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					                            JEFFREY A. RIEGEL
                                  2448 Ida Way • Waldorf, MD 20601
                       301-932-4343 • jeff@gsrmem.com • www.jeff.gsrmem.com




EXPERIENCE
10/2000 to Present; 40 hours per week
Audio Visual Specialist; GG-13-3; last promoted 1/2008;
permanent employee; not on a temporary promotion.
Office of Naval Intelligence, 4251 Suitland Road, Room 2A111, Washington DC 20395-5720
(may not contact).

Office of Naval Intelligence; Suitland, MD
Nonlinear Video Editor, Audio-Visual Technician, Team Leader-ONI Video Center

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   • Spearheaded the technical advancement of the Video Production Department by
     implementing advanced motion graphics, video editing, and DVD creation techniques through
     such advanced software solutions as Final Cut Pro, iLife, Jumpbacks, Curious Maps,
     Squeeze, Soundtrack Pro, Motion and LiveType. Promoted from a GG-9 to GG-13 within four
     years.
   • Took the lead on a three-year history production involving a dozen of the US Navy's most
     prestigious admirals. Extensive pre-planning and consultation with subject matter experts was
     an ongoing process to the success of this video. Hundreds of hours of tape were edited down
     to a 60-minute documentary for eventual dissemination to the entire fleet via the World Wide
     Web.
   • Responsible for meeting with military and government clients to discuss and develop
     informational video vignettes for quick deployment to the entire US Naval Fleet around the
     world. One such product of newsworthy mention was produced in April 2001 for the
     Pentagon's Joint Chief's of Staff to shape foreign policy.
   • Leads other production specialists by direction and guidance with final creative decision on
     the approach, progress, and techniques on finished non-linear programs. One such
     composition involved coordinating a specialized team overseas to document subject matter
     for a Special Access Program for which I hold a classified clearance. A strong balance of
     perseverance coupled with diplomacy and positive attitude were required for this mission.

DUTIES
   • Serves as an Audio Visual Production Specialist involved in the overall development,
      direction, and complete creation of both routine and specialized video programs to convey
      specified intelligence information and objectives.
   • One of two nonlinear video editors supporting the entire Office of Naval Intelligence and naval
      division of the Pentagon, including The Office of the Director of Naval Intelligence.
   • Major duties are concerned with communicating and producing information through visual
      means. Includes the design and display of such visual materials as photographs, computer-
      generated graphics, illustrations, and graphs to be used in briefs, conferences and any other
      means of communicating information; determining the theme to be presented, the specific
      visual material necessary, and the way in which it will be presented.
   • In January 2008, was appointed as the Video Center Team Leader overseeing the smooth
      operation of day-to-day events by coordinating staff and resources. Became the Video
      Divisionʼs only government purchase cardholder responsible for a yearly budget of $30,000 to
      upkeep the departmentʼs media supplies and equipment inventory.
    •   Consulting with program officials and users to determine the information to be communicated
        and the educational and cultural characteristics of the audience.
    •   Liaison with graphic artists, subject matter experts, national production houses, footage
        libraries, videographers and photographic technicians to develop materials that will best
        communicate in visual terms the concepts and ideas that are required.
    •   Reporting design and production inputs both orally and in writing via recommendations,
        Standard Operating Procedures, briefings, and active participation and leadership in inter-
        agency meetings and conferences.
    •   Routinely demonstrate complete independence and decision-making control in all facets of
        various lengthened video productions to include pre-planning, logistics, layout and timing of
        the edit process, and final duplication of the completed piece in the appropriate and desired
        digital/media formats.
    •   Attends and participates in conferences and training seminars to further advance my
        knowledge and education in the broadcast field. This involvement in such recognized
        conventions as the National Association of Broadcasters has honed my skills in this ever-
        changing and evolving technical area, therefore increasing the quality and polish of products
        produced for ONI.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
   • Work in all formats including digital video conversions and compression, beta, CD, DVD
     mastering, VHS, and especially in streaming media formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV, Real Media,
     QuickTime, etc-) via the Accom Affinity and Stratisphere, Final Cut 6, Pinnacle, and Adobe
     Premiere editors. Develop and support new trends in visual media technology (DVD, mapping
     animation, web applications, digital and video).
   • Identifying, developing and supporting new trends in visual media technology (DVD,
     animation, web applications, digital video, etc.), workflow management and other solutions to
     visual media developments.
   • Solves complex technical problems by utilizing a myriad of advanced audio-video hardware
     and software applications along with a great deal of initiative and ingenuity; quite often
     deviating from the traditional production standards to invent new and unique ways to meet
     production requirements in a timely fashion.
   • Provides a plethora of research, statistics and logistics on new state-of-the-art broadcast and
     non-linear editing hardware and software platforms. Ability to analyze and recommend such
     items to my immediate supervisor to enhance and improve department workflow, to create a
     more visually polished product for the command, and to benefit the current and future
     audiovisual program objectives as well as the mission of the Office of Naval Intelligence.


05/1998 to 10/2000; 40 hours per week
Audio Visual Technician; $36,500 per annum; last promoted not specified; permanent
employee; not on a temporary promotion.
SSI Services, Inc. c/o Central Intelligence Agency, OHB, GK-14, Mail Stop IB-27, ISC
Washington, DC 20505; Mr. Wayne L. Marbury , 703-897-5549 ; may contact supervisor.

SSI Services/Central Intelligence Agency; Langley, VA
Audio-Visual Technician (Contractor), CIA Headquarters Auditorium
    • Serving the entire Intelligence Community and other government agencies with audiovisual
       technical support including remote camera video recording and switching, large screen data
       projection, and multiple microphone setups. Both classified and unclassified meetings on and
       off-site. Also responsible for shooting and editing departmental video projects using an AVID
       MCXpress for Windows NT editing system with Boris FX special effects software.
10/1994 to 11/1997; 40 hours per week
Audio Visual Technician; $13 per hour; last promoted not specified; permanent employee; not
on a temporary promotion.
United States Audio Visual/Hospitality Resources, Inc., c/o 9226 Crazyquilt Court Columbia,
MD 21045; Mr. Padraic Walsh, 410-290-7666; may contact supervisor.

United States Audio Visual, Inc. Presentation Services; Lanham, MD
Assistant to the Director of Audiovisual Services at Hyatt Reston, Hyatt Crystal City, and Loew's
L'Enfant Plaza Hotels.

    •   Managed client's entire audiovisual needs for presentations, maintaining inventory, billing,
        scheduling, hands-on setup of vast equipment, and directing freelance technicians in their
        assigned duties at various hotels throughout VA, MD, and DC.
    •   Became a P.A.S.S Program Graduate, a certification program based on audiovisual
        background and technical experiences.
    •   Hired as a freelance Audio-Visual technician and was responsible for traveling between each
        of the company's area hotel properties and setting up requested presentation equipment for
        clients such as Microsoft, IBM, and Sallie Mae.
    •   Awarded "Runner-Up" to the most valuable employee for 1995.
    •   After three months was hired full-time as the Assistant to the Director of Audiovisual Services
        at Hyatt Reston (VA) and then Hyatt Crystal City (VA). Responsibilities included
        arrangement/set-up of AV needs for presentations, billing and directing teams of freelance
        technicians in their assigned duties.


10/1994 to 05/1998; 30 hours per week
Freelance to Fulltime Audio Visual Manager; $31,000 per annum; last promoted 10/1997;
temporary employee; not on a temporary promotion.
AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES, INC., c/o 19931 Alexandria's Grove Drive Ashburn, VA 20147-2903;
Mr. William Taylor, 703-548-2626; may contact supervisor.

Audio Visual Services, Inc.; Alexandria, VA
   • Hired as a part-time freelance Audio-Visual technician providing general consulting and
        technical support at various hotels in Northern Virginia. Became a full-time co-manager with
        the owner's son running the entire business upon his retirement.
   • Responsibilities overall management, from initial contact with hotel clients to final equipment
        setup at their conferences. Billing, scheduling equipment, ordering new and rental equipment,
        and procuring new clients and hotels.


01/1994 to 10/2001; 40 hours per week
United States Department of Justice (Freelance); $30 per hour; last promoted not specified;
temporary employee; not on a temporary promotion.
United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Education, 6th and F Streets, NW
Washington DC 20530; Mrs. Debbie Hardos, 301-932-3951; may contact supervisor.

Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education; Washington, DC
Freelance AV consultant and onsite technician for annual U.S. Attorney's national conferences.

    •   Contracted by the Executive Office of US Attorneys while I worked for SWANK Audio Visual.
        Arranged all AV related pre-convention meetings with DOJ staff and hotel resort AV staff to
        make sure the needs of the Attorney General, Ms. Janet Reno, and state attorney generals
        were met at these annual conferences.
    •   Arranged, consulted, and was the primary technician on all annual US Attorneys' conferences
        from 1994 to 2001 to include Washington DC, Baltimore, San Diego, San Antonio, Panama
        City, Memphis, and Tucson. In San Diego and San Antonio, I discovered several audiovisual
        equipment discrepancies that resulted in an ultimate savings of $1,000 and $1,200
        respectively.
    •   Directed all AV staff at these meeting sites as to what equipment was needed, how it was to
        be used, and where it was to be placed on each day of these conferences. Additionally, I was
        the technician at these sights running and maintaining a smooth operation of the shows; a
        savings was had in the range of $2,000 per conference as any additional technician was,
        therefore, not necessary.


10/1989 to 09/1993; 20 hours per week
Master Control Crew Chief; $8 per hour; last promoted not specified; permanent employee;
not on a temporary promotion.
WTZA-TV Channel 62 (now RNN News), 721 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401
Mr. Richard Haddard, 845-692-6781; may contact supervisor.

WTZA-TV Channel 62; Kingston, NY
  • Master control crew chief, audio board and videotape operator for three live nightly news
      programs, commercial stripper and LaKart programmer, studio and field cameraman,
      gathering and recording nightly satellite feeds. Additional experience in commercial
      production and voice-overs. (Part-time position)
  • Hired as a playback tape operator for three live daily news programs. I took an interest in
      learning all that I could about all facets of operations, especially in the production of the
      nightly newscasts.
  • Promoted to master control crew chief where I oversaw the operations and all staff there in.
  • Supervised a staff of at least five, including college interns and part-time personnel assigned
      to my department. I had to delegate responsibilities to my crew to insure the smooth
      operation of the department as well as the live programming.
  • Other duties included catching satellite feeds for air (live and taped), floor managing during
      live newscasts and telethons, camera work in the studio and on location (sports events),
      minor video editing, news audio, commercial insertion and programming, and playback tape
      operator.


Miscellaneous Freelance and Part-time Positions:

Colony Communications NewsCenter 6, Wappingers Falls, NY 1988-1993
    • Freelance studio and field camera operator for local sports, election coverage and nightly
       newscasts.

Atlantic Video Goodlife Television, Alexandria, VA 1997-1998
    • Master Control Crew Chef responsible for airing TV shows and commercial insertion,
         catching satellite feeds, and record keeping for traffic.
EDUCATION
   • Spackenkill High School, Poughkeepsie, New York USA; 1983 High School Diploma, New
     York State Regents Diploma
   • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York; Bachelor in Communications, 1987; 3.2 out of 4 Point GPA;
     120 Semester Hours


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
   • Diversity and Equal Opportunity in the 21st Century, Office of Naval Intelligence training
     seminar, Andrews Air force Base, May 2004
   • National Association of Broadcasters Post/Production World Conference, Las Vegas, NV,
     April 2004 and April 2009
   • Future Media Concepts, Washington DC
              After Effects CS4 Training (Introduction), October 2009
              Motion 2 Graphics Training, December 2006
              DVD Studio Pro Training, April 2004
              Final Cut 5 Editors Training (Advanced), March 2004
   • EEI Communications, Alexandria VA, Adobe After Effects 6.0, October 2001
   • Accom Affinity Optimization, Maintenance and Nonlinear Certification, The Digital Production
     Academy, Louisville KY, May 2001
   • Video Production Training Certificate, Sony Training Institute, Washington DC, May 2001
   • AVID Nonlinear Editor Certification, Campus Learning Systems, Leesburg VA, February 1999


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
Class 3 FCC Broadcasting License, November 1989, WTZA TV-62, Kingston NY


PROFESSIONAL RATINGS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITIONS
Office of Naval Intelligence Awards:
         On-the-Spot Awards, Time-Off Awards, and Special Act Awards—biannual since 2001
         Certificate of Promotion, GG-1071-12, November 2002
         Certificate of Promotion, GG-1071-13, January 2005
         Team Leader, ONI Video Center

Office of Naval Intelligence Recognitions:
April 2001-- Letters of Appreciation from the Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence and the
Director of Naval Intelligence for a quick deployment video production and crew debrief translating for
the National Command Authority. This product was employed by U.S. political and military decision
makers at the highest levels to shape foreign policy.

March 2003-- Letter of Appreciation for an on-going video product involving the documentation,
editing, research and manipulation of audio and video that will be used in future special access
programs to high-ranking U.S. and European political and military officials.

First Place Editor – 2006, 2007, and 2009
Combined Federal Campaign, National Capital Region (CFC)
http://www.cfcnca.org/


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