Gerald Martin Davenport, Gerry Davenport, Filmmaker, Grass Valley

Gerald Martin Davenport
Entertainment Résumé

Story Teller | Team Organizer

Editor • Writer • Director • Composer • Website Designer • Photographer • Programmer

  • geraldmdavenport@gmail.com
  • www.geralddavenport.com
  • 818.653.3881
  • Post Office Box 1983
    Grass Valley, California 95945

Introduction

Everyone tells a story everyday through their existence; I, as do a few others, take it to the next level by sharing these stories in written, visual or auditory form — that does not make me special - it makes me different; everyone is special in their own way.

As a STORY TELLER, I am concerned with the story — The story is key; the only thing that matters; without a story that is compelling and engaging, there is nothing but air and hollow words.

I tell, and retell, stories though every aspect of the creative journey; every detail and discipline effects the final product: Writing, Directing, Casting, Editing, Music, Photography, Attitude, and one's Mood — the best way to help tell the story is to have a cohesive, harmonious, and family team, which is not easy to do.

I am an active and avid creative person in many fields of media: Film | TV | Video | Web | Music.

The true joy and reason for doing and being is to move the audience's emotions: joy, happiness, pain, fear, anger, and awe so that they wake up and live — that is what a story teller's goals should be not the almighty dollar — though a few of those aren't bad for one's efforts and talents, just should not be the motivating factor.

humbly, Gerald Martin Davenport

Personal Profile

I love entertaining, I love being entertained; the story is the key to all breaths of life — no story, no life.

Gerald Martin Davenport | Entertainment Résumé

Visual Media

Multimedia Specialist: Design, Web, Video

Byers Enterprises

Specializing in LeafGuard Gutter Systems, Solatube Daylighting Systems, Solar by SunPower, Roofing, Water Harvesting, and Land Clearing & Wildfire Prevention in Grass Valley, Fairfield, Sacramento, and the Northern California.

November 3, 2014 - Current

• Video production; creating spots for social media and tv broadcasting.
• Coded by hand, Maintain, and Manage ThatsByers.com, Byers Solar - Grass Valley, and Byers Solatube web presence.
• Provide high touch presentations utilizing technical skills in various media.
• Design Artwork for business media, flyers, posters, pens, signs, and more.

Writer • Director • Picture & Audio Editor

Petite Chardonnay

August 2011 - October 2012

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, Effects Editor, and Artwork [posters, website, Electronic Press Kit, and the Behind-the-Scenes in Pictures Book].
Official Selection to the 2013 Davis Film Festival.
Worked with a very talented group for five months with a tiny budget we completed a 55 minute movie that was seen by 250 people at the Sierra Cinema’s in Grass Valley, California — there was not a dry eye in the house.
This project is a short rendition of the 2 hour Chardonnay that I am seeking funding.

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THE GOLdEN TREE

May 2009 - March 2011

with Double B Productions

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, Artwork [posters, DVD, Electronic Press Kit, and website].
Managed twenty-five actors and twenty crew members for twelve days in May - July 2010 at the North Star House Property, the South Fork of the American River at Coloma, and Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento.
Completed a 10 minute and a 42 minute version.
10-minute for accesssacramento.org and their film festival “2010 A Place Called Sacramento.”
The 42-minute premiered at the DEL ORO theater in Grass Valley on February 5, 2011.

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PAINT

October 2005 - March 2006

Additional responsibilities: Camera, Audio, and Artwork [posters, DVD, website].

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Director • Picture & Audio Editor

The National Exchange

July - October 2014

Written & Produced by Bruce Bradley & Robert Stuckey

Additional responsibilities: Additional Writing & Story, Screenplay, Production Manager, Effect and Compositing Editor, Poster Artwork, and website marketing
For NCTV's 'Foothill Films' event

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Oberon's Gold

June - October 2014

Written & Produced by Bruce Bradley

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, Effect and Compositing Editor, Poster Artwork, and website marketing
For NCTV's 'Foothill Films' event

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The Producer

May - October 2012

Written & Produced by Dänna Wilberg

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, Effect and Compositing Editor, and Poster Artwork
Worked with twenty-five people on an eight day production throughout Sacramento and Eldorado Hills, California.  Dealt with the difficulties and limited resources to give Dänna what she envisioned on screen.
For www.accesssacramento.org and their film festival “2012 A Place Called Sacramento”

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Picture & Audio Editor

TODAY

May - September 2015

Written, Directed, Director of Photography, and Produced by Brendan Brooks

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, Line Producer, First Assistant Director, Effect and Compositing Editor, and Poster Artwork
For NCTV's 'Foothill Films' event.

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THE CHOICE

April 2012

Written & Directed by Mark Hoffman

Won “Best use of Prop,” “Best Actress,” “Best Sound Design, ”and “Best Picture” awards at the 2012 LifeFest 5x5 Film Festival.

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If We Really Loved Each Other

March 30 - April 1, 2012

Directed by Vincent D. Miles

Additional responsibilities: Effects Editor and Composer.
A 48 hour film festival segment for the Sacramento International Film Festival.

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BUDDIES

June 2011 - October 2011

Written & Directed by Judith Plank

Additional responsibilities: Production Manager, First Assistant Director • Camera • Artwork [poster, dvd, website]
For www.accesssacramento.org and their film festival “2011 A Place Called Sacramento”

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AN IGNOBLE CAPER

April 2011

Directed by Vincent D. Miles

Additional responsibilities: Effects Editor and DVD
A 48 hour film festival segment for the Sacramento International Film Festival.

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Detective A

May - October 2009

Additional responsibilities: Effects Editor, Additional Composer, and DVD.
For www.accesssacramento.org and their film festival “A Place Called Sacramento.” 2009
Won “Best Technical Achievement” award.

Thursday NU Football Pre-Game Interview with Ernie Flores

August 25, 2016 - November 2016

Ernie Flores (Coach Flo), Running back coach for the Nevada Union Miners in Grass Valley, talks candidly with players after the Thursday walk through practice about the upcoming Friday Night game. Sponsored by Byers.

Additional camera:Mackenzie Rounsfull

HONORS AND AWARDS

• 2013 - “Petite Chardonnay” Official Selection of the Davis Film Festival.
• 2012 - “Western Area Video Excellence” (W.A.V.E.) award for “the WATERING hole.”
• 2012 - Editor for “The Choice” that won “Best Picture,” 5x5 Filmmakers' Challenge, LifeFest film festival.
• 2011 - “Producer’s Choice” award for “the WATERING hole” at “a Place Called Sacramento” film festival.
• 2009 - “Best Technical Achievement” award for “Detective A” at “a Place Called Sacramento” film festival.

Visual Media Key Skills

  • Storyteller
  • Avid
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Premier Pro
  • All Adobe Apps
  • Organized
  • Team Player
  • Fast & Efficient
  • Instructor
  • Detailed
  • Professional
  • Wordpress

Website Design and Maintenance for DS Welding & Fabrication

July 2015 - present

Davenport Website Designs

Found me through a referral from Arches Automotive.

Website Design and Maintenance for Arch’s Automotive Service & Smog

July 2013 - present

Davenport Website Designs

Began helping with newsletter and turned into designing and maintaining new website for Arch’s Automotive.

Website Design and Maintenance for Breckport Media Solutions

2013 - present

Breckport Media Solutions

HD Video | Kiosk | Responsive Web Design | Print services

Smith Vineyard & Winery

Wordpress site that they can maintain while I handle the backend.

July 2013 - present

Davenport Website Designs

Website Design and Maintenance for Sierra Custom Cutting

2008 - present

Davenport Website Designs

Manufacturing writing guides for those with low vision

Personal Website Design and Maintenance for Davenport Designs

That's Byers

LeafGuard Gutters | Solar | Roofing | Solatube (Designed back end code with a from scratch Wordpress theme).

Chardonnay Movie

A major endeavor into film making.

Aria Pictures

Independent Film and Video Production Company

Aria Davenport · Captain's Log

Adventures in the air with the Aviator, Aria Davenport

THE GOLdEN TREE Official Website

Historic Family Movie

THE GOLdEN TREEs Official Website

Historic Family Adventure TV Show

Gerald Davenport

My professional website and my interests, skills, and work details

DVD Memories

Your home movies and still photography editing onto DVD and Blu Ray

Davenportz

Family based information

Davenport Games

Our Video Game line up


Web Design Key Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JAVASCRIPT
  • PHP
  • SEO Marketing
  • jQuery
  • MySql
  • Responsive Design
  • Hand Coding - no WYSIWYG's

Education

Video Symphony

2005

Avid, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Photoshop Technical Certification Degree.

Editing, Story-telling, Effects, project management, broadcast ready, Digitizing, cut to tape, Media management, and project lead. Several projects aired or are on DVD.

California State University Chico

2004

Computer Science studies along with a minor in Media Arts.

Sierra College

2001 - 2003

Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts and General Studies.

Computer Science studies with a minor in Media Arts.