freelance television cameraman resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Television Cameraman with more than 25 years experience working in the industry. Versatile background in all facets of television news production. Proven cameraman, producer and editor at the network level.

Strong lighting and visual storytelling skills. Extensive lighting and grip package. Washington DC based and world traveled.

  • Strong Journalism background
  • HEFAT trained
  • Proactive, flexible and creative
  • Collaborative
  • Shoot/Edit=Final Cut Pro
  • Extensive experience in OB production
  • Technically proficient across all aspects of ENG/EFP
Freelance Television Cameraman, 2005 - Current
Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. Springfield, VA,

In 2005 transitioned completely to HD production services.

Washington DC based Extended travel to breaking news events and long form projects throughout the U.S. and the world. Broadcast clients include: BBC ( 10 O'Clock News, World, News 24, Panorama and Newsnight) , NBC News (Nightly News, Today, Dateline and MSNBC) HDNet, Harpo Productions/Oprah, Paramount/Dr. Phil, PBS Newshour.

Corporate Clients include: General Dynamics, General Motors, Kaiser Family Health Foundation, Bader Media, DS Simon, Homefront Communications- Campaign for Tobacco Free kids, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Google and Bread for the World.

Freelance Cameraman, 02/1992 - 03/2005
City, STATE,

Extensive experience with foreign and domestic broadcasters. . Shooting and editing breaking news, features, and long form magazine style pieces for some of the world's most respected broadcasters. Extensive live/remote experience from natural disasters, conflict zones , political campaigns and major events on the world stage.Clients included: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, BBC, A&E, Discovery Communications, History Channel, HBO,

Harpo Studios, CBS/Paramount, ARD, HDNet, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal, ESPN, General Motors, Nextel, NBA, NHL, MTV, VH1, Lifetime, Consumer Reports and Reuters.

Cameraman/Editor, 1985 - 02/1992

Staff Cameraman/Editor providing Washington and national news coverage for affiliate newsfeed.

Bachelor of Arts: Communications, Expected in 1984
American University - Washington, DC
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I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with and learned from some of the best in the business. I have contributed in ways, big and small, to Duponts, Emmys, Eagles, Aces and Addys. I edit and therefore shoot with an eye and an ear for the editor. Extensive experience with Live/OB production. i work well unsupervised or as part of a larger team.

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