV, HD, HDV, P2, 24fps, and progressive/interlaced scan recording and playback. I know how to run a crew, I understand media work-flow, and have experience in many different styles, and techniques. I have shot ENG, EFP, studio, pro sports, action, interviews, aerial, underwater, and more. Using: steadicam, jib, dolly, robotics, or just handheld. I know lighting and audio, and all aspects of production. I also have a background in marketing and understand the business as well as the art.
I sell a whole range of personalized promotional items, such as DVD cases, clothing, hats, and specialty items from thousands of vendors. Go to www.safeguardflorida.com for more info, and to search for products.
Please take a look at my website at http://www.kirklandvideography.com for samples of my work, and more information on my qualifications.
Kevin Scott Kirkland
I work well under pressure. I also have the ability to adapt and think on my feet. I excel at multitasking while staying focused on the main objective. I possess a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times. I have supervised and directed many crews from live TV production to audio visual shoots at large hotels to specialty video production work.
I have been in this field now for over 15 years. I also have experience as an editor. I was an editor of a golf reality show starring John O’Hurrley of Seinfeld called The WGL Million Dollar Shootout. I also did infomercials, small commercial projects, interviews, including George Forman Grill, and Ron Jon’s Serf Shop ad campaign.
I have worked as a corporate videographer shooting seminars, and convention events. As a professional I have shot interviews with many celebrities such as Jack Nicklaus, John Travolta, and Joaquin Phoenix, Oakridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, CircDeSoleil, plus many more actors and bands. I have also shot many wild animals for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Jack Hanna. As a freelance videographer, I have done everything from MMA shoots & professional sports, to movies and commercials.
I also directed supervised many shoots, including a three day audio-visual shoot at a conference in Washington DC where Vice President Al Gore was the keynote speaker, along with heads of world banks, and worldwide media companies at the Omni Hotel. I have expertise in any audio visual position, from sound to lighting to directing the shoot.
I was employed by FOX in Orlando as a master control operator for almost 2 years. I worked in a team environment during fast-paced, high pressure newscasts. My duties included: Quality Control for all on air programming, operate microwave and satellite equipment, operate and monitor remote transmitters, tune satellite receivers to record programs for air, spot checking for quality tune in and troubleshoot local area microwave live shots, switch on-air programming, operate Florical automation system, commercial and programming file servers, load and operate VTR machines, and make dubs.
I worked on several extreme automobile stunts for a DVD titled Brotherhood of Destruction. I set up most of the cameras, both under and in the car for the driver shot experience. I was responsible for shooting all of the very close handheld camera work of automobile stunts, which included long distance jumps and various crashes with pyrotechnics. I also shot several of the stunts hanging from the open door of a helicopter. When the stunts were not being performed, I did the documentary footage of the stunt driver and the prep work from behind the scenes.
I was employed by NBC WESH-TV news. I worked the sunrise news and was responsible for floor directing and supervising on-set operations. I also worked robotic cameras, jib, and arranged the studio lighting. I worked as an in-studio operations camera operator for the national live talk show The Daily Buzz. I performed all of the specialty shots with the roving camera as well, with live shots with special guest stars, animals, and live bands. I also completed a broadcasting internship with the Orlando Magic Basketball Team, where I shot and edited, for the team, as well as logging plays and other duties. In high school I worked on the production team at KACB-TV. This experience, as well as my previous work history gives me years of actual working experience in broadcast television and video production.
EMC WORLD 2009
SUPER BOWL 2009
ELITE ELEVEN - ESPN
HOOKED ON ADVENTURE - Pilot working title (2009)
WORLDS LONGEST DREADLOCKS
IFRE - Keynote 'Al Gore'
THE TRADESHOW 2008
IBM PULSE 2008
BARNES & NOBLE 2008
BARNES & NOBLE COLLEGE BOOK SELLERS
ORLANDO AUTO SHOW
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS INSTITUTE - Promo Video
RON JON - Ad Campaign (2006)
JACK NICLAUS - Interview (ESPN)
DISNEY VACATION CLUB - In-room Video
THE DAILY BUZZ - TV
THE BROTHERHOOD OF DESTRUCTION
THE WGL MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT
MIDNIGHT MAGIC (NBA TV)
Aug 2006 –Feb 2008 FOX- Master Control Operator. Responsibilities include: broadcasting of programming, and automation control. Quality Control
Sept 2005 - ongoing Brotherhood of Destruction DVD - Duties included aggressive handheld camera operation for extreme automobile stunts at very close proximity, handheld camera operation from the skids of a chase helicopter, and documentary style shooting of behind the scenes.
April 2005 to August 2005 WESH-TV NBC News - Responsibilities included floor directing, robotic cameras, jib, studio lighting and cutting in during live programming. I worked the sunrise and weekend schedules.
Sept 2004 to March 2005 The Daily Buzz TV Show - Live in studio camera operations of 2 cameras at the same time, one on a pedestal and the other a roving hand held action-cam for a national 3 hr live TV show
January 2004 - June 2004 Orlando Magic Post-Production Broadcast Intern. - Logging and digitizing game and other footage, duplication of video on various formats, editing projects. Helped produce weekly sports talk show called Midnight Magic, responsible for posting Midnight Magic on the Internet, Game responsibilities including replay operator, camera grip, and courtside camera operator.
1999 to 2000 NBC3, KACB-TV San Angelo. CG, Video Tape, Audio, and Camera Operator for live news broadcasts
2003-2005 University of Central Florida – Marketing
2000-2003 Texas A&M University- Commerce – Radio/TV
I attended Texas A&M University – Commerce where I was an Honor student and a member of the prestigious Mayo College. At A&M – Commerce, I studied Radio and Television for 4 years and was very active in producing Radio and TV programs for the University and community. I also built a satellite truck from the inside out. I have been a DJ on my own radio show. I directed a 30 minute weekly game show; I have done live reporting, and have personally operated all of the technical equipment that is used. I was also an assistant director and technical director on several other television shows, including live news programs.