Patrick Flaherty

Creative Media Professional

Introduction

I am a cutting-edge video producer with over 10 years of broad expertise collaborating with cross-functional internal and external clients to create innovative media, video and film solutions in diverse environments. Detail-oriented team leader and dedicated team player with proven success managing multiple simultaneous projects. Zealous problem-solver with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Core Strengths

  • Videography
  • Motionography
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Studio Set Oversight
  • Directing & Editing TV Shows
  • Project Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Scopes & Specifications
  • Technical Expert
  • Budget Management
  • Creative Development
  • Training & Development
  • Creative Lighting
  • Media Management

Technical Skills

Computer Skills


  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Flash, Live Media Encoder
  • Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Apple Compressor
  • NewTek TriCaster Pro
  • Cinema 4D
  • Avid
  • Blender
  • MS Office Suite
Camera Skills


  • RED: Scarlet-W, One
  • Canon: GL2, XL2, XL H1A, T2i, 7D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, C300, XA10
  • Panasonic: DMC-GH4, AG-HMC150, AG-HVX200A, AG-HVX200
  • Sony: PMW-EX3, PMW-EX1, A7S II, A7R II, A350, Handycam HDR-FX1000, HXR-NX5U
  • Nikon: D800, D300, D4
  • Hero: GoPro 2, GoPro 3, GoPro 4

Areas of Expertise

My extensive hands-on training has afforded me a well-rounded and diverse skillset. With vast and effortless camera and technical skills in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro, I have produced, directed and edited numerous shows that aired on national TV networks, and overseen studio sets that required creative lighting and modification to produce higher quality images in line with client scopes and specifications. Moreover, I have the ability to work as an individual or collaborate with teams to meet and exceed business objectives, cultivating ties with key decision-makers and persuading them to become loyal clients for long-term alliances.

Recent Work

Recent Jobs

2012 – present

Video Producer

Alcon Laboratories Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas

  • Oversaw production of 300+ video projects per year and 500+ in 2016, yielding significant cost savings of $1M to $2M annually based on project complexity and volume of work.

Additional Information

  • Rebuilt video studio and outfitted equipment library allowing for live production environment in which we can transform our in-house studio from chroma key setup to our studio set in matter of seconds. Also, with additional equipment enhancements we are able perform live production broadcasts on location with ease.
  • Pulled together cinema package to shoot professional marketing footage with RED Scarlet-W, and researched and recommended video asset storage solutions to adequately share and manage video assets for various projects.
  • Plans and orchestrates all internal communication video productions with internal creative department and on-location with various production agencies. Works closely with all levels of management and production staff during all phases of production, ensuring work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy for promoting product or employee communications.
  • Reads, researches, participates in marketing/client discussions, creates storyboards, concepting ideas and scripts, and suggests distribution avenues. Coordinates various aspects of production, such as audio work, scenes, music, timing, camera work and script writing.
  • Performs pre-production preparation such as lighting and audio setup, and assists and performs crew duties as needed. Oversees talent, production assistants and coordinators when contracting with supplier.
  • Supervises team progress from pre-production to post-production, including duplication needs if required. Manages and creates graphics, titling and all post-production aspects such as animation.
  • Utilizes authoring software to perform conversion into different formats such as videos for integration on web, for streaming and various multimedia, and has working knowledge of TriCaster.
  • Created process for department that allowed you to keep up with fast-pace environment and adjust to changing priorities and deadlines while maintaining quality of work and client relations.

Internal Production

Most of the work that I produce for Alcon is for internal use. In particular we produce:

  • Patient / Doctor trainings
  • Presentation recordings
  • Off-site meeting capture
  • Audio recordings
  • Animations
  • Special event hype videos
  • Product Launch support

External Productions

On occasion some of my work for Alcon is pushed externally. Here are some examples of such work:

2005 – present

Director, Editor, & Producer

I am pat

Dallas, Texas

  • Produced hundreds of videos, including wedding, promotional, equipment reviews and tutorials.
  • Filmed live video web-streams, commercial advertisements, music videos, and motion graphics.

Special Projects

  • Animator~ Rebel Scum, 2015 – 2016: Recreated interactive screens from feature film Oblivion. Oversaw production of four 4K monitors, hiring two graphics designers to create graphical elements from film and 3D modeler to assist with creating 3D assets. Animated all 4 screens over 6-month period, including 3 different 10-minute scenarios that sync up with physical film.
  • Director, Producer, Director of Photography & Editing ~ Trebuchet, 2011 – 2013: In December of 2011, we captured independent rock band, Trebuchet, as they recorded live album. The resulting feature film premiered at Thin Line Film Fest: Four Nights in December
  • Casting Director~ The Fixx, 2012: Managed extras and provided them with instruction during shoot at Swift Armour Meat Packing Plant. Watch the music video, Directed by Jon Collins: The Fixx : Anyone Else
  • CG Artist~ The Angelus, 2012: Created CG rain to fill number of scenes with artificial rain during music video. Modeled each scene based on reference shots provided by director. Watch the music video, Directed by Jake Wilganowski: THE ANGELUS “Crimson Shadow”
  • Director & Motion Graphics Designer~ Leukemia Texas, 2012: Created video to showcase goals of Leukemia Texas organization that was played during hockey game to help raise money.

2011 – 2012

Media Director

Prayer Stop

Denton, Texas

  • Produced, directed and edited 12 shows that aired on national TV networks in only 4-month period. Managed videography and production, working with numerous teams and clients under strict deadlines and budgetary constraints.

Additional Information

  • Oversaw sets, creative lighting and modifying accordingly to produce higher quality images in line with client scopes and specifications.
  • Served in various capacities, including: director, editor, producer, location scout, scheduler, production coordinator, grip and electric, director of photography, lighting coordinator, teleprompter operator, chroma key setup, camera operator, motion graphics, audio mastering, color correcting, DVD authoring, equipment manager, video compression and duplication.

Episode Trailers

TV Episodes

View the Pilot Episode that I Directed, Edited and Produced. This episode is responsible for getting us picked up by the NRB Network.

2009 – 2011

A/V Assistant

University of North Texas
CLEAR Department

Denton, Texas

  • Served in various capacities, including: director, editor, production coordinator, camera operator, motion graphics, color correcting, audio mastering, DVD authoring, video compression and duplication.

2010

Producer

Take Aim Pictures

Dallas, Texas

  • Filmed 2 productions, Invasive and Departure on Red One. Served in various capacities, including: producer, line producer, location scout, scheduling

Short Film | Invasive

This film was shot over the period of 2 days. I had to contact the city of Addison and arrange for us to shoot in the park for our epic ending shot, as well as find a number of key crew members. Read my Blog post to hear more about this experience and watch the link below to see some clips from the short film.

Short Film | Departure

This film was shot over the period of 2 weekends. I helped by locking down key locations (at one time a day prior to a shoot), managing the time while on set and while on production. Read my Blog post to hear more about this experience and watch the teaser below to see some clips from the short film.

2010

Videographer

Mixed Martial Arts Dallas

Dallas, Texas

  • Served in various capacities, including: setup, camera operator and stage manager for live boxing productions.

2010

Videographer

Charter Communications

Dallas, Texas

  • Served in various capacities, including: camera operator/assistant, audio assistant and aerial videography training video for video installers which required taping from on top of basket crane.

2009

Production Assistant

The Science of Speed

Dallas, Texas

  • Managed grip and electric.

Episodes

View the episodes that I helped out on, below.

2009

Camera Operator

Twin Light Films

Shreveport, Louisiana

  • Served as truck driver, camera operator and 2nd AC for feature film shot in Shreveport, LA.

Production Experience

Blog entries I wrote while working on set with the crew of Twin Light Films.

Movie Trailers

Here are some trailers that show clips from the feature film Cottonmouth Creek

2009

Editor

Lightning Bear Productions

  • Served as audio tech and video editor.

2009 – 2010

Videography

My Denton Music

Denton, Texas

  • Captured concerts and streamed live worldwide, resulting in 400+ viewers of fourth stream.

Blog Entries

I wrote the following while with doing web-streams with My Denton Music.

Live Web-streams

I’ve done over 40 live video broadcasts online with My Denton Music. To view some of these streams please visit my uStream channel

2009

Director & Editor

The Sarah Crisman Show

  • Directed, edited and produced The Sarah Crisman Show for Pegasus News and My Denton Music.

Blog Entries

I wrote the following while working with Sarah Crisman on her show.

2008

Commercial Animator

Jones Soda

  • Animated commercial for Jones Soda Co.

Blog Entries

I wrote the following while animating the commercial for Jones Soda.

2004

Internship

Walt Disney World College Program

Orlando, Florida

  • Received leadership training and honors for internship at Fortune 500 company.

2004

Disc Jockey

KNTU 88.1 FM: The One for Jazz

Denton, Texas

  • Served as disc jockey for “The One for Jazz” out of Denton, TX.

Awards

2016

2016 Bronze Telly Winner | Animation – Alcon TV

Specialty category that only considers the animation used in the piece.

  • Lead Animator

2016

2016 Bronze Telly Winner | News/News Feature – Alcon TV

Online film or video produced as a news program or feature story.

  • Producer

2016

2016 Bronze Telly Winner | Employee Communications – Alcon TV

Online film or video production created for the purpose of relaying information to employees.

  • Producer

2016

46th Creativity International Awards Winner | Corporate TV Campaign or Series – Alcon TV

Corporate video production refers to audio-visual corporate communications material (such as DVD, High-definition video, streaming video or other media) commissioned primarily for a use by a company, corporation or organisation. A corporate video is often intended for a specific purpose in a corporate or B2B environment and viewed only by a limited or targeted audience. This may include product, service or company promotional videos, training videos and information videos. Corporate video production is frequently the responsibility of a company marketing or corporate communications manager. Examples of corporate video include staff training and safety videos, promotional/brand films, and financial results videos.

  • Producer

2013

Official Selection | Thin Line Film Fest

My Feature Film, Four Nights in December, was selected to premiere at Texas’ only documentary Film Festival.

  • Director, Editor & Producer

2013

Official Selection | DAM Short Film Festival

Our Short Film, Departure, was selected to premiere at the DAM Short Film Festival

  • Producer

2013

Official Selection | Love Your Shorts Film Festival

Our Short Film, Departure, was selected to premiere at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival

  • Producer

Education

2004 – 2008

Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

  • Major: Radio, Television, Film
  • Minor: Photography

2016 – 2017

MoGraph Mentor

Mentors

2016

Adobe Premiere Training

2015

Alex Buono’s Visual Story Telling 2

2014

Ross Hockrow’s Out of Order

2013

Blender The Architecture Academy

2012

Blender The Nature Academy

Community Service

2008 – 2013

Volunteer Video Coordinator, 35 Conferette Music Festival

  • Directed and managed number of production teams that captured footage of 4-day music festival. Managed collection, capture and editing of promotional video.

2005 – 2010

Student Organization Leader, Texas Filmmakers (NPO)

  • Organized numerous film screenings and competitions.

Social Media