Skip Sams – Multimedia Producer, Composer, Performer

Lawrence Paul “Skip” SamsSkip Alone cover
skip@skipsams.com
www.skipsams.com
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Multimedia Producer, Composer, Director, Audio Engineer
Employer: Skip Sams Productions, 1999-Present

  1. Manage audio and video/film productions through preproduction, post to delivery
  2. Prepares and adheres to production budgets
  3. Prepare and negotiate contracts with musicians, actors, engineers, and other talent
  4. Set up and operate audio equipment, edit tracks and mix final digital files
  5. Written and edited over 100 scripts for video/film and radio content
  6. Direct talent and artists, i.e. musicians, voice over, actor, etc.
  7. Conducted over 50 interviews for on-camera documentaries and/or radio/podcasts
  8. Create sound design and compose and/or place high quality music for film/video
  9. Oversee video graphics and animation
  10. Edit video in Final Cut Pro and sound in Pro Tools
  11. Write, design and execute all print materials: CD covers, postcard, t-shirts, etc.
  12. Oversee design and maintain 3 websites
  13. Handle all financial matters: A/P, A/R, deposits, coordinate tax filings with CPA

Public Speaker, Facilitator, Coach, Radio Host 2012 – Present
Employer: Institute for Human Authenticity

  1. Develop, produce and facilitate interactive experiential workshops/presentations that are educational and inspirational
  2. Co-create success plans with clients and routinely assess progress
  3. Write, design and execute all marketing materials and advertising campaigns for retreats, workshops and performances
  4. Oversee design and maintain WordPress website
  5. Podcast Host and Producer 
    – Write and produce one hour programs to educate, entertain and inspire
    – Invite and interview authors, singer/songwriters, other guests
    – Edit live shows in Pro Tools for library so segments may be repurposed

Co-founder, Artistic Director, 11/2011 –  02/2013
Employer: A+ Children’s Academy Community School, Columbus, OH

  1. Oversaw all marketing materials for the school: design and print, web site content, radio ads, and award winning promotional film
  2. Wrote and edited scripts, filmed, edited four promotional films in one year.
  3. Produced annual community music festival and seasonal programs.
  4. Created and adhered to program and production budgets.
  5. Prepared and negotiated contracts for guest artists, master classes and festivals.
  6. Established and maintained relationships with non-profit performing arts organizations such as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Ohio Arts Council
  7. Secured financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  8. Planned and delegated assignments for event volunteers
  9. Wrote academic proposal for the Ohio Dept. of Ed in collaboration with co-founders.
  10. Formulated mission, vision, and developed long and short term strategies for growth.

Radio News Announcer  09/2011 08/2012
Employer: VoiceCorps, Columbus, OH

  1. Produced and delivered one hour newscasts for visually impaired listeners.
  2. Evaluated worthiness of news stories.
  3. Edited stories for radio delivery with attention to accuracy, fairness, balance, professional delivery and entertainment value.

Broadcast Radio Producer and Host  03/2009 01/2011
Employer: WVUM 90.5 FM, Miami, FL

  1. Hosted and produced the daily classical music program
  2. Delivered newscasts; announced radio playlist of musical selections; advised of weather conditions; delivered sport scores and upcoming game information.
  3. Scheduled and interviewed musical personalities.
  4. Interacted with audience through social media during live programs.
  5. Wrote, recorded and/or edited news copy, introductions, bumpers, public service announcements, commercials, station ID’s, etc.
  6. Participated in promotional events.

Production Associate/Bookkeeper
Employer: DSI Productions, Los Angeles, CA

  1. Oversaw production payroll and invoice processing.
  2. Reconciled bank statements, petty cash and production receipts.
  3. Maintained financial information and reports in Quickbooks.
  4. Worked with vendors to ensure all invoices were processed and paid.

Office Production Assistant
Employer: Kushner & Loche, Barbara DeAngelis Show (CBS)

  1. Answered phones and kept thorough log of messages.
  2. Photocopied, assembled and delivered scripts and daily notes.
  3. Regularly took food orders and handled pickup and/or deliveries.
  4. Managed petty cash bank and reconciled as necessary to replenish.

Production Assistant
Employer: KingWorld Productions, Los Angeles, CA

  1. Facilitated communications between departments working together for a project.
  2. Wrangled backgrounds and talents.
  3. Distributed radios and other equipment needed on the set.
  4. Answered phones and kept thorough log of messages.
  5. Regularly took food orders and handled pickup and/or deliveries.
  6. Maintained a personal petty cash bank and reconciled as necessary.

EDUCATION:

2010 M.M. Media Writing & Production, University of Miami
1996 B. A. Music, University of La Verne, CA
1991 Composing & Arranging, Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles CA
1986 General Musicianship, Voice, Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Vocal Training, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
2013   American Tap Dance Foundation, New York, NY

CERTIFICATIONS:

2016  Professional Executive Coaching, University of Miami, FL

FILM & VIDEO AWARDS:

  • No Shame – Rise Up To HIV
    2015 W3 Award for Online Video Production in the  Advocacy category
  • I Have A Voice
    2013 EmPower Award nomination for Best Music Video
  • A+ Children’s Academy
    2012 Davey Award for achievement in production of online marketing film/video
  • Lustful Dreams
    2009 Scares and Scores Music Festival, Best Film Score

FESTIVAL FILM & TELEVISION MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS:

MUSICAL RECORDINGS:

RETREAT FACILITATORS:
2014 Chicago Roundup, Chicago IL, Presentor
2014 Courage to Change Retreat, Chicago, IL – Facilitator
2013 Unity LGBT Spiritual Retreat, Unity Village, MO – Host & Presenter
2012 12 Steps Further Retreat, Hollywood, FL – Facilitator
2012 Renewal In The Desert, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 Unity LGBT Spiritual Retreat, Unity Village, MO – Host & Guided Meditations

VOCAL PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
Harmony Project, Columbus Ohio
Unity On The Bay Choir Tenor and Soloist
Society Sound, Jazz Band Director and Vocalist
Chamber Singers, University of La Verne 1994 -96
Oratorio Chorus, La Verne, CA 1994-95
Continental Singers & Orchestra – England, Belgium, Holland, US tour 1984

ACTOR HIGHLIGHTS:
Urinetown, Senator Fipp, Parkland College
Evita, Che Rivera, Canterbury Summer Theater
AWAKE! a Subliminal Opera, Paul, University of La Verne
Twelfth Night, Valentine, University of La Verne

VOCAL PERFOMANCE VENUES (Highlights)

Retreat Facilitator/Presenter
2014 Chicago Roundup, Chicago IL, Presentor
2014 Courage to Change Retreat, Chicago, IL – Facilitator
2013 Unity LGBT Spiritual Retreat, Unity Village, MO – Host & Presenter
2012 12 Steps Further Retreat, Hollywood, FL – Facilitator
2012 Renewal In The Desert, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 Unity LGBT Spiritual Retreat, Unity Village, MO – Host & Guided Meditations

Vocal Performance Highlights
Harmony Project, Columbus Ohio
Unity On The Bay Choir Tenor and Soloist
Society Sound, Jazz Band Director and Vocalist
Chamber Singers, University of La Verne 1994 -96
Oratorio Chorus, La Verne, CA 1994-95
Continental Singers & Orchestra – England, Belgium, Holland, US tour 1984

Acting Highlights
Urinetown, Senator Fipp, Parkland College
Evita, Che Rivera, Canterbury Summer Theater
AWAKE! a Subliminal Opera, Paul, University of La Verne
Twelfth Night, Valentine, University of La Verne

Vocal Performance Venues (Highlights)
A+ Music & Arts Festival, Columbus, OH
Alibi East, Pamona, CA
Chicago Roundup, LGBT Center on Halsted
Church of the Atonement, Chicago
The Club at Symphony Center, Chicago
Columbus Center for Spiritual Living
Dandy’s Piano Bar, Chicago, IL
The Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach
EmPower Music & Arts Festival, Orlando FL
The Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Gentry’s Chicago
Gospel In The Park, Hollywood FL
Great Southern Hotel, Columbus, OH
Hope in The Desert, Pheonix, AZ
Miami Beach Community Church
Miami Music Festival
Morgan Auditorium, La Verne, CA
The Ohio State Fair – WCVO Pavilion
Pauly Pavillion, Los Angeles, CA
Sage Theater, New York, NY
Six Flags America, Los Angeles, CA
South Columbus Music Festival
Spirit Space, Saugatuck, MI
Unity East Church, Pickerington, OH
Unity of Columbus
Unity of Chicago
Unity of Ft. Lauderdale
Unity on the Bay, Miami
Unity Village, Kansas City, MO

THEATRICAL DIRCTOR/TECH DIRECTOR:
AWAKE! a Subliminal Opera, Music Director, University of La Verne
A Haunted House, Sound Design, University of La Verne
Nathan Hamilton, Sound Design, University of La Verne
No Home For Christmas, Director, Eastland Children’s Theater, Columbus, OH
“I” Trouble, Director, Music Director, Eastland Children’s Theater, Columbus, OH

RADIO APPEARANCES:
Bold w/ LaGrande Green
The Dr. Brenda Wade Show
Let’s Get Naked w/ Heidi Alfrey
Vibrant Living w/ Carla McClellan
WCVO Gospelship
WGN 720AM, Mike McConnell
WRFD Inside the Scriptures

TELEVISION PERFORMANCES:
WCMH Bicentennial Smalltalk
WCMH Channel 4 Noon News
WFLD Fox32 News in The Morning

PRESS FEATURES:
Unity Magazine September 2012
The Columbus Dispatch, This Week
The German Village Gazette
Gay Chicago
Campus Times, La Verne, CA

Special Skills: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Microsoft Office Suite, Avid Pro Tools, Logic, Sibelius, Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Audition, Illustrator, Final Cut, Garage Band, Tap Dancing, Singing, Customer Service, Cash Register, WiFi, Self-Motivated, Self-Directed, Excellent Listener

RADIO PRODUCTION SAMPLES:
Audio Producer, editor, writer, voice talent 

Air check (3:00 minutes) https://soundcloud.com/skipsams/skip-sams-radio-host
Advertisement (:60 seconds) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9aXXV22Q4w