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I have deep, interdisciplinary experience with field production and post-production. I can put together a tight, compelling video package for you; whether you need me to shoot it in addition to editing/graphics/output is up to you!

Demo Reel:
Boston-bound
1 minute and 50 seconds highlighting my broadcast work (mostly at Soup2Nuts) and some indie stuff. All editing and graphics is, naturally, mine and mine only. Camera-wise, I shot the pix sequences that serve as viewing "shells" for the broadcast clips; the interior monologue guy (animator Mark Hoffm... more


ExperienceVideo and Multimedia Experience
Producer/Shooter/Editor, Thomson Reuters, Boston, 2008-present
+Accompany Reuters journalists to shoot stories for financial and general-interest audiences; edit, create graphics for, and encode final video for Web streaming, on tight deadlines
+Use Streambox software and P2 camera to send live picture and sound via the Web

Webcast Producer, Thomson Reuters, Boston, 2006-2008
+Managed all the technical, back-end details required to ensure that clients’ Webcasts were executed flawlessly and according to their often-shifting requirements
+Encoded and prepped streaming media links, including Flash video and QuickTime
+Did Photoshop work and light html editing for client Webcast pages

Post Production Director and Video Editor, Soup2Nuts, Watertown, MA, 1999-2006
+Edited and mastered picture and sound for eighty 30-minute episodes of broadcast animation
+Used Photoshop and After Effects to enhance Flash-generated scenes
+Debugged and streamlined a workflow for using Flash-generated content for broadcast TV
+Was responsible for managing two editors and meeting exacting delivery deadlines
+Worked with vendors to budget and install/maintain a centralized machine room feeding three Avid suites and one Final Cut Pro suite

Freelance Video Editor, PBS TeacherLine, Tom Snyder Productions, Watertown, MA, 2000
+Edited 50 short videos that showcase teachers’ use of software in the classroom

Staff Shooter, Boston Catholic Television, Newton, MA, 1998-1999
+Did ENG (BetaSP camcorder, light kit and wireless lavalier mics) for cable TV station
+Worked with non-actor interview subjects; shot interior and exterior “beauty” shots of cathedrals

Assistant Video Editor, WGBH (PBS), Boston, 1996-1998
+Assisted experienced editors edit and master the first season of the return of the kids’ show “ZOOM”; Frontline’s “From Jesus to Christ” documentary; “A Science Odyssey” educational series; and the “Evening At Pops” live musical series

Assistant Shooter, Multivision Inc., Needham, MA, 1995-1997
+Assisted on Beta SP shoots for various commercial clients

Writing Experience
Editor, Wilson Business Abstracts database, H.W. Wilson Co., Cambridge, MA,1993-1996
+Edited 30,000+ summaries of business articles for an online research database, ensuring that the summaries faithfully and accurately conveyed the essence of the articles
+Trained two writers to meet speed quotas and adhere to established house style guidelines

Writer, Wilson Business Abstracts database, H.W. Wilson Co., Cambridge, MA, 1990-1993
+Wrote 20,000+ summaries of business articles for an online research database, using 13 lines or less to quickly capture each article’s scope and journalistic purpose
+Was one of only 5 writers promoted to Editor in the office’s 6-year history

Skills
+Excellent communicator, in words, sound, and moving image
+Skilled field camera operator with technical and aesthetic acumen needed for demanding shoots +Well-versed in Avid’s video editing product family and Apple’s Final Cut Pro; Versatile Adobe After Effects and Photoshop artist
+Working knowledge of Flash for content creation and animation; html; and CSS

Education
+BA from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
+2007 [Master] Editors Retreat conference;
+Avid Media Composer Advanced Techniques and Advanced Effects; After Effects and Photoshop, taught at Future Media Concepts
EducationBA from Binghamton University
Lots of Avid classes taught at Tewkbury, back in the day
2007 [Master] Editors Retreat
Specialityplease see http://jonascox.com/web
Hardware ProficiencyAll manner of decks, switchers, CPUs. I can run a machine room/edit suite, or help you build one out if you don't have one. Cameras (Beta, P2, DV, etc.) and field audio gear.
Software ProficiencyIntimate knowledge of Avid (10+ years), growing knowledge of Final Cut Pro (2+ years). I love After Effects and Photoshop, which have been part of my toolkit for many years.

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