• Post-ProductionVideo Editing & Compositing
  • Final Cut Pro 7Editing Software
  • After EffectsVideo Effects & Compositing Software
  • Final Cut Pro XEditing Software
  • Voice-OversPut My Voice To Work For You!
  • ProductionSwitching "LIVE" Productions
  • Freelance Video SpecialistVarious Video Production Duties On "LIVE" Remotes
  • A2Setting Up Field Audio
  • Lacrosse Score Mini-Board OperatorScore Display On TV Remotes For ESPNU
  • Camera OperatorRemote Studio and ENG
  • Chyron OperatorDuet with Lyric Software
  • Floor DirectorKeeping The Studio Under Control
  • Remote ProductionsRemote Productions
  • Remote ProductionsRemote Productions
  • Tape OperatorInstant Replay!
  • TeleprompterHelping Them Read 1 Line At A Time!
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Brett's Resumé

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Profile

A successful, energetic, and enthusiastic video production specialist with more than 30 years experience in television production...

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Brett Sumner's Profile

A successful, energetic, and enthusiastic video production specialist with more than 30 years experience in the fast-paced field of television production. A well-rounded skill set, ranging from writing and producing to shooting and editing. I also have production management experience, staff training, as well as troubleshooting and analytical skills.

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Experience

Post-Production Editor, Technical Director, Camera Operator, Promotions Producer/Writer...find out more about the jobs I've done!

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Brett Sumner's Work Experience

FREELANCE POST-PRODUCTION EDITOR, WOODSTOCK, GA (Present)

Producing, shooting, and editing programs, commercials, and promos for clients. Recent accomplishments include editing a program that aired on Maryland Public Television and several promos for RLTV, a national cable channel.

PRODUCER/EDITOR, WMAR-TV, BALTIMORE, MD 2011-2012

Creative Services writer & post-production editor for promos, topicals, and commercials.

STUDIO ENGINEER/TD/POST-PRODUCTION EDITOR, WMAR-TV, BALTIMORE, MD 1994-2011

Post-production editor for editing shows, promos, commercials, and sales videos, working closely with clients, sales executives, agencies, and producers. Technical Director for newscasts as well as sports and public affairs programs. Respond quickly to Director’s commands for switching video sources as well as playback of animations, clips, and other graphic elements. Studio robotic camera operator, maneuvering 4 Vinten robotic pedestals with Sony cameras. Responsible for programming and setting shots for all shows using the Vinten system. Other duties include Video Engineer (studio camera shading, satellite and microwave shot acquisition), Master Control Operator, Chyron operator, floor director, teleprompter as well as tape playback and record.

FREELANCE VIDEO PRODUCTION, BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON & PHILADELPHIA AREAS 1995-PRESENT

Technical Director for various professional sporting events including Orioles baseball, 76ers & Wizards basketball, Capitols hockey, and college sports. Various duties for ESPNU NCAA Lacrosse coverage including mini-board score operator and audio set-up.

PRODUCTION MANAGER, PRESTIGE CABLEVISION CHANNEL 3, WESTMINSTER, MD 1988-1996

Successfully launched two local-origination cable stations (Westminster, MD & Fredericksburg, VA). Designed and engineered control rooms, edit suites, studios, and remote production trucks. Made recommendations, purchased, and installed equipment. In charge of training, scheduling, and supervising production staff. Other duties included directing live news and other productions, commercial writing and editing, as well as producing local programs for air.

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Education

After graduating from Mainland Senior High School in Daytona Beach, FL, I enrolled at Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA.

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Brett Sumner's Educational Background

Reinhardt College, Waleska GA — A.S. Degree, 1982

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Skills

From software to hardware...find out what software I'm proficient with as well as the equipment I have worked with in the past.

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Brett Sumner's Skills

Proficient in Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 editing software, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and other tools including Motion, DVD Studio Pro, and Logic.

Familiar with a number of production switchers, various formats of video tape and other recording devices.

Cameras (both in field production and studio configuration). Currently shooting HD video with a Canon 60D DSLR.

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