STEPHEN J. SILVER
DIRECTOR • EDITOR • ANIMATOR • GRAPHIC ARTIST • VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Experience

​Various Companies, Houston, TX
Freelance Director/Editor/Animator — 2007-Present

Handled multiple aspects of post production for various projects.
  • Directed and animated web explainer videos.
  • Edited and animated various corporate and narrative projects, including a broadcast reality show.
  • Edited and animated various language adaptations for corporate projects.

The Editing Company, Houston, TX
Vice President/Senior Editor — 2010-2016
Senior Editor — 2003-2010

Supervised all aspects of production, post-production, and operations.
  • Performed post-production services for hundreds of projects, including editing, animating, audio recording/editing, graphics, mastering, closed-captioning, authoring, and duplication.
  • Handled planning, purchasing, and maintenance of all equipment. This includes designing and supervising the construction of a new 7500 sq. ft. facility with 3 SAN connected HD edit suites, audio suite and recording booth, 29' X 32' production studio, duplication, closed-captioning, and a centralized data/tape room.
  • Handled direction, shooting, and lighting of broadcast and industrial productions.
  • Oversaw budgeting, pricing, website, staff, and other operational issues.

Medivision, Houston, TX
Production Director — 2002-2003

Oversaw all aspects of various productions for the medical field.
  • Scripted, directed, shot, animated and edited continuing medical education videos.
  • Found, hired, and supervised production personnel all over the country for various shoots.

KVUE 24, Austin, TX
Production Department — 2001-2002

Handled multiple aspects of studio production of live newscasts and events.
  • Floor manager, camera operator, tape operator, master control and audio.

KVR-TV Channel 9, Austin, TX
Various Positions — 1997-2001

Oversaw all aspects of low power broadcast station.
  • Station manager 00-01. Oversaw all staff and business operations.
  • Operations manager 99-00. Oversaw all technical operations, both broadcast and production.
  • Promotions manager 98-99. Oversaw all station promotions, including print, on-air, and live events.
  • Production department 97-98. Worked on various productions, including live sports, studio shows, and edited single camera productions.

Education

University of Texas, Austin, TX — B.S. Radio-Television-Film - 2001

Technical Skills

  • Very experienced Final Cut Studio editor, Premiere Pro editor, and After Effects animator.
  • Director, production manager, operations manager, supervisor
  • Experience with Avid, Pro-Tools, Photoshop, Encore, Illustrator, and various effects packages.
  • Proficient in both PCs and Macs, with a specialty in Mac OSX.
  • Familiar with Spanish.
  • A quick study and problem solver.
References available upon request.

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