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Kristin Holodak
kris@heron-media.com (240) 645-6553 (cell)

Professional Experience

Freelance Producer, Heron Media
West Harwich, MA, 8/99 – present

  • Camera operator experienced with film and digital cameras, lighting, and sound recording.
  • Apple Certified Final Cut Pro instructor.
  • Writer and producer for training and instructional videos.
  • Adjunct professor at Fitchburg State University.
  • Additional tasks included project management, quality assurance, editorial review of content, and voiceovers.

Post Production Manager
Maine Media Workshops + College 6/14 to 10/14

  • Supervise a staff of full time and intern editors.
  • Support all film classes by providing post production support for students learning camera and lighting techniques, giving them the opportunity to see how what they shoot translates into a finished product.
  • Work under deadline to create weekly showcases of student work for the end of week celebrations.

Multimedia Coordinator, J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Instructional Media Developer, ARTSEDGE
Washington, DC, 10/02 – 06/08

  • Responsible for the creation of all audio and video on the Kennedy Center web site, and on ARTSEDGE, the national arts and education web site.
  • Create promotional and educational video features by researching subjects, interviewing experts, shooting footage, capturing and editing material, rendering, compressing, and streaming finished clips.
  • Create and maintain arts education podcasts.
  • Supervised and trained part time staff of video technicians.
  • See samples.

Producer, National Geographic Society
Washington, DC, 2/00 – 12/01

  • Maintained the Complete NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC product line. Created the 111 and 112 year versions of National Geographic Magazine on a 32 CD set, plus the 30 year, 10 year, and Year in Review products, while maintaining the budget and schedule.
  • Created a Spanish language demo version of the Complete NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Collaborated with international partners to create foreign versions of this and other products.
  • Coordinated the efforts of outside developers and marketing staff to bring products from concept design, through product development, testing, packaging, and distribution.
  • Produced audio and video segments for nationalgeographic.com by researching topics, capturing and editing video, music, and sound effects, and encoding video and audio to be streamed as Real Media and Windows Media files.

Production Manager, ELF, Inc.
Bethesda, MD, 4/97 – 2/00

  • Directed all media asset production for multimedia training projects. Coordinated photo shoots, directed narration and voiceovers, produced videos, created screen cams, captured and normalized audio, and tracked the status of all media assets.
  • Supervised production staff. Assigned projects to Production Coordinators and tasks to Production Assistants, ensuring that production activities for all projects were completed as scheduled and budgeted. Interviewed and mentored new staff, and assisted in the professional development of all production staff.
  • Created web pages for internal and external projects. Created multi-disk software training applications using Director.
  • Led quality assurance teams for all CD-ROMs and Web sites. Wrote test plans, organized QA teams of up to ten people, maintained version control.
  • Wrote SBIR grant proposal that was awarded for $100,000.
  • Wrote scripts for video and CD-ROM narration, wrote and maintained functional specifications and design documents.


Educational Experience

  • Boston University, College of Communications, Boston, MA 02215
    Master of Fine Arts, Major: Film Production (1/15)
  • Ithaca College, Park School of Communications, Ithaca, NY, 14850
    Master of Science, Major: Corporate Communications (12/96)
  • SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, 13126
    Bachelor of Arts, Major: Broadcasting/Mass Communications (12/91)


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