JUDY MESCHEL

meschelja@aol.com

 

SUMMARY

 

Seeking Associate Producer, Research position in support of documentary or educational television production. Superior writing, research and rights clearance skills. Grip, gaffing, shooting and editing experience, specialized knowledge in social sciences.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE
 
Associate Producer, "White House Pets" Animal Planet
Washington, DC 
Sept. ‘04 – Jan. '05

Associate Produced hour-long documentary White House Pets for broadcast on Animal Planet (Discovery Networks), including field shooting coordination, stock and still acquisition and media preparation (Final Cut HD), licensing, rights clearance and documentation and deliverables binders.

 

Associate Producer, Issembert Productions, Inc. 
Washington, DC 
Nov. ‘02 – Sept. '04

Produced ten half-hour educational video series "World Revolution For Students" (Final Cut Pro), Associate Produced five half-hour educational video series "American Revolution For Students" (Avid) for Schlessinger Media, including developing proposal, schedule and budget, supervising script editing, managing auditions, expert identification and interviews, field and studio shoots, stock and still acquisition and media preparation, payments, billing and insurance, licensing and rights clearance and documentation. Supervised editing, graphics creation and scoring. Production coordinated "Escaping Obesity: Kathy's Story" and "Big John" for Discovery Health Channel. Researched stock and stills for "The Journey to Golda's Balcony."

 

PA Contractor, National Geographic Television
Washington, DC 
  Oct. ‘02 - Jan. '03

Researched National Archives footage and stills for “Inside The FBI,” National Geographic footage for clips for “Walking Tour” open.  Post-production assistance for "Egypt Eternal: Search for Lost Tombs." Pre-production and research for shows on Maya, "Fox Live Tomb Opening," "Whales," "Inside the FBI," "Everest," and grantee-related proposals. 

 

Production Assistant, "The Last Refuge" Documentary    
Washington, DC 
Apr. ‘02 - May '03

Documentary on the escape of Jews from Nazi Germany to Shanghai via Soviet Union and Japan. Camera, lights and PA. Located props, ensured period and cultural accuracy, edited script and CG information, recorded and produced score.

 
Line Producer, “Into The Woods” Documentary 
Washington, DC 
Jan. '02 – May ‘02

Documentary on the production of a Sondheim musical by DC public school children, sponsored by the Kennedy Center, Hallmark, AFI, Junior Broadway and American University. Camera, sound and PA. Logging and dubbing.

 

Assistant Director, “Happy Creek” Short Film    
Washington, DC 
Dec. ‘01 – April ‘02

Fiction short shot in WV. Developed and implemented rehearsal and shooting schedules, prop breakdowns and call sheets, coordination and logistics.

 

Producer, WorldNet Television, Washington DC      
Washington, DC 
Jan. '94 – April '94

Four 2-4 minute pieces: “Pyrocap,” “College Link,” “Bill Pickett Stamp” and “Stage Combat.” Researched and wrote scripts, obtained B-roll, conducted interviews, logged tape, supervised shooting, voice-overs and editing.

 

 

EDUCATION
  AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Master of Fine Arts     In Progress
  UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Master of Public Policy June 1992
  OBERLIN COLLEGE, Bachelor of Arts  June 1989

 

AFFILIATIONS

Society for Values in Higher Education, Women in Film and Video.

 

 

 

AWARDS

Presidential Management Internship, Office of Personnel Management, 1992-1994; Illinois Women In Government Award, 1992; Excellence in Marketing Award, Du Pont, 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES, RESUME TAPE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST