Laura J. Lash

Production Summary

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.

Experience

  • Production Coordinator

    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

    "Chevy 2006"

  • 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

  • Associate Producer

    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

Higher Education

Laura J Lash
Chicago, IL 60618 USA
lauralash.com Sept 30, 1976