Electronic Multimedia Information Specialist / Team Leader
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:
Serve as Producer/Director/Editor of all multimedia products. Duties include supervising, planning and producing multiple visual information products in support of Combat Readiness Center operations including acting as producer, director, editor and narrator. Manages, directs, and oversees the communications program and the day-to-day operations for the agency. Develops and manages the budget for visual information production for the agency. Responsibilities include having expert knowledge of all phases of audiovisual/multimedia production, story development, writing, producing, shooting and editing productions. Duties also include coordinating on-location productions, conducting interviews with high-ranking officials and celebrities and directing hired talent. Serve as Contracting Officer Representative on projects with budgets of over 1 million dollars annually. Responsible for writing initial Requests for Proposals (RFP) through the completion of all multimedia projects.
Serve on the Department of the Army Visual Information Steering Committee. Serve as Chairman of the Department of the Army Visual Information Technical Architecture Committee. Serve as primary representative and spokesperson at all Department of Defense level Visual Information meetings and conferences. Serve as the Strategic Communications Directorate expert on Department of the Army level funding and procurement issues.
Responsible for coordinating, designing, and producing original visual media in support of the Department of the Army Safety Communication Program and the Combat Readiness Center (CRC). Print, video, presentation, and web media are produced to convey accident prevention and risk management techniques directed toward safe practices, operating procedures, and system effectiveness by military and civilian personnel both on and off duty. Exercises judgment, ingenuity, creativeness, originality, and expertise in applying motivational techniques to multimedia projects. Integrates advanced skill with knowledge of safety policies, target audience demographics, and electronic multimedia production systems.
Responsible for all processes associated with a video production. Direct and coordinate work of contract writers, directors, cameramen, sound engineers, studio personnel, picture editors, sound effects and music editors, animators, stock footage librarians, and sound mixers. Select actors and shooting locations. Approve studio sets, artwork, animation, still photos, and digital library requirements. Develops shooting scripts. Capture images with video and digital cameras. Edit taped and digitized footage into finished multimedia productions in accordance with approved scripts using linear and nonlinear systems. Select sound effects, musical backgrounds and overlays sound track. Using a variety of computer and digital systems create special effects and final productions. Use a complete range of media production experience and knowledge to effect initial as well as long range project planning. Obtain necessary approvals upon completion of editing and final phases of production. Develops and maintains life-cycle-management processes for USACRC/SC productions through DA and DOD systems. Keeps abreast of new developments and trends in the motion media industry by attending technical conferences, reading media publications, and by studying videos produced by peers and commercial professionals.
Coordinate, design, and execute production of print, presentation and web media for which no specific format or visual treatment has been established. Interact with project officers editors, writers, subject matter experts, photographers, printers, webmasters and contractors to plan and produce media and multimedia. Studies text, researches, subject, and determines appropriate visual design approach to effectively and efficiently communicate to desired target audience. Conceives and develops visual treatment for web pages, slide presentations multimedia cds, magazines, newsletter, posters, and various other print media. Incorporates modern techniques and philosophies.
Knowledge of audiovisual pre-production, production, and post- production concepts, practices, standards, and technologies, in order to develop scripts for specific audiences, coordinate logistics, control expenses, plan and schedule productions, direct from script or spontaneous , unrehearsed presentation, and to do final editing of videotaped and filmed scenes. Ensures conformance to DA and DOD policy and standards and to any other special production requirements.