For the past two years I have been helping the Madeline Island Summer Film Series in the production of their presentations of short and feature films. This involved conversion from various presentation standards (e.g. conforming mixed frame rates), editing introductions from producers who were unable to attend in person, and mastering Blu-Ray discs for seamless presentation.
In August of 2012 I became a full-time post-production technician with a company that was then known as Met|Hodder, and is known today as HODDER. The company’s specialty is branded entertainment, and is best known for it’s recap, retrospective, and fan appreciation specials on many iconic television shows, including Once Upon a Time, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars, Under The Dome, and Black-ish. HODDER is also known for their non-broadcast work, including web videos for Defiance, Yale University’s Expect With Me campaign, Disney’s Heroes Work Here, and in-store advertising for Walmart.
While working at HODDER I was given a number of responsibilities, including fulfilling the roles of media manager, assistant editor, online editor, colorist, and video engineer. For various projects I handled mastering, ingestion, standards conversions, upresing, standards complains, and quality control. Below is a selected list of projects I worked on, and the work I did on it:
- Black-ish: Bloop-ish – Managed the media, applied and customized LUTs, mastering and compliance with broadcast media specifications.
- A Very Special Supernatural Special – Handled format conversion for fan-submitted media, resolved issues with ingestion uncooperative digital media due to proprietary format extensions, mastering and compliance with broadcast media specifications.
- Heroes Work Here – Media ingestion, coloring, and mastering.
- The ABC’s of Schoolhouse Rock – Handled format conversion, mastering, and standards compliance.
I volunteered to help Town Square Television cover the South Suburban Adult Basic Education Graduation ceremony, held at Inver Hills Community College. For the live field production, I as assigned the role of audio mixer.