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CreativeCow Leader and Contributing Editor: Timothy J. Allen

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Creative COW Forum Host, Web Writer, Contributing Editor


Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas USA
Houston, Texas USA

As a television producer at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Timothy J. Allen spends most of his time "translating" scientific and technical innovations into stories that the public can relate to and understand. "The main thing to remember is that all of the techniques and tools we use are just a means to telling the story", he says. "If you focus on the story, the rest is easy."

A multiple Emmy award-winner, Timothy is also an accomplished musician. He plays over a dozen musical instruments, and was an instructor for one of the top high school percussion sections in the state of Tennessee.

After attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California in 1993, he started his career as a studio musician, performing and composing jingles and soundtracks for a wide range of projects. This led to a natural progression to the television side of production, first as a freelance videographer, and later as a producer/director for UPN 30 and ABC 24 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prior to working at NASA, Timothy worked on literally hundreds of broadcast projects across the United States including nationally aired segments for MTV, VH-1, Nickelodeon, Fox, ABC, CNN and many others. His multimedia projects list is equally impressive, with government and corporate clients ranging from the United States Postal Service to Elvis Presley Enterprises.


You can find Timothy Allen hosting in Creative COW's Art of the Edit, and Corporate Video Forums.

Timothy Allen Profile

Articles by Timothy Allen

Boris FX
NASA Blasts Off with Boris RED

NASA Blasts Off with Boris RED

Three Emmy Awards. Four Telly Awards. Three Axiem Awards. Two Communicator Awards of Distinction. Two first place awards in the US International Film and Video Festival. These are just a few of the accolades bestowed on the Video Services Team at NASA's Langley Research Center for productions using Boris RED for their effects, transitions and titling. ''Boris RED has raised the quality level of our productions more than any other product that we used,'' says Timothy J. Allen, who worked on the creation of these projects before recently transferring to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. ''Looking cool adds value, and we can get there faster and easier with Boris RED than with any other tool we use.''

Review
Timothy Allen
Business & Marketing
Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age

Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age

As a video producer, digital content creator, and one of the leaders of the "Business Practices & Marketing" forum here at the Cow, Timothy Allen gets questions about copyright and trademark rights almost everyday. "Media Rights" is one of the least understood, yet most important matters that producers, videographers, graphic artists, musicians, and editors should keep in mind in order to sustain a healthy business.In this article, Timothy Allen takes a look at Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age, Second Edition by Arnold P. Lutzer.

Review, Business
Timothy Allen
Audio Professionals
Audio Post Production for Digital Video by Jay Rose

Audio Post Production for Digital Video by Jay Rose

CreativeCOW leader Timothy Allen takes an in depth look at Jay Rose's Audio Postproduction for Digital Video and determines that every serious non-linear editor should have this book. Read why Timothy, who is a multiple Emmy award winner as well as an accomplished musician, gives this new book in the CMP Books DV Experts Series such high marks.

Review
Timothy Allen
Letters to the COW Team
Avoiding Creative Burnout

Avoiding Creative Burnout

Burnout is very common in the television industry, but it doesn't have to last. By investing time and interest in learning new skills, Timothy Allen tells us, you will not only develop your career, but also enhance your entire outlook on life. If you keep your learning curve in ''the zone'', you'll be just fine.

Tutorial
Timothy Allen
Art of the Edit
Creating a Better Edit

Creating a Better Edit

During the past few years, Timothy Allen has had the opportunity to work with some very gifted video producers and editors. In this article he spends just a little time sharing some of the things that he's picked up from them that should help spark your creativity and keep your edits fresh.

Tutorial, Feature
Timothy Allen
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