Gerald Martin Davenport | Editor | Grass Valley

Gerald Martin Davenport

Professional Experience

Manager • Media Specialist • Organizer • Shipping • Web Designer

OBJECTIVE

To entertain the world with my skills and talents.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Extensive business management and customer relationship skills
• Proficient computer skills using Windows, Mac, Unix, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe, and various programs and applications
• Decisive problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to analyze business problems and generate creative solutions
• Superior ability to work independently and lead others to success
• Self-motivated, driven, tasked oriented and excellent organizational skills
• Skilled team builder and leadership abilities
• Hard worker, dependable, reliable and flexible
• Effective Project manager and team leader

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Specialist: Design, Web, Video

Byers Enterprises Specializing in LeafGuard Gutter Systems, Solatube Daylighting Systems, Solar by SunPower, Roofing, Water Harvesting, and Land Clearing & Wildfire Prevention in Grass Valley, Fairfield, Sacramento, and the Northern California.

November 3, 2014 - Current

• Video production; creating spots for social media and tv broadcasting.
• Maintain and manage company websites "Main, Roofing, Solatube, Solar"
• Provide high touch presentations utilizing technical skills in various media.
• Design Artwork for business media, flyers, posters, pens, signs, and more.

Independent Media Specialist

Self Employed

1995 - Current

• Specializing in video production, as well as web and graphic design and publication.
• Develop and design websites and video marketing media for businesses and trade organizations.
• DVD stylist for clients' movies and slide show productions (creative direction, editing, music coordination).
• Provide high touch presentations utilizing technical skills in various media.
• Successfully managed corporate, non-profit, commercial and personal client's web sites.
• Award-winning writer, director and editor of short and feature-length films.
• Managed teams and productions crews up to 150 staff.
• Responsible for organizing and scheduling events, productions days and rehearsals.
• Instructor for web design courses.
• Responsible for project management and media management to completion.

Franza Enterprises

Field Technician

March 2007 - May 2008

• Performed field operations for asphalt solutions and needs.
• Prepared bid packages and proposals for clients consideration.
• Managed and directed the seal coating crew.
• Provided office and computer data support.
• Excellent customer relationship skill and team support.

Additional Knowledge & Experience

Shipping - Receiving - Warehouse - Grocery - Customer Service

Since 1984

• Operated forklift to offload and load trucks for delivery or shipment.
• Maintained product warehouse through inventory and inspections.
• Package handler and packing product
• Operated the shipping console to label packages.
• Receiving manager.
• 14 years of grocery stocking and checking.
• Cordial and helpful customer service.

EDUCATION

Video Symphony

2005

Avid, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Photoshop Technical Certification Degree.

Editing, Story-telling, Effects, project management, broadcast ready, Digitizing, cut to tape, Media management, and project lead. Several projects aired or are on DVD.

California State University Chico

2003 - 2004

Computer Science studies along with a minor in Media Arts.

Sierra College

2001 - 2003

Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts and General Studies.

Computer Science studies with a minor in Media Arts.

SKILLS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

• Computer System IT and Troubleshooter
• 2013 - “Petite Chardonnay” Official Selection of the Davis Film Festival.
• 2012 - “Western Area Video Excellence” (W.A.V.E.) award for “the WATERING hole.”
• 2012 - Editor for “The Choice” that won “Best Picture,” 5x5 Filmmakers' Challenge, LifeFest film festival.
• 2011 - “Producer’s Choice” award for “the WATERING hole” at “a Place Called Sacramento” film festival.
• 2009 - “Best Technical Achievement” award for “Detective A” at “a Place Called Sacramento” film festival.
• 2009 - 2012 President of the local Mac User Group [SMMUG].

Key Skills

  • Self-Disciplined
  • Management
  • Organized
  • Detailed
  • Cordial
  • Creative
  • Team Player
  • Fast & Efficient
  • Instructor
  • Computer Savvy
  • Professional
  • Committed