Michael J McAllister

Outgoing and detail-oriented professional who’s quick to adapt to new skills and take on new challenges. Positive attitude with a strong work ethic that enjoys leading collaborative and team-oriented projects that create a vision through digital media.

Corporate Data Entry Associate with five years of experience and Video Editor with seven years of experience. Freelance video production with crew and technical experience in many key supportive roles.

Education:
La Roche University; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, Film / Digital Media & Communications (2007-2011)

Skills

Video Editing – Advanced

Ten years of experience with Final Cut Pro (versions 5 through X), 

intuitive and quick to adapt to other platforms. 

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Premiere and After Effects)

Video Production -  Advanced

Experienced as a Videographer, adept as a Production Assistant and Director,

experienced as a Grip, 2nd Assistant Director, and Dolly Operator. 

Quick and eager to learn new skills. 

Motion Graphics -- Experienced

Took courses in Flash Animation and Adobe After Effects animation and motion graphics. Created flash-based short films, and motion graphics

for documentary-style videos. Also created ID bumps for the entertainment website, OneOfUs.Net.

Miscellaneous and Software

  Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Flash, After Effects)

  Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)  

  Proficient with Apple computers, adept with Windows PC

  Digital Video/Film Production (Final Cut Pro, versions 5 through X) 

  Average typing speed of 75WPM. 

  Extensive experience in social media.

  

Video/Film-Related Experience

Worked as a videographer for two years (seasonally) for a video production company based in Arlington, Texas. This entailed filming

dance contests and recitals as well as graduation ceremonies.

I left the position to pursue new opportunities in Austin. 

Have acted freelance in various positions for directors Sean McCoy, 

Willow Group, Sam Gustafson, Morley Brenenstuhl, Josh Gripman, and Aaron Norcom. These positions have included cinematography, lighting, production

assistant, 2nd Second Assistant Director, and 2nd Assistant Camera. 

From 2016 forward, I have been working freelance and on a voluntary basis

for the Austin-based entertainment website OneOfUs.Net.

Duties have included videography, directing, editing, and motion graphics

animation. In 2020, I taught myself character animation on After Effects

and produced some short films. One of them, Mercer County, You're On The Air, has appeared in various film festivals and won three awards.