Resume

I can do and have done just about anything you may need … but what I love to do is edit video and create motion graphics.

The Software I Know and Use:

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe Products – most of them, especially Photoshop, AfterEffects, Illustrator and Encore. I also have experience with InDesign, Acrobat and Dream Weaver.
  • Maxon Cinema4D
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Digidesign Pro Tools
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Media100 editing systems
  • Avid DVD by Sonic
  • Boris Red
  • Quark Xpress
  • Wondertouch Particle Illusion
  • WordPress

Now for the Hardware:

  • Any professional camera from Panasonic, Sony, Ikegami, etc… Studio config or in the field, no problem.
  • Lighting in the studio, in a car, in a kitchen, whatever, where-ever.
  • Audio recording and mixing, from one person stand-ups to 48 track musical performances.
  • Broadcast automation systems from Tightrope Media Systems and 360 Systems Broadcast
  • Windows PC configuration and troubleshooting expert, but I can use a Mac too

Education:

  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
    • Graduated 2001 with B.A. in Mass Communications
    • Minor in Fine Arts with concentration in Ceramics
  • Belleville Area College (Now called Southwestern Illinois College)
    • Graduated in 1996 with Associate of Science degree
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Major in Architcture

On the Clock:

  • I work full time for the City of St. Louis’ Communications Division, a.k.a. STL TV as a video production specialist. My specialties are editing, motion graphics, audio mixing and broadcast operations. I’ve been there since 2003, and went full time in 2005. P.S., I’m also the guy everyone comes to when they can’t make something work ūüėČ
  • I’ve recently done freelance infographic animation work for Monsanto (internal video) on a too-short deadline, and finished on time. I have it posted on this site and vimeo
  • I have an IMDB credit… although I’ve never been on the set of a movie. I was the assistant Avid editor on Ghost Image,¬†starring¬†¬†Elisabeth R√∂hm¬†and¬†Stacey Dash, directed by¬†Jack Snyder. I built Jack’s Avid system and taught him how to use Avid, since he had previously been using Premiere. Once he had his first cut made, I facilitated the transfer of the project to editor¬†Jonathon Braunand composer¬†Jamie Christopherson¬†for further work.
  • From 2002-2005 I did a lot of stringer work for The Weather Channel; shooting local St. Louis weather conditions early in the morning and editing it down to just the best shots to compress and upload to their ftp server in Atlanta, Georgia. I say it was quite a feat, considering I was using a computer that isn’t even powerful enough to play YouTube videos now. That laptop and an XL-1 helped me gross over $40K in a 3 year period (a whole lot of 10 second clips). I still have most of the original tapes (about 60) but will probably never look at them again. I sold the XL-1 so I could buy a 60D

Off the Clock:

  • I’m married to the beautiful and talented Lisa Anne Mueller (formerly Harness) who not only shares my love of video editing, but has actually been doing it longer than I have.
  • I run a photo booth rental company Mid-America Photo Booth on the weekends
  • I have an awesome dog, named Willy
  • It probably won’t surprise you, but I’m a huge nerd. Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Anything by JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon and I’m gonna watch. The only thing better than Sci-Fi is comedy, and if you combine the two I’m yours.
  • I play the drums for the band DYSPHASIC. We play all over the greater St. Louis area… even as far as Jefferson City/Lake of the Ozarks or in the other direction, places like Centralia and DuQuoin.