Justin Oliver
, United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: 434 770-9848
Brief Summary

I’m a Artist in a variety of mediums, such as digital video production , flash animation, graphic design, web design, digital and film photography. I consider myself a very creative and open minded individual and try to enjoy life to the fullest every day.
I work as a freelance Visual Artist for production companies, creative firms, individual clients, etc. I use my creativity to help tell a story with my crafts, while learning and growing in my field.
Specialties I have extensive previous experience with photography and videography of various types such as weddings, sports, documentaries, etc.
Professional Experience
Justin Oliver
Summer Discovery Institute Instructor at Virginia Community College System
justinoliver77@gmail.com


Experience

Summer Discovery Institute Instructor at Virginia Community College System
June 2011 - Present (2 months)
Instructed a class entitled "Lights, Camera, Action." The class encompassed basic DSLR camera skills, video production, and basic editing skills using various software programs. Students worked in groups as well as individually to edit and produce quality videos and photographs.

Director of Media at Glass Dynamics Inc.
August 2010 - Present (1 year)
Designing company’s logo, website, and commercial media. Creating dynamic product catalogues for print. Designing sample boxes to be shipped out with company’s product. Taking product photos in studio and in field, then touching up in photoshop and uploading to web page. Managing the company’s website which included all forms of media.

Producer/Editor/Videographer,Team Rider at Freebord Mfg
August 2008 - Present (3 years)
Oversaw Freebord Mfg.'s East coast Represent tour, in which I planned and operated a skate tour spanning from Virginia to Connecticut . I planned and managed all East coast tour stops, as well as managing the entire video production process. The process included filming, editing, and uploading finished media to the company*s web blog. These videos were essential to the company*s marketing strategy and received worldwide attention. Other responsibilities included: assembling viral videos for distribution on major web syndicates, providing mobile non-linear video editing, image manipulation and color correction of all assigned productions. Work


Youth Development Specialist at Boys & Girls Club of New River Valley
August 2007 - January 2009 (1 year 6 months)
Responsibilities included: Supervised after school program and summer camp programs. Implemented youth development programs to middle school children, also worked very closely with special needs children.

Editor/Videographer at NRV Sportsline
August 2007 - February 2008 (7 months)
Responsibilities included: receiving a clients brief, and sometimes an outline of their desired commercial, writing scripts for businesses commercials, assembling all raw footage, digitally cutting the files in order to determine the sequence of a film and determining what parts are usable, creating a 'rough cut' of the program/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages and re-ordering and tweaking the content in order to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the video.; and edited a series of *Player of the Week* videos for the local area high schools, in which the final piece was published on the company*s website

NRVSportsline.com. Other responsibilities included attending the 2006 Chik-Fil-A Bowl; through sideline and press box passes and creating a highlight video of the event.
Video Editor at BTW 21
January 2005 - August 2005 (8 months)
Responsibilities included: receiving a clients brief, and sometimes an outline of their desired commercial, writing scripts for businesses commercials, assembling all raw footage, digitally cutting the files in order to determine the sequence of a film and determining what parts are usable, creating a 'rough cut' of the program/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages and re-ordering and tweaking the content in order to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the video. Technical Competencies: Adobe Creative Suite 2.0: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, PhotoShop CS4, Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, Version Cue CS2, Adobe Bridge; Auto Desk Maya 8; Microsoft Office Professional; Adobe Macromedia studio 8; Final Cut Pro 6; DVD Studio Pro 4; Soundtrack Pro; Motion; Avid Express Pro; Pro Tools; Mac & PC platforms, DVD Studio Architect, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe After Effects CS 3, Adobe Audtion, Macromedia Director 2004, etc.
Skills
Photoshop Video Production Videography Architectural Photography Digital Photography Video Editing Illustrator
(Advanced, 8 years experience) (Advanced, 12 years experience) (Advanced, 8 years experience) (Advanced, 2 years experience) (Advanced, 5 years experience) (Advanced, 12 years experience) (Intermediate, 5 years experience)
Flash Dreamweaver Adobe Premiere Pro Final Cut Studio Adobe After Effects
Education
Radford University
BS Minor Art, Media Studies, 2005 - 2010 Activities and Societies: Snowboard Club
2 recommendations available upon request
Honors and Awards
(Intermediate, 2 years experience) (Intermediate, 5 years experience) (Advanced, 7 years experience) (Advanced, 4 years experience) (Intermediate, 5 years experience)
Highlander Film Festival Documentary Winner 2010
Interests
Photography, Music, Movies, Light, Gadgets, RC Helicopters, Exercising, Boating, Snowboarding, Biking, and just being outdoors.


Justin Oliver
Summer Discovery Institute Instructor at Virginia Community College System
justinoliver77@gmail.com

2 people have recommended Justin

"When Justin got to my video editing class he was already well-prepared, having run his own video business. He has a keen eye for detail and knows how to tell stories visually. Justin is both technically skilled and creatively adventurous in his work. His documentary on mountain top removal is still one I use as an example for other students to strive for. I have always found Justin both talented and dependable."
— Matthew Turner, Assistant Professor, Radford University, taught Justin at Radford University

"Excellent quality video, great editing, creative and also reliable -- Those are just some of the words
I'd use to describe Justin Oliver's award-winning work. Top one percent of students I have met."
— Bill Kovarik, Professor, Radford University, taught Justin at Radford University

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