J.Winfield Heckert

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J. Winfield Heckert
Wilmington, DE & Chadds Ford, PA
(302) 229-3402
jwheckert@yahoo.com

ABOUT ME
Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area, Specializing in Hi-Def/DSLR event & sports videography, corporate video, broadcast television and 16mm film production. I am constantly updating my skills style and equipment to stay ahead of the curve.

CAMERA EXPERIENCE
Panasonic P2 broadcast cameras and lenses.
-Nikon D800 DSLR video camera, VR lenses
-Panasonic HMC-150
-Arri BL Ultra 16mm
-Beaulieau Super 8 cameras
-Panasonic DVX 100B

EDITING SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
-Final Cut Pro Studio 3 proficient with Motion, Soundtrack, and Color sub-programs.

AWARDS
-2007 Telly Award for “ATK Security” training video
-2005 Telly Award for “Mentoring Marty” training video
-2002 “Best Student Short Film” for “Technically Deceased,” Wilmington Independent Film Festival

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Heckert Film and Video, Wilmington, DE (2008- Present)
Freelancing as a shooter, editor and producer. Working independently and with teams producing corporate, product demos, event videos and broadcast television.
Providing services for: Investigation Discovery, American Wedding Group, Astera Video, George Street Photo & Video, Clair Pruitt Photography, Buyout Footage and BG productions.

Investigation Discovery, Freelance Cinematographer (December 2012)
filmed DSLR B-roll for TV Documentary entitled "The Will" episode 3. Following a shot list I captured establishing shots of factual locations in Newark and Wilmington, Delaware to be used in a court case reenactment style program.

NFL FILMS, Philadelphia, PA Freelance Art Department PA (September 2011)
Located and transported a 1958 Chevy Bel-air for hero car used in a Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial, set in the early 60's. Prepped and staged props and set pieces under direction of the Art director. Arranged and operated vintage autos under direction of the camera department.

QVC inc, West Chester, Intern (summer 2010)
Control Room Operator
Operated Jib and Handheld cameras during live broadcast.
Operated the audio console and controlled the “Demo” and “Spot” video servers.
Operated the “Peak” graphics system during live broadcast.

RELATED FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

The Pros, Huntington Valley, PA
Wedding Videographer for 2010-2012 wedding season.

Blossom Productions, Philadelphia, PA
Second camera operator for Blossom Productions’ 2009-2010 wedding season.

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE
ATK, Elkton, MD (August 2005-December 2008)
Plant Videographer III
-Shot and edited training, marketing, and safety videos for company-wide use.
-Logged, organized, and filed all film negatives, videotapes, and digital A/V files.
-Assisted engineers with documenting product assembly, testing, and post-test disassembly with photo and video.

Laureate Education, Inc., Baltimore, MD (February 2005-August 2005)
Online Editor FCP
-Edited online educational videos.
-Color-corrected edited programs for broadcast.
-Performed graphic and audio replacements.
-Performed quality checks for all aspects of final production.

Positive Promotions, Bear, DE (June 2002-September 2004)
Editor/Videographer
-TD for in house studio productions
-Edited 73 thirty-second TV commercials.
-Edited approximately 200 infomercials.
-Edited "Cook to Order," a weekly half-hour multi-camera cooking show for broadcast on WMCN CH. 21 in Atlantic City.

EDUCATION
Wilmington University
Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Production-TV & Journalism, May 2011. 3.9 GPA, Dean's List.

Art Institute of Philadelphia
-Associate Degree in Video Production, September 2002
-Received “Best Portfolio” Award: September 2002
-Best of Quarter: Summer 2001, Fall 2000
-Academic Achievement: Winter 2002, Summer 2001
-Dean’s List: Spring 2001, Winter 2001

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  1. Great! love it! Good story! like the feel of it. Before I converted my BL to U16 I used scotch tape on the ground glass to mark the 16:9 frame. I blacken it a little with a marker. and framed it up using a chart with a 16:9 frame in a 4:3 frame.