Resume

Walter L. Colby

408-710-4035

WalterColby.com

walter@waltercolby.com

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

2010-present

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.

2011-present

Freelance Photographer, KTVU, Oakland, California

1998-2010

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.

1995-1997

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.

1992–1995

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.

1986-1992

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.

1985-1986

KOLO (ABC affiliate) Reno, Nevada

Studio Camera Operator, Audio Operator

1980-1984

American Forces Radio and Television Service, Far East Network, Okinawa, Japan

Student Intern, Explorer Scout.

CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Commercial Drone Operator

Volunteer Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department

AWARDS

2007 Emmy award, Pacific Southwest, Team Coverage, “San Diego Firestorm”

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Video resume from 1994 below

1998 ish