Todd Ripplinger -

B.A., Columbia College Chicago
Major: Television
Emphasis: Graphics and Editing
Class Grade Point Average: 4.0 (4 Point Scale)

Professional Experience
ProLook Productions
Chief Editor and Animator / Technical Director

February 2003 - Present
Edited corporate candid videos, created custom animation using company logos, authored complex DVD-videos using Scenarist, videotaped upscale homes, photographed golf courses, updated and maintained company website, authored CD-Roms, retouched photos hundreds of photos in PhotoShop, built customized PC workstations

Columbia College Science Institute
Associate Director, Science Visualization Laboratory

May 2002 - February 2003, June 1999 - June 2000
Edited and animated educational science videos using the Pinnacle DC2000 (Adobe Premiere), Avid XPress, and Pinnacle CineWave (Final Cut Pro); authored science education related DVD-Videos using Scenarist and ReelDVD; videotaped science lectures and seminars on Betacam SX and DVCam; tutored students on graphics and video applications (After Effects, Lightwave, Avid XPress DV, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, etc.), encoded and compressed videos for archiving; managed, maintained, and upgraded a 15-workstation PC/Mac graphics/video editing computer lab; installed 1000 Base-T network; built Windows and Macintosh graphics workstations; duplicated videos; took digital still photographs and re-touched them in Photoshop

Lead Graphic Artist, Master Control Operator

September 2001 - May 2002
Creative Services: designed original news graphics packages, wrote and edited topicals and POP's (using Matrox DigiSuite and Panasonic Post Box), created animation and edited video for station promos
Master Control Operator: operated master control for prime-time programming; setup Odetics system and DVCPro-25 tape decks for unattended overnight operation; recorded satellite feeds; duplicated local and regional commercials from Vyvx, DG, Betacam SP, and DVCPro-25; managed crawls and EAS tests; monitored closed captioning; performed basic maintenance on Harris transmitter
News Production: tape rolling, audio board, sports ticker, camera shading, created titles using Chyron and Photoshop, edited teases and opens

Shioya Education Branch Office
English Instructor
August 2000 - August 2001
Assisted in ESL (English as a second language) instruction in middle and elementary schools in Yaita-city, Japan; edited educational videos for Japanese students of English

Post Effects
Production Assistant
August 1998 - May 1999

Camera and 15' jib arm operator for many Bill Curtis cable programs and national commercials; assistant editor for corporate and trade-show videos; tape duplication using D-1, Digital Betacam, and other high-end tape formats; assisted as lighting grip, created image collages for virtual set backgrounds; operated bulk videotape eraser; helped with day-to-day operations of a professional production house

After Effects, Lightwave, Avid XPress, Scenarist, combustion, Photoshop, Premiere, Acid Pro, Soft Encode, Cool Edit Pro, Sound Forge, Reel DVD, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, cleaner, TMPGEncoder, Helix Producer, Helix Server, Windows Media Encoder 9, Netscape Composer, Image Ready, PageMaker, Windows, Mac OS (9&X)

Betacam SX, Betacam SP, DVCPro, DVCam, Super 8, Grass Valley Group Switchers, digital routers, Odetics, DG, Vyvx, still 35mm, digital still cameras, film lighting, jib arm, dolly tracking, DVD-R/RW, networking equipment, PC building, Matrox DigiSuite, Pinnacle DC2000, Panasonic Post Box, Avid XPress

Columbia College Television Department
Genesis Award
First Place: Graphics Category
May 2000
Project: "Flatland"

Columbia College Television Department
Genesis Award
Second Place: Experimental Category
May 2000
Project: "E"

Mr. Brian Dressle
Owner, OVT Visuals
4130 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Mr. David Morton
Owner, Keart Multimedia
1422 North Bosworth
Chicago, IL 60622

Mr. Brian Read
Instructor, Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Additional references, demo reel hard copies, and further information available upon request.