Videography, Photography, and Digital Media

Jonathan Tietz - Professional Portfolio

Resume


EDUCATION

University of Florida, Gainesville

Master of Arts in Digital Sciences from the Digital World's Institute (May 2012)

Bachelor of Art in Telecommunications Production (May 2010) GPA 3.24

Concentration in Music Performance and Theory

PROFICIENT IN

› Adobe Premiere Pro

› Final Cut Pro

› Adobe After Effects

› Adobe Illustrator

› Adobe InDesign

› Adobe Photoshop

› OSX and Windows Operating Systems

› HTML5/CSS3

› Others

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

› Superb camera technician, photographer, and videographer

› Exceptional written and oral communication skills
› Motivated and dedicated to projects and deadlines
› Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
› Skilled and respected webmaster and designer

› Proficient in computer and software maintenance and use
› Two years experience as an independent contractor creating legal documents
› Commitment to perfection and strong work ethic

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

CTE Teacher - Instructional (September 2013 - Present)

2015 - Present

J.W. Mitchell High School, Trinity, FL - District School Board of Pasco County

- Digital Design

- Game & Simulation Design

2013 - 2015

Anclote High School, Holiday, FL - District School Board of Pasco County

· Developing curriculum for Adobe's suite of creative products

· Instruction of students toward certification testing and real world employment skills

· Maintenance and creation of classroom technology solutions

· Professional development and classroom maintenance


Editor (June 2012- January 2013) 

PINZ & NEEDLZ, INC., Ybor City, FL

Editor/videographer for a pilot web TV series about tattoo culture in the Tampa Bay area.

· Planning and executing multi-camera shoots on location around Tampa in coordination with team members

· Maintained and acquired equipment required as the production grew in budget and scale

· Drove the creation of a social media campaign and currently managing social media content production

· Personally edited one full length episode and five short vignettes approved for publication

· Produced motion graphics and acquired video and audio licenses for editing materials



Director (June 2010 - Present) 

Track Phi Productions, Florida

Launched my own business proficient in multiple areas of multimedia production.

· Development and maintenance of clients across the state of Florida

· Managed the production of highly customized multimedia packages for various businesses and entities

· Shaped the direction of the business into multiple profitable avenues, namely graphic video production and high quality photography and graphics creation.

· Managed a budgetary year of $15,000 in the first year of operation

· Organized and produced twelve medium-budget productions



Editor (Graduate Assistant) (August 2010- May 2012) Digital Worlds Institute – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Lead a production team in the creation of designated multimedia materials.

· Edited video and audio segments to client specifications

· Influenced creative and technical policies within the program

· Participated in research projects including Gaming Against Plagiarism

· Oversaw a shift in program technology from NTSC Standard Definition to P2 High Definition workflows



Web Administrator (June 2007- March 2012) 

TIETZ Web Productions, Gainesville, Florida

Utilized my passion for the video game industry as a springboard to launch four websites targeting a specific demographic. Resulted in developing widespread contacts within the industry, and a proficiency and talent for web-based marketing.

· Content development including news reports, contests, and promotional material

· Client management for various web-based projects including site design, brand development, marketing consultation, Search Engine Optimization, and content analysis to increase web traffic

· Domain and hosting maintenance, logo, and brand development

· Leveraged contacts with smaller Blizzard fansites to create ORGNetwork.com resulting in increased Search Engine Optimization, expanding marketing potential, and increasing ad revenue 150%

· Created and administered StarCraft2Forum.org (2,000 unique visitors daily)

· Awarded Blizzard Official Fansite status

· Invited to attend Blizzard Entertainment exclusive events as press

· Irvine 2008

· Paris 2008 – Blizzard Worldwide Invitational

· Los Angeles 2008-09 – BlizzCon 2008 and 2009

· Produced BlizzLive.com, a cooperative live-event coverage venture for BlizzCon 2009

· Created Left4DeadForum.org as an expanding and developing marketing tool based on Valve’s Left 4 Dead series.



Production Assistant (October 2009 – February 2011) 

Daktronics, Inc., Gainesville, Florida

· Setup and maintenance of production materials

· Live production of sports events for the University of Florida Athletic Association

· Operation of video equipment

· Handheld camera operation

· Training in production techniques and operation of software including Venus



Web Intern (Spring Semester 2009) 

WCJB TV20, Gainesville, Florida

· Edited and produced commercials, on-air promotions, and stories for web content

· Article research and copy written for online distribution


Transcriptionist (August 2006 – June 2009)

Ubiqus Reporting, New York, New York

University Transcription Services, Gainesville, Florida

Responsible for accurately and efficiently transcribing corporate legal documents for both private and public firms.



Editorial Board Member (Spring Semester 2007) 

Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville, Florida

· Contributed to a weekly article regarding community events

· Representation of student opinions regarding various issues



Technical and Stage Design Assistant/Actor (August 2003-May 2006)

· Maintained and installed video, audio, and lighting equipment.

· Provided scheduling and personnel assistance to the theatre director

· Participated in the development and execution of eleven productions: Oliver!, Annie, George M!, The Sound of Music, Anything Goes, The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Honk!

NOTABLE

COURSES

Theatrical Lighting Design

Advanced Camera and Lighting Techniques

After Effects Techniques

Game Theory and Development

Audio Production and Design

Operating Systems

Health and Medical Terminology

HONORS

Florida Gold Seal Academic Scholar (4 years)

University of Florida Friends of Music Scholar (3 years)

Blizzard Entertainment Affiliated Webmaster