BIO:

I'm the Director of Technology and Distribution at The Butler Bros in Austin, TX. We're focused on doing work for brands that make the world a better, more sustainable place.

With over 13 years of progressive experience in video content creation and delivery, as well as live event planning and production, I have grown my career in both in-house and agency roles, as part of agile teams in large organizations known for known for creativity and excellence, and in enterprising smaller companies that have required me to wear many hats and balance competing interests and firm deadlines.

Creating online content and leading events for a wide variety of brands, including household names such as Southwest Airlines, The College Board, South by Southwest (SXSW), Livestrong, as well as lesser known yet influential ones like Fellowship Creative, has given me the innate ability to champion a high level of excellence at all budget levels. I’m very comfortable interacting with big personalities and high profile people, including CEOs, governors, entertainers, and company founders. I'm equally at home taking high-quality videos from inception through delivery with my own hands; sitting in the director’s chair in control room,, leading a crew from a production truck to capture a speaker-centric event or concert, or walking in to an empty venue of any size and turning it into a technically advanced space for an event or presentation.

Throughout my career, I have quickly gained the trust and respect of my colleagues and the top leadership; being promoted from within and rapidly receiving additional responsibilities. And, I'm not only accustomed to moving back and forth between creative and technical duties, but I thrive in such environments where balancing the two worlds in high stress, fast-paced environments where adaptability and flexibility are key. My diverse array of experiences make me successful in coordinating with, translating for, and settling differences between, leadership, planning teams, venue staff, vendors, creative teams, audio engineers, lighting designers, video engineers, and security teams. Crew members often tell me I tend to bring out their best work.

I'm skilled in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and many other software programs and platforms, and comfortable navigating the world of codecs and digitally delivering the final products.


VIDEOGRAPHY REEL


RESUME:


DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION

4.75 YEARS  |  THE BUTLER BROS (AUSTIN, TX)


HIGHLIGHTS:


SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST INTERACTIVE, MUSIC, AND FILM CONFERENCE

  LIVESTREAM DIRECTOR
  - 1 of 5 directors for various speaker panels
  - 1 of 2 directors for concert livestreams
  - 1 of 2 directors for multicam studio interview recording with actors, musicians, 
     company founders, and journalists at the world famous 2-week conference
  - directed livestream and IMAG for the 2015 Austin Music Awards, executing playback
     of 38 video elements during event
  - lead setup and troubleshooting of video systems for events I directed
 

COLLEGE BOARD SAT REDESIGN ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT

  LIVESTREAM DIRECTOR
  - clips from 3-camera HD stream used by NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, others
  - designed and lead setup and operation of video and streaming systems
  - booked camera operators and support crew
  - edited brief recap of CEO’s talk

  EVENT PRODUCTION MANAGER
  - sourced audio, lighting, and projection vendor, coordinated system design,
  - created 3D scale model of venue for planning and video walkthroughs for client reviews
  - located venue, designed event space layout, supervised setup and execution of event
  - coordinated with graphic design team on environmental graphics placement
  - booked and managed crew for presentation by CEO and special guests.
 

ST. STEPHEN'S PROSPECTIVE STUDENT BRAND VIDEO

  VIDEOGRAPHER
  - captured helicopter, steadicam, handheld footage, and interviews
  - developed shotlist, worked directly with client for 3-day shoot while classes were session

  EDITOR
  - took project from ingest to delivery; helped create storyline based on interviews,
     color correction, audio mix, and delivery.
 

TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

  - redesigned and personally upgraded entire technology infrastructure throughout facility
  - 
managed growth from 6 computers to 16 plus mobile devices
  - deployed new file server that significantly enhanced productivity
  - migrated company to Google Apps suite which enabled more efficient collaboration
  - designed and installed edit suite and system
  - design, source vendors, coordinate setup, and operate systems for client’s events
 

GENERAL:

- director and videographer for studio and location
- director of multicam capture and livestreaming of events
- senior editor and motion graphic designer for video projects
- sound mixing, color correction, mastering, and delivery
- content management and online video distribution
- maintain computer network and systems, participate in beta testing

 

SENIOR DIRECTOR, VIDEOGRAPHER, AND EDITOR

8 YEARS  |  FELLOWSHIP CREATIVE (GRAPEVINE, TX)


HIGHLIGHTS:

ED YOUNG TELEVISION

  SENIOR DIRECTOR
  - camera 1080 HD capture of 4 to 6 weekly talk-centric events with concert-style music
     
segments in 4,100 seat venue with an average of 20,000 weekly attendees, occasional
     multi-day conferences with 3,500 attendees, and special concert events
  - directed several of these events live on a national and international cable network that
     reached 90 million people
  - 10 camera 1080 HD capture of special Christmas event at American Airlines Center,
     home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars
  - 
worked with, trained, and mentored a mix of paid professional and volunteer camera
     operators to dramatically elevate the production quality, creativity, and consistency
  - 
developed an effective “event is first, broadcast is second” approach to camera locations
     and production to minimize live audience distraction while maximizing innovative video
     production techniques
  - 
worked closely with venue audio and lighting teams to ensure top quality recording
  - 
coordinated with engineering team add and adjust camera configuration based on stage
     set design and special presentation variables
  - 
simultaneously directed and switched independendent IMAG and broadcast feeds

  SENIOR PRODUCER
  - presided over growth from 1 niche cable channel to 7 networks, including USA Network
     in less than a year
  - grew the broadcast production team from just me, to having 3 full-time direct reports
  - 
gained influence over aspects of live event production, including set and lighting design

 

CLOSER TO THE START DVD RECORDING EVENT

  DIRECTOR
  - grew the initial concept of a 7 camera recording to using 22, including a 360° jib
     mounted on the ceiling, 2 28’ jibs, a dolly, steadicam, 7 handhelds, and more
  - directed and switched the event recording and coordinated with IMAG director to use 
    specific shots to coordinate with wide shots on recording

  - coordinated closely with engineering team to add additional cameras and capture iso
     recordings of each one for editing
  - 
directed content with singers for inclusion on DVD

  EDITOR
  - used camera isos to augment live feed and add cameras that were not connected
     to the switcher during the event to create a tight, high energy DVD product
  - created version for several cable networks to broadcast
  - 
created extra content for DVD

 

C3 GLOBAL HAITIAN ORPHANAGE FOOD PROJECT

  VIDEOGRAPHER
  - flew to Haiti in the back of a DC-7 cargo plane full of relief supplies less than 3 weeks
     after devastating earthquake occurred to capture footage of the scene and orphanages
     in need of food supplies

  EDITOR
  - wrote script, secured voiceover talent, directed and engineered voiceover session
  - created multiple videos for events nationwide and online

 

GENERAL:

  - director, editor, videographer of single and multi-cam studio and location shoots
     for events, broadcast, and the online
  - sound mixing, color correction, motion graphic designer
  - studio lighting, set design, and construction coordination