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Résumé & Bio

Brandon Bartkowiak - Freelance Video Producer

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"Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You" (Psalm 24:21 NKJV)

Brandon Bartkowiak was born in Elgin, Illinois and currently resides near Louisville, Kentucky. Brandon has produced films and video projects since he was five years old (when he first used a huge VHS camcorder). He is a 1999 graduate of DeWitt High School in DeWitt, MI. In spring of 2002, he received his Associates Degree in Motion Picture Direction from Lansing Community College (MI). In 2007, he completed a BS in Video Production at Grand Valley State University (MI). 

On April 11, 2008, Brandon shed independent filmmaking/selfish ambitions to become a "new man" for God. That October, he and his wife (Nicole) moved from Michigan to find steady work and start a family. Brandon currently heads audio/video production in the Louisville congregation of Church of God, a Worldwide Association. Brandon and Nicole have one son, Isaac, and are expecting another. His only future aspiration connected to filmmaking would involve spreading the good news of God's coming kingdom.

 Education
 

B.S., Video Production, 2007

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

A.A., Motion Picture Direction, 2002

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

 

Professional Experience

 Freelance Video Editor & Dvd Author

May 2013-Present

Church of God, a Worldwide Association (COGWA)

ˇ         Offline editing of audio and video content

ˇ         Creates variety of media formats/codecs for online distribution

ˇ         Produces master DVDs for national and international distribution

ˇ         Assembles and oversees mass DVD duplications


Videographer, Video Editor, & Dvd Author

2006-2007

Blue Light Players - acting troupe

ˇ         Operated video camera during live performances

ˇ         Provided video editing

ˇ         Produced master DVD for distribution

 

Independent Filmmaker

2000-2007

Greenbook Productions

ˇ         Researched, collaborated, and developed scripted projects

ˇ         Became fluent with professional film and video cameras

ˇ         Planned, storyboarded, and held auditions for productions

ˇ         Directed both character-driven and heavily staged action sequences

ˇ         Promoted and procured public screenings

ˇ         Produced 10+ short films with national and online distribution

 

Videographer & A/V Technician

2003-2004

Lansing Community College (MI.)

ˇ         Videotaped performances in “Acting for the Camera” class

ˇ         Provided technical assistance

 

Intern & Production Assistant

2000-2001

Mirage Technologies Inc. - special effects company

ˇ         Operated studio cameras for local city council meetings

ˇ         Constructed sets and props

ˇ         Worked with pyrotechnics and blank-fire weapons

 

Volunteer Experience


Webmaster

Nov 2011-Present

COGWA – Louisville, KY.

ˇ         Maintains a local congregation subdomain

ˇ         Manages and uploads weekly media content

  

Video Editor & Dvd Author

Sept 2011-May 2013

Church of God, a Worldwide Association (COGWA)

ˇ         Offline editing of media content

ˇ         Created a variety of encoded formats for online marketing and distribution

ˇ         Produced master DVDs for national and international distribution

                                                                               

Webmaster

Nov 2011-Oct 2013

COGWA – Henderson, KY.

ˇ         Maintained a local congregation subdomain

ˇ         Managed weekly upload of media content

 

Videographer & Manager of Audio/Video Production

2011-Present

COGWA – Louisville

ˇ         Operates video camera

ˇ         Maintains digital archive

ˇ         Edits media content for online showcasing

ˇ         Coordinates equipment setup

ˇ         Directs live webcast and event recording

ˇ         Researches and recommends all equipment purchases

ˇ         Manages production team schedules

ˇ         Responsible for equipment storage

 

Videographer                                                                                                                                2011

Church of God, a Worldwide Association (COGWA) - Fundamental Beliefs Video Project

ˇ         Researched and recommended equipment purchases

ˇ         Coordinated multi-camera production

ˇ         Composed lighting setup

ˇ         Operated video camera

 

Manager of Audio/Video Production

2009-2010

United Church of God – Louisville

ˇ         Oversaw live webcast and audio recordings

ˇ         Managed production team schedules

 

Co-Director & Grant Writer

2005

Humane Society of Kent County (MI.)

ˇ         Helped produce  instructional video for a non-profit organization

 

Technical Director

2001-2002

“Timeslot” - public access cable show

ˇ         Ran master control

ˇ         Operated broadcast cameras

Editing Demo Reel:

 

Graphic Design Reel:

 

 

Sound Design Reel:

 
The videos above are simply demo reels, and in no way an official video presentation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, Inc.("COGWA"). The official COGWA website is at www.cogwa.org. COGWA is not responsible for the content of this website.
 
Also, these showcases are not for sale, nor are they for any type of profit or distribution. "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Brandbury copyrights are held by Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, a division of Simon & Schuster,  Inc. The paperback's artwork copyrights belong to Bantam Books, a  division of Random House, Inc.
 
The owner of this website alone is responsible for its content.