Laura J. Lash
Laura has over ten years of production experience, having worked on everything from music videos for Eve and the Ruff Ryders to a teenage reality TV program for ABC Family.
Quicksilver Associates | Chicago, IL | Jan. 2006 - Jan. 2007
Internet production support: managing team of four (Programmer, 2 Designer/Developers, Art Director), running Cost Detail Reports on a per project basis, attending weekly billing meetings - reporting all overages in both the meeting production and internet departments, and maintaining client communication throughout project lifecycle.
Video Post-Production Support: stock footage searches, music searches, licensing of video and music, archiving all video elements, and coordinating off-location video conversion and duplication.
Meeting production support: preparation of show books and proposal / presentation materials, search for giveaways that support meeting themes, search for and recommendation of talent / speakers / activities.
Interactive production support: tracking of all collected assets, working with Designer and Producer to create and update content maps, proofing & testing projects as they are created and tracking / billing freelance help associated with interactive projects.
Reporting to Vice President / Executive Producer
Commercial Production Coordinator
Biscuit Filmworks | New York, NY | Oct. - Dec. 2005
Harvest Films | New York, NY | Aug. - Sep. 2005
"XM Satellite Radio" with David Bowie
Avalon Films | New York, NY | Jun. - Jul. 2005
"Tri-State FORD" with Derek Jeter
Scout Productions | Boston, MA & Los Angeles, CA | 2003 - 2004
"Knock First" for ABC Family
As 1 of 3 directorial teams, collaborated with Field Producer to produce nineteen episodes.
Identified potential story participants through phone interviews. Confirmed availability of location and dates with each of the 4 participants.
Met with participants to film one on one interviews and video diary footage for head of episode.
Generated design ideas for each show in conjunction with Executive Producer, Field Producer, Art Director and Designer.
Researched story material, including design ideas, copyright & product placement clearances, and background information on participants.
Generated meeting schedules and prepared all materials for design presentation over the course of 4-6 pre-production meetings.
Responsible for collecting all relevant paperwork, including talent contracts, artwork releases, and copyright & product placement clearances.
Monitored 9 cameras through on-location control room with live sound mix and 9 video monitors during 2 days of filming.
Trained and supervised researcher utilizing AVID Media Log for live logging of footage being collected during 2 day shoot.
Critiqued up to 6 edits per show, making suggestions on trimming footage and curtailing story to lock twenty-one minute forty second episode.
Attended sound mixing sessions to critique and offer input on quality and embellishment of live-recorded sound.
Executive Assistant to Vice President
Ti-SALES, Inc. | Sudbury, MA | 2002 - 2003
Event Management: event coordination, venue selection, menu selection, hotel reservations, invite list management, and presentation of single day workshops for groups of fifty+.
Travel Arrangements: flight/hotel/car for inside and outside sales personnel.
Accounts Payable: invoice entry and bank reconciliation.
Additional Freelance Experience
Boston, Miami & New York | 1998 - 2002
Element Productions - "This Is Not A Photograph: Mission of Burma Documentary"
Picture Park - "Portland Pirates"
Element Productions - "Lycos"
Element Productions - "GM Tags"
Holy Cow Productions - "Tommy Hilfiger Footwear"
Holy Cow Productions - "Tommy Hilfiger Summer"
Drive Thru Productions - "Kohl’s/Summer"
Drive Thru Productions - "Kohl’s/Spring"
Picture Park - "NH Lottery"
Picture Park - "Lojack"
September Films - "Nair"
MJZ - "Moviefone.com"
Element Productions - "Marshalls/X-mas"
Element Productions - "Ryder Cup"
Directorz - "Applebee's"
Cross Productions - "Briel Watch"
Element Productions - "Connecticut Lottery"
Element Productions - "Marshalls/Fall"
Giraldi-Suarez - "Claritin"
Coppos Films - "Pizza Hut"
Villains - "Fleet Bank"
Giraldi-Suarez - "Sears"
Radical Media - "KMART-Trim A Home"
MJZ - "Kilkenny Beer"
MJZ - "Sweet ‘N Low"
Coppos Films - "Project X"
Satellite Films - "Traveler’s Insurance"
Finish Editorial | Boston, MA
Supervised all in-house productions.
Mastered commercial spots to DBeta; duplicated master for both broadcast & client approval.
Digitized media for upcoming AVID sessions.
Conducted extensive video & music searches for client pitch videos.
Propaganda, Satellite, Partizan Films | New York, NY
Liaison between NY, LA, Chicago, London, and Paris offices.
Managed accounts payable & receivable for NY office.
Responsible for fielding resumes, hiring all interns and receptionists.
Coordinated in-house productions, assisted directors and producers.