Media Production & Management

Extensive audio and video media production in studio and on location, video post-production specialist/educator, proven broadcaster, Tricaster 460 AE3 operator, nationally acknowledge technical trainer & consultant, life long music composer, published technical & creative writer.

• TV broadcast show and commercial productions
• Promotional, industrial, corporate, concert productions
• Train all levels of production, post-production, motion graphics, audio processing
• Music composition and audio engineering
• Unique camera riggings and shooting techniques for special applications
Personal Achievements
  • Production Manager for the Louisiana Film Channel and its “Wednesday Night Movies” weekly TV show.
  • Production Manager and voice for WFLT television in Baton Rouge, helped implement and manage their “30 On 3rd” studio in downtown Baton Rouge.
  • FAA Licensed sUAS Pilot
  • Produced “Let’s Talk About Dogs” TV show and “Property Problems” TV pilot.
  • Produce video pieces for the Baton Rouge Police Department K9 Division.
  • Co-founder of Exceptional K9s dog trainers.
  • President of Balser Properties, LLS
  • Apple Certified Master Trainer since 2005.
  • Lead LSU’s Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp
  • Owner of Balser Properties, LLC.
  • Founded and ran LA Cajun Cutters FCP Users Group from 2005 to 2014.
  • Held offices of editor, vice-president and then president of the LA Association of Video Professionals from 2002 to 2004.
  • Red Cross Volunteer of The Year for video production 2001.
  • Studied Educational Psychology at Loyola University NOLA.
  • Composed first complete musical piece in 1967.
  • Shot & edited first film on silent 8mm in 1975.
Writing Experience
  • Ran the web site with written product reviews, post-production tutorials, and industry focused blog posts.
  • Currently writing voice over copy for broadcast spots, narrative scripts and ad copy, as well as basic Tricaster 460 AE3 operation, and writing technical training material.
  • Written tutorials, product reviews, and video training courses for for 4 years.
  • Has been writing for industry publications over 15 years such as AskVideo, Edit Well, EventDV, VideoMaker, WEVA International, and others.
  • Published the “Final Cut Studio Technical Tips” eBook, and Final Cut Weekly Tips for Final Cut Studio version 3 applications.
IT Career (retired)
  • Pursued media production as a side job, focusing on IT as my main income until retiring and committing to media production full time.
  • Worked for NCR, BASS Software, Wyndham Resorts, US Computers, Whole Foods Markets, and others.
  • Retired in 1999 as IT integration engineer and manager for 25+ years specializing in Macintosh, Windows, and SCO UNIX (ACE certified) enterprise level systems in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Presently only consulting for Macintosh based media production systems.
  • Kristen Samuelson - Formal voice training 2009-2015
  • Veleka Gray - Formal acting training 2009
  • Apple T3 Training - Trained and certified to teach Apple Authorized Training in all of their professional media applications. 2005 - 2017
  • LSU, Baton Rouge, LA - Project Management Certificate Program, Certification, 2000
  • CAIS Internet, Dallas, TX - CAIS Installation Manager, wired/wireless LAN, Certification 1999
  • Global Knowledge Network, New Orleans, LA - Cisco ICRC, Training, 1999
  • Tulane Micro Center, New Orleans, LA - SCO UNIX A.C.E., Certification, 1990
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA - Educational Psychology, 1988
Productions & Clients
  • WLFT-TV VP Production
  • Baton Rouge Police Dept K9 Division
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Louisiana State University
  • New Orleans Video Access Center
  • Shell-Giesmar Plant
  • Phyxware
  • Coremelt
  • macProVideo
  • OnSite Software
  • WLFT’s Live Fly live drone race broadcast
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Horticultural Marketing & Printing
  • Buns & McDonnell Engineering
  • ArtBeats
  • Louisiana FastStart
  • Flood Streets
  • 48 Hour Film Project
  • Let’s Talk About Dogs
  • Colorado Xtreme
  • Louisiana Indian Proclamation
  • Louisiana Film Channel

And more…

Training & Consulting Clients
  • US Homeland Security
  • US Central Command Tampa FL
  • Univision
  • Fox News
  • CNN
  • Discovery Channel
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Louisiana FastStart (LED)
  • Future Media Concepts
  • ACIS Educational Tours
  • Crywolf Training
  • TechOne
  • Orchard Solutions
  • Ledet & Associates
  • Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
  • University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
  • Delgado College New Orleans
  • Johnson County College Overland Park KS
  • Southern Methodist University Dallas
  • CMA/ACP National College Media Convention
  • New Orleand Video Access Center
  • macProVideo
  • LearnQuest
  • Hillcrest Covenant Ministries

And more…

Professional Certifications
  • Apple Certified Trainer, Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Certified Trainer, Motion 5
  • Apple Certified Trainer, Logic Pro X
  • Apple Certified Master Trainer, Final Cut Studio
  • Apple Certified Trainer, Final Cut Server
  • Apple Certified Pro User, Compressor
  • Apple Certified Trainer, Aperture
  • Apple Certified Support Professional
  • Certified Computer Forensic Specialist
  • LSU Project Management Certificate Program
  • CAIS Internet, Certified Installation Designer & Manager – Wired & Wireless LAN
  • SCO UNIX Advanced Certified Engineer
  • A+ Certified Service Technician

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