SATELLITE ENGINEERING CV
“He can do anything.” – Peter Shaplen.
Central Coast Uplink & Video Productions: April 2005 to Present
Maintain, integrate and operate dual path digital KU satellite truck for broadcast applications. Reliably fulfill contracts to provide video satellite transmission for television network news coverage, major sporting events, and corporate projects; managing 2- 24 freelancers per day from remote locations. Update and maintain corporate website. Drive and operate a satellite truck to nationwide locations (many times in inclement weather); perform preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on truck and broadcast equipment. Pull cable and set up microphones, video cameras, monitors, jibs, and lights; switch live feeds. Communicate with network producers to adjust audio and video levels, set up IFB transmission, and coordinate delivery of pre-taped news packages, raw video, and live reports. Proactively solve problems by maintaining a back-up plan to circumvent last minute issues. Clients include Most Major Corporation and major networks. Variety of coverage Including Corporate events, major elections, hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, high profile jury trials, breaking news and sporting events to name a few. See: http://www.centralcoastuplink.com/clients.html for partial list of clients.
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SINCLAIR BROADCASTING– A privately held broadcasting/cable company with assets including USSB, All News Channel, CONUS satellite division, WBFF- FOX 45 and several other television stations.
Photojournalist / NLE editor / Satellite Truck Engineer for a news gathering cooperative with 200+ member stations.
Field and studio integration of advanced broadcast systems. Brokered day of air and future satellite space; accessed satellite trucks and teleports, helping inexperienced operators with RF chain problems. Assisted co-workers with keeping track of incoming news feeds from all over the nation. Filled-in for Master Control shifts at All News Channel, a 24 hour news channel distributed on USSB and DirecTV; and provided services for USSB and WBFF-TV by request.
Produced, shot, edited, and distributed via KU broadcast system daily political news feed from New Mexico’s Capitol, Santa Fe.. perform preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on truck and broadcast equipment. Repaired and updated gear while covering news as a photojournalist. Built a number of non-linear edit suites, and established a extensive video archive library at the station. Networked with other affiliate truck operators to share resources at the site of any major news events.
KTVX- TV4 (a division of Hubbard Broadcasting) – Salt Lake City, Utah
KU digital dual path Satellite truck operator and integrator / Photojournalist / Videotape Editor supporting the evening newscast for an ABC television affiliate. Maintained and updated satellite truck per need, held a class B license and also worked on microwave truck system integration.
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Certifications / Licenses:
Commercial Driver’s License (Air Brakes endorsement / current medical card) – State of Oregon • ODL#5734085 expires 1/22/2012
EXTENSIVE video/audio engineering and production skills in all aspects of satellite/broadcast systems • Trouble shooter and problem solver • Macintosh • Microsoft Windows • MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Explorer • Adobe Photoshop/ creative suite • Avid • HTML • Linux • Dream weaver • FCP 5.0 • Website Design • Studio Configuration Cameras • DVCAM • DVC Pro • HD Cam • P2 • XD Cam • Beta SP/SX • and the list goes on…..
HughesNet, Channel One, DIRECTV Residential / commercialSatellite, DISH Commercial Satellite and 2-Way Broadband Satellite, Advanced studio and home Theatre Hookup, Commercial A/V Systems, Cable Systems, Fixed-Wireless Broadband, Off-Air UHF/VHF/HDTV Antennas.
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Professional references: http://www.videostorytelling.com/profrefs.html or by request.