Resume & Reel

I am an award winning DOP and camera operator from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I specialize in documentary and current events shooting.  I have also done extensive production and live sports work. In addition to camera work, I also edit and do colour timing.

SAM KARNEY
204-290-4229
samkarney@hotmail.com
http://www.samkarney.com
2404-11 Evergreen Place
Winnipeg MB R3L 2T9

EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/VP, ICE RIVER FILMS; WINNIPEG, MB–NOVEMBER 2013-PRESENT
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Direct freelancers on projects and set creative direction for projects.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, IMPACT STUDIOS; WINNIPEG, MB– MARCH 2013–NOVEMBER 2013
Set the aesthetic direction of projects.  Relayed instruction to other camera operators on style and technique.  Also produced and edited many of the projects I worked on.

FREELANCE DOP AND CAMERA OP; WINNIPEG, MB– MARCH 2013- PRESENT
Shoot and edit videos for a wide range of corporate clients.  As well as, EFP work for Global News Winnipeg, Shaw TV, ABC 20/20, Fox Sports and sideline/end-zone camera for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

PHOTOJOURNALIST, GLOBAL NEWS; WINNIPEG, MB– DECEMBER 2009–MARCH 2013
Shoot and edit packs, VO-SOTS, and promos. As well, I contribute regularly to story meetings and provide insight and ideas to reporters.  When called upon, I wrote and researched my own stories for the 6pm newscast, often working as a one-man-band conducting interviews, shooting, writing, and editing.

PHOTOGRAPHER/EDITOR, CKX TELEVISION; BRANDON, MB– SEPT-OCT 2009
I worked as a photographer/editor for CKX, where I was responsible for shooting and editing packs, VO-SOTS, and sports highlights. As well, I conducted interviews with local politicians and sports personalities.

EDUCATION

Red River College 2007-2009, Creative Communications Diploma.  Dean’s Honour Roll.

University of Winnipeg 2005-2007, Communications.

SKILLS

Storytelling Ability: From behind the lens, I have told the stories of numerous athletes, politicians, and everyday people in extraordinary situations. I believe that a camera is merely a tool that lets you capture and share the amazing stories that can be found if you look hard enough.

Technical Skills: Through experience, I have developed strong shooting and editing skills in both ENG and EFP. I am skilled in both standard (DV & Beta) and high definition camera equipment, as well as lighting techniques. I have in-depth knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.

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email: samkarney@hotmail.com

phone: 204-290-4229

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