Chris Free

Chris Free, MFA

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education

REGENT UNIVERSITY
(MFA) Producing for Cinema and Television 2008 – 2011
OHIO UNIVERSITY
(BS) Telecommunications Management 2003 – 2006

work experience

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Instructor 2012-8 today
Instructor for:
THEA/COMM 395: TOPICS: EDITING

This course will progress each student from the skills learned in THEA/COMM 271. The class will become an operating feature-film editing room and students will learn by making a mock feature-film together. This is a hands-on production course.

REGENT UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty 2012-1 today
Instructor for:
CTVU 102: Equipment Workshop
CTVU 156: Introduction to Postproduction Tools
CTVU 256: Advanced Post Production Tools & Techniques
CTVU 496: Senior Project
Producer of the Reel Dreams Film Competition 2010-1 2010-4
Logistics oversight of a film competition with over 50 entries.
Manager of live event with full-tuition scholarships awards.
OPERATION BLESSING
Video Editor & Producer 2011-5 today
OBJ:
Edit, repackage, distribute compelling videos & digital media that inspire, promote & fundraise for OBI. This position also provides junior-level videography & producer services.

DUTIES:
1. Edit, color correct, create video graphics, & enhance audio to deliver professional quality videos for fundraising, websites & marketing.
2. Repurpose video packages.
3. Responsible for organizing, updating & maintaining videos in OBI’s video library, websites, social media sites & podcasts.
4. For OBI’s digital media library, provide video & still photography services such as uploading, cataloging, processing, metatagging, & filing photos from OBI’s domestic & international field offices.
5. Research & coordinate new distribution outlets for video & photo content to increase viewership.
6. Collaborate with the media team as a member in the production & implementation of campaigns.
7. Assist with the production of DVD packages for marketing & donor relations.
8. Write draft copy for video titles & synopsis.
9. Travel domestically & internationally to serve as producer, videographer &/or editor when senior producer is on assignment.
10. Record & edit outbound phone messages for direct marketing projects.
11. Assist with basic lighting & rigging required for interviews & small productions.

SKILLS:
1. Experience in video editing using Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere Pro.
2. Experience with Final Cut Studio, After Effects, Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Excel, Adobe Production Suite, FTP Clients, video compression software, online video distribution, codecs & Picassa.
3. Experience in shooting with video cameras as well as audio capturing devices.
4. Working knowledge of streaming video, video formats, codecs & FTP file sharing.
5. Script writing.

CREATED VIDEOS ON PROJECTS PARTNERED WITH:
Home Depot, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Lifesaver Systems, Old Dominion University, St. Louis Rams, Severn Trent Services, TOMS Shoes

FREESTYLE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, LLC.
Owner & Senior Producer 2005-6 today
Founder of this video production house.
Creater of media: feature films, short films, promotionals, commercials and wedding videos.

Previous clients include:
Night Beds (band), Singer Legal Group, State Farm Insurance, Trinity Church of Virginia Beach, Tyndale House Publishing,

CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK
Director & Videographer of the Spiritual Gifts Webcast 2010-11 2011-3
Videographer for an internationally distributed live television-styled webcast.
Shadowed under the on-set director.

recommendation

Chris is an innovative producer, who I am delighted to work with. He has an eye for detail, flare for creativity and integrity to serve without an agenda. I first met Chris when we were in Grad School. His skills have continued to grow and more recently, when I saw his latest videos for Operation Blessing International, I jumped at the opportunity to incorporate them into my national TV show. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris and I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

Sarah Kelley

I had the opportunity to work with Chris on several large projects for Operation Blessing. In a few words: Chris is a storyteller. He has the technical knowledge, sure. He knows his way around different non-linear editing systems. More than that though, Chris has the creative ability to tell an engaging story. And he does it with passion. I’ve worked alongside Chris, and will gladly vouch for his professionalism, creativity, and skill.

Ryan Johnson

Chris is a task-oriented professional who takes his work seriously and strives for excellence. He is committed and reliable.

Pete Fraser

Chris is a creative producer/editor who creates media that is innovative and effective. He can quickly turn projects around in deadline driven environments and expertly uses the available audio/visuals for each project. I highly recommend his work.

Jonah Jabbour

Chris brings a unique package to every responsibility: he is creative, relational, self-starting, and an excellent leader. This combined with his passion for justice and seeing individuals thrive, Chris makes any environment come alive.

Hunter Hanger

Former president of Regent University’s Council of Graduate students, Christopher Free, is a young man I endorse to you without hesitation. He is loyal, bright, articulate, and willing to work hard. Mr. Free’s leadership abilities were clearly demonstrated during his tenure as president of Coucil at Regent University, and I am confident that he would be an asset to your organization or group.

Carlos Campo

I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Free during my last semester at Regent University. I was the 2nd AD on a film that he produced. I would recommend Mr. Free for any production. He is dedicated to his work, a born leader, and very professional.

Billy B. Ekofo

certification

Blackboard Basics 9.1
Blackboard Advanced

course

Cinema Television Equipment Workshop (CTV 502)
Aesthetics & Techniques for Cinema & Television (CTV 505)
Producing for the 21st Centrury (CTV 526)
Producer’s Unit (CTV 527)
Library Information Research & Resources (UNIV LIB)
Producing for Cinema (CTV 525)
Nonlinear Video Editing (CTV 556)
Redemptive Cinema (CTV 604)
Advanced Motion Picture Production (CTV 638)
Sound Mixing & Feature Film Workshop (CTV 589)
Japanese Film (CTV 609)
Leadership Issues In Media (CTV 528)
Theory & Criticism of Cinema & Television (CTV 600)
Scheduling & Budgeting for Cinema & Television (CTV 627)
History of American Cinema II (CTV 603)
Practicum (CTV 680)
Feature Film Writing (SSW 612)
Screenwriting for Children & Youth (SSW 614)
Post Modern Toolbox (CTV 609)
British Comedy (CTV 609)
Lighting Aesthetics & Design (CTV 545)
MFA Portfolio (CTV 698)

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