Friday, October 24, 2014

Ralph Pitre

Producer / Lighting Cameraman / Editor / 914 557 0870


Currently living in The East Bay on staff with NASDAQ in San Francisco as Multimedia Project Manager...Producing and managing all aspects of multimedia production and post-production, webcast production and technical event management, involving camera, lighting, staging, sound, streaming, presentation services and software, projection, rigging, for Nasdaq's Corporate Solutions clients.

Prior to Nasdaq I was with Thomson/Reuters in New York as a Technical Director, directing, recording and transmitting the production of live & prerecorded news coverage of global economic events, presented on Thomson Reuters web based platform, Insider as well as ReutersTV. Contracted with Talkpoint as a Field Streaming Producer & Production Manager handling a variety of audio & video webcasts and production coordination.

Before Thomson/Reuters & Talkpoint, I spent over a decade contracted as Director of Photography for three facilities in NYC designing, producing and shooting live action and table top for broadcast, cable, webcast & corporate documentaries, specials, news and commercials. I was also Director of Photography, Producer & Editor for Moe Greene, a subsidiary of The Creative Group, developing specials & series content created in the development of FangoriaTV, a startup cable television horror channel & content provider. In addition, I was Director of Photography on various live action projects for Broadcast, DVD and the Internet, which included a Professional Boxing pilot for boxing promoter Main Event Boxing, a PBS documentary on the life of jazz photographer Bill Gottlieb, and small market documentaries for St. Johns University & Showtime.

There I Go Again...
Yeah, you're going to look at the details, I want you to invite me over for a chat. I've been at this a long time and that's because I push myself to learn more and ride that wave cause I'm not done. I see myself forever digging deep, you might say I'm an anthropologist of the human psyche... a student of the arts & sciences... always looking forward to learn the newest and the latest, applying it to all that I already know and realizing there's always a new more efficient way to get the project done... always more and different ways to entertain and tell a tale... I'm a shooter @heart, I see the world through a virtual lens... I've been writing since I was a kid, dabble in guitar and midi music production... 
I love film, music, writing, reading, sci-fi and gaming... I love getting my hands on the latest software like, Blender 3D, AFX, Photoshop, Lightroom, Motion, Avid, Final Cut... Love the cloud... I have a lot of my work on You Tube ( ) and on my I love sci in-progress website ( so go check it out.... 

The Resume

Multimedia Producer @ NASDAQ
Responsible for West Coast Special Webcast & Multimedia Events, Video Production, Post Production and Technical Production Management... Producing and managing all aspects of multimedia production and post-production, webcast production and technical event management, including camera, lighting, staging, sound, streaming, presentation services and software, projection, rigging, for Nasdaq's Corporate Solutions clients.

Camera, Producer, Editor @ RPitre
Shooting, producing & editing a variety of live action commercial & corporate projects for Broadcast, Webcast, DVD & the Internet. / Consulting, Planning and Producing Webcast events for major corporations& media groups. / Photoshop & After Effects photo-animation & graphic design for broadcast & corporate clients.

Technical Director/Media Manager/Lighting Cameraman @ Thomson Reuters
Directing pre-production and production elements for live & prerecorded financial news segments on Thomson Reuters proprietary streaming financial platform and website. / Along with a small team of technical directors, extensive expertise is applied in all areas of Tele Production IT technologies, broadcast engineering, studio and field production, post-production and asset management, providing hands-on operational support to ensure that the operation centre runs smoothly. / Execution of multiple video production tasks, including camera operation, lighting, floor directing, control room operation, and field production, fiber optic lines and feeds, vision mixing, and graphics production with specific knowledge of the following equipment: Grass Valley Kayak Switcher, Slate Broadcast Pix Production System, Evertz EQX Router, Mackie Audio Mixer, RTS/Telos Intercom System Manage ISP network and switches. Working knowledge of Server based production, editing and playout systems, computer based graphics production systems, automation systems and MOS based newsroom systems. Broad background in WAN and LAN networking , TCP/IP, DNS, Cisco routers, Network architecture and topologies Solid working knowledge of Internet security and firewalls, Intranet and server environments, wireless technologies. / Implementation of Change Management process according to global corporate best practices.

Webcast & Video Production Field Producer @ TalkPoint
Producing and managing all aspects of multimedia production, post-production and webcast production including camera, lighting, staging, sound, streaming, presentation services.

Live Action & Animated Visual Effects Design, Director of Photography @ NVI, Broadway Video & The Creative Group
Leading provider of 2D/3D aerial motion control and table top visual effects design & photo-animation for documentary, news, commercial and corporate clients such as VH1, MTV, CNN, CBS, ABC, A&E, Lifetime, American Experience, American Masters, Nova, Frontline, Scientific American, Ken Burns, Showtime & Jonathan Demme. / Director of Photography shooting Station ID’s, & live action projects for commercial and corporate clients such as Showtime, AMC, IFC & Sundance. / Major Projects: A Great Day In Harlem, Behind The Music, VH1 Legends, Year of The Horse, Deep Sea Detectives, Page to Screen. Shooting, producing & editing a variety of live action broadcast & industrial multimedia projects for FangoriaTV & Moe Greene; Main Event Boxing pilot, St Johns University biography series, Showtime content, a major documentary on jazz photographer Bill Gottlieb and technical director on a major nationally distributed pharmaceutical documentary.

Art & Design High School,
School of Visual Arts / BFA, Film Production

Lighting Design for film & video live action and table top
Studio & Field Video/Film/Webcast Production Management
Adobe Creative Suite
Sony, Panasonic, Arriflex, Canon
Linear & non-linear editing workstations
Sony Linear, Avid, FCP
Media Management
Image Editing & 3D
Website Creation
Facility Management
iNews, Scheduall, MS Office / OpenOffice