Christopher C. Odom: Resume

Contact Information

Mobile (407) 701-5830 Email chris@christopherodom.com

LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherodom

Demo http://christopherodom.com/Blog/category/demo-reels

Producer, Director, Writer

 

Hard-working, dynamic, articulate, goal-oriented, creative, visual storyteller. More than 15 years experience in leadership roles in the entertainment, media, web, education, and non-profit sectors. Experience building and leading diverse teams. Successful track record of financial management, exceeding quality expectations, and creating, implementing, and improving systems of operation. Expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts, managing long-term projects from concept to completion, and maximizing man hours and budget dollars.

 

Skills

 

Brainstorming, Color Correcting, Authoring, Encoding, Lighting, Composing, Non-Linear Editing, Planning, Post-Production, Pre-Production, Multimedia, Scoring, Scriptwriting, Storytelling, Videography, Webcasting, YouTube

 

Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS) After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere; Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, QuickTime; Avid Media Composer; Movie Magic Scheduling, Budgeting, Screenwriter; Final Draft; SmartSound SonicFire Pro

 

Accomplishments

 

  • Produced an award-winning direct to DVD feature film sequel for Odom-Booker Entertainment, securing a worldwide distribution deal with Canada’s largest movie distributor, Entertainment One (E1) by utilizing name talent, low-budget agreements and taking on greater responsibilities

 

  • Co-produced and shot an award-winning feature film for One Way or Another Productions by managing the production process to overcome the limitations of a small crew

 

  • Collaborated in a key role on feature films for Warning Films that found successful, profitable, worldwide distribution through Maverick Entertainment by shooting and directing scenes and writing scripts

 

  • As Vice-President of the Organization of Black Screenwriters (OBS), increased member participation through team leadership by serving as a Columnist and Editor-in-Chief of the organization’s newsletter

 

Work Experience

 

Big Trip To Japan, Davenport, FL, USA – 08/2017 – Present

Producer, Host, Writer, Editor

Produced, wrote, edited and hosted a weekly original series for the web about traveling in Japan. Led Google AdWords campaigns, edited episodes, shot footage, interviews and b-roll in the field in Japan or a-roll in the studio in front of green screen with a teleprompter.

 

  • Created an emerging original travel series for the web by taking advantage or an organic situation and utilizing current equipment and video production skills to deliver a quality original web series that gained over 10,000 views within the first 6 weeks launch

 

Aero-News Network, Jacksonville, FL, USA – 04/2016 – 10/2017

Producer, News Anchor, Editor

Produced, anchored and edited Airborne Unlimited, a daily, online, weekday aviation news broadcast. Edited episodes. Shot footage, interviews and b-roll in the field at airshows and national aviation events, exhibitions and conventions. Shot live streaming on-location shows.

 

  • Anchored and edited daily newscast episodes with brief time and training by relying upon and expanding preexisting skillsets to deliver a quality newscast with seamless transition from its predecessors

 

Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL, USA – 10/2011 – Present

Course Director

Taught screenwriting and film production. Created video lectures for film, television, animation, comics, and games to graduate level students using Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, Motion, Soundtrack Pro and SmartSound SonicFire Pro

 

  • Increased the average final quality of student work in the course 15% by implementing new lessons, producing video instructions and conducting live Citrix GoTo Training Workshops to enhance the student experience

 

  • Improved student clarity and fulfillment of academic expectations by incorporating video instructions, a tutorial to download deadlines into Apple MAC iCal, deadline reminders via text messaging, and weekly checklists to facilitate students ability to exceed expectations

 

  • Honored with multiple Full Sail University PROPS awards from students for exceptional performance as a Course Director

 

Odom-Booker Entertainment, Orlando, FL, USA – 06/2004 – 09/2011

Feature Film Producer, Director, Writer

Produced, directed, shot, wrote and edited narrative feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, promos, trailers and corporate video. Produced and web-ready and live-streaming event videos for conferences, workshops, seminars and classes. Utilized HD Cameras, DSLR video, Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS) Photoshop, Illustrator; Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, Motion, Soundtrack Pro; Movie Magic Scheduling, Budgeting, Screenwriter; and SmartSound SonicFire Pro

 

  • Produced an award-winning direct to DVD feature film, securing a worldwide distribution deal with Canada’s largest movie distributor, Entertainment One (E1), by hiring name talent for only one day, utilizing students and interns for low pay, and functioning personally in multiple crew positions to deliver the film after the budget was reduced by 75%

 

  • Produced a direct to DVD, feature film with worldwide distribution by offering actors and crew deferments, relying upon personal relationships to secure $20K in waived location fees, and functioning personally in multiple crew positions to overcome a lack of full financing

 

  • Co-produced and shot an award-winning feature film for One Way or Another Productions by managing the production process to overcome the limitations of a skeleton crew

 

  • Collaborated as a director and cinematographer on feature films for Warning Films that found successful, profitable, worldwide distribution through Maverick Entertainment by shooting and directing scenes, creating on-the-fly dialogue, and acting on-camera when necessary to complete scenes without scripts or enough talent on set

 

  • Produced projects 4 times faster than previously capable for Technology Marketing Toolkit which were utilized to retain the company’s existing client base by upgrading to a faster MAC and a Thunderbolt external drive system to edit and compress several hours of footage for web streaming in only 25% of the rendering time previously required

 

  • Produced marketing videos for BetaRecords.com that helped the company increase user counts and secure a major overseas contract by analyzing raw footage and editing it into distinct online promo videos to turn generic footage into stylized promos

 

  • Produced 17 episodes of web series, IPTV, new, original programming for Akimbo within just 2 weeks time by developing an ultra low budget skeleton crew production philosophy and shooting style to produce multiple new, IPTV, web shows in a short period of time

 

Independent Television Service (ITVS), San Francisco, CA, USA – 06/2006 – 09/2009

On-Air Promotions Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

Produced, wrote, directed, revised and edited audio and video on-air promotions, creative promo and trailer scripts and spots for the PBS nationally televised original series Independent Lens using Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS) Photoshop, Illustrator; Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, Motion, Soundtrack Pro; and SmartSound SonicFire Pro

 

  • Produced the rough cut of 10 feature documentary trailer spots within 7 days for the web and PBS national broadcast by minimizing the amount of time required to review and mark up a documentary to deliver the first cut of multiple trailers with limited time and resources

 

LiveVideo.com, West Hollywood, CA, USA – 11/2006 – 08/2007

Web Series Editor

Edited raw footage into webisodes from interviews, concerts, paparazzi video, sketch comedies, and scripted content, including projects using Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS) Photoshop, Illustrator; Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, Motion, Soundtrack Pro; Movie Magic Screenwriter; and SmartSound SonicFire Pro

 

  • Created webisodes with clear and cohesive storylines, plots, and purposes by reviewing the raw footage and creating storylines to convert footage shot without a script of interviews, paparazzi video, and reality style video into webisodes

 

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Los Angeles, CA, USA – 03/2006 – 10/2006

Feature Film Story Analyst

Wrote coverage reports for big-budget feature film scripts, independent of studio financing, assessing their quality and marketability for a commercial audience using Microsoft Office, Word

 

Ucla, School of Film, Theater & Television, Los Angeles, CA, USA 10/2003 – 07/2004

Administrative Specialist

Worked with the Head of Production and the Vice-Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.

  • Interacted, liaised, and resolved most issues on my own by familiarizing myself with the inner workings of the department to optimize the Head of Production’s time for bigger picture issues

 

Dan Gordon, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 06/2002 – 08/2003

Feature Film Writer’s Assistant

Participated in the development process for film and television projects.

 

  • Bolstered the company’s ability to be successfully paid to develop and write movie-of-the-week and feature film screenplays by performing extensive library and web research to compile information on historical subjects

 

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), Los Angeles, CA 01/2001 – 09/2001

Program Coordinator, Program Director

Structured and implemented an after-school Dramatic Arts Program

 

  • Established a profound life-changing experience with high participation from the students their families by functioning as the program director, overseeing the implementation of the curriculum, supervising the instructors, and liaising with the school principals to provide quality alternative arts education for disadvantaged inner city youths

 

Aquent, Los Angeles, CA, USA 11/1997 – 12/2000

Various Entertainment Contract Positions

Freelanced in accounting, consumer products, development, home video, human resources, information technology, marketing, new media, production, and public relations. Worked in a variety of industries with clients ranging from Twentieth Century Fox, Lieberman Research Worldwide, Capital Group, TBWA/Chiat/Day, and McGraw-Hill

 

  • Excelled as a high-demand contractor with numerous repeat requests from clients by quickly learning the standard operating procedures of each client, as well as all the names and roles of numerous departments’ key players to function as a full-time regular employee, while operating under a temporary contract

 

The Walt Disney Company, Network TV Production, Burbank, CA, USA 12/1996 – 09/1997

Senior Clerk, Staff Coordinator

Provided administrative support to the division Executive Vice-President and acted as the liaison for the Movies-of-the-Week production coordinators and the Network Television Department

 

  • Enhanced the department’s ability to function effectively without delays by assuming the responsibilities of a staff coordinator, while still fulfilling my responsibilities as a production assistant to resolve a department staff shortage

 

Education

 

University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Film, Television, and Digital Media

University of California, Los Angeles, Professional Certificate, Screenwriting

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Film and Video Production

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Some College Course Taken, Liberal Arts

 

Equipment

 

Camera

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark I 1080/60, 30, 24p, Canon 5D Mark II 1080/24p, GoPro HERO4 Silver 1080/240,120, 60, 30, 24p, Canon XF105 1080/60i, 30, 24p, Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB

 

Lenses

Rokinon 20mm T1.9 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF, Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens, Sigma 28-70mm F2.8-4 DG for Canon EF

 

Support

Ikan FLY-X3-Plus 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer, SteadyTracker Ultralite, HDSLR Rig w/ Follow Focus, Bogen-Manfrotto HDV 504 Fluid Head Tripod, (1) Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod, 6ft / 11ft CobraCrane Jib Arm, Cobra Crane Tracking Dolly with 15ft of Track, Onetakeonly iPad Teleprompter for 15mm Rigs

 

Lighting

(2) Tolifo 1520 Led Video Studio Light Panel CRI95+ Bi-Color 3200K-5600K Dimmable, (1) PBL Tungsten 1K Light, (1) Britek Tungsten 500W Light, (1) Britek 300W Light, (2) ILED Softbox Diffuser for 1024 1000 LED Video Panel Lights, Several colored and diffusion Gels, (1) ND 9 gelly roll, Green/White/Black Screens, LED Camera Light

 

Sound

Sennheiser ME66/K6 Shotgun Mic with Boom Pole, (1) Audio-Technica AT875R Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone, (2) Sennheiser Evolution G2 Wireless Lav Kits, (1) Sennheiser Evolution G2 Wireless Handheld Mic transmitter and receiver, Edirol R44 Portable Field Recorder