Freelance Video Producer • Director • Editor • Writer • Instructor
PO Box 534, Arlington, Virginia 22216 USA
email@example.com • CookStudios.com • CookStudios.tv
OFFLINE/ONLINE EDITOR WITH AVID & FINAL CUT PRO, EDITING INSTRUCTOR, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR. Currently freelancing in the Washington DC market & beyond. Assuring creatively energized and technically tight postproduction. Providing nonlinear edit suite design and post supervision. Also teaching offline & online editing at clients' own facilities. Producing corporate and promotional video for national agencies.
(Washington DC area & International - since April 95)
PRODUCER/SHOOTER/EDITOR for COOK STUDIOS INC. Currently operating media services company, providing video production & editing, instruction, helicopter aerial video & photography, podcast programming, production & distribution.
(Washington DC area - since April 91)
VIDEO PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTARY CENTER. Taught BetacamSP field shooting, location lighting, Avid editing for adult students at media institute. Included course planning, project proposal analysis, production advising, supervision, evaluation.
(Washington DC - March 01 to June 01)
AVID OFFLINE/ONLINE EDITOR, AVID INSTRUCTOR for HENNINGER VIDEO with Avid Media Composer & EMC2 Non-Linear Editing Systems at several Henninger facilities. Edited documentaries, industrials and commercials for broadcast, cable and independent production companies. Responsible for creative editing, consulting & online advising, troubleshooting & maintaining computer systems.
(Washington DC, Richmond & Arlington, VA - June 91 to April 95)
TELECINE/VIDEO COLORIST for HENNINGER VIDEO with DaVinci Renaissance Color Correction system. Specialized in tape-to-tape video-sweetening of edited programs, including image repair and creative visual enhancement. Film transfers on Bosch FDL-60 telecine. Developed technical procedures, wrote articles for industry publications. Served as visual evaluation expert for High Definition Television systems.
(Arlington, VA - Jan 91 to July 93)
ASSISTANT VIDEO EDITOR for HENNINGER VIDEO. Responsible for complete online prep, Chyron Superscribe & Infinit!, still store, Motion Control Camera, offline, online editing with CMX3600 controllers, Grass Valley switchers, ADO, dubbing, with full operation of all video formats including D2/D1. Trained incoming staff, organized daily procedures, designed standard production forms.
(Arlington, VA - May 88 to Jan 91)
TELECINE COLORIST & VIDEO TECH for KLM VIDEO with Marconi B3410 Telecine in all video and film formats. Provided film-to-tape transfers for governments, corporate and independent producers. Also general video tech services including copy camera, cg and graphics manipulation, dubbing.
(Bethesda, MD - July 87 to May 88)
PRODUCER/WRITER/EDITOR/VIDEOGRAPHER for NASA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. Created video production department and solely responsible for all elements including producing, writing, shooting, editing and distribution for point-of-purchase video marketing and employee training. Served as primary announcer and occasional on-camera talent. Developed program format which continues today.
(Riverdale, MD - Jan 84 to Jan 87)
FREELANCED IN VIDEO & FILM PRODUCTION as production assistant, 16mm cinematographer, videographer, production stills photographer, video assist, art department, propshopping, film courier, grip. Performed as narrator and extra talent. Enjoyed a variety of responsibilities at many budget levels. Worked extensively on commercials & PSAs, documentary and some dramatic projects.
(Baltimore/Washington DC area - Aug 84 to Dec 87)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT with INSLEYFILMS. As production intern, assisted with commercials and PSAs originating on 35mm film. Participated in large-scale production, dealt regularly with production service companies, rotated crew positions, gained working knowledge of high-end production standards.
(Baltimore, MD - June 86 to Aug 86)
TEACHING ASSISTANT for production classes at UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, including classroom instruction, production advising, equipment training, scheduling and maintenance, film shooting, editing and projection. Studio support as on-camera talent, floor manager, lighting, control room staff.
(College Park, MD - June 83 to Aug 86)
PROJECTIONIST for CIRCLE/SHOWCASE THEATRES. Operated theatrical 35mm projectors, both reels and platters for first-run features. Included trailer selection, print assembly and breakdown, light maintenance.
(Washington DC area - Dec 82 to Dec 83)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT for MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. Responsible for a wide variety of studio and remote operations, including camera, audio, lighting, floor managing, directing. Rotated through many production positions for overall competence.
(Rockville, MD - Aug 77 to May 78)
EVENT PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT
Jeff has produced & presented educational and recreational activities including:
NOVAC STAR GAZE - Annual public astronomy events for 600 novice and experienced amateur observers, 4 years
FBI ACADEMY 'DEADLY FORCE' SCENARIOS (5 min x 60 scenarios) - Interactive DVD & CD-ROM presentations to train new agents in policy judgement, self-defense procedures and reflexes, for life-threatening law enforcement scenarios. Included exotic use of nonlinear editing techniques, precision tracking of actions, sounds, and seamless visual interactive branching. Program to be used by law enforcement agencies nationwide.