Running video with Rodney Washington at a fundraiser for the Magic House
Summary of Qualifications:
Audio visual engineer with over 24 years experience specializing in live events.
Projectors: Barco, Eiki, Christie, Panasonic, NEC, Sharp, converging, blends and mapping
Video Switchers: Folsom/Barco, Analog Way Di-VentiX II & Accender, Extron and various scalers
Cameras: Analog & digital studio, various HD including robotic, CCU’s and RCP’s
Software: PowerPoint, Camtasia, Keynote, conversion software, Playback Pro, Switcher control, Avenue & Mappio
Webstreaming and Polycomm video conference systems :
Signal Flow: Complex configurations utilizing fiber, 5 wire, SDI, HDMI, VGA & DVI over CAT-6
Swank Audio Visuals LLC/PSAV St. Louis, Missouri
Video Specialist / January 2009 to present
Set up, operate and maintain the latest video equipment in St. Louis and on the road.
Switching video, camera operation, video playback and record operation, graphics operation/editing/design, video walls and complex projection including converging, blends and mapping
Running general sessions, breakouts and speaker ready rooms
Directing video crews for large and small events
Video conferencing and streaming
Consulting and site visits
IATSE Local 143 St. Louis, Missouri
Video Specialist, Executive Board Member, Vice President / July 2004 to present
Working for dozens of Audio Visual Companies doing live events in St. Louis and on the road.
Freelance Project Manager / April 2004 to December 2008
Working for Swank Audio Visual, AVMG and others. Working national conventions and managing storerooms and local breakout crews. I managed conventions with up to 50 breakout rooms.
Swank Audio Visual St. Louis, Missouri
Director of Operations / July 1994 to October 2003
Ran the warehouse, booked labor and ran local outside services
University of Missouri-Rolla , Rolla, Missouri
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering December 1993
Washington University Continuing Medical Education – various venues – 2009 through 2018
8 events per year, medical presentations, frequent last-second updates and edits, graphic recording, audience response
CVC Travel & Tourism Week – various venues – 2013 through 2017
Annual event at a new location each year, including Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, Ballpark Village, Palladium, Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, and Union Station Midway. Multiple screens, scripted slides and video playback, two HD studio cameras, video recording
Tacony – Hyatt – 2014 through 2018
14 breakout rooms with sessions every 90 minutes for 4 days. Power for ~30 sewing machines in each room.
ARCH – Four Seasons – 2018
4-day medical conference. Superwide screen with blended 20K projectors on truss towers. Ascender switcher. Fast-paced program with different backgrounds and PIPs for each presenter.
Kiewit – Kansas City Crown Sheraton – 2018
5 screens and 8 projectors, including a 10x30 rear center screen with blended 20K projectors with wide angle lenses, 2 main screens with flown 10K projectors, 2 delay screens with flown 10K projectors, and 2 flown 6K projectors showing flashy graphics on the walls. 2 confidence monitors with different content, HD studio camera, 2 Kipro recorders, 2 graphic laptops, 2 video playback laptops, and speaker timer. Sole operator except for camera.
United Rentals – America’s Center Hall 4 – 2010
4 20K projectors flown with 21’ flown screens set up in a square, scoreboard-style, in Convention Center Hall for HD broadcast of football playoff game
O’Reilly Auto Parts – America’s Center Ferrara Theater – 2014 thru 2016
Fast-paced awards programs. 3 screens & projectors, 2 switchers, 2 cameras, 2 confidence monitors, graphics, video playback, video recording
Nestle Digital Summit – Four Seasons – 2014 & 2015
3 screens & projectors, live webstreaming, video recording
Mathews Dickey – Chase – 2013 & 2014
2 screens, video mapping onto stage curtain
BJC iCare – various venues – 6 shows 2013-2016
2 screens, video mapping on screen surrounds, video mapping on stage backdrop
Nelly’s Black & White Ball – Four Seasons – 2013
40’ scrim behind stage, 14K projectors flown and blended, graphics, video playback, and image magnification in PIPs on live backgrounds, Diventix switcher
BAM Alliance – Ritz – 2011
2 screens with graphics and video, video mapping onto set pieces on stage
Coldwell Banker – Chase – 2013
Used five flown projectors to video map onto 100’ non-linear line of truss to create a scrolling marquee. Names were scrolled across the marquee above one screen, around and behind the stage, and back out above the other screen