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Andrew Kurcan

Commercial Product/Promotional Photographer

Minneapolis, MN, USA
720.530.9455
To produce the best media possible.
Experience
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Aug 2012
Technical Director
Technical planning and on-site production management for nationwide events.
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
May 2012Aug 2012
Lighting Design Technician
Assisting with all electrics in a multi-studio production environment.
Greenwood Village, CO, USA
Feb 2012May 2012
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.
Broomfield, CO, USA
Feb 2010Feb 2012
Event Technology Professional
Hotel A/V. Lights, audio, projection, and electrical support for large scale events at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO.
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Dec 2007Aug 2009
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.
St Petersburg, FL, USA
Oct 2006Dec 2007
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.
Bemidji, MN, USA
Jan 2003Jun 2005
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.
FL, CO
 
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.
Arvada, CO, USA
Oct 2010Jun 2011
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.
Education
Denver, CO, USA
Sep 2009Jun 2011
Masters of Music: Trombone Performance
Graduate Teaching Assistant for Wind Ensemble and Trombone Studio. Instructed undergraduate students. Served as score librarian for Wind Ensemble.
Bemidji, MN, USA
Jan 2003Jun 2005
BA Trombone Performance
Minor in Broadcast Electronic Media. Program Manager for KBSU TV-17, Ad Copy for KBSB FM90.
Skills
 
Apple, Arts, Electrics, Final Cut, Indesign, Lighting, Lightroom, MAC, Management, Music, Office, PC, Photography, Photoshop, Premiere, Production, 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.
Awards
2012
March/April 2012 Grant Recipient for Photo Graffiti/Boulder Is My Gallery