Other notable works
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What I like about my television experience is that I have evolved into a 'jack-of-all-trades' kind of guy. As you will see in my television portfolio, I have a diverse reel of television projects– live, series, documentary, informative, educational, artistic/music video, and advertising. In most of these projects, I have served as either a director, videographer and editor. In others, I have served as a writer, set designer and lighting designer.
I was very fortunate when I started college. On the first day of class, I walked over to the campus job service and found a job opening at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead Television Production Center as production assistant. At the time, I didn't know the importance, luck and benefit, this lowly work-study position would provide. Within a couple of years at MSUM, I was able to move up the ladder to have the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting, high-profile, broadcast television projects of my career.
The pinnacle came in the form of producing music concerts along with Minnesota State University-Moorhead's iconic music industry program. At that point in time, the program was a thriving, state-of-the-art music program. Titles such as You Say You Want a Revolution, A Tribute to Pink Floyd, and Scary Monsters of Rock are just a few of the twelve concert projects we produced for broadcast on public television during a five-year period.
The experience at MSUM paved the way to my position at University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Instructional and Media Technologies (IMT) were I develop a wide-range of broadcast television projects. In 2000, UMM produced the critically-acclaimed Minnesota Rivers and Fields, a 13-part documentary series on the history of the Minnesota River watershed. Each year, UMM produces Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G), a regional horticultural television series broadcast on public television throughout Minnesota. Now in its 27th year, PY&G is continually ranks among the top programs on Pioneer Public Television. In 2006, I was an integral part of the production team that produced the documentary Meth in the Heartland: A Community's Response. In 2007, I directed, shot and edited Echoes of Cry of the Marsh, an emmy nominated documentary on wetland restoration. My latest documentary (2010) is Promise of the Prairie, Education in Three Acts, telling the story of the educational history of the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota.
In addition to broadcast television, I work on many educational, marketing and informational video projects for distribution on DVD, live or on-demand webcasting.
In 2012, I produced, directed and edited the short video story Sustainability in our Community: University of Minnesota Morris as one of six small college campuses featured by the U.S. Energy Department and its Sustainability in our Community video series on energy.gov.
All of the examples in my online portfolio can be viewed online using Flash Media Player. My portfolio is also available by request on DVD.