Dutch Bickley

Dutch Bickley

Director of Production

Greater Atlanta Area, US
Profile:

Summary

Director of Production

Several years of success leading communication strategies through use of video, web, and print.

Personable Director of Communications with expertise in all areas of managing production teams and training them on how to effectively relay key concepts through the creation and use of digital media. Strict focus on identifying and reaching target audiences with compelling editorial content and video storytelling. Driven leader adept in eliciting quality, overseeing strategic planning, and developing key messaging. Able to work cohesively with teams or independently. Innovative and creative-thinking professional skilled in communication, presentations, and building strong professional networks and partnerships.

Content Development / Communication Strategies / Storyline Creation

Cross-functional Leadership / Videos & Storylines / Brand Design / Business Development

Reporting & Data Analysis / Multi-Channel Marketing / Partnerships & Collaboration

Website Design / Performance Assessments / Lighting / Audio / Print Layout / Photography

Experience

2015 Jan - Present
Director of Operations / IT
CONNECT WITH KIDS NETWORK / Atlanta, GA

Manage use of more than 6000 hours of video content and more than 500 videos while managing AWS- hosted websites for hundreds of schools across the country. Strengthen the multimedia curriculum in alignment with academic strategies and formalize content to assist in the professional development of instructors. Maintain open lines of communication across functions to ensure satisfactory results and consistently strive to make improvements. Offer exceptional customer service for 5,000+ e-members.

Additional Key Contributions:

* Driving force behind quality control of educational programming for students, educators, and parents; optimize information retention through compelling content that promotes engagement.

* Maximize client satisfaction by conducting consultations to identify core needs and ensure final products meet specification; improve upon end-user experiences by providing ongoing IT support.

* Take charge of administrative functions and proficiently manage multiple project simultaneously.

2009 Jan - 2014 Jan
Contractor / Freelance Video Production Specialist
MCKESSON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS / Alpharetta, GA

Integral in managing multimedia production projects and directing daily studio operations. Guided various functions such as video production, editing, animation, and storyline development. Heavily contributed to the design and launch of solutions such as Survey Gizmo and online programs including Knowledge Vision and Camtasia. Exhibited expertise in the technical support of the company including the completion of podcasts, preparing web presentations on WebEx, encoding and posting content to Brightcove, a video streaming cloud-based resource.

Additional Key Contributions to Various Clients:

* Incorporated a combination of creativity, technical proficiency, and interpersonal abilities to meet client needs; serviced clients including World Financial Group, AMF Partners, and Transamerica.

* Improved upon quality of photographs through use of Photoshop; exemplified excellent public speaking abilities and prepared informative presentations utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint.

* Supervised the business portion of the company including new business acquisition, pipeline management, project oversight, timeline development, and strategic planning.

* Repeatedly outpaced client expectations and nourished a solid rapport with loyal customers.

2006 Jan - 2009 Jan
Director of Production
Connect with Kids Network / Atlanta, GA

Mobilized production and post production teams to capture, develop, and release numerous Emmy- nominated and winning nationally televised documentaries conveying impactful stories and sustaining strong viewer interests. Expanded the reach of programming to 65% of the U.S. population and regularly assessed ratings to determine necessary improvements. Centralized focus on videos that covered core concepts and topics related to teachers, counselors, and students in schools nation-wide. Successfully launched comprehensive parenting videos.

Additional Key Contributions:

* Visionary oversite of more than 6,000 hours' worth of video content ranging across news stories, broadcast documentaries, presentations, and multimedia sources covering issues surrounding children's health, parenting, and social issues.

* Piloted the smooth transition of content to digital platforms for mass distribution and duplication.

* Capitalized on use of web-based resources to reach broader audiences; ensured accuracy and completeness of stories through in-depth research and verification prior to release.

2001 Jan - 2006 Jan
Production and Studio Manager
Area North Post / Duluth, GA

Education

Columbia College
Bachelor of Arts, Film Production

Bachelor of Arts, Film Production (3.7 GPA)

Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Skills