CURTIS SCHMIDT
SENIOR CREATIVE VIDEO PRODUCER/ SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR

 
Experience
DIRECTOR, VIDEO PRODUCTION

Level Ex; Chicago, IL  2018 - PRESENT

  • Lead full video life cycle: Responsibilities include Script Creation, Producing & Directing, Camera, Audio, Editing, Motion Graphics, Color Correction & Finishing, and Creative Direction.

  • Managed a network of vendors made up of cameramen, motion graphics, and editors for various projects.

  • Bid and Pitch Creation, Project Management and Team Management

  • Developed Best Practices and processes as it relates to all steps of Video Production.

  • Worked with multiple teams across Level Ex to deliver high quality content, guiding them through the entire process from ideation to completion. 

  • Worked with Medical and Pharma clients to deliver videos highlighting their products and services.

FREELANCE VIDEO EDITOR/ VIDEO CREATIVE DIRECTOR;

Chicago, IL 2017-2018

  • Bid and Pitch Creation, Project Management and Team Management

  • Archive and Library Management

  • Provided full video creative services: Responsibilities include Creative Concepting, Treatment Creation, Script Creation, Producing & Directing, Editing, Motion Graphics, Color Correction & Finishing, and Creative Direction.

  • Produced and Edited 360 Videos for Lollapalooza and Crackle.

 

DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION/ SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR
Quriosity Productions; Chicago, IL  2014-2017 
  • Responsibilities include Project Management in both Production and Post, Creative Editorial, Client Interaction, Equipment Purchasing, Creative Concepting, Team Management, Creative Direction, Color Correction, Archive and Library Management. 

  • Set up a post production department from scratch

  • Worked closely with Directors and Ad Agency Clients to deliver a wide array of national broadcast spots and videos.

 

DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION/ SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR

Liquid 9; Kansas City, MO   2007-2014
  • Responsibilities include Project Management in both Production and Post, Creative Editorial, Client Interaction, Equipment Purchasing, Creative Concepting, Team Management, Creative Direction, Color Correction, Archive and Library Management. 

  • Set up a post production department from scratch

  • Worked closely with Directors and Ad Agency Clients to deliver a wide array of national broadcast spots and videos.

SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR
Crush Editorial; Los Angeles, CA   2002-2007
  • Post Production: Responsibilities include Editing, Motion Graphics, Audio, Color Correction & Finishing, and Creative Direction.

  • Worked closely with Directors and Ad Agency Clients to deliver a wide array of national broadcast spots and videos.

 

PROFICIENCIES

  • Blackmagic Pocket 4k Cinema Camera

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Apple Suite (Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor)

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Production and Post Best Practices

  • 360 Video Workflow

  • Asana

  • Slack

INTERESTS

Board games and RPGs, Scuba Diving, Technology Evangelist, Star Wars analysis, Child & Dog Wrangling, Harmonica.