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

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 D90 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 HD camera drone.

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

Animated Social Media Icons by Acurax Responsive Web Designing Company
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