Hello - thanks for visiting my modest website . . . 

The Art of Advertising has always been a passion of mine, where great ideas can come in the moment. You have to be ready to implement, adjust and commit to get the job done on time and on budget.   And for me that challenge is what inspires me every time I take on a new project. I'd be honored to help you with your next project as a producer project manager or production consultant, and help bring your ideas to life. - thanks !

Experience:                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Level Production Supervisor with extensive Shoot and Post-Production experience, working on national and local advertising campaigns, in studio, on location and all over the US, including some work abroad.              Natural abilities in strategic planning, problem solving, managing budgets, and affordable solutions for production challenges. Expertise includes budgeting and scheduling, director search, approach presentations, talent search, production contracts, payroll, special effect strategies,  post-production, graphics and music & sound design.

 Recent Companies Include:                                                                                                                                                             Lumber Liquidators (now LL Flooriing)  Richmond, VA  ( freelance Oct 2020 – Dec 2020)                                                    Web Video Producer / Project Manager – Web Content for LLF YouTube channel

Hue & Cry ProductionsRichmond, VA  ( freelanceJan 2019 – Feb 2019)                                                                              Broadcast Producer - TV Commercial for RITZ Crisp and Thins  w/Martin Agency

 Big River Advertising -  Richmond, VA  (freelance Jan 2012 – March 2018)                                                                            Broadcast Producer - Commercials, Web Content, Corporate Videos, Branded Content, Marketing Promos    Clients included: Virginia Lottery, VA Farm Bureau Insurance, Lumber Liquidators,  FAMIS Healthcare, ALTRIA           KALEO Pharma, Virginia Tech, Eagle Brands, Partner MD, Southerly Hotels

 The Martin Agency -  Richmond, VA ( freelance Sept 2012 – Jan 2014)                                                                                 Broadcast ProducerCommercials, Branded Content, Animatics, Graphic Promo’s, Tagged Spot Edits                  Clients included: Walmart,  Pizza Hut, FreeCreditScore, Hanes, Nespresso

 St. John & Partners Advertising -  Jacksonville, FL  ( freelance Mar 2018 – July 2018 )                                                         Broadcast Producer – Commercials -  TV and Radio spots for Jacksonville Electric. and Tampa Bay Electric, FL

 Discovery Network (DCI) -  Silver Spring, MD    (freelance April 2011 – Sept 2011)                                                              Network Promo Producer/Writer – Investigation Discovery – “The Devil You Know” Series :30 Promo.          Branded Content Producer & Post Supervisor: Foster’s Beer, U of Phoenix, Bosch Wipers, GM, GEICO

 Partners & Napier Advertising - Rochester, NY  (April 2012 – Sept 2012)                                                                              Broadcast Producer  - Commercial spots for Galbani Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheeses , Parmelat

 TM Advertising / McCann  (IPG) - Dallas, TX (full-time staff position Feb 2005 – June 2010)                                             Senior Broadcast Producer - Commercials, Web Content, Corporate Videos, Branded Content, Animatics.      Clients included: Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Texas Tourism, Group Health, Bausch & Lomb,     Verizon Superpages.com, Discovery Channel, Exxon-Mobile. Sport Chalet, Redhook Beer, Popeye’s Chicken

 Square One Advertising - Dallas, TX   (freelance 2002 - 2004)                                                                                                    Broadcast Producer – Commercial TV spots for  Icehouse Beer, Whataburger, Halls , Dallas Morning News

Additional Work (Richmond, VA):                                                                                                                                                    BES Studios - Project Manager (Oct - Dec 2020) - LL Flooring Video Project                                                                        Metro Productions -  Richmond, VA, (freelance Jan 2013 - 2018) - Line Producer/AD                                                          Spang TV - Richmond, VA  (freelance Dec 2011 - 2018) - Assistant Director/ Location Scout                                             Sam Hill Entertainment - Charlottesville, VA (freelance 2017) - Assistant Director  music videos                                   Identity Media (NY)  - Richmond, VA  (freelance April 2015 )     - Location Scout/ AD                                                          Media Mob (LA) - Richmond, VA  (freelance Nov 2014 ) - Assistant Director / Location Scout                                               

Additional Experience (New York, NY) :                                                                                                                                          Beaucoup Chapeaux  (2001 - 2004) Broadcast Producer for hire - worked at various US based agencies            Lopes Picture Company - Line Producer / Assistant Director (freelance 1995 – 2004)                                                  The Direct Network - Broadcast Producer / DGA  1st AD (freelance 1995 – 2004)                                              Basecamp Entertainment  (staff 1999 – 2000)  Head of Production / Line Producer  - Pfizer, AT&T , Hertz, Ford.      Big City Films - (staff 1987 – 1992) - Head of Production / Line Producer / DGA 2nd AD

Organizations:                                                                                                                                                                                      Virginia Production Alliance  - member since 2014 - present                                                                                                    Richmond Ad Club – member 2012-16                                                                                                                                          Directors Guild of America - First Assistant Director (1992 - 2005)

 Education - B.A. Liberal Arts / Business - Stonybrook University, LI, NY   (Student Activity Producer – Concerts)

 References:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dxf2020/                     

Brief Bio:                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m primarily a freelance agency producer with plenty of post-production and project management experience and have been living and working in Richmond, for the last 8 years after departing my last full-time position as broadcast producer for TM Advertising, an IPG Ad Agency in Dallas.

After graduating from Stonybrook University in the mid-80’s I started working in New York City as a Video Production Assistant and eventually worked my way up to TV Commercial Producer and DGA 1st Assistant Director, providing freelance production services for dozens of commercial AICP Production Companies in NY and LA for 18 years.

In 2005 I was invited to Dallas for a full-time Agency Producer position at TM Advertising that lasted 6 years, producing TV commercials for Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Verizon, Texas Tourism, Group Health, Discovery Channel, Popeye’s, Sports Chalet, and Bausch & Lomb.

After that we moved to Richmond and I’ve been working as an agency freelancer on commercials and web content for several notable clients that have included The Martin Agency, Big River Advertising, St. John & Partners (FLA), Lumber Liquidators, VA Farm Bureau Insurance, and ALTRIA to name a few. I also wrote a few network promo spots and produced several branded content spots for the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, MD.

I consider myself a “hands-on” producer who likes to get involved in every aspect of production without micro - managing my team or getting in the way of creative, offering advice and solutions for all kinds of production challenges from shooting logistics to budgets and schedules.

I’ve accumulated a lot of great resources and have over 30 years of production experience and feel I would be a great asset to your team, should I be so fortunate . . .

Thanks again and hope to hear from you !