I am a driven, hard-working individual who has edited project across a vast range of genres and mediums. Most of my experience comes from editing for the news media, but I have also edited projects for documentaries, public service announcements, commercials, and episodes of a game show. I would like to bring my skills and experience in videography and editing to your company.

Relevant Experience

TicketSoftware, LLC
Vernon/Rockville, CT, August 2008 – Present
Video Editor

  • Collaborated with company departments to produce videos in accordance with company needs.
  • Managed company video equipment.

WFSB Channel 3
Hartford/Rocky Hill, CT May-August, 2007

  • Researched background information on developing stories.
  • Assisted station staff at Traveler’s Championship.
  • Assisted videographers in field.

Acme Ekphrastic Performance Poem: Australian Rules, No Holds Bard
ECSU/CCSU, Spring 2007 Semester
Editor, Videographer

  • Edited two ten-minute videos incorporating original and old footage and moving graphics.
  • Videos shown as part of on-stage performance at Recharging the Sensorium multimedia literary event at Central Connecticut State University in April 2007.
  • Participated in video crew filming on-stage performance component.

Eastern Expedition
Eastern Connecticut State University, August 2004-May 2008
Executive Producer, Director, Lead Editor

  • Produced and directed monthly pop-culture based game show with 25,000 person viewership potential.
  • Coordinated the placement of contestants into shows.
  • Edited previously shot episodes of the show.

News 22
Eastern Connecticut State University, August 2004-May 2008
Videographer and editor, Senior Production Technician, Director

  • Produced news packages for live weekly newscast with 25,000 person viewership potential.
  • Managed and setup equipment for newscasts.
  • Directed live-to-tape and live newscasts.

Relevant Skills

  • Editing experience with Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Media 100, and linear editors.
  • Shooting experience with Mini-DV, DVC-Pro, and high-definition format cameras.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Abobe After Effects.
  • Advanced knowledge of all studio and control room positions.

Other Technical Skills

Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Mac OSX, XHTML, CSS, RSS, feeds, Weblog software.

Other Employment

Eastern Connecticut State University
Media Services Lab Assistant, Sept. 2006 – May 2008

  • Assisted students and faculty with video editing equipment.
  • Programmed university owned public access channel.
  • Maintained video editing equipment and reported problems to supervisor.

Eastern Connecticut State University
Media Services Assistant, Sept. 2005 – May 2006

  • Set up multimedia carts to classrooms and setup other equipment (speakers, microphones, etc.) for campus events.
  • Fixed minor equipment problems.
  • Recorded campus events.


Eastern Connecticut State University, 2004-2008
Bachelor of Science in Communication; GPA: 3.57; Cum Laude
Member of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society

  • Relevant courses taken include: Introduction to Studio Television, Television Production I, Television Production II, Television Practicum, Non-Linear Editing, and Television Directing.

Manchester High School, 2000-2004
Activity Honors

  • Relevant courses taken include: Television Production I, Television Production II, Television Seminar, and Channel 16.


Available upon request.

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