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Dwight Williams's Bio:
Extensive knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems as well as expertise in tape-less workflows, file-based video codecs and conversions, Adobe Creative Suite (concentrations: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition), Final Cut Pro, AVID, Edius, Cinema 4D, Chyron Lyric, Miranda Vertigo, ENPS and Bit Central server systems, Wide Orbit, Control Room automation such as Sony ELC, Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Ignite, Florical Systems, Simian, AudioVault
- Station marketing/promotion/brand management.
- Execute brand message across all media platforms.
- Creative writing and conceptualization.
- Willingness to take on added responsibility to meet tight deadlines.
- Able to work efficiently in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
- Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on working as a team with producers.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving skills, and a strong work ethic.
- Ability to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
I tend to see myself as a modern-day bricklayer. Possessed with the digital/creative fortitude of a man a hundred years ago that takes pleasure in mixing the mortar, stacking the elements, and does not rest until his work is not only satisfactory, but better than the last. I'm a candidate that is not a walking set of credentials, demos, and resumes, but the man who is ready to pick up the slack, commit, follow through, return overflow on intellectual investments, and flourish.
Dwight Williams's Experience:
Production Director at Tegna, Inc. - NBC/ FOX Television & Digital ProgrammingJanuary 2018 - Present | Knoxville, TN
Production Director at Nexstar Broadcasting Group - ABC/ CBS Television & Digital ProgrammingJune 2015 - June 2017
Direct live newscasts using the Grass Valley Group Ignite automated productions system, taped webcasts, cut ins, local programs and edit news, entertainment, and promotional packages for ABC and CBS networks; Non-linear editing of episodic promos into Florical playback system; Various other duties that include Robotic Studio Cameras, Master Control, Audio, and Ingest; Utilize skills as a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live productions.
Production Director at Truth Broadcasting - Radio/TV/Digital Media GroupNovember 2011 - October 2014 | Winston-Salem, NC
Social Media/ Digital Content Manager; Commercial voiceover, imaging, editing, and production (Adobe Audition CC); talk show preparation; control room board operations; Call Screener for nationally syndicated talk show "The Line of Fire" with Dr. Michael Brown; copy/ script writing; Production Manager for Truth Digital Media & Truth Television Studios; Ensure effective interaction between the control room and multiple departments across the organization; Organize and execute advertisements procured by the Sales department; Produce promotions by organizing, writing, shooting video, editing, arranging and making creative decisions regarding the assigned promotions; Manage the workflow of projects and address all challenges to keep projects moving ahead to completion while meeting all assigned deadlines; Use SEO strategies when producing content to maximize traffic benefits; Proactively offered ideas for improvements.
Studio Facilitator at ECHO Network - PBS RadioFebruary 2011 - June 2014 | Winston-Salem, NC
Recording studio management and creative direction. StoryLine is a volunteer-led effort to collect and share the stories of everyday people in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The project was initiated to honor the rich diversity of voices throughout our community and to celebrate our history, hopes and common humanity. The stories will be collected via the Story Bus, a mobile recording studio that will travel to community events, churches, diverse neighborhoods, schools and other venues.
Production Assistant at Hearst Television - NBCNovember 2012 - August 2013 | Winston-Salem, NC
Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro); Studio and ENG Camera Operations; Control Room; Audio; Lighting Equipment; Teleprompter; Switcher; Newsroom Floor Direction; Digital Media Operations
Network Coordinator at IMG Media (Play-by-Play)August 2012 - March 2013 | Winston-Salem, NC
NCAA Sports live broadcast technical direction
Videographer at CGI Communications - Marketing FirmMay 2007 - August 2007 | Rochester, NY
Create long form videos, marketing presentations and other unique special projects; Studio and Location Camera Operator; Determine camera angles, lighting and set arrangement; Director of Photography for nationally broadcast commercials
Senior Editor/ Segment Producer/ Camera Operator at Spotlight MultiMediaAugust 2005 - July 2006 | Los Angeles, CA
Worked with management to develop ideas, and organizing and implementing those ideas; Extensive use of Final Cut Studio for video editing and DVD authoring; Camera Operator for celebrity interviews & special events
Production Assistant at American Video GroupJanuary 2003 - June 2004 | Los Angeles, CA
On-set Production Assistant for clients such as VH1, MTV, etc; Celebrity interviews and infomercial productions; CD-R, DVD, Video dubbing (3/4, beta SP, VHS, and all digital formats); Studio/ Location Lighting; Boom Mic Operation; set-up and break down of all video and sound equipment for location shoots; Assistant in Film and Video Equipment Rental Department
Mixshow DJ/ Announcer at Horizon Fun F/XMarch 1996 - June 2001 | Rochester, NY
In charge of programming and music selection; Announce promotions and introduce songs
Brand Manager/ Imaging Producer/ Air Talent at VoicewebMay 1998 - January 2001 | Rochester, NY
Station imaging; Produce and provide voice talent for prerecorded messages, menu prompts, and other audio segments; Edit and mix various audio segments; Host live-to-air programs; Extensive use of Digidesign ProTools; Worked with all departments to facilitate content development and production
Studio Board Operator/ On-Air Talent at WPXY-FM (CBS Radio)May 1997 - July 2000 | Rochester, NY
Board Operator (in-studio & remote broadcasts); Weekend announcer; Various production/ editing/ prep for the morning show; Prepared written responses and requests to other divisions regarding inquiries; Extensive use of Broadcast Electronics Audio Vault systems and Digidesign ProTools; Experience with COMREX, ISDN and TELCO systems; Call screener
Studio Board Operator/ On-Air Talent at WWWG-AMFebruary 1996 - June 1998 | Rochester, NY
Studio board operations for local and syndicated programming; Transmitter operation and monitoring (log updates of all procedures)- FCC certified; Download, back up, and export network programs via satellite; Host live-to-air programs
Studio Board Operator/ On-Air Talent at WBER-FMMarch 1995 - February 1996 | Rochester, NY
Assisted with station promotions; Hosted live-to-air daily program; Commercial scripting and production
Editor/ Camera Operator/ On-Air Talent at WVT- TV 20 (FOX Television)July 1993 - October 1994 | Roanoke Rapids, NC
Studio camera operations; Extensive use of linear video editing systems; Prepare station commercials for broadcast; Host live-to-tape programs in-studio and on-location
Dwight Williams's Education:
Columbia College-HollywoodConcentration: Cinematography and Film/Television Production
Long Beach City CollegeConcentration: Radio & Television Production, Digital Media
Monroe Community CollegeConcentration: Radio/TV Production and Mass Communication
Dwight Williams's Interests & Activities:
Video Editing & Production; DJ Mixing & Intelligent Lighting; Home Theater Installation & Calibration