Meet CreativeCow.net leader Todd Gillespie
COW Leaders : Todd GillespieCreative COW Forum Host
Todd Gillespie is an award winning producer/director that has been working in broadcast/cable for over 12 years. He began his interest in various media outlets during his undergraduate studies. He received his AA in Radio Broadcasting and went on to obtain 2 Bachelors Degrees, one in Communications with an emphasis in Mass Media.
His first "hands on" experience turned out to be the shortest internship ever at ABC affiliate KEYT. He was offered a production position within 2 weeks of starting his internship. While working at KEYT Todd was involved with the production and direction of telethons, parades, special events, ENG production, live newscasts, story writing and editing, and commercial work. He feels very fortunate to have had the exposure to a variety of production elements early on in his career - opportunities that were remarkable for a station that size.
Within a few years he found himself wanting to focus more specifically on commercial production. Todd accepted a senior production position at Cox Communications in the commercial production department. He was the primary designer and sole technical staff when their post house switched from an online linear bay to a shared fibre channel system. "It was a bumpy transition. We found out after starting the process that we were breaking new ground in fibre channel configurations with our Media 100i systems." After several years, Todd took on the role of production supervision, responsible for all phases and units of production.
You can now find Todd at his former alma mater, the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a senior producer/director, responsible for the technical support of film studies classes taught out of their Television Studio, productions for their UCTV channel, in-house productions and the faculty media center editing labs.
Todd is also a contributing writer for EventDV magazine (http://www.eventdv.net/) and forum host for CreativeCalf.net. He is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro user and a recent recipient of 3 national Telly awards (www.tellyawards.com) for his short documentary about archeological work in Iceland.
Todd lives in Santa Barbara and tries to spend as much time as he can with his wife and 3 beautiful children.
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