After working in production and AV staging industry for 30 years, I have had some incredible opportunities since taking the leap to operating my own consultative management business. I have been able to continue to support the many great working relationships I have built up over the years with my existing clients. I have been able to offer them customized 'turn-key' equipment packages including management services. In addition, as my business has grown, I have forged some great new relationships and been able to explore a whole new type of technical support service for their projects; for example I have recently helped produce: "Twitter-walls", Rich Media Web-casts and interactive ‘video mapped’ art displays.
I have been successful in consulting and producing for a variety of production companies, event - marketing and PR firms for many years. My specialty is working with a creative group and translating their creative needs into a project with technical and design specifications. As the project comes to life, I will build a strong technical production team to support the creative team, and carry the event through to a successful completion.
I'm a corporate production industry veteran, with a broad resource network of video engineering and technical project specialists which I draw upon to manage and accomplish these goals on time and within my client's budget.
See below for a partial resume of my clients and projects with which I have had the privilege to be involved:
I have provided technical staging, video, audio, and lighting support for many high profile clients, including: Sony Studios, Sony Imageworks and Sony's Media Services Department, Feats inc. (serving many higher institutions of learning), The Crystal / Lucy Awards 'Women in Film', ESPN "The Party" at each Superbowl location for the last 10 years, the AACTA Awards (the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts ), Silicon Valley Bank, St. Mary's College annual RSWG event on campus, Neal Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air force Base, Universal, Fox and Disney Studios, E3 events and various trade show booths, Merrill Lynch, the Grammy Awards press area, USC, UCLA, The City of Los Angeles, Event Eleven, Skechers USA, Boeing / TPN, Verizon, General Mills, and many, many others. I have adapted my role in each of these projects to meet their unique requirements. When needed, I will serve as a content manager, or Technical Director "calling" the show for many live events, other times I will be a technical producer, sourcing equipment and manpower and adding whatever else on that might be needed to deliver a successful show!
• For the last 6 years I've been part of the production team supporting Discovery Communications.
My job description has been different each year, managing webcasts, teleconference segments and focus groups at their national sales meetings, always under the direction of my producer and the end clients at Discovery creative. One year I assisted in the production of a stunning 3D closing segment for the upfront tour. I coordinated the creative content delivery and managed the 3D display team for the tour. The result was described by the Discovery creative producer as the "best ever" upfront closing module to date.
• In the last several years I’ve provided technical production support for Event Eleven's various live events.
This has included a series of great Super bowl parties for ESPN. The talent for the last few shows included Ludacris, Kid Rock, and Drake.
For their Belvedere 'branding' events, I regularly provide video support and overall technical direction. Recent performers featured have been USHER, Mary J.Blidge, Kanye West, and many others.
I recently helped on an event for a public relations firm featuring X-Factor celebrity cast members and demonstrating the newest X-Factor social media campaign sites including Pepsi Pulse and SoundOFF!
We are currently working on an Augmented Reality (AR Video) project as part of a PR campaign which will take place in Grand Central Station in NYC.
For a recent charity fundraiser for Virgin Unite, I had the honor to work with BARTKRESA on some very innovative video mapping designs. This project was unique in technical design as it was webcast to sites worldwide and simultaneously to the entire Virgin Atlantic fleet in flight!
Maintaining close ties with my clients has always been a great priority for me, and have led to some great experiences; one of the best of which is when I worked with Mark Flaisher and David Wolper on David's last show, helping Party Planners West and Mark to produce the entertainment gala to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LA84 Olympic games at the LA coliseum. That was a particularly significant show for me, since Mark and I were both also involved in the original 1984 Olympics closing ceremony.