TV resume

David Patrick McKenzie
8259 Tradd Court
Charlotte, NC 282.10
(704) 552-0816

NBC News Editor and tape operator for NBC Nightside and the National Desk. Channel
1998- Primary Chyron operator for NBC Nightside. Created function keys to Present streamline sports and weather preproduction and live segments.
Reformatted and created templates for speed and efficiency in a
dual frame buffer system.
WSOC-TV Photographer/editor for Production and Retai~ Services.
.1994-98 Studio operator: floor director, camera operator, teleprompter.
chyron operator for news shows, sports and weather specials, and original programming. Created transforms, special effects, and troubleshot as nightime systems manager. Trained new operators.
Technical director for Eyewitness News Cable Headlines, Metrolina Forum, promos, news teases, breaking news, and severe weather cut-ins. Coordinated and mixed taped preproduction and full-screen graphics daily for 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 10:00, and 11:00 o'clock newscasts.
Lighting technician. Headed up lighting for MDA and Easter Seals telethons, Metrolina Forum, and Health Hotline 1995-97. Created lighting handbook for crew. Programmed all studios with automated lightboards for various needs. Trained new crew members.
Voice-over announcer for commercial beds, tags, and promos.
WLFL-TV Raleigh, NC
1988-89 Photographer, mix/FX suite editor, and master control crew. Produced commercials, p~blic service announcements, and original children's programming. Provided voice-overs on most projects.
WUNC-TV Chapel Hill, NC
1987-89 Photographer/reporter/producer for Campus Profile. Researched stories and created original video projects for air.
WXYC-FM Chapel Hill, NC; WZMB-FM, Greenville, NC
.1986-88 DJ for Night of the Living Jazz and co-host of Jazz Theatre.
Equipment: Grass Valley 300, Abekas A-53D DVE, Chyron Infinit!, Sony 2000 edit mix/FX system, Betacam, Ampex switchers, Quantel Paintbox, panasonic DVC-Pro digital editing, Macintosh imaging systems, and Basys.
Languages: Fluent in German and Russian. Conversant in French, Spanish, and Greek. Knowledge of Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
1991-pres. Translator/Instructor, Worldly Wise services, Charlotte, NC.
1992-93 Teacher of English as a foreign language, Inlingua, Inc., Charlotte. 1989-90 Russian/German Teacher, winter Park High School, winter Park, FL.
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil~
B.A.-Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures
B.A.-Russian and Slavic Linguistics
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
S.T.E.P.-Secondary education certification in foreign language.
Interests: Bagpipe performance and competition, travel, comedy, drumming, Zen.