Bruce Leibowitz - Newscast Director

Bruce Leibowitz
Newscast Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Newscast Director
  • Studio production
  • Social media content management
  • Digital photography & image editing
  • Graphics and web design
  • Extensive computer software experience
  • Excellent organizational & administrative skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WJTV Jackson, Mississippi

Ignite Director
      • Direct morning & evening newscasts using Grass Valley Ignite automated production system. Create and code timeline events into rundown and setup control room peripheral equipment.
      • Coordinate and monitor all technical elements and resources to ensure a high quality broadcast.
      • Edit daily episodic promos using Adobe Premiere for ingest into master control server.

 

WIAT Birmingham, Alabama

Ignite Director
      • Directed newscasts using Grass Valley Ignite automated production system.  Responsible for creating and coding timeline events into rundown and setup of control room peripheral equipment.
      • Responsible for setup and operation of all studio equipment including lights, microphones, robotic cameras, and teleprompter for newscasts.
      • Edited daily episodic promos using Adobe Premiere for ingest into master control server.

 

WLUK Green Bay, Wisconsin

Technical Director/Assistant Ignite Director
      • Operated production switcher as Technical Director for newscasts, coordinating all technical elements needed for the show.  Also responsible for creating all pre-produced elements and effects.
      • Directed newscasts and cut-ins using Grass Valley Ignite automated production system.
      • Handled ingesting of commercials and promos into master control system and non-linear editing of pre-produced elements for newscasts.
      • Sample video – Ignite Newscast Director:

 

WHNT Huntsville, Alabama

Newscast Director
      • Directed and switched evening and weekend newscasts. Responsible for all technical elements of the show, including camera shots and graphics.
      • Trained production staff and demonstrated proper use of studio equipment to improve on-air quality.
      • Worked closely with news department, anchors, and engineering staff to present the highest rated newscasts in the market for three years.
      • Sample video – Newscast Director:

 

WLOX Biloxi, Mississippi

Newscast Director
      • Directed and switched weekday morning newscasts.  Responsible for all technical elements of the show, including graphics and effects using Ampex video switcher.
      • Operated all studio equipment including and stage directed weekday and weekend newscasts.  Also trained new production staff on the correct use of studio equipment.
      • Worked closely with both news and production departments during times of minimal staffing to execute a quality on-air product.
      • Sample video – Newscast Director (first block plus interview segment):

 

WTXL Tallahassee, Florida

Newscast Director
      • Directed and switched weekend and evening newscasts using Grass Valley 1600 video switcher.  Maintained effective communication with producers and talent during breaking news situations.
      • Created graphics for use in newscast using Chyron Max character generator.  Also operated studio cameras and audio console for live and taped productions.
      • Coordinated all pre-production for newscasts including editing opens, teases, and promos.
      • Sample video – Newscast Director (program audio):

 

MediaOne Cable Channel 19 Pompano Beach, Florida

Producer/Director
  • Produced and directed award winning local origination and public access cable programs and community relations videos. Responsible for all aspects of production.
  • Directed multi camera remote telecasts of local sports events and live special interest programming including high school football, professional tennis, and holiday parades. Coordinated all technical elements and logistical issues.
  • Sample video – Producer/Director/Editor, High School Football:

 

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication – Wayne State University, Detroit MI

 

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Coordinated production and technical efforts during continuous severe weather coverage. Directed and coordinated production elements and master control during unscripted coverage of live events during dangerous weather conditions. Result: Station consistently achieved highest ratings in the market for breaking news and severe weather coverage.

 

  • Supervised and trained Production Assistants. Demonstrated and instructed proper procedures and use of production equipment. Result: Created a professional and consistent on-air quality.

 

  • Successfully developed an award winning cable television program. Videotaped, edited, wrote, and produced an outdoors program. Result: Increased viewing audience of local cable channel.

 

  • Produced and directed telecasts of high school football games. Coordinated and directed production and technical aspects of multi-camera remotes from start to finish. Result: Became most popular program on cable TV Company’s local channel for two consecutive seasons.

 

  • Transformed a hobby into revenue generating photography business. Created, displayed, and marketed over 6,000 photos of aviation related events for commercial and private use. Result: Doubled annual revenue and received national exposure on certain photos.
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