andrew robert thomas

    a.robert.thomas@gmail.com   

         1269 1/4 N Normandie

         Los Angeles, CA 90041

                       (309) 212-0051

I am a video event specialist with editing and graphic design skills seeking a position in creative services for video production, brand marketing, entertainment, or virtual production.

 

With 7 years of live event production experience at a venue hosting hosting thousands of clients, performers, and events, I bring a strong and comprehensive skill set to plan and execute meaningful content in a new context.

  work experience

Event Video Specialist

AVALON Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA 

November 2013 to March 2020

  • collaborated with clients on all video and creative branding elements for a diverse range of events, concerts, and parties at a historic Hollywood nightclub/venue

  • performed specialized duties as in-house Event Video Operator and responsible for the execution of on-stage video cues for all live events as directed by the client

  • consulted clients in their creative decisions for a venue-wide video system, maximizing the opportunities for sponsor identification and branding

  • presided over a significant increase in the amount of clients and event traffic, with bookings growing substantially into and through the 2019 holiday season

Tour Video Specialist

Gryffin "Castle In the Sky" Tour 2017 - 30+ cities and dates

September 2017 to December 2017

  • programmed a video wall for a 3 month North American bus tour, supervising the assembly and power requirements of LED panels for live stage performance in a wide range of conditions

  • utilized the Time-code interface for perfect synchronization of visual stage effects in a repeatable, tour-ready system from stage to front-of-house

  • coordinated a team of local stagehands for each show, assembling and striking of thousands of pounds of truss, video panels, and lights, and programming them to operate from the front-of-house console

Video Editor/Videographer

woozyfly.com - New York, NY

April 2007 to November 2008

  • organized and led a team of four junior editors for a music video/streaming website startup, providing an independent alternative to a then-new YouTube

  • shot and edited in-studio performance videos for local underground musicians and bands, populating the platform with video content before launch

  • applied Final Cut Pro workflow and synchronized multi-camera editing experience to improve the ability to quickly and efficiently manage video delivery for all video assets

Video Editor/Videographer

"The Pirate Queen" - New York, NY

August 2006 to April 2007

  • provided videography and editing for the first behind-the-scenes web-based documentary following the off-Broadway development and Broadway musical

  • collaborated on story ideas with a Lead Producer, shot b-roll, interviewed audience members, and edited them into promotional material, delivering multiple edited segments daily

TECHNICAL skills

Adobe Creative Cloud CC: using a multi-program workflow

Photoshop: design, layout, and alteration of assets

Premiere: editing and delivery in multiple codecs for different applications

After Effects: custom motion graphics and adding motion to client assets

Resolume Arena: industry-standard live video production and performance suite

Timecode: system used for synchronizing live music with video and stage cues

NDI: video-over-network protocol for wireless content management

Tricaster: hardware/software system for live video, e-sports, and podcast streaming

Windows and Apple computers: spec, source, and maintain multiple production desktops

LED video wall: on-site installation, programming, and maintenance for live events

client-forward skills

- Outstanding communication skill means I can explain complicated technical details in a way that is easy to understand.

- With my experience, clients feel comfortable asking for my input on a wide range of design decisions.

- I am sincere in my actions and intent to provide the best service possible for the client, so we can build the best, most memorable experiences for their events and brands.

- I maintain contact with a network of clients and vendors to create future events.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication Media Arts.  Southern Illinois University,2001-2005.  Carbondale, IL.  Major: TV/Film/Radio Production, Minor: Studio Art