Tea Tree Media

Resume

Michele Rappaport

  • An award-winning versatile lighting director and videographer
  • Responsible for multi-camera setups and operation of robotic cameras, pedestal studio production, and DSL photography
  • Certified by the FAA as a Commercial Drone Pilot

Studio Lighting ●ENG Lighting ●Video Control ●Camera Operation ●HD Cinematography ●Team Management

Skills

Studio and ENG Lighting: HMI, LED, and tungsten fixtures using DMX control also knowledgeable about a variety of moving light fixtures

Video Control: Sony, Grass Valley, Panasonic, and Ikegami

Cameras: Sony, Ikegami, and Grass Valley, GoPro, DSLR, and HD video drone

Robotic cameras: Panasonic, and Telemetrics

QC video: (SD, HD, and PAL) using Waveform Monitors and Vector Scopes

Able to color correct studio monitors

Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro X

Proficient with iNews and NPS

Knowledgeable about frame rates and broadcast standards

Google Docs/Sheets

Dropbox

Mac OS X, Windows

Experience

VIDEOGRAPHER/VIDEO EDITOR, TEA TREE MEDIA, MIDDLETOWN, NJ; August 2011- Currently

Currently responsible for video editing, producing, video animations for a small boutique editing house using Final Cut, Avid, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.  Recently obtained an FAA certification as a Commercial Drone Pilot.

LIGHTING DIRECTOR/VIDEO OPERATOR, CGTN AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC; December 2011- March 2018

Controlled video and lighting for an international television news network. The broadcast is in English and Mandarin and is composed of a total of five hours of programming. Additional accomplishments include building and equipping an ENG-style interview room in the building of CGTN America.

 

LIGHTING DIRECTOR, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON, DC; April 1997 – August 2011

Supervised and directed crews to ensure the quality of lighting, audio and video control, in both field and studio settings of ABC News programs, including: World News Tonight, Nightline, Primetime Live (3 camera setup), Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts (7 camera setup). Lighting Director and Lighting Designer for the first live-broadcast Internet video show, Sam Donaldson @ ABCNews.com.

Freelance

UNTV, New York, NY,  ABC News, Washington, D.C 
ESPN, Washington, DC, Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, and Highly Questionable CBSNews, Washington, D.C

Awards

2001 Peabody Award and The DuPont Columbia Award – ABC News: Coverage of September 11, 2001

Education

BA Communications and Theatre, Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado

GEAR

Sony PXW-X70 video camera; Nikon D7100 still camera w/ three lens: 18-55mm, 55-200mm, and 28-200mm; GoPro Hero 3; Camera tripod for all cameras; Bi-color LED light panels with stands (4); lav. Mics (2), a handheld “stick” Mic, and an on-camera mic; and an HD camera drone.

Demo Reel: https://vimeo.com/michelemcdermott

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