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Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my pages.  I have been a photographer/videographer and editor for more than 30 years spending the majority of my career in broadcast television. 

 

Recently I have become more involved with Real Estate photography and video.  Producing affordable listing and social media videos for Realtors has allowed me to continue to be creative and have fun while turning out a quality product for my clients.

EXPERIENCE

PALM KAT PRODUCTIONS, INC., OWNER- FREELANCER

EMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER / EMMY AWARD WINNING VIDEO EDITOR. CAMERA OPERATOR / DP / STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED

Emmy Award Winner​ 2007 for Feature “Butterfly Farmer” (Photographer/Editor)
Emmy Award Winner​ 2002 for Editing “Eyes of Africa” (Editor)
Emmy Award Winner ​2002 for Editing “Shoot Don’t Shoot” (Co-Producer/Photographer/Editor)

Emmy Award Winner​ 2001 for Producing “Jump Out Boyz” (Co-Producer/Photographer/Editor)

Emmy Nomination 2010 for Health “ Karie’s Story”
Emmy Nomination 2008 for Feature “ Science of Santa”
Emmy Nomination 2007 for Feature “Sunflowers”
Emmy Nomination 2007 for Feature “Clearwater Monster”

Emmy Nomination 2005 for Feature “When Balloons Go Bad”

Emmy Nomination 2001 for Editing “Jump Out Boyz”
Emmy Nomination 2001 for Editing “Ocean Drive Model Shoot”

Emmy Nomination 2000 for Photography “Air Rescue”

GREENLIGHT TELEVISION, USA. March 2018 - May 2019 Contractor - Production Manager, Camera Operator.
Production company based out of the Isle of Man. Producing Motorsports Highlight Programs for broadcast.
Production Manager, Producer, Videographer and Editor for shows. Formula One boat racing, TRANS AM motorsports, P1, Superstock, AquaX and Big Boats series to be distributed domestically for CBS Sports, FOX Sports Regional Networks, Comcast in Chicago, and Eleven Sports nationwide. Additionally, the shows are broadcast in the U.K., Australia and Asia

JUSTICE SUPPORT, TAMPA, FL. October 2015- March 2018, Production Manager/Photographer.
Manage Video and Photo Department for Justice Support. Produce, shoot and edit promotional videos and settlement videos for Law firms. Maintain video archives for all video and audio production, case related video, depositions and Day in the Life. Invoice all clients, maintain and purchase all video equipment. Photograph Attorneys and promotional material for social media.

FREELANCE

GIGANTIC! PRODUCTIONS, NY. May 2016, Camera Operator. Reality Television, TRUE LIFE-MTV SARASOTA SHOOT- S19e12.

HELICOPTER’S INC., May 2014-December 2014, Helicopter Photojournalist-Aerial FLIR Camera.  Electronic News Gathering Systems Operator, specializing in live, breaking news coverage.

WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, LA. November 2014. Camera Operator  “A Sale of Two Cities”.  Reality television program  HGTV. Episode to air in Spring of 2015.

SHARP ENTERTAINMENT, NY. August-October 2014. Camera Operator for “90 DAY FIANCE” Season 2, Reality television program airs on TLC starting October 2014.

SPECTRUM PRODUCTIONS, TAMPA, FL. Videographer for several Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, shoots and promotional spots for in house production. Shoot surgeries of Tiger Spay and other wildlife in the animal hospital along with interviews. Camera Operator, September 2014 “Jack Hanna’s Wild Days at Busch Gardens”, 2012 “Christmas Town”,

2011 Media event for “Iceploration” and “Cheetah Hunt”.

2013 HEROES BEHIND THE BADGE, “SACRIFICE & SURVIVAL”. MODERN CITY ENTERTAINMENT INC. Camera Operator in Washington, D.C., for second documentary film honoring the heroes of law enforcement..

2012 HEROES BEHIND THE BADGE, Documentary Film. MODERN CITY ENTERTAINMENT INC. Producer and Camera Operator for a documentary film featuring some of the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Locations, Miami, Ohio and D.C.

GIGANTIC! PRODUCTIONS, NY. JULY, 2012  Camera Operator. TRUE LIFE-MTV TAMPA SHOOT “ I WORK WITH MY EX’ JOEL & JESSICA”.  Reality television program.

IRON PIXEL/CAMPUS TOURS, Orlando, FL. MARCH, 2012 for University of Nebraska at Omaha. “CUBA”. Videographer for documentary film on the people of Cuba and the social and economical impact on the community. Spent 7 days traveling around Cuba gathering interviews and footage for film.

IRON PIXEL/CAMPUS TOURS, Orlando, FL. As a Freelancer, I continue to work with Iron Pixel and Campus Tours on various University Videos for their clients. As a shooter and editor helping to drive the University Brand to assist with recruiting new students by giving virtual campus tours.

WIDE-EYED ENTERTAINMENT, UK. Camera Operator for Reality Series “CSI ME” aired on Nat-Geo Channel 2012. Shoot pick up shots for several episodes with talent. Miami, Florida.

PAST EXPERIENCE FULL TIME NEWS/PRODUCTION

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER, ​WFLA NEWS CHANNEL 8 ​TAMPA, FL ​2014-2015
Photojournalist with General Assignment Reporters covering breaking news and daily stories for the 6 and 11 pm newscast. Daily duties include: interviewing, shooting video for news stories, editing on deadline for show, running live truck, setting up live shots, and photographer in Eagle 8 when needed. Required to take photos to be added to social media sites so they can be posted while we are on scene. Shooting on JVC-HD Broadcast Cameras, editing on Grass Valley, Edius Pro 7.

PHOTOJOURNALIST, ​WTVT FOX 13 ​TAMPA, FL 2003-2011
Special Projects Photographer, covering medical news and topics that air local in Tampa and FOX affiliates around the country. Duties include ability to shoot surgery, interview doctors and patients and help produce story ideas. From 2004-2008 Entertainment Photographer covering American Idol in Los Angeles with the Entertainment Reporter producing content for all shows. Required to shoot, edit and feed packages back to station while being ready to go live after the Idol finale. In 2007 went to Arizona to cover the BCS National Championship. As a news photographer duties included editing all my packages for daily newscasts and always available to cover breaking news. Shooting on Panasonic P2 DVX 2000. Editing on Avid / Final Cut Pro. Also, experienced with shooting from helicopter with the FLIR system.

PHOTOJOURNALIST, ​WFOR CBS 4 ​MIAMI, FL 2000-2003
Photographer and Editor for special projects and general assignment news. Responsibilities included lighting, operating live trucks, shooting in helicopter, interviewing and producing stories. Shooting on DVC Pro, editing Avid and Final Cut Pro. Traveled to NY, Washington, D.C., The, UK and Canada for special projects as sole photographer. Editor for “The Source Hip-Hop Awards” 2001, Pre-Show, a 30 minute special for CBS that ran local. Shot and edited behind the scenes story on CSI MIAMI with Entertainment Reporter. Cover Red Carpet for the “Latin Grammy Awards”. Interview Celebrities and produce content for news shows.

PHOTOJOURNALIST, ​WPTV NBC 5​ WEST PALM BEACH 1998-2000

Photographer/Editor for news. Responsible for covering breaking news, running live trucks and helicopter photographer when needed using FLIR system.

VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR, ​WFTS CH. 28 ABC/FOX​ TAMPA, FL 1994-1998

Commercial production photographer/editor. Working with clients, shooting and editing promos and long format shows. Videographer for ​David D. TV ​a half hour children’s show produced and shot on location every week. Responsible for lighting and audio as well as working with director for creative suggestions on show.

EDUCATION

Morehead State University, Morehead, KY — BA Radio/TV. Minor in Studio Photography 1991
Walt Disney World, College Program 1991. Tour Guide for the Disney MGM Studios Backstage Walking Tour, while attending Disney University, I earned my “Ducktorate Degree” in Studio Production.