Paula Zimmerman

Freelance Video Editor & Audio Editor

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Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mystimagine
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PAULA ZIMMERMAN
Boulder, CO
http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulazimm7
MystImagineDesign.com (Sample Reel)

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Trusted editorial decision-maker who can be counted upon to ensure compliance within the scope of industry-recognized technical standards. Highly creative thought process with strong design skills able to contribute fresh ideas to enhance product quality and excellence.

SELECT CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
• Winner of the 2008 Colorado Broadcasters Association award for Best Public Television
Membership Appeal for “Donate Your Car”. Served as Co-Producer, Writer, Director, Editor, and Graphic Designer on the project. Since inception, the spot has resulted in the donation of over 130 cars valued at over $38,000.
• While participating with Group101 Films Colorado, comedic films, "Escape to Nowhere" and "Up for Grabs" were accepted into the 2003 Denver Underground Film Festival. Completed five projects with Group101 Films Colorado, acting as Writer, Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor, and Graphic Artist.

SELECTED SKILLS
• Software Proficiency: High-level working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe AfterEffects, and Photoshop to produce compelling TV.
• Communication: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Participate and contribute to brainstorming of creative ideas.
• Customer Service and Client Management: Consult with clients to determine final visual
requirements and negotiate deadlines based on client needs, ensuring the final product will
maintain a professional look per client specifications.
• Work Flow and Process Orientation: Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in order to carry out
plans and meet objectives. High attention to detail with excellent organization and time
management skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS BY APPLICATION
Editing Systems: Final Cut Pro , Media 100 Non-Linear
Motion Creation: Adobe AfterEffects , LiveType, Motion
Graphics: Adobe Photoshop , InDesign ,Illustrator
DVD Authoring: DVD Studio Pro
Microsoft Applications: Word , Excel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APOGEE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, BOULDER, CO 2010-2011
On-Site Contract Video Editor
• Completed editing, DVD authoring, and packaging design for a long-form educational DVD on the subject of emergency first aid techniques for pet and working dogs. Completed editing, DVD authoring, and packaging updates on a 2-DVD set on the subject of infant and toddler first aid.

IVIDEO COMMERCIALS, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA 2010-2011
Remote Freelance Web Video Editor, DBA Mystimagine Design & Video
• Combine provided video with graphics, animations and music into web video commercials.
Projects have covered the marketing of pest control products, demolition services, and e-books on the subject of government procurement.

VACLASSOOM.COM, KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA 2010-2011
Remote Freelance Web Video Editor , DBA Mystimagine Design & Video
• Combine provided green screen video with graphics, animations and music into web videos that market video training services to virtual assistants.

TRANSFORMATION MARKETING, INC., LINCOLN, NE 2010
Remote Freelance Web Video Editor , DBA Mystimagine Design & Video
• Combine provided video with graphics, animations and music into web and full-screen videos.
Presentations have covered the marketing of products, documented the achievements of a
prominent figure in Nebraska Republican politics, and demonstrated auto repair techniques.

USA TALK NETWORK/THE AARON HARBER SHOW, DENVER, CO 2009
Part-Time Lead Editor (Contract)
• Edited 30-minute, 3-camera talk show programs featuring experts in politics, science, law,
entertainment, medicine and other fields for distribution to 5 broadcast outlets and the web.
• Supervised a dispersed workgroup of mostly college student interns through the editing and
distribution process for each program.
• Advised and aided staff in their work and wrote policy and process documentation.

KBDI PUBLIC TELEVISION, DENVER, CO 2000 – 2009
Creative Services Promotion Editor
• Edited, designed and wrote program promotion and fundraising development spots; up to 90% of all non-program broadcast material.
• Created introductory segments and on-air graphics for station-produced talk programs.
• Supplied video promos for station website and on-air interstitial breaks. Managed pre-recorded promotion material/spot information archive.
• Assisted studio production crew as Camera Operator, Audio Engineer, or Graphics Operator.

FORMAL EDUCATION AND ONGOING TRAINING
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production and Theater (Communications)
Ongoing use of lynda.com software training site to expand proficiencies.
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Audio Editing