JAVAN HAMILTON

MEDIA PRODUCER • MOTION DESIGNER

(504) 296-9098 • JAVANHTV@GMAIL.COM

Experience

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

DIGITAL MEDIA

Video & Motion Graphics Producer • April 2022 – present

  • Produced content explaining issues supported by the Senate Democrats and their candidates, as well as pieces targeting Republican opponents.
    • Content created mostly for DS social media channels.
    • Helped launch explainer videos similar to Vox.com and NowThis News—a novel concept for the organization.
      • “100 days…” served as a call to action marking 100 days until the 2022 midterms.
    • Designed a state-by-state explainer video highlighting Republican Senate candidates in reponse to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
      • Due to its production value, committee management expanded it to a much larger project, becoming an offical statement from the DSCC.
    • Designed graphic loops highlighting cultural events, such as Pride Month.
  • Created caption videos from various news clippings with Democratic officials, Republican opponents and other newsmakers.
  • Took part in an intern/mentorship program, helping them learn about the production process, as well as the content operation as a whole.
  • Saw the unionization of DSCC staff.

Lucid Books Publishing

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Graphics & Media Coordinator • November 2019 – present

  • Executive staff member creating book covers, quote cards for social media, trailers for YouTube and landing pages for authors.
    • Assisted in the production of more than 200 books, with nearly 50 cover designs published.
    • Completed the entire production of several books—from cover design, to interior layout, exterior layout and marketing.
  • Graphic designer for internal documents such as style guides and sales sheets.
  • Helped launch secondary imprints for self publishers and small businesses.

Houston Live TV Network

Media Production

Production Assistant, MMJ & Host • September 2018 – March 2019

  • Staff producer, drone operator and feature journalist for the Houston production company.
    • Filmed and covered various events, and co-produced original content, filming on-location and on green screen with industry-grade lighting, cameras and audio equipment.
  • Host and producer of the web series This Is Houston.
    • Produced 12 documentary-style interviews with various Houston-area artists, restaurateurs and business icons.
    • Guests included Three Brothers Bakery, Thistle Draftshop and Detroit the Barber.
      • The Game Preserve garnered more than 2,000 views and over 60 likes on Facebook in its first 48 hours.
    • Utilized expertise in motion design to create a high-budget visual experience.

Nexstar/WVLA Local 33 News

BROADCASTING

Various • July 2016 – March 2018

News Photographer • July 2016 – August 2016

 

Graphic Designer/Production AssistantAugust 2016 – March 2018

  • Operated Q-Master TelePrompTer software.
  • Operated Ross Xpression for on-screen graphics, as well as the audio mixer/Denon soundbank and studio cameras.
    • Trained new hires on the various production equipment.
  • Designed full-screen and over-the-shoulder graphics.
  • Served every newscast across WVLA (NBC) and WGMB (Fox).
  • Produced a feature story for my final newscast in March 2018, with a web story published on BRProud.com.

MyScene TV

TELEVISION & INTERNET BROADCAST

Broadcast Designer, MMJ & Host • January 2014 – January 2022

  • Conducted a complete branding overhaul of the veteran program including an updated logo, an entirely new graphics package and the introduction of cinematic videography.
  • Hosted before a green screen and on location both extemporaneously and via TelePrompTer, while setting up my own lighting and external audio.
  • Designed virtual sets that are often mistaken as real.
  • Filmed stories alone and with a team, using any combination of soft boxes, LED panels, lapel mics, boom/stick mics, camcorders, DSLRs and drones.
  • Sought potential stories by browsing local magazines, news articles and social media postings, with topics including food and drinks, music, the arts, fitness, and community engagement, bringing a higher quality of content to the biweekly series.
    • Footage from a 2016 interest piece on North Baton Rouge was used on The Fifth Estate (Canadian Broadcasting Company). The story also got recognition from the National Association of Broadcasters.
  • Edited and captioned all episodes for season 11 (Fall 2019 – Winter 2022), airing on WBRL CW21 in Baton Rouge.

Hobby & Freelance

Motion Design, Videography and Post-Production

August 2008 – April 2022

Accolades

National Association of Broadcasters

2019 “MyScene TV Highlights – North Baton Rouge” received recognition from the NAB.

Footage from the story was featured on The Fifth Estate for the Canadian Broadcasting Company.

Baton Rouge Community College

2014 – Interviewed as a student spotlight for the Graphics (GRPH) program.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with some of the most important aspects of digital media production.
  • Experience creating for TV, web and print.
  • Multi-disciplined; an unmatched ability to merge journalism with video production and motion design.
  • Mastery in the Adobe Creative Suite (CS4 – CC), with editing experience in Final Cut Pro X and 3D design with Maxon Cinema 4D.
  • Proficiency with Canon DSLR and Panasonic mirrorless cameras, as well as other video and audio equipment.
  • Drone pilot with six years of experience.
  • Seasoned in both Mac OS and Windows.
  • Use of HTML through the WordPress.com platform, with experience in Divi site builder.
  • Proven ability to work in a team, meet strict deadlines and handle multiple projects.
  • Clear communication skills, with the ability to relay information both accurately and efficiently.

EDUCATION

Baton Rouge Community College – Acadian Campus

BATON ROUGE, LA • August 2013 – May 2015

  • A.A., Graphic Communications — 4.0 GPA – summa cum laude.
  • Produced videos for the school’s telecast.

Baton Rouge Community College – MidCity Campus

BATON ROUGE, LA • August 2007 – Transfer

  • Concentration in Studio Art.
  • Two semesters of Speech, doing performances and presentations.