Introduction

Dakota is a self-taught web developer, computer aficionado, and all-around problem solver. For nearly 6 years, he has served in most every part of live broadcast production. Currently, he is building 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 productions.

Phone  +1 (714) 299-9889

Email   [email protected]

Experience

ENGINEER

Rush Media Company – Waunakee, WI

As an Engineer at Rush Media, it is my duty to transport, build, maintain and operate Mobile Production Units for tv productions, both on-site and at-home shows. Coverage ranges from regional high school sports to nationwide professional leagues.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

David Otta Productions – Orange County, CA

For 4 years, I served at David Otta Productions in many live broadcast positions such as Technical Director, Associate Producer and Engineer, also filling in as a Producer, Director, Replay Operator and Graphics Operator as needed. Productions included shows for networks such as Fox Sports West, Spectrum, CBS Sports Network and many others.

FREELANCE ENGINEER

Freelance – Orange County, CA

During my freelance career, I have served as a Technical Director, Replay Operator and Graphics Operator for web and live TV. Shows have included networks such as ESPN2, ESPN3, Fox Sports West, The Ballislife Network and several web stream platforms.

Achievements

BALLISLIFE ALL-AMERICAN GAME

CBS Sports Network

The 2015 Ballislife All-American Game was produced by David Otta Productions and aired live on CBS Sports Network on May 2, 2015. I served as 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 had the pleasure of covering the biggest schools in the country including Corona Centennial, IMG Academy, Mater Dei, Bishop Gorman for a wide variety of sports on Fox Sports West: Prep Zone. During these productions, I have worked in each position from Graphics Operator to Producer.

BALLISLIFE

Co-Producer, Graphic Package Design

From 2014 to 2016, I designed and implemented a custom graphics and video assets package including scoreboards, lower third slates, transition effects, double boxes and more for shows streamed to an audience of over 750,000 subscribers for the company’s YouTube channel. Examples of these graphics can be found below.

Technical Skills

CABLE FABRICATION

MOBILE UNIT BUILDS

COMPUTER & SERVER KNOWLEDGE

ROUTING & SIGNAL FLOW

VIDEO SHADING

REPLAY OPERATOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

GRAPHICS OPERATOR

 

A deep understanding of:

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

COMPUTER NETWORKING

OUTSIDE BROADCASTING

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