Walter L. Colby
Walter Colby Video Productions
Coordinate all facets of video production – planning, preproduction, production, and postproduction. Analyze location/setting, appropriate technical equipment (lighting, shooting angle, product placement, type of microphone) and talent direction. Record and edit videos in various formats for different media. Ability to oversee that the quality of the end product meets company expectations. Maintain strong interpersonal skills. Clients include: Hitachi, Zee.aero, Elytron Aircraft, Virtual Instruments, Notre Dame de Namur University.
Freelance Photographer, KTVU, Oakland, California
NBC Bay Area, KNTV San Jose, California
News Photographer, Editor, Live Truck Operator: Used Betacam SX, Panasonic P2 operate Avid & Grass Valley Edit System, and assigned personal ENG Microwave truck 24/7 for breaking news.
KXTV (ABC affiliate) Sacramento, California
News Photographer: Operated microwave live truck unassisted, handling shooting, editing and operation. On-call 24 hours in large coverage area. Helicopter photographer using a SchwemGyrozoom. Operated Newstar computer systems.
KRNV (NBC affiliate) Reno, Nevada
Chief Photographer: Helped station achieve its highest ratings in 20 years. Handled responsibilities for scheduling and supervising six photographers and editors while retaining sole responsibility for quality of all on-air news video. Designed, built and was primary operator of news car with microwave capability allowing live transmission of breaking news stories throughout the city and surrounding region.
KTVN (CBS affiliate) Reno, Nevada
News Photographer/Live Truck Operator: Ran live truck, responsible for covering breaking news and shooting proof of performance promotional videos. Worked easily in live situations and in a studio environment. Served as Tech – Director in preproduction.
KOLO (ABC affiliate) Reno, Nevada
Studio Camera Operator, Audio Operator
American Forces Radio and Television Service, Far East Network, Okinawa, Japan
Student Intern, Explorer Scout.
Licensed Commercial Drone Operator
Volunteer Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department
2007 Emmy award, Pacific Southwest, Team Coverage, “San Diego Firestorm”
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Video resume from 1994 below