James DeSisso

Freelance Videographer & Video Editor

Location:Gilman, Iowa, United States
2 Skills
James DeSisso
205 E Center St.
Gilman, IA 50106

Gifted in creative use of audio and visual techniques in production. Knowledgeable of both linear and nonlinear editing. Extremely organized, with ample experience meeting deadlines and working in high-pressure situations. Extensive troubleshooting knowledge of audio and visual equipment. Proficient in: Canon XH-A1s, Canon XL1, Sony DSR 250. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, VelocityHD, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Photoshop, Sorenson Squeeze, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor amd MPEG Streamclip


Championship Productions, Ames, IA - April 2011 to Present
• Duties include field production, consisting of camera operation, lighting and audio
• Post-production duties include editing, graphic design, DVD authoring and preparing and uploading video for the web.

ION Media Networks, Urbandale, IA - November 2009 to April 2011
Master Control Operator
• Responsible for monitoring the broadcast signal and taking hourly transmitter readings.
• Responsible for recording satellite feeds.
• Ensure that the station operates within FCC regulations.
Capital Communications Co., Inc/WOI-TV, West Des Moines, IA - April 2008 to November 2009
Master Control Operator
• Responsible for broadcasting daily programming and taking hourly transmitter readings.
• Logging programming and monitoring productions to ensure they air on time.
• Sent, received and recorded feeds to and from ABC affiliates.
• Responsible for rolling tapes during the daily live newscasts.

Lead Advantage, INC, Little Rock, AR - 2007 to 2008
Chief Video Editor
• Worked with the Producer and Creative Director to edit commercials for various clients.
• Maintained tape library and archival system.

Allbritton Communication/KATV Ch7, Little Rock, AR - 2004 to 2007
Video Editor
• Worked closely with Reporters and Producers to effectively portray a news story.
• Sent, received and recorded CNN feeds to and from ABC affiliates.
• Responsible for rolling tapes during the daily live newscasts.
• Assisted in the transition from analog media to digital media.

Crain Media/TV 3, Searcy, AR - 2003 to 2004
Director/Video Editor/Photographer
• Director and Technical Director for five o’clock newscast.
• Shot and edited local sporting events.
• Worked a flexible schedule to help management meet their deadlines.
• Successfully completed projects in a demanding environment on a timely basis.

Harding University/TV 16, Searcy, AR - 2002 to 2004
Station Manager
• Trained employees in the use of studio and field equipment.
• Responsible for setup and arrangement of studio and field equipment during various events.

Harding University/TV 16, Searcy, AR - 2000 to 2001
Video Editor
• Responsible for editing packages, sound bites, voice-overs and CNN feeds for the nightly newscast.
• Worked in a teamwork environment by assisting employees in meeting deadlines.

Graduation May 2004
Harding University
Bachelor of Arts - Electronic Media
Searcy, Arkansas
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing