Gerald Martin Davenport | Editor | Grass Valley

Gerald Martin Davenport

Professional Experience

Manager • Media Specialist • Organizer • Shipping • Web Designer

OBJECTIVE

To entertain the world with my skills and talents.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Extensive business management and customer relationship skills
• Proficient computer skills using Windows, Mac, Unix, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe, and various programs and applications
• Decisive problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to analyze business problems and generate creative solutions
• Superior ability to work independently and lead others to success
• Self-motivated, driven, tasked oriented and excellent organizational skills
• Skilled team builder and leadership abilities
• Hard worker, dependable, reliable and flexible
• Effective Project manager and team leader

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Specialist: Design, Web, Video

Byers Enterprises

Specializing in LeafGuard Gutter Systems, Solatube Daylighting Systems, Solar with SunPower panels, Roofing, Water Harvesting, and Land Clearing & Wildfire Prevention. Serving Northern California since 1987.

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.

Independent Media Specialist

Self Employed

1995 - Current

• Specializing in video production, as well as web and graphic design and publication.
• Develop and design websites and video marketing media for businesses and trade organizations.
• DVD stylist for clients' movies and slide show productions (creative direction, editing, music coordination).
• Provide high touch presentations utilizing technical skills in various media.
• Successfully managed corporate, non-profit, commercial and personal client's web sites.
• Award-winning writer, director and editor of short and feature-length films.
• Managed teams and productions crews up to 150 staff.
• Responsible for organizing and scheduling events, productions days and rehearsals.
• Instructor for web design courses.
• Responsible for project management and media management to completion.

Franza Enterprises

Field Technician

March 2007 - May 2008

• Performed field operations for asphalt solutions and needs.
• Prepared bid packages and proposals for clients consideration.
• Managed and directed the seal coating crew.
• Provided office and computer data support.
• Excellent customer relationship skill and team support.

Additional Knowledge & Experience

Shipping - Receiving - Warehouse - Grocery - Customer Service

Since 1984

• Operated forklift to offload and load trucks for delivery or shipment.
• Maintained product warehouse through inventory and inspections.
• Package handler and packing product
• Operated the shipping console to label packages.
• Receiving manager.
• 14 years of grocery stocking and checking.
• Cordial and helpful customer service.

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

2003 - 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.

SKILLS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

• Computer System IT and Troubleshooter
• 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.
• 2009 - 2012 President of the local Mac User Group [SMMUG].

Key Skills

  • Self-Disciplined
  • Management
  • Organized
  • Detailed
  • Cordial
  • Creative
  • Team Player
  • Fast & Efficient
  • Instructor
  • Computer Savvy
  • Professional
  • Committed

Website Design and Maintenance for DS Welding & Fabrication

July 2015 - present

Found me through a referral from Arches Automotive.

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

July 2013 - present

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 - 2017

HD Video | Kiosk | Responsive Web Design | Print services

Website Design and Maintenance for Sierra Custom Cutting

2008 - present

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