James R. Orr
well versed in
all stages of traditional "wet" photography.
modern digital equipment,
- Completed Photography/Multi-Media
user of Photoshop for
UNIX, Mac OS, MS-DOS, AmigaDOS, experienced resolving cross-platform
Capable of installation and configuration of a variety of internal components and
peripherals: Motherboards, processors, RAM, hard drives, sound cards,
video cards, modems, SCSI chains, network hardware, video capture cards, scanners, printers, CD-writers, and removable-media
drives. I have
built a number of PC systems from individual components
Long time user of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere (Digital content editing, for Video, Quicktime, AVI,
and RealVideo), Sound Forge, RealProducer, MP3 compressors , Lightwave
3D, MS Office Suite.
Text-based HTML (including forms, tables, frames), Graphics for web,
video, and print applications. FTP transfer, Telnet, streaming media.
UNIX Web Server.
Video Production and
- Video Camera Operator, Grip, experienced
- Capable as one-man field production unit, or
as a team member on an on-line multi-camera shoot.
- Capable of operating most sound boards and
- Knowledge of Industrial level video editing
equipment, computer-based and stand-alone Edit controllers, video /
computer systems integration.
- Skilled in Computer Graphics for video,
Non-Linear Editing, 3-D Animation, and special effects including
morphs, digital video effects, color processing effects, and key
Videography, Video Editing,
Graphic design for Video and Web/Internet applications, 3D Graphics
and Animation, and Special
Effects. Web Site Design, Photography,
Computer/Internet Troubleshooting and Hardware upgrades.
Dream Photography and
A Solid Gold Sound, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA. - 1994-2001
Free-lance event Videographer
Cobweb Internet Service
- McMurray, PA. - 1996-1998
Phone Tech for startup ISP;
primary Web Developer/Designer.
Free-Lance – Video and Post-Production
ERP Video Services – Penn Hills, Pa.
1995 – present Videographer, Video Editor
L. E. Pettit Productions - Meadowlands, PA.
- 1995-96 Camera Operator, Amiga/Video Toaster
Dream Photography, Inc. - Penn Hills, PA. -
1993-95 Videographer, Video Editor
Dancing Frog Productions, Inc - Pittsburgh,
PA. - 1992-96 Independent Video Producer: Weddings, Music Video, Events, Sports, Theatrical
plays, Casting, Promos, Training, Commercials, and Documentary
WRS Motion Picture Laboratories (1992
– 1993) Video Quality Control Inspector
Audio/Visual Technician: (1989-1992, Pittsburgh, Pa. area) (KVL AudioVisuals,
AVCT, and Freelance)
Pittsburgh Vista International Hotel,
Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Responsible for setting and breaking down audio/visual systems of
varying functions and complexity, from simple projector/screen
combinations to live multi-camera video shoots.
- Independent Research and Hands-On Study
(1990 – present)
Video Production, Video Post Production, Non-Linear Editing, Computer
Graphics, Computer Photo Processing and Retouching, Multi-Media
Production, 3D graphics and animation production, and F/X. Computer
Systems, PC/Video systems integration, PC Hardware Assembly/ Upgrades/
Troubleshooting, Internet Connectivity, and HTML.
- Computer Tech, Pittsburgh,
Pa. - 1989-90 - Personal Computer Programming , MS-DOS, DOS
applications, Basic language programming.
- Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh,
Pa. 1987-88 - Film and Video Production - 8 and 16mm, Basic Field and
Studio Production, Film Editing, Video Editing, Sound, optical titling
- Art Institute Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
Pa. 1983-85 - Photography / Multi-Media - All phases of Photography;
Lighting, B&W and Color Darkroom Techniques, Multi-Projector
Multi-Media Presentation, Visual Design and Composition, Page