ALISON MICHEL
PH 501-681-1643  REALITYMAINTENANCESYSTEMS@GMAIL.COM
Write ~ Produce ~ Field ~ Research ~ Coordinate ~ Non-fiction ~ Promotional ~ Online

EXPERIENCE

National Geographic Society             August ’09-present        Washington, DC
Associate Producer, Educational Programs Website
-    Producing original educational video and photo content for new education website launching 2010
-    Designing media webpage backend interface and credits management system
-    Developing small format applications, including text, web-based and mobile media
-    Collaborating with vice president of social media to create strong online community
-    Developing workflow to acquire, license, distribute and archive new media assets

National Geographic Channel             August ’08-July ‘09        Washington, DC
Associate Producer, Production Services/Digital Media
-    Write, produce and edit original content for online and video-on-demand distribution
-    Collaborate with creative, press and digital media departments for online marketing initiatives
-    Develop and manage video database of 12,000+ assets for National Geographic Channel website
-    Generate viral videos for distribution to online partners
-    Camera Op for Nat Geo Live! concert recording session

Chemical Safety Board                 June 2008            Washington, DC
Associate Producer, Online Video Production Division
-    Researched, negotiated and acquired news coverage from local affiliates of various chemical accidents
         in the US for use in videos to accompany investigative reports.

Retirement Living TV                     August ’06-May ‘08            Columbia, MD
Coordinating Producer/Writer, Production Department
-    Coordinated field and post-production for 90+ 30” episodes of human-interest magazine-style show
-    Scripted and coordinated post-production for 12x60” episodes of reality makeover show
-    Post Producer for offline and online edits; graphics; narration; audio mix
-    Field producer for pick-up shoots and “person-on-the-street” interviews

TheTruth.com                         March ’06                 DC/Baltimore, MD
Field Production Assistant, On-air Commercial Production

Class Acts on Tour                     June ‘05-July ’06        Hampstead, MD

Assistant to the Director, Performing Artist Booking Agency
-    Shot, edited and designed promotional videos and instructional DVDs
-    Coordinated event production logistics for international artists including visas, transport, lodging, etc.
-    Managed books including petty cash, contracted clients, budget and expenses
-    Negotiated and executed contracts between artists and production presenters
-    Represented agency at WOMEX International Music conference in Seville, Spain

Diamond Films        August-Sept. ‘04               Bethesda, MD

Assistant Production Office Coordinator, Independent Feature Film

EDUCATION

Kenyon College
B.A. in Anthropology                         1999-2003                  Gambier, OH

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

-    Recommendations and work samples available at http://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonmichel
-    Skills: Mac; PC; Final Cut Pro; Avid; Adobe CS;  Anystream; ScheduAll; Curator; Artbox; iNews; MS Office
-    Professional training on AVID editing system and
-    Awards: 2008 Capital Emmy as writer for “What’s Next” ; 2007 Telly award as CP for “The Art of Living”

References and reel available upon request   

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