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My BS degree is in Telecommunications and Film. I have worked in television and film production since college.

The USAF tasked me with the design of the prototype undergraduate pilot training learning center, which included videotape as well as more traditional multimedia approaches. This facility included a three-camera studio and field footage shot airborne using portable video equipment. Of the 17 officers and enlisted personnel assigned to the unit, I was the only person with training in television production or facility design. After designing the facility, procuring the equipment and supplies and training the personnel, we produced more that 120 separate titled programs designed to teach students how to fly primary and secondary jets. Many of these multimedia programs were interactive. I was then also asked to design other facilities for the Air Force as this prototype became the standard method of training. During this time, I also consulted with the US Army at Fort Benning and the USAF at Randolph AFB.

I was hired by the San Diego City Schools in 1972 as a Television Specialist working on Project T.E.A.C.H. through the Hearing Handicapped program. I designed the facility to support both a television studio in a bungalow and field footage from the classrooms and then edited in our bungalow. After researching and writing the preliminary draft for Project VideoLanguage, we continued upgrading our facility and producing programs. Many of the curriculum-based programs we produced were interactive. While we beta tested the programs using VideoDex technology, the programs were disseminated on interactive videodisk.

I have had the opportunity to work with many advertising agencies both in San Diego and Los Angeles translating scripts and storyboards into television commercials. During that period I was responsible for providing crew services for about 10 commercial spots each week for the San Diego market and 17 per week in the Los Angeles market. I also worked on three weekly television series in San Diego; one as series cinematographer working directly with the station's public affairs director, one as post production supervisor working directly with the producer and director, one as director working directly with the writer-producer. I also worked directly with a number of corporate clients translating their training or marketing needs into finished productions. All of these required an intimate knowledge of the scripting and program development process.

G & G Designs hired me to design a cable studio facility based on the CNN concept but with a local emphasis. They also asked for a mobile ENG microwave truck design. The studio design was replicated 63 times. The truck design was replicated 13 times. Children's' Hospital asked me to design and build a three camera broadcast quality production truck, Bill Black asked me to design and build a radio ENG truck to cover President Reagan while he was at the Santa Barbara ranch. Jazzercise asked me to design a facility to allow them to videotape their classes and duplicate and distribute training internationally. The US Marine Corps asked me to design a multicamera facility designed to keep surveillance over nuclear weapons storage.

 Numerous individuals have asked me to design studios, curricula, training, editing in both linear and non-linear domains, digitizing and distribution facilities. If you visit Victor Valley High School or Phoenix Union High School, you will find systems and curricula of my design. The next time you walk through the Penguin Encounter at Sea World, please appreciate the design of the audio/video systems and know that they are mine as well.

I was Video Engineer for the Los Angeles downlink of the last transmission of Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keilor. We fed eight 45" monitors in the stands and a 7,000 watt Eidaphor projector on a screen large enough for more than 2,000 people to watch easily from anywhere in the gym.

I have designed lighting systems both individually and in concert with major vendors. I am expert in lighting design both for EFP and studio work, having taught lighting theory for many years. I am equally comfortable in film, video or new media and I understand how to optimize the art of each. My lighting work speaks for itself. My recent work includes segments on World of Wonder, Discovery channel, and How'd They Do That, The Learning Channel. Other recent work shown in this market on all major cable outlets include a show that I recently directed titled "Connect For Profits," one of several shows making up "theTchannel." I have also recently assistant directed the telecasting of the San Diego Flash soccer.

My most recent facility design is a $300,000.00 audio/video/data corporate communications center including acquisition, AVID editing, Intranet and Internet connectivity, videoconferencing and fully-integrated video/animation/PowerPoint presentational technologies. I would love to show this facility off to you so that you can appreciate what is possible.

I think, more to the point, this position needs to be familiar with the near future of multicasting on the new M-BONE portion of the Internet. As the technology converges and full-bandwidth full screen full motion video becomes implemented, the old technology of interactive satellite transmissions will die a quick and, to most of us, painless death. In my opinion, a Network Systems and Media Support Technician needs to know how to program intelligent multicast capable routers and video on demand.

TV Prod
TV Sys Design
Computer Administration
Specifying Systems
Systems Knowledge
Video, Interactive
Languages, Applications

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