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Koontz - Videographer - Toms River, NJ, USA

Nicholas Koontz

Toms River, NJ, USA

Summary

Over 35 years of theatrical production experience and over 25 years in professional digital media production. Co-Producer/Director/DP/Editor of “Salt ’n Sea Sportsman,” a 13-week SportsChannel cable series on world-class sport fishing, and 40-weeks of mini-segments (2-3 minutes) for their NEWSPORT's Journal daily news.

Freelance: Producer, Director, DP, multi-camera/studio/field production, post-production, and script writing. Camera Operator (10+ yrs.) for Staging Techniques & Michael Andrews AV in NYC & Philly markets.

Services

Videographer

Summary:

Producer / Director DP / Post for High Definition Media Production, Concept to Delivery! Invisual Digital is a Trade Mark of Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (since 1991) and a digital media production company. Nicholas G. Koontz, its CEO, is a production professional with producing and directing credits in theatre, television, film and digital media. Among his many projects, his resume lists Equity and regional stage shows, a cable series for SportsChannel, Director of Photography for Independent film and contributing his creative and technical skills to countless projects for clients.

Nick has also served as a freelance director, videographer and camera operator for various companies. He regularly works for Staging Techniques Inc. (NYC), for Michael Andrews AV Services, Inc. (NYC), AOL, StudioNow and YellowPages (YP.com). Most recently, he was part of the camera crew that shot a special for the Showtime cable network of comedy talent Joe Piscopo at Club Piscopo, Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, for Metamorphic Films and Management LLC, Los Angeles, CA.

Work History

Producer/Director/DP/Post

Invisual Digital

January 2009 - January 2009

Invisual Digital(TM) is a Trade Mark of Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (since 1991) and a digital media production company. Nicholas G. Koontz, CEO of Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc., is the Producer, Director, DP, and post-production artist for Invisual Digital. Nick is a consumate production professional with both technical and creative credits that span theatre, television, film and digital media.

Freelance Camera Operator

Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services

July 2008 - July 2008

Freelance Camera Operator

CEO

InnerGate Entertainment, LLC

April 2006 - June 2012

Executive Producer of feature and TV projects, currently in development with our project "In God I Trust." Based on a true story by Robert Vidal ("BloodCaine") and screenwriter Patrick Nicholas. Also, working in association with multiple independent production companies to fulfill their funding and production requirements to achieve their project goals. A varied slate of animation and live action features for major motion picture and TV releases is under our representation for contract and development.

CEO

rMediaEvents

September 2004 - February 2007

Producer, Director and DP for production company specializing in HDV digital production and green screen studio technology for film, video and Internet projects.

Freelance Camera Operator

Staging Techniques

September 2003 - September 2003

I've worked at STI for several years now, mostly as a freelance camera operator but have also directed multi-camera for them on occassion. I've shot lead camera for events such as the Microsoft Vista release engagement at the Nokia Theatre (NYC), featuring Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer; the ICP Awards 2008 at Pier 60 (NYC), which featured Diane Keaton as one of the recipients; the Met Opera Guild Pavarotti Tribute at Town Hall (NYC); and the 2009 press conference for the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.

Operations Manager

Cinegram Media Inc

January 1997 - January 2001

New Media and content publisher for which I oversaw production of interactive CD-ROM titles for major retail distribution: Norman Rockwell:The Man & His Art, The Amistad Incident, OpSail2000 Edition of Tall Ships and a host of exclusively licensed products. Developed and implemented strategies to bring titles from retail stocked CD-ROM distribution to online, interactive streaming application delivery.

Teacher

Cranford Public Schools

January 1995 - January 1997

Taught 3 levels of TV Production at Cranford High School. Achieved the most requested elective course by the student body. Established Cranford Schools Network (4-hours of daily programming on local TV-35 cable channel) featuring monthly district activities, special event multi-camera programming.

President

Active Circuits, Inc

January 1989 - January 1992

Co-founder of software/hardware developer of imaging products distributed internationally for Amiga computer. Premier product RasterLink was the first to use 24-bit color imaging for 3D rendering and cross-platform image file conversion. Prominent 3rd party developer for Commodore Amiga, also registered developers for Truevision, Lasergraphics and other manufacturers.

Producer / Director / DP / Post

Invisual Digital(TM) *A Trade Mark of Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc.

From January 1987

Producer / Director / DP / Post-Production professional.

CEO

Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc

January 1987 - January 1987

Digital media production services, media delivery, and consulting. Company was Consultant of Record for City of Philadelphia’s Office of Cable TV under multi-year contract. Other clients include Sony National Training Center, Princeton University, AT&T, DuPont, Connoco Oil, Comcast Cable, and many others.

Sales Director

Cerex Marketing, Inc

January 1982 - January 1987

Starting as a sales representative for this well-established exposition advertising firm, my success at developing and marketing new shows contributed to rising to National Sales Director of this 35-year old firm, with offices in the famed Asbury Park Convention Hall.

Projects

Invisual Digital Promo

Promotional clip for Invisual Digital, an HD/digital media production company, aimed at the web video market. Further info and other clips...

JTB Law Group

An "About Us" video.

Halo Hats

This is a promotional video announcing Halo Hats (www.halohats.com), "Spreading Smiles 2 Hats At A Time!"

Purchase a hat and Halo Hats will give another hat to a child dealing with the hair-loss issues of cancer. Carlos Saavedra, an cancer survivor from adolescence, "gives back" and will, personally, give each free hat to a cancer child in the buyer's name.

Why Wear Just Any Hat, When You Could Wear A Halo?

Princeton Public Speaking

Promo video for Princeton Public Speaking (www.princetonpublicspeaking.com) with Matt Eventoff, Founder & President.

Richard Kohn, Real Estate Professional in NYC

This is an online video for client Richard Kohn, who is a real estate professional in New York City.

Achieve Quit Smoking

Promotional video for AchieveQuitSmoking.com, and its unique smoking cessation and quitting smoking products.

InvisaBlend TV Infomercial

This is the finished infomercial for InvisaBlend, which will be appearing on TV, shortly. It was produced by Invisual Digital (TM), a Trade Mark of Video Arts Systems & Technology, Inc. (http://www.NGKMediaReels.com).

"We Are Your Video Solution!"

The demand for online video is exploding for product promotion to support e-commerce sales, commercials that feature businesses and services, as well as how-to videos that demonstrate how things work or are assembled. Studies have shown that video is an essential tool that not only compliments a web site, it has almost become as necessary as the web site itself in today's marketplace. You can see some examples of online videos that we've produced for a variety of online sites, highlighting their products and services, at our web site NGKMediaReels.com.

We don't just do production...

Studio & Location Produced Music Videos, Reality TV Programs & Teasers, TV / Web Commercials & Promotions, Educational Programs & DVDs, And so much more!

"We Are Your Video Solution!"

The demand for online video is exploding for product promotion to support e-commerce sales, commercials that feature businesses and services, as well as how-to videos that demonstrate how things work or are assembled. Studies have shown that video is an essential tool that not only compliments a web site, it has almost become as necessary as the web site itself in today's marketplace. You can see some examples of online videos that we've produced for a variety of online sites, highlighting their products and services, at our web site NGKMediaReels.com.

We don't just do production...

Studio & Location Produced Music Videos, Reality TV Programs & Teasers, TV / Web Commercials & Promotions, Educational Programs & DVDs, And so much more!

We don't just do production...

Studio & Location Produced Music Videos, Reality TV Programs & Teasers, TV / Web Commercials & Promotions, Educational Programs & DVDs, And so much more!

"We Are Your Video Solution!"

The demand for online video is exploding for product promotion to support e-commerce sales, commercials that feature businesses and services, as well as how-to videos that demonstrate how things work or are assembled. Studies have shown that video is an essential tool that not only compliments a web site, it has almost become as necessary as the web site itself in today's marketplace. You can see some examples of online videos that we've produced for a variety of online sites, highlighting their products and services, at our web site http://NGKMediaReels.com.

Music video of Eryn Shewell & Pat Ruh doing cover of "You Angel You" (Bob Dylan).

http://vimeo.com/28284792

"Injustice For All"

"Injustice For All" is a documentary about copyright infringement, produced by Carla B. Boone of Holla'Back Records, Entertainment & Management South, LLC. Invisual Digital is doing the final post-production on this project under the supervision of Nicholas G. Koontz.

Breakthrough Wellness Center

One of the many videos produced for AOL's Patch.com and YellowPages (YP.com) sites,

Promo Video For RepairGuitar.com

This video appears on the RepairGuitar.com home page. A full series on various topics about guitar repair basics and options is also featured on their web site, which we also produced.

A Music Video For Eryn Shewell

Eryn Shewell & Pat Ruh Performing "You Angel You"

Promo Video For SnowJoe

An example of an online product video produced for SnowJoe.com, one of several.

Qualifications & Certifications

BA - Theatre Arts - Acting/Directing

Webster College, St. Louis, MO

BA

Webster University

BA

Webster University

Brick Township High School

Brick Township High School

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