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- Elgin, Illinois - 60123 - United States

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Mike Griggs Reel
Demo Reel for Mike Griggs. All footage shot, edited, and graded by Mike Griggs.


I work in shooting / editing / production / post-production.

I live in the greater Chicago Area.more

ExperienceQualifications Summary
• Drive
- Self-motivated and industrious, eager to learn and excel.
• Prioritization
- Work well in fast-paced environments to meet critical deadlines.
• Problem-Solving
- Resourcefully adapt to any situation.
• Clarity
- Simplify complex ideas into a clear message.
• Artistic Vision
- Strong creative storyteller.

Technical Summary
• Production: lighting, camera operation, audio capture
• Post Production: offline/online editing, audio processing, color correction Music Production: studio engineering, mixing, mastering
• Expert Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro Studio
• Expert proficiency in postproduction workflows, DIT processing, online finishing Highly proficient in color correction techniques & theory
• Experience in DAWs: Pro Tools, Logic, Audition, Soundtrack Pro
• MS-Office, iWork, iLife, Mac/PC troubleshooting & operations

Work Experience
1/08 - 8/15 Freelance Video Production and Post Production
• Full service, end-to-end video production services, including writing, directing, cinematography, editing, audio mixing, sound design, and color grading.

3/13 - 12/14 Harvest Bible Chapel, Chicago, IL
Lead Video Editor
• Coordinate communication and visual direction of all video projects for multi-million dollar, worldwide church and media ministry.
• Lead editor on over 100 short films, documentaries, event promotions, highlight videos.
• Direct cinematography, design lighting and sets for interviews, capture production audio.

5/14 Once We Were Slaves (Short, 27mins) - directed by Dallas Jenkins
Editor, DIT, Colorist
• Multi-award-winning narrative drama that played for 14,000 people on Good Friday 2014 and is now distributed on DVD worldwide.

3/10 - 2/13 Live Event Multi-Camera I-MAG, Memphis, TN
Camera Op, Workflow Consultant
• Camera operator & consultant for live events and weekly services at Highpoint Church, The Orchard Fellowship, and Briarcrest Christian School.

6/12 Trey: The Movie (Feature, 91mins) - directed by Antonio James
• Colorist and Post Production workflow consultant for Independent Horror Film.

12/08 - 2/13 Creation Studios, Memphis, TN
Video Producer
• Work with clients to determine creative concept and scope of projects, devise strategies for clarifying and delivering their message.
• Lead creative development of narrative and documentary-style projects, including broadcast advertising, weddings/events, music videos, and corporate promos.
• Responsible for all production operations, including set design and lighting, directing, cinematography, and audio capture.
• Responsible for all post production processes, including editing, story development, audio mixing/sound-design, color correction, and online finishing.

1/05 - 2/11 Starbucks Coffee, Memphis, TN
Shift Supervisor
• Responsible for finding ways to connect with customers on a personal level and inspire brand/ store loyalty. Directed employees to discover customer needs and complete tasks. Positively affected store atmosphere to maintain employee composure during periods of high-volume/ stress. Trained new employees, improved labor efficiency, contributed to year over year increase in store sales.

3/06 - 12/07 Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN
Innovation Group Intern
• Edited videos of doctor and patient interviews, surgical procedures, and focus groups for internal dissemination of Innovation Group R&D findings.

1/02 - 1/05 Forecast Productions Drama Company, Minneapolis, MN
Field Representative, Team Leader
• Non-profit, nationwide traveling acting troupe - actor, director, team manager, booking manager
Aug. 2005 University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Bachelors of Music and Recording Technology

• Electronic Circuit & Solid State Technology
o Circuit construction and theory
o Amplifier theory and construction
• Recording Studio Technology
o Sound reproduction
o Psychoacoustics
o Microphone design and Transducer theory
o Sound recording and reproduction concepts and techniques
• Visual Journalism
• Multimedia Mass Communication

• Computer Based Audio Production
o Digital Audio Workstation production techniques and theory
o Digital Clocking, Bit Rates, Sampling, Timecode, Synchronization
• Advanced Media Production and Technology
o Stereo recording and mixing
o Multichannel recording and mixing
o Mastering techniques

Jul. 2005 Acquired G.E.D. for acceptance into U of M
Jul. 2002 Home School, Olathe, KS
Graduated - High School Diploma

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- Elgin, Illinois - 60123 - United States

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