Production Equipment Manager
National Geographic Television & NGC Channels Worldwide
As the Equipment Room Manager at National Geographic Television, my job required tremendous prior knowledge of all video, motion picture, photographic, outdoors and expedition equipment.
In this position, I evaluated and acquired all relevant motion picture, video, photographic, sound, lighting, field and expedition equipment and, oversaw daily operations of equipment room with an inventory valued over $30 million. My job also required to sometimes fabricate specialty mounts, housings and equipment to support production. I introduced Steadicam, Glidecam, Sony DVCAM™, Panasonic DVCPRO™ and later Sony, Panasonic and Ikegami HD technology.
As an outfitter of expedition, camping and clothing for production, I kept up with the latest gear trends, as well as formulated and maintained relationships with diverse equipment and clothing manufacturers.
Aside from providing equipment, I consulted Producers, AP’s and staff on visual ideas through production equipment techniques and various diverse equipment applications to tell a story.