Nick Ross

video. audio. design. live production.

About Nick

With a passion for creativity, Nick Ross has been creating media and producing exceptional content for years. Experience in nearly every aspect of the technical arts, information technology, design, and live production means that there's bound to be some way he can help take a creative project to the next level. Nick has continued to hone his skills through freelance work, in educational environments, and internship training. Just as at home in front of a virtual server environment as he is behind an audio mixing console, Nick's wide array of skills allows him to work in nearly any environment with ease. Problem solving is a cornerstone of his current and past positions where supporting information technology and media production environments on a daily basis were of critical importance. Review Nick's extensive resume and skill set and be sure to read his latest blog posts for more info about all the things he's currently working on.

Resume

Experience

Director, Dick Clark Studios (Newhouse School at Syracuse University) -- January 2016 - Present

Direct newscast classes for Broadcast & Digital Journalism upperclassmen • Code rundowns in ENPS and operate Ross OverDrive to direct the live, half-hour newscast • Work with students and professors to carry out their visions for the final telecast

General Manager, CitrusTV; Syracuse University -- December 2015 - Present

Oversee, guide, and manage the day-to-day and long-term success of one of the nation's oldest and largest student-run television studios • Ensure continued quality of ten original shows, 14 student production teams, and over 350 members who work and learn in the facility • Manage $100k+ annual budget • Add four staff members dedicated to digital content • Establish review processes for news coverage to ensure exceptional broadcast journalism

Audio Engineer, Event and Technical Services; Student Centers and Programming Services at Syracuse University -- August 2015 - Present

Manage audio for events held inside the Schine Student Center at Syracuse University •  Coordinate wireless microphone systems and mixing for concert, theater, and presentation audio needs • Shows included Anderson.Paak, Sam Feldt, Russ, Brandon Stanton, T.J. Miller, and Hasan Minhaj 

Freelance Audio Engineer, Viewpoint Production Services; Pittsburgh, PA -- May 2017 - August 2017

Work in an A2 role on live remote productions • Setup headworn and interview microphones, IFBs, and production intercom for announce booth and support the A1 in mixing operations

Freelance LED Screen & Stage Technician, AVS LED; Pittsburgh, PA --  May 2017 - August-2017

Support LED mobile screen solutions • Set and strike LED trailers and mobile staging • Manage media content shown on displays • Shoot IMAG camera as necessary

Intern, Graham Professional Sound & Video; Pittsburgh, PA — Summer & Winter 2015, 2016, 2017

Assist in all production services of the organization including live sound reinforcement, rentals, installations, and video productions • Set and strike audio-visual equipment including wireless systems, audio consoles, and a variety of PA equipment • Assist with design and implementation of integrated audio and video systems • Manage used equipment sales

Operations Manager, CitrusTV; Syracuse University — December 2014 - December 2015

Manage day-to-day and long term studio operations for on-campus all student-run television studio. Responsible for managing both broadcast and information technologies including Windows & Macintosh computers, Avid ISIS networks, and a wide variety of video equipment to support a fully high-definition production workflow.

Web Developer, Juiced Magazine; Syracuse University — September 2014 - May 2015

Complete a re-design of the existing site’s theme in line with the organization's branding. Manage and maintain the site's Wordpress platform to support dynamic content daily. Responsible for posting content to the site daily and using SEO strategies to promote the brand.

Technical Coordinator, Southwestern PA Synod (ELCA); Pgh, PA — June 2012-Present

Provide technical support and services during the SWPA Synod's annual assembly. Interface with rental providers and location staff to setup audio and video systems. Ensure connectivity between all devices and systems for seamless integration between rented and existing equipment. Serve during the assembly as lead audio engineer.

President, North Hills Television (NHTV) @ North Hills High School; Pgh., PA — 2013-2014

Oversee all studio operations and student production crew. Develop studio and post-production workflow including solutions for automated channel playout. Create broadcast systems for home football games including coordinating talent and seven-member crew. Direct all-school lip dub video which garnered national attention on Good Morning America, FOX News, and The Huffington Post.

Media & Tech Specialist, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland; Pgh., PA — 2011-2014

Prepare for weekly worship technology needs. Supervise volunteers in audio and video production during live events. Edit web content including transitioning the produced website to an “in house” site design by myself (Saving $1,000+ annually). Work with leadership in training and developing media augmentations for worship and education. Produce video content of member testimonies and special presentations

Education

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY -- May 2018
     B.S. Television, Radio, and Film (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications)
     B.S Information Management & Technology (School of Information Studies)

Skills

  • Server Administration
    • VMware Vsphere Environments
    • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
    • Macintosh OS X Server
    • Avid ISIS Shared Media Storage System
  • Live Video Production Equipment
    • Ross OverDrive Automated Production System
    • Grass Valley Kayak and Ross Vision/Carbonite switchers
    • Ross Xpression and Chyron Lyric graphics systems
    • Sony XDCAM-HD studio and field cameras/workflows
    • NewTek TriCaster systems
  • Pre/Post-Production
    • Final Cut Pro 7/x
    • Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Avid Media Composer
    • AP ENPS
  • Audio Production Equipment
    • Large format analog consoles from Yamaha and Soundcraft
    • Digital consoles including Allen & Heath iLive, PreSonus StudioLive, Yamaha LS9, and Soundcraft Vi/Si
    • Wireless microphone systems from Audio-Technica, Shure, Lectrosonics, and Sennheiser
    • Wide array of PA systems
  • Lighting Consoles - Strand Palette, Zero 88 Orb XF, ETC SmartFade

Copyright 2017 by Nick Ross