(c) 510.857.6527
(h) 323.934.3278
(e) don2@pobox.com

a dvd copy of my reel is available upon request.

education
moviola digital eduction center
hollywood, cA 2004
avid training with riene-claire (editor for ivan reitman)

north carolina state university
raleigh, nc 1989
bachelor of science, comp. sci.
minor in japanese
software knowledge
final cut 5.1
soundtrack pro
dvd studio pro
motion
avid xpress Pro
adobe photoshop / imageready / illustrator
macromedia flash mx
microsoft word / excel
sony vegas 5.0
microsoft windows
unix
computer languages
html
javascript
php
pl/sql
java
jdbc
perl
unix shell scripting
xml
jun 2007 - present   blue collar productions / dvd café - west hollywood, ca
video editor / graphic artist
editor of special features for several major studio dvd releases. analyzed elements, created graphics, and assembled rough cuts. placed sound effects and music where appropriate. worked with producers to adjust script in order to satisfy clients. the current list of titles worked on is as follows:
  • raiders of the lost ark (2008 reissue) - paramount
    featurette: "storyboard sequence - the well of souls"
  • indiana jones and the temple of doom (2008 reissue) - paramount
    featurettes: "travel with indiana jones: locations", "storyboard sequence - the mine car chase"
  • indiana jones and the last crusade (2008 reissue) - paramount
    featurette: "storyboard sequence - the opening sequence"
  • ...and justice for all - sony home entertainment
    featurettes: "norman jewison: the testimony of the director", "barry levinson: cross-examining the screenwriter"
  • the pride of the yankees - 20th century fox/mgm
    featurettes: "the making of the pride of the yankees", "the man behind the iron horse", "what he left behind: the lou gehrig collection"
  • things we lost in the fire - dreamworks
    featurette: "a discussion about things we lost in the fire"
  • rush hour 3 - new line
    blu-ray: picture-in-picture commentary with director brett ratner and screenwriter jeff nathanson
    standard dvd: audio commentary with director brett ratner and screenwriter jeff nathanson
  • bug - lionsgate
    featurette: "bug: an introduction" and "a discussion with filmmaker william friedkin"
summer 2006 - spring 2007   superpowers (sobini films)
film editor / co-writer / co-producer
main film editor. cut together rough assemblies. worked with producer to determine story concepts. put together rough temp music and sound fx tracks. coordinated with major news outlets for selection and delivery of appropriate footage for project.
summer 2006   peaceful warrior (sobini films/universal studios)
video editor
cut several spots for promotional dvds. analyzed footage, wrote scripts, and worked with marketing to select appropriate archival material.
winter 2006 - spring 2007   ocean beach 2 ocean beach (independent production)
film editor
main film editor. prepared teasers/trailers for promotions and sales. analyzed footage and performed audio clean-up as needed.
fall 2005 - spring 2006   razortooth (aka sssslither) (push worldwide/capital arts entertainment)
film editor
main film editor. cut together rough assemblies. worked with director and visual fx supervisor to determine appropriate shots. put together rough temp music and sound fx tracks. digitized and catalogued all hd footage for project.
feb 2005 - sep 2005   storyboard illustrator - san francisco bay area, ca
sketched and finished storyboards for local video production companies. met with clients to determine the scope and flow of the scenes, often adding my own ideas to the mix. penciled, inked, and colored storyboards before delivering to clients.
fall 2004   delaplaine creative - corte madera, ca
video editing intern
edited a short promotional video for a software company using sony vegas. analyzed raw footage, selected appropriate shots, and assembled rough cuts for critiquing by client. added video effects and musical cues to final product. prepped completed movie for dvd duplication. designed corporate logo for client. participated in initial design discussions, created numerous sketches and versions, and delivered final product. created storyboard for logo animation. assisted in modifying flash animations for corporate website.
oct 2001 - present   web designer - san francisco bay area, ca
designed, coded, tested, and implemented interactive websites for various clients. worked with clients to define the desired look-and-feel of their websites. created custom graphics and animations using macromedia flash, as well as adobe photoShop and imageready. assisted clients in the domain registration process. clients include comic store parts unknown (http://www.partsunknown.net) and san francisco-based band magic christian (http://www.magicchristian.net).
oct 2000 - jan 2004   salesforce.com - san francisco, ca
senior member, technical staff
designed, coded, tested, and implemented modules for the salesforce.com crm application using java, java server pages, xml, and pl/sql. created oracle database schemas, wrote technical specs, and coordinated with q.a. and product marketing throughout development and rollout phases. implemented dynamic internationalization of product with context-sensitive xml file system. provided revenue-generating add-ons to main application.
apr 2000 - nov 2002   baypop - san francisco bay area, ca
co-promoter / webmaster / marketing / graphic design
co-founded baypop, a yearly week-long pop music festival. coordinated bookings with club owners and bands. designed and distributed marketing materials and newspaper ads. worked with bands and fans during show nights. set up radio and newspaper interviews to promote shows and bands. designed and maintained festival website.
jul 1998 - oct 2000   lan supervision - san ramon, ca
senior software engineer
designed, coded, tested, and implemented a web-based version of corporate asset management system using java applets, first perl then java servlets, javascript, oracle, pl/sql, and html. this system downloaded applications to a client computer through java browser security protocols, then ran the apps and delivered any resulting data to the main server for processing.
jul 1995 - jul 1998   sun microsystems - mountain view, ca
system architect / senior software engineer
designed a java-based system to replace oracle forms as front end to back-end oracle system database. the system included heavy java gui controls, as well as entry system logic. developed and implemented a new and unifying look-and-feel for all front-end oracle forms screens. designed, coded, tested, and implemented major enhancements and additions to an in-house billing and shipment tracking system in oracle forms, oracle rdbms, pl/sql, and unix shell scripts.
sep 1989 - jun 1995   teleflex / vanguard cellular systems - greensboro, nc
senior software developer / software developer
designed, coded, tested, and implemented major additions and enhancements to an in-house cellular call tracking and billing system using oracle forms, oracle pl/sql, and an oracle relational database. functions included rate plan aggregation, extensive customer entry/update screens, processing of raw call data from cell switches. met with various customer service teams to determine system requirements, policies, and project guidelines.
fall 1989   guilford county community college - jamestown, nc
instructor, computer graphics
wrote and taught class plans involving computer graphics in the basic language on ibm pc compatibles. devised regular class projects, including a course-comprehensive final project. conducted weekly lab/assistance sessions.
fall 1985 - spring 1988   north carolina state university - raleigh, nc
cartoonist / illustrator
contributed original cartoons and comic strips to the campus paper. penciled, inked, plotted, and wrote a few dozen strips over a span of three years. also contributed an original comic series to a local 'zine from 1987 to 1988.