Brandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson

freelancer
Actor, Crew, Photographer (Still), Screenwriter, Story Analyst, Post-Production Coordinator, Voice Actor, Script Consultant and Assistant Editor

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
September 2015
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About Brandon

Northern Cal raised & educated entertainment industry transplant freelancer seeking:

• Assistant Editor/Post PA, Post Coordinator, Media Manager, Ingester/Digitizer, Tape Vault/Librarian, or Clearance Coordinator opportunities

• Writer's/Producer's/Development Assistant opportunities

• Captioning/Subtitle Editor, Dub Room, or DI/Film Restoration opportunities at post/editorial houses

• Film festival volunteer work

• Paid/volunteer writing/crew work on indie/spec passion projects with good like-minded people.

Hobbies/interests-- for what they're worth-- include of course watching movies (international, independent, exploitation, horror, fantasy/sci-fi etc), & quality episodic programming/TV (HBO Now, Netflix, AMC, FX), writing (mainly fiction short/feature films in horror, fantasy/sci-fi, and dark comedies), music, acting, my nephews, exploring new eateries of exotic/non-California cuisine, farmer's markets, gastropubs & tiki lounges, and pickling/fermentation of assorted fruits and veggies.

Unique traits: Skills include: •Avid Media Composer 5, 6, & 8 multi-cam grouping, syncing, imports/exports, digitizing/transcoding • scripting/ScriptSyncing interviews/transcripts • stringing out/rough-cutting scenes • stitching 360-degree virtual reality footage • dub room duties including downconverting footage, ingesting and labeling tapes, QC'ing/burning DVDs and audio stems • post-production cable network deliverables (including writing clearance/blur lists & compiling releases) • finding bites, B-roll, & dialogue for editors • securing Appearance/Logo/Materials releases • writing interview questions and chyrons (lower-thirds) • creating story cards from field notes & logs • creating field notes from grouped footage in edit bay • creating daily story "beat sheets" for producers/editors using footage logs • DVD ripping, compression, and burning • basic video conversion (DVDs to different containers/codecs, etc.) • footage logging & transcription • live/field footage logging • Show Build and As Broadcast scripts • finding temp music • proofreading • script-reading/coverage • creative writing • still & digital photography • iPhoto photo cropping/manipulation • ISIS Client Manager • Adobe Premiere footage importing & syncing • FCP7 • Kolor Autopano Video Pro/Giga • Handbrake • iSkysoft • Compressor • MPEG Streamclip • VLC • Toast • MacTheRipper • FilemakerPro/Pilotware • Final Draft • drawing • stage/film acting • voiceover • timecards and start paperwork • data entry • filing • incoming/outgoing mail • reception/rolling calls • Google Docs/Drive • Dropbox • Hightail • Microsoft Word/Excel Please note: if you are a composer or work in music licensing, I do not work for Vanacore Music, and am not in a position to submit your music for any TV shows.

Credits

  • various company productions

    various company productions (2014 - 2016)
    Television by Pilgrim Studios Post Production Dept. Member of transcription department responsible for transcribing interviews, OTFs, showbuild, and As Broadcast scripts for various company productions

  • Unsung

    Unsung (2016)
    Television by A. Smith & Co. (Documentary, Music and Reality-TV) Assistant Editor Grouped interviews, imported footage/still photos/music, strung out interview bites, created & updated chyrons, and transcoded, exported & uploaded footage to Hightail

  • Unsung Hollywood

    Unsung Hollywood (2016)
    Television by A. Smith & Co. (Documentary, Biography and Reality-TV) Assistant Editor Grouped interviews, imported footage/still photos/music, strung out interview bites, created & updated chyrons, and transcoded, exported & uploaded footage to Hightail

  • Inside The Label

    Inside The Label (2016)
    Television by A. Smith & Co. (Documentary, Music and Reality-TV) Assistant Editor Grouped interviews, imported footage/still photos/music, strung out interview bites, created & updated chyrons, and transcoded, exported & uploaded footage to Hightail

  • Samsung VR

    Samsung VR (2016)
    Industrial by Two Bit Circus VR Virtual Reality Stitcher Ingested and synced 360° head-mounted GoPro rig basketball footage into Premiere, rough stitched, stabilized, color-cortected, and rendered video using Autopano Video Pro, and applied control points in Giga for a Samsung Gear VR promo

  • N/A

    N/A (2015)
    Industrial by Heubeck Law Editor Freelance remote job involving downloading, converting, importing, trimming, exporting, and uploading single-camera courtroom deposition footage for a law firm

  • Pink & Blue

    Pink & Blue (2014)
    Film by Pink and Blue Inc./Alan Blassberg Transcriber Responsible for importing footage into Avid and transcribing interviews for the theatrically-released Kickstarter-funded independent documentary feature film about the BRCA gene, and its role in female/male breast cancer

  • various company productions

    various company productions (2014)
    Television by Eyeworks Logger/Dub Room Assist Assisted with transcribing interviews, ingesting/transcoding footage, entering tapes into Pilotware database, downconverting and dubbing tapes, burning DVDs, and more for TBS’ "Funniest Wins" and NatGeo’s "Remote Survival"

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt (2013 - 2014)
    Television by Twofour America Logger/Scriptsync Assisted with logging footage, transcribing OTFs and Rough Cuts, and Scriptsyncing transcripts for the History Channel hunting show, "The Hunt"

  • The Customer Is Always Right?

    The Customer Is Always Right? (2013)
    Television by Katalyst Films Logger/Story Assistant Assisted with transcribing interviews & Rough Cuts and stringing out scenes on Avid for the Supervising Producer for TLC/OWN’s competition show, "The Customer Is Always Right?"

  • (10 Million Dollar) Bigfoot Bounty

    (10 Million Dollar) Bigfoot Bounty (2013)
    Television by Original Media Logger Member of the night logging team for Spike’s competition show "(10 Million Dollar) Bigfoot Bounty," assisting with logging/transcribing, Avid stringouts, and chyron passes

  • Life Flight

    Life Flight (2013)
    Television by Boardwalk Entertainment Logger Assisted with transcribing OTFs and stringing out B-roll on Avid for the union TNT medical rescue show, "Life Flight"

Education

  • University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • Moviola Digital Arts Institute

  • Diana Weynand Apple Pro Training Series

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