Sierra Landscape Management
(September 2021 to May 2022)
Capture photos and video of landscape projects for weekly distribution on YouTube and social media. Update website with weekly blog providing stories and information about how homeowners can benefit from better outdoor living in their backyards. Design promotional material through brochures, advertisements, and photo books.
Senior Video Editor/Designer
MediaMix, Inc., Allendale, NJ
(September 2006 to March 2020)
MediaMix is both a production company and facility. Clients include Paramount Pictures, Waterford Crystal, Volvo, Showtime, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, JVC, Sharp, Konica Minolta, Novartis, Benjamin Moore, Hertz, and other Fortune 500 companies, as well as many small businesses. Assisted in engineering the new facility when we moved from our old location to a larger building. Many hats were worn during my time there, including editor, technical director, audio engineer & editor, camera operator, teleprompter operator, media manager, graphic designer, and voice-over artist.
Gráfica, Inc., Chester, NJ
(July 1993 to April 1997)
Layout and creation of various prototypes of ads, brochures, one-offs, and displays using pre- and post-press proofs. Sound design for animatics, web sites, and CD-ROMs. Trafficking documents to account managers and clients on- and off-premises. Clients included American Express, Avaya, and PSE&G as well as many other Fortune 500 companies.
BuffaloThrills.com, Buffalo, NY
(July 2002 to September 2006)
Partnered with a college friend to run our own marketing agency. We utilized video, print, web, and live events to promote businesses in the Western New York area. The main business consisted of three branches: web, print, and live events. All marketing materials were used to promote businesses on the directory, BuffaloThrills.com. A quarterly magazine was published and dispersed throughout the western New York area that included paid ads for businesses. Readers stayed engaged with interesting trivia and local information placed in the magazine. Live events took place around western New York, promoting BuffaloThrills.com and the businesses it promoted.
Gráfica Interactive, Ltd., Chester, NJ
(September 1998 to July 2002)
Layout and design of web sites, logos, and multimedia presentations. Encoding audio and video for web, DVD, and CD-ROM distribution. Clients included AT&T, Hasbro, New Jersey Lottery, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as several other Fortune 500 companies.
Munn Avenue Press (July 2022 to now)
Suggested podcast theme music. Organize guests for the podcast and guide them with best possible audio settings within Zoom. Provide guests with USB headset/mic if needed and performing audio test and guidance where applicable. Edit interviews to sound seamless. Upload for distribution to various podcast services and YouTube. Provide support for social media crew with audio selections mixed with theme music. Fun Fact: The host has received numerous compliments about the show, not only about the content, but the audio quality of the production.
NBC (Annually, 2010 to 2017)
Added "hidden" security graphics to annual up-fronts (new television shows being promoted by the broadcaster) and authored DVDs for NBC sales teams distribution and promotion. Fun Fact: The best part of this job was finding a creative way of incorporating two letters on screen somewhere withing the first 30 seconds of the show, like initials on a toy duck or part of a logo in an advertisement on a train.
Audience Reaction Shoots
Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema (2008 to 2012)
Recorded audience reactions of pre-release films utilizing night-vision camera and infrared lighting, so as not to be distracting. Also recorded focus groups held after the film screening. Supplied footage to the production company on DVD upon completion of the film. Fun Fact: I had a fun, short exchange with Mike Myers as to who was going to let who through the door first at a screening of his film Love Guru.
Editor/Visual Effects/Audio Mixing/Graphic Design
Loose Gravel Films (November 2013)
Documentary, “I'll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth”, Director Andrew Lilley. Fun Fact: The director, Andrew Lilley, is the great nephew of Johnny Sylvester. The film won "Best Home-grown Feature-length Documentary" at the 2013 Garden State Film Festival. It was also broadcast multiple times on the PBS and NJTV networks.
Becton, Dickinson and Company (2004-2005)
Updates and changes to print layouts, keeping in mind consistency and accuracy in corporate design specifications. Fun Fact: It's always enjoyable running into people you used to work with at a previous job. It can be a very small world.
Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL (1997-1998)
Assisted camera operators with set-up and any equipment needs during Orlando Solar Bears hockey games. Ran camera between periods. Fun Fact: My first hockey game was at one of these Solar Bears games, assisting the camera op, right behind the plexiglass at the goal. You couldn't buy better seats.
Website Designer & Developer
Various Companies (1999-Current)
Design and develop websites, provide hosting, and set up email service for small businesses. Fun Fact: I began working with one of my clients in 2006. I met her in-person for the first time in 2020.
Paramount Pictures (April 2008)
Set up and ran teleprompter for a scene at the beginning of the film "Morning Glory", starring Rachel McAdams. Fun Fact: I also appear in the film. Look for me just as Jeff Goldblum’s credit appears. I'm the sleepy teleprompter operator.
First Presbyterian Church of Sparta (2008 to 2018)
Ran multicamera switcher for live webcast of Sunday services, mixed audio for choir and musicians, authored CDs and DVDs of services for shut-ins, implemented white-label streaming service rather than using a free, ad-based service. Fun Fact: The church, built in 1786, utilized modern tech to live stream Sunday services using PTZ cameras, wireless mics, and a projection video system that was mixed and encoded to a Windows PC for the world to see. The irony of the two was not lost on me.
Nazareth Farms (June 1993)
Drove with friends from New Jersey to a community called Nazareth Farms in West Virginia. Over the week, we were sent out to different areas to help repair and build housing for people who didn't have the means to do so themselves. Fun Fact: I had just purchased my new-to-me car, but had no problem allowing my friend to use it for the week as he shuttled volunteers to and from job sites. At that point, I had owned the car for less than a month.
Orlando: Ready to Roll!
Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (1997)
Walked around with the MC of the all-day event, set up to promote the film and television industry in central Florida. Fun Fact: This was the first opportunity working with a real television star. James Best, who played Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazard was part of an impromptu interview. I still have the footage.
Occasional Tech Guy
All over the place! (Always)
Over the years, I've met lots of people, old and young, who need help with their technology, but aren't in a position to pay someone. Whether it's a failed hard drive, corrupt operating system, or photos for a job interview, I'm happy to offer my skills to help someone get a leg up in life. Fun Fact: When you hand a working computer back to someone who thought they'd lost everything, their gratitude towards you is overwhelming.
- Macintosh and Windows computers
- Presonus multi-channel audio consoles
- ETC lighting consoles
- Newtek TriCasters
- DJI Phantom Drones
- Sony F55, Panasonic HPX series, Canon DSLRs, Sony Z series cameras, Ricoh Theta X
- Part 107 Certified for commercial drone operation, Federal Aviation Administration
- New Jersey Safe Boaters Certified for non-tidal waters, NJ State Police, Marine Services
- Avid Media Composer Master Certification, Future Media Concepts
Final Cut Pro
DVD Studio Pro
Graphics / Print:
Winner: 2013 Garden State Film Festival
For Home-grown Feature Length Documentary, “I'll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth”. Produced by Andrew Lilley, the great nephew of Johnny Sylvester, the film tells the true story behind Babe Ruth's promise to a sick boy, Johnny, during the 1926 world series. I was fortunate enough to be asked to lend my expertise to the film. It has been broadcast multiple times on PBS, NJTV, and shown across the country at film festivals and various baseball events.