Media Production Solutions
VP of Production for WFLT television in Baton Rouge and do all voice work for promo spots.
Apple Certified Master Trainer since 2005.
FAA Part 107 Certified sUAS Pilot
Owner of Balser Properties, LLC.
Founded and ran LA Cajun Cutters FCP Users Group from 2005 to 2014.
Held offices of editor, vice-president and then president of the LA Association of Video Professionals from 2002 to 2004.
Red Cross Volunteer of The Year for video production 2001.
Studied Educational Psychology at Loyola University NOLA.
Composed first complete musical piece in 1967.
Shot & edited first film on silent 8mm in 1975.
Husband, father, grandfather, carpenter, farmer, dog trainer
Currently run the FinalCutProX.guru web site.
Currently writting voice over copy for broadcast spots, narrative scripts and ad copy, as well as technical training material.
Written tutorials, product reviews, and video training courses for macProVideo.com for 4 years.
Has been writing for industry publications over 15 years such as AskVideo, Edit Well, EventDV, VideoMaker, WEVA International, and others.
Published the “Final Cut Studio Technical Tips” eBook, and Final Cut Weekly Tips for Final Cut Studio version 3 applications.
Pursued media production as a side job, focusing on IT as my main income until retiring and committing to media production full time.
Worked for NCR, BASS Software, Wyndham Resorts, US Computers, Whole Foods Markets, and others.
Retired in 1999 as IT integration engineer and manager for 25+ years specializing in Macintosh, Windows, and SCO UNIX (ACE certified) enterprise level systems in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Presently only consulting for Macintosh based media production systems.
Kristen Samuelson - Formal voice training 2009-2015
Veleka Gray - Formal acting training 2009
Apple T3 Training - Trained and certified to teach Apple Authorized Training in all of their professional media applications. 2005 - 2017
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA - Project Management Certificate Program, Certification, 2000
CAIS Internet, Dallas, TX - CAIS Installation Manager, wired/wireless LAN, Certification 1999
Global Knowledge Network, New Orleans, LA - Cisco ICRC, Training, 1999
Tulane Micro Center, New Orleans, LA - SCO UNIX A.C.E., Certification, 1990
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA - Educational Psychology, 1988
Productions & Clients
American Institute of Architects
Louisiana State University
New Orleans Video Access Center
Southern Methodist University
Horticultural Marketing & Printing
Buns & McDonnell Engineering
48 Hour Film Project
Let’s Talk About Dogs
Louisiana Indian Proclamation
Teaching & Consulting Clients
US Homeland Security
US Central Command Tampa FL
Louisiana FastStart (LED)
Future Media Concepts
ACIS Educational Tours
Ledet & Associates
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
University of Louisiana Lafayette
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Delgado College New Orleans
Johnson County College Overland Park KS
Southern Methodist University Dallas
CMA/ACP National College Media Convention
New Orleand Video Access Center
Hillcrest Covenant Ministries
Apple Certified Trainer, Final Cut Pro X
Apple Certified Trainer, Motion 5
Apple Certified Master Trainer, Final Cut Studio
Apple Certified Trainer, Final Cut Server
Apple Certified Trainer, Aperture
Apple Certified Support Professional
Certified Computer Forensic Specialist
LSU Project Management Certificate Program
CAIS Internet, Certified Installation Designer & Manager – Wired & Wireless LAN
SCO UNIX Advanced Certified Engineer
A+ Certified Service Technician
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