Introduction

Dakota is a self-taught web developer, computer aficionado, and all-around problem solver. For 6+ years, he has served in most every part of live broadcast production. Currently, he is pursuing a career as a broadcast engineer and is a full-time employee of Rush Media Company. It is his career goal to master the development, maintenance and operation of live broadcast mobile units and remote integration style production studios.

Phone  +1 (714) 299-9889

Email   [email protected]

Phone  +1 (714) 299-9889

Email   [email protected]

Experience

ENGINEER

Rush Media Company – Orange County, CA

As the west coast engineer for Rush Media, I am responsible for the maintenance and operations of 4 digital web vans located in Los Angeles and Orange County, planning and coordinating productions across the country in other OB vans and on-site engineering live broadcasts.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

David Otta Productions – Orange County, CA

For the past 4 years, my role has evolved at DOP, and for the last 2 years I have been the Technical Director and Associate Producer, also filling in for Producer, and Director as needed. Productions included networks such as Fox Sports West, Time Warner Cable, Spectrum SportsNet, CBS Sports Network, TheW.TV and Ballislife.

FREELANCE ENGINEER

Freelance – Orange County, CA

As a freelance engineer, I consulted and worked with companies to care for, upgrade and mobilize broadcasting units in both fly pack and van configurations.

Achievements

CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Associate Producer

The 2015 Ballislife All-American Game was produced by David Otta Productions and aired live on CBS Sports Network on May 2, 2015. I was the associate producer and coordinated between the production team and the network, prepared assets, worked with the event staff and ensured technical capabilities of the show.

FOX SPORTS WEST: PREP ZONE

Co-Producer, Director, Technical Director

Over the course of 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering the biggest schools in the country including Corona Centennial, IMG Academy, Mater Dei, Bishop Gorman for sports including Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball all on Fox Sports West: Prep Zone. I’ve had the pleasure of serving in many positions such as Producer, Director, Technical Director, Audio, Engineer, Graphics and Replay.

BALLISLIFE

Co-Producer, Graphic Package Design

From 2014 – 2016, I’ve designed and implemented a custom graphics and video assets package including scoreboards, lower third slates, transition effects, picture in picture and more for shows streamed to an audience of over 750,000 subscribers for the company’s YouTube channel.

Technical Skills

NewTek TriCaster Operator

3PLAY Operator

Chyron Duet Operator

Broadcast Graphics Design

Avid Computer Engineer

6 Years Web Development Experience

Asset Conversion

Adobe Creative Suite

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Illustrator

Photoshop

Professional References

For professional references, please download my resume in PDF format.

Experience

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

David Otta Productions – Orange County, CA

For the past 4 years, my role has evolved at DOP, and for the last 2 years I have been the Technical Director and Associate Producer, also filling in for Producer, and Director as needed. Productions included networks such as Fox Sports West, Time Warner Cable, Spectrum SportsNet, CBS Sports Network, TheW.TV and Ballislife.

FREELANCE ENGINEER

Freelance – Orange County, CA

As a freelance engineer, I consulted and worked with companies to care for, upgrade and mobilize broadcasting units in both fly pack and van configurations.

Achievements

CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Associate Producer

The 2015 Ballislife All-American Game was produced by David Otta Productions and aired live on CBS Sports Network on May 2, 2015. I was the associate producer and coordinated between the production team and the network, prepared assets, worked with the event staff and ensured technical capabilities of the show.

FOX SPORTS WEST: PREP ZONE

Co-Producer, Director, Technical Director

Over the course of 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure of covering the biggest schools in the country including Corona Centennial, IMG Academy, Mater Dei, Bishop Gorman for sports including Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball all on Fox Sports West: Prep Zone. I’ve had the pleasure of serving in many positions such as Producer, Director, Technical Director, Audio, Engineer, Graphics and Replay.

BALLISLIFE

Co-Producer, Graphic Package Design

From 2014 – 2016, I’ve designed and implemented a custom graphics and video assets package including scoreboards, lower third slates, transition effects, picture in picture and more for shows streamed to an audience of over 750,000 subscribers for the company’s YouTube channel.

Technical Skills

NewTek TriCaster Operator

3PLAY Operator

Chyron Duet Operator

Broadcast Graphics Design

Avid Computer Engineer

6 Years Web Development Experience

Asset Conversion

Adobe Creative Suite

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Illustrator

Photoshop

Professional References

For professional references, please download my resume in PDF format.

Broadcast Graphics Package Design Samples

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Playoff Bracket

Fox Sports Go Animated Promo

Talent Slate

Player Slate

Animated Opening

Picture in Picture

Replay Wipe

Scoreboard Bumper