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APRIL RENE BAILEY

US: 619-850-1626 | Email: ab85c228@westpost.net


Award-winning creative media professional, enjoying 9-years science documentary
video production experience and 7-years management experience leading technical
and creative staff to produce over 350 science documentaries; harnessing expert
knowledge of current, new and emerging technologies, including Final Cut Pro, Ad
obe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere and Macromedia Flash. Professional exper
ience complemented by an impressive academic background; demonstrated an entrepr
eneurial spirit having founded and managed an interactive science social network
ing site containing flash applications annotating metadata with video.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Project management Media content production Web production management
HD, 4K, 3D visual production Cast and crew management Mentoring, teaching and
training

CAREER SUMMARY
Content and Production Coordinator
Visualization Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KA
UST) 2009 - present
Currently collaborating at all levels in the management of content and productio
n functions; earning a reputation as a seasoned researcher, passionate story tel
ler, meticulous organizer, documenter and clear communicator. Current duties inc
lude working with 4K and 3D media productions for KAUSTs state of the art media
laboratory including audio video productions using 5.1 Meyer surround sound syst
ems.
Key achievements
Project managed the successful direction and production of 21 science documenta
ry video projects.
Managed planning and scope, location scouting, interview question development,
lighting, video and audio capture, credit and titling, motion graphic design, co
mpositing, rendering, encoding and web delivery.
Directed 23 interviews with KAUST Research Scientists.
Produced 12 KAUST inauguration ceremony video series for web broadcast.
Managed media content production tracking of 22 science visualization projects
for 8 Scientists at KAUST Visualization Laboratory and international university
partner organizations including UCSD.
Web Production Manager, SciVee
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 2007 - 2009
Primarily accountable for the management of online production functions; showcas
ing a strong technical skill-set, a project management approach, and an eye for
detail, underpinned by an innate ability to harness innovative and technology-dr
iven production methodologies to ensure service excellence:
Led a team of technical and creative staff to found and develop an online scien
ce education start-up at UCSD.
Allocated resources and prioritised workloads to satisfy project demands and ti
me constraints.
Maintained staff productivity and performance through effective motivation and
engagement.
Oversaw the implementation of change to support the delivery of results as need
ed.
Produced detailed briefs and managed day-to-day administration.
Key achievements
Designed and produced interactive social software for SciVee, including data-dr
iven Flash video applications with integrated science journal publication metada
ta.
Managed information architecture, usability, and search engine optimisation.
Led website design, alongside planning, scope, timelines and setting priorities
/ deadline compliance for updates.
Collaborated with external project parties, developing time / cost budgets.
Forged, maintained and nurtured relationships with university partners / Acted
as Consultant for AV production.
Directed and produced 100+ science documentary video productions for web delive
ry.
Set up pro-photographic lighting for various daylight, night time, indoor and o
utdoor circumstances.
Developed workflow and production of storyboards, scripts, and design treatment
s for narrative, documentary and experimental genres.
Shot studio and webcasted interviews, workshops and events using a range of pro
fessional cameras and AV recording equipment; encoding and compressing to and fr
om all industry standard formats.
Created, published and deployed video and new online media within an interactiv
e web 2.0 communities.
Received 3 Performance Awards and 2 Merit Increase Awards.
Received the UCSD $10K Entrepreneurship Competition Award.
CAREER SUMMARY continued
Creative Producer and Director
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), UCSD, LA Jolla 2000 - 2007
Managed the production cast and crew to film, edit, host and produce 16 remote l
ive webcasted technology workshops and over 300 scientific presentations; collab
orated with SDSCs Scientists, Programmers, Researchers and Specialists repurposi
ng their research data to provide educational scientific visualization videos an
d other media, including CD-ROMs and DVDs user friendly to teachers and students
in correspondence with education and outreach training needs.
Key achievements
Increased interest in science having produced layouts and graphics for posters,
murals, stickers, brochures, bookmarks, logos and other printed works to showca
se community education outreach.
Worked in partnership with national and international supercomputing centres to
purpose non-profit science education content for community outreach and multili
ngual learning modules.
Mentored 36 UCSD computer science and visual media student interns; managing th
eir progress, schedules, organisation and on-going development while teaching th
e concepts and practices of webcasting, filmmaking and online interactive media
development.
Taught 16 TeacherTech classes at UCSD for K-12 teacher technology training outr
each.
Organised and hosted tours and classes relating to supercomputing and computati
onal science research.
Received 3 Awards of Excellence while working at the San Diego Supercomputer Ce
nter.

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Enjoyed 11 years experience as a self-employed Digital Media Contractor in San
Diego; adopting a consultative approach with individual clients and private comp
anies to analyse and delineate their digital media requirements.
Project managed the creation of artworks, including: photography, video, web de
sign and printed works.

TECHNICAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE (full details available upon request)

Adobe / Macromedia Suite


Final Cut Pro Studio
Avid Media Composer / Media 100
Celtx, Final Draft
CMS, incl.: Drupal, Joomla! and Movable Type,
Digidesign ProTools, Sound Forge
HTML, CSS, Java and JavaScript Scripting
Mac, PC and Linux OS
Microsoft Office
Webcast Solutions, incl.: Quick Time Broadcaster, Sorenson Squeeze, Mpeg Stream
clp, FFMPeg, Windows Media Encoder

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts Media Computing, Magna Cum Laude 2004, GPA: 3.8
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Caledonian Society of John Muir College, Distinguished Scholarly Achievement, Ei
ght Provosts Honours
Associate of Arts, Transfer Studies and Multimedia Program, Eight Deans Honours
, GPA: 3.9
Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA
Marketing Certificate, Honors, GPA: 4.0
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA
DECA award: Most Achieved within the Term
REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST