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Andrew Kurcan

Commercial Product/Promotional Photographer

Minneapolis, MN, USA
To produce the best media possible.

Work Experience

MetroConnections

Technical Director

Technical planning and on-site production management for nationwide events.
August 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

ShopNBC

Lighting Design Technician

Assisting with all electrics in a multi-studio production environment.
May 2012 - August 2012 Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Food Service Warehouse

Product Photographer, Contract

- Photographing some of the 250,000 products FSW provides.
- Studio lighting for a diverse range of products incorporating stainless steel, ceramic, plastics, chrome, and glass.
- Product dressing for prop shots.
- Assisting in developing style book for emerging photo department.
- Editing of all images in preparation for web dissemination.
February 2012 - May 2012 Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

AVT Event Technologies

Event Technology Professional

Hotel A/V. Lights, audio, projection, and electrical support for large scale events at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO.
February 2010 - February 2012 Broomfield, Colorado, United States

ShopNBC

Lighting Grip, Relief Scenic Technician

Responsible for lighting and electrics in a five studio, live 24/7 television environment. Location lighting and support services as required. Scenic build and installation services as needed. Prop creation and maintenance. Console programming. Camera Op fill-in duties.
December 2007 - August 2009 Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Home Shopping Network

Lighting Grip II

Responsible for lighting and electrics in a seven studio, live 24/7 television environment. Location lighting and support services as required. HMI lighting operation. Console programming. Scenic build and installation services as needed. Prop creation and maintenance. Camera Op fill-in duties.
October 2006 - December 2007 St Petersburg, Florida, United States

KAWE 9/22 PBS

News Production Crew

Audio Op, camera op, floor director, prompter, chyron, and other duties as required. Field ENG cameraman for sports and local government events.
January 2003 - June 2005 Bemidji, Minnesota, United States

Freelance Production Personell

Various

Colorado:

4.2011: Colorado BandMasters Assoc. 2011 Festival; Event Production Manager;
Hired by Joseph Martin, University of Denver.

Summer 2010: Buskers Bounty (Silent Film); AC, Key Grip, Lighting; Hired
by BuskerFilms Productions, Boulder, CO.

7.2010: Mirai Daiko; Lighting Designer/Op for live show at The Curious
Theatre, Denver, CO; Hired by Courtney Ozaki.

Minnesota:

2008: Fear of Girls III; Gaffer; Hired by Ryan Wood, Dangerously
Adorable Productions.

2008: “After” 48 Hour Film Submission; LD; Hired by Damian Walker,
Best Kind of Productions.

Florida:

4.2007: Tony Little Training Video Shoot at Keyframe Studios; Audio 2/Grip;
Hired by Arch Thomas Productions of Tampa Bay.

5.2007: American Inventor Season II: Production Assistant; Hired by
Freemantle Media/Tick Tock Productions of California.

10.2007: National Hispanic Scientist Of The Year Award at Tampa
Museum of Science & Industry; Audio 1, Technical Director, Gaffer;
Hired by MOSI Education.
FL, MN, CO

Barbra Anne Designs

Contract Photographer

Providing high-quality images of jewelry product for client. Digital retouch of images, in preparation for web dissemination. Creation and maintenance of studio space, product table. Creative shot composition for all products.
October 2010 - June 2011 Arvada, Colorado, United States

Education

University Of Denver

Masters of Music: Trombone Performance

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Wind Ensemble and Trombone Studio. Instructed undergraduate students. Served as score librarian for Wind Ensemble.
September 2009 - June 2011 Denver, Colorado, United States

Bemidji State University

BA Trombone Performance

Minor in Broadcast Electronic Media. Program Manager for KBSU TV-17, Ad Copy for KBSB FM90.
January 2003 - June 2005 Bemidji, Minnesota, United States

Awards

Boulder Awesome Foundation

March/April 2012 Grant Recipient for Photo Graffiti/Boulder Is My Gallery

2012

Skills

Apple, Arts, Electrics, MAC, Office, PC, Production, Final Cut, Indesign, Lighting, Lightroom, Management, Music, Photography, Photoshop, Premiere, Teaching,

Software & Equipment Used

Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, Live Type, After Effects.
Jimmy Jib, Steady Cam, and Vinten Robitc Camera Operation.
Grass Valley 100N, 200-1; Sony DFS 700, DME 7000 Video Switchers.
Arrakis, Mackie, Yamaha, Harris, Korg, & Roland audio mixers/multitrack and DAW units.
Inscriber Character Generator, various prompting software.
Strand 300 & 500 series lighting console programming and operation.
HOG iPC, GrandMA, Horizon, and Strand Lightpallate.
DigiLink, Jazzler, iMediaTouch.
Logic Pro, ProTools, Peak, SoundTrack, Cool Edit, Sound Forge.
Marti, Telos, JK Audio telephone hybrid installation & operation.
Kramer Media Matrix, Media Manager.
Adobe PhotoShop, PageMaker, Quark Express
Strand 300 & 500 series lighting console programming and operation.
HOG iPC, GrandMA, Horizon, and Strand Lightpallate.
Nikon & Canon DSLRs.