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Contract Location Producer and Production Manager for ON24, Inc. 
Independent video producer, director, and editor.

2002 - 2005

WGBH, Boston: Basic Black, Video Director and live fundraising, producer and director.

February - May, 2002

Senior Consulting Television Director, "Dunia" produced by Abu Dhabi TV, United Arab Emirates.   This daily, two hour magazine program was launched on May 5, 2002 to bring "infotainment" to the Pan Arab world.

2000 - 2002

Independent video producer, director, editor. Key productions: The Montana Summer Symphony, The Lotus Masters Satellite Broadcasts,   IBM Lotus " Lotusphere" (a premier technical conference) Opening General Session live webcasts, and over sixty IBM Lotus webcasts featuring product experts using slide synchronizations and streamed product demonstrations.

Lotus Development Corp. (An IBM Company) Media Services Department.   Staff producer/director/editor responsible for broadcast media: satellite broadcasts, webcasts, and video productions.

1982 - 2000:

Independent video producer, director, and editor. 1995 - 2000 contract producer, director, and editor for The Lotus Development Corp. doing live, interactive teleconferences to Lotus Business Partners and the IBM television network on three continents. Responsible for over eighty, two hour business television satellite programs. Networking certifications: Novel CNE and Microsoft MCP .

Television director: My PBS directing credits include: Montana Summer Symphony, "Relax! You Only Live Once" "The Antiques Roadshow", "Championship Ballroom Dancing", "The Joy of Stress", "Humor Your Stress", and "How Serious is This?", "Evening At Pops", introductions to "Masterpiece Theater", "Mystery. . Also "The Big Band Ballroom Bash" (PBS March 1992) and "Let the Good Times Roll" with B. B. King (1984)

I directed video teleconferences for PBS Adult Learning Service: Jennifer James: "A Workout for the Mind and "Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy"., Coopers and Lybrand, The American Library Association, and Cullinet Software

Senior Director for Columbia University's Media and Society Seminars: "The Constitution, That Delicate Balance", "Anatomy of a Libel Case", "Managing Our Miracles; Health Care in America".

Editor of four documentaries in PBS's "Frontline" series: "Behind The Badge" (1993), "When Cops Go Bad" (1990), "Who Profits From Drugs?( 1989), and "Murder On The Rio San Juan" which won an Emmy in 1988.

1980 - 1982:

Manager of Operations and Production at Warner/Amex QUBE, Columbus, Ohio. QUBE was the first truly interactive cable system. Launched on December 1, 1977 , this 50,000 +/- subscriber system used technology that enabled the viewer to "respond" using buttons on their cable control. They could also choose movies on a "pay-per-view" basis. QUBE's mandate was to explore the interactive capability. Using three studios, a mobile unit and two "minicam" vans it explored many kinds of experimental interactive programming, during my time about 20 hours a week. See also a technical article about the Columbus QUBE cable system and more QUBE information on Katherine Rupp's strikingly stylish ElectraBLUE website

1967 - 1980:

WGBH, Boston: Staff director   Some of the series and programs include: "Evening at Pops", "Evening at Symphony", "Dancing Disco", "NOVA", "Classic Theater", "Eye To Eye", "The French Chef", "AAAS: A Report to the Nation", "Say Brother", "The Club", "Small City Gardens", "The Romagnoli's Table", Maggie and the Beautiful Machine, "Who Knows One?" with the National Theater of the Deaf, "George's House" ) with choreographer Dan Wagoner, "Mixed Bag", "Jazz". Also the James Brown concert at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968 which was broadcast live and is credited with bringing calm to a simmering Boston following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the day before.

Also during that time I was very involved with the video art projects at WGBH and with the WGBH New Television Workshop . A partial list: "What's Happening Mr. Silver" (associate director), "The Medium is the Medium" on "PBL", the Public Broadcast Laboratory; The 9/23/69 studio experiments and Video Commune with video artist Nam June Paik; "Headgame" with video artist Ros Barron; "ZONE" with artists: Harris Barron, Allen Fineran, and Ros Barron; "Magritte Sur La Plage" with Ros Barron; "Prelude and Love Death from Tristan and Isolde" and the Music Image Workshop with video artist Ron Hays and the Paik/Abe Videosynthesizer.(see Picture album)


Clark University, Computer Career Institute: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Administration February - August, 1998.

Clark University, Computer Career Institute: Novell LAN Administration 1997-1998.

BA, History and Government. University of Maine.

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