Television

I started in Television Production Sophomore year of high school when I took TV/Radio Production I class.  Mr. Hoty invited me to help on a shoot for one of the spring sports.  After that, I was heavily involved with television production at a high school, college, and professional level for a number of years.  He was the best teacher I  ever had.

I am a current member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Lower Great Lakes Chapter.  This chapter covers TV stations in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Erie, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne.

I’ve worked on four Emmy Nominated productions; one of them won an Emmy Award.

Below are shows I worked on, events I got to attend or cover, and recognition and awards.

WHBS-TV

Westlake High School
Westlake, Ohio
1999-2002

  • 2000: Joined.
  • Club Officer 2000-2001: Equipment & Transportation Manager.
  • 2000: East/West All-Star Football game for the Cleveland area.
  • 2001: State Wrestling.
  • Emmy Nomination 2001: Student Programming (college level category).
  • Club Officer 2001-2002: Station Manager.
  • Emmy Nomination 2002: Student Programming (college level category).
  • 2002: State Wrestling.
  • 2002: Ted Siller Award.
  • 2004: Donation of production work.
  • 2007-2010: Alum Producer/Director.

WBGU-TV PBS


Wiki entry
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
2002-2006

Shows

  • 60 Plus
  • News6
  • The Journal
  • Mobile production units for on-site taping and streaming of forums, talks, presentations, demonstrations, plays, graduations, and concerts.
  • Live on-the-air PBS pledge drives.

Fox Sports Ohio partnership

  • Falcon Football with Gregg Brandon
  • Falcon Basketball with Dan Dakich.
    • Highlights editor.
    • Feature editor.
    • Technical Director

Awards and recognition

  • 2003-2004, 2004-2005: Outstanding Production Student nominee.
  • Emmy Nomination 2004: Crafts: Editor – Non News for Ketchup: King of Condiments.
  • Emmy Award 2004: Cultural Affairs Program for Ketchup: King of Condiments.
  • 2005-2009: Ketchup: King of Condiments distributed internationally to the US & Canada by American Public Television.

Experience

  • Linear and non-linear editing systems.
    • Panasonic AG-A750.
    • Media 100i.
    • Final Cut Pro.
  • Camera – studio and on location.
  • Sound – studio.
  • Switcher / Technical Director and Computer Graphics – live and live to tape.

Ham radio and tech.