Pro Video Producers - ROLL CALL!!!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Lunja, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Lunja macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2005
    Lincoln UK
    Hi all -

    I'm curious to see how many video/film professionals we have on the boards, and what genres and kit they work with.

    So, if all video pros could state where they work, what area of video/film they work in, the kit they use, job title, etc. then maybe we can get together a pool of knowledge, and contacts!!

    I'll kick us off:

    Location: Midlands, England
    Genre: Corporate Video Production
    Job title: Assistant Producer
    What I actually do:Shoot, edit/post, produce, direct a little, and make the odd cup of tea :)
    Kit: DSR250/500/570's, edit on PC's running Premier Pro (and the rest of CS2)/Matrox RTX100/Magic Bullet/MisFire. None of it is actually mine though :)
    Biggest achievement so far: Producing a 30-min promo/documentary. I now have massive respect for any producer - it's difficult!
    Biggest mistake/worry:After about a week on the job, I sat in with a client making changes to a film I didn't know, using a suite I'd never worked in, using software I was unfamiliar with. And the client was in a rush. I've never sweated so much in my life.
  2. northernmunky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    Location: Taiwan, but will be back to Bracknell/London area soon...
    Genre: Corporate, Music Video, Documentary, Weddings... whatever comes my way...
    Job title: Editor
    What I actually do: Right now, filming and editing podcasts
    Kit: Canon HV20, MacbookPro 4GbRAM, 4x500Gb WD MyBook Pro's, Final Cut Studio 6
    Biggest achievement so far: Gaining over 500+ subscribers to my podcasts and editing a music video for an up and coming artists on London based 'Sunday Best' record label
    Biggest mistake/worry: Biggest worry... Coming back to UK in a few months and starving to death without a job! Which is why I'm happy to network here, there and anywhere!
  3. MartiniShotProd macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2008
    Location: Connecticut
    Genre: Indie Film, Music Video
    Job Title: Art Director, Director
    What I Usually Do Directing, Art Directing on low budget indie films
    Kit: Sony FX-1, MBP 2.5Ghz 4Gb Ram, CS3 production Premium
    Biggest Achievement: Producing and Directing a 15 Min Short
    Biggest Mistake/Worry: none
  4. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Location: Michigan
    Genre: Documentary
    Job Title: Producer, Director
    What I Actually Do Producing, directing, camera, lighting, editing
    Kit: Sony DSR-300, Sony HVR-Z1U, Macbook Pro, After Effects CS3, FCS1
    Biggest Achievement: Producing web videos and DVD Extras content for the feature film, "The Messengers." I also occasionally shoot for Harpo productions (field stuff for Oprah) but I'm not sure if that's an achievement. ;)
    Biggest Mistake/Worry: Moving to NYC in a while and not being able to find a job!
  5. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Chiming in:

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    Genre: Video Journalism
    Job title: Multimedia Specialist.
    What I actually do:edit/post, take other's bad footage and make magic out of it.
    Kit: Panasonic HVX, Mac Pro, FCS2 30" ACD 20" ACD
    Biggest achievement so far: Freelance/internship with camp producing animated promo BY MYSELF! Turning garbage footage of olympic Q&A into something watchable. Short 10 min documentary on local indie theater.
    Biggest Mistake: Leaving that summer camp although they couldn't pay me, they appreciate new media while most newspaper haven't got a clue.

    p.s. Trying hard to get the hell out of this sinking ship of a company.
  6. paulinhadrp macrumors member

    May 30, 2008
    Southfield, MI
    Location: Southfield, Michigan (USA)
    Genre: TV Production
    Job Title: Recent graduate and intern
    What I Actually Do: Shoot behind-the-scenes video for the web, edit random footage whenever needed, write news stories, cut news videos for the web, and much more at a local FOX station
    Kit: Macbook (yes, you read that right), FCS, but saving to buy a sexy iMac and a Canon XH A1 to actually start doing some real work
    Biggest achievement so far: graduating, getting my internship, gaining my boss´ trust that I actually have some potential, shooting and editing my first documentary
    Biggest worry: not finding a niche, not being able to pay the bills doing what I love (actually, not getting enough freelance jobs and a fixed job), and still be working as a automotive designer in my dad´s company 2 years from now (that will really suck!)
  7. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    Location: Los Angeles
    Genre: TV, Indie Projects
    Job Title: Asst Editor/Editor
    What I Actually Do Asst Editor for "The Girls Next Door" (Capturing, Grouping, Stringouts, etc)
    Kit: MP with Avid MC 2.8 Adrenaline (Work), MP with FCS2+Adobe Prodcution CS3 (Home), DVX100b
    Biggest Achievement: Paying my bills... and enjoying my job.
    Biggest Mistake/Worry: Being a better Post Coordinator than Editor, staying in TV, not pushing myself enough.
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Location: Washington, DC
    Genre: Marketing (Trailers/promotional)
    Job title: Video Producer
    What I actually do: Capture videogame footage, edit trailers, pull clips for other media organizations to use, etc.
    Kit: Mac Pro Octo 3.0GHz w/ 8 GB of RAM, 2 23" Cinema Displays, AJA Kona 3, AJA Io, two XServe RAIDs (one 5.46TB, one 2.74 split in two), many Firewire drives, broadcast video monitor, Event studio monitors, Mackie mixer, other odds and ends (old PowerMac G5 for rendering/compressing, couple Beta SP decks, few Xbox 360s, etc.). All of that belongs to the office of course.
    Biggest achievement so far: Doing my own cut of a high-profile video game trailer's gameplay portion. Before that, a 25-minute documentary in college.
    Biggest mistake/worry: Going to L.A. and settling for a non-creative job—so glad I left. :eek:
  9. iJED DV macrumors member

    iJED DV

    Jun 21, 2006
    Location: Orlando, Florida
    Genre: Forensic, Government, Documentary, Live Events, Corporate, and anything else
    Job title: Audio/Video Technician, Producer, Editor
    What I actually do: On a day-to-day, I capture images from crimes, videotape crime scenes, edit footage for the media or whatever else the city has me do. In my spare time, I pick up work where I can get it from TV show pilots to events to workout videos to interviews.
    Kit: PowerMac (2006), 2 20" Cinema Displays, JVC BR-HD50, broadcast video monitor, Behringer mixer, other random equipment in the office. At home, I use a Macbook Pro (2.5GHz, 2GB RAM)
    Biggest achievement so far: Producing a 20-minute documentary for my first project and having it win multiple awards made me feel like I actually had some talent in my field.
    Biggest mistake/worry: I'm planning on moving to either London, Australia or Holland, depending on my girlfriend's job, and I'm worried about being able to find work. Any suggestions?

    Studio J Media

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