Curriculum Vitae

Summary Statement:

  • · A Multi-platform proficient non-linear editor with advanced motion graphic skills and a passion for cinematic shooting. I enjoy editing for both short form commercials and longer documentaries. My various productions skills are rooted in the editorial, but I'm able to take on most other production rolls as required including: DOP, Directing, Lighting, Graphics.

  • · Knowledgeable and efficient Avid editor with proficiencies in a variety of software packages including: Adobe CS6, 3DS Max, Apple's Final Cut.

  • · With over 25 years of TV experience, ranging from editing both long and short form productions, creation of motion graphics both 2D and 3D, Audio post production, shooting and directing with emphasis on lighting with use of modern HD image gathering techniques including XDCam, DSLR and other newly evolving image gathering means.

  • · Both a 'Jack of All Trades' and team player who is able to fit into any production roll seamlessly, knowing what it takes to create a polished finished result that surpasses the clients requirements and expectations on time and within budget.

Work History:

Oct '00 - Present

CTV Creative Services

CTV Bellmedia (CIVT) - Vancouver, BC

As the creative centre for Vancouver's CTV affiliate, daily duties varied from high-end News image campaigns to nightly creative packaging elements for the newscast, daily news topicals, community service announcements as well as many internal corporate needs. In addition to Editing & Graphics, EFP production skills are part of my job description.

Jun ’98 - Oct ’00

Editor/Compositor/Webmaster Quiet Places - Television Series

Omni Film Productions - Vancouver, BC

Quiet Places is a half-hour documentary series that explores some of the many places where people today find inspiration and self- renewal through a variety of retreat experiences.

The working relationship with Omni Productions dates back to July 1997.

Jun ’97

Series / Promotions Freelance Editor

Vancouver Television - Vancouver, BC

Segment Editor for “First Story” Native News Magazine, VTV Promotions commercial editing.

Jun ’94 - Apr ’97

Editor/Compositor/animation/Webmaster

Advanced Image Communications - Delta, BC

Creative consultant, project editor/compositor, animation design. Educational, corporate and commercial productions were a mainstay of this young company. Understanding and executing the essential steps involved in creating a complex final work under tight turnarounds made for a high energy workplace.

Jun ’93 - Sep ’97

Editor/Compositor

Image Pacific Communications - Vancouver, BC

Projects include: The Taconite, a one hour documentary pilot; Fishing With Shelly & Courtney; corporate productions and animations.

Sep '93 - Sep '94

Series / Promotions Editor

STV Saskatoon (CFSK) - Saskatoon, SK

As the only full time on-line editor for this CanWest Global affiliation, my duties were to create a creative professional on-air look for the station. As well as enriching my editing abilities, I developed an understanding of the ‘realities of the budget,’ and how best to get an end product that ‘fits.’

Apr '93 - Sep '93

Editor/Compositor

Absolute Design & Post - Vancouver, BC

A full facility Post Production company mastering on Digital Linear editing machines. During my internship at Absolute I learned the concepts of digital production. It unleashed my imagination in what could now be done in the digital realm.

Aug '84 - May '91

Production Personnel

CRTV Association - Campbell River, BC

This is where it all started, where I fell into TV. I caught on quick, starting out as the ‘typical volunteer’ at the local cable access. Not long after I had my first paying gig in the biz. I was doing it all, shooting, directing, editing and producing. Being able to execute the necessary functions involved in order to get something on the air.

Special Skills:

Post-Production Skills:

Avid Media Composer

Adobe CS 6 with advanced skills in: After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop

Final Cut Pro

3DS Max

Production Skills:

Director of Photography

Lighting

Audio

Pre-Production Skills:

Production Design

Location Scouting

Storyboarding

Education:

Jun '93

Broadcast Communications - Television Option Diploma

British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby, BC

Awards:

2012

Promax/BDA North America Award Gold:

On-air Commercial Advertisement (Vancouver International Jazz Festival)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Television/Video Presentation – Public Service Announcement (Sally Ann Ring Those Bells)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Television/Video Presentation – On-Air Consumer Tie-in Promo (Continental Cup)

2011

BCAB Award:

Best Station ID’s (Michael Kuss’ Weather)

Promax/BDA World Award Gold:

News/Information Program Campaign (CTV BC Working For You Fall Campaign)

Promax/BDA North America Award Gold:

On-Air Commercial Advertisement – Local (CTV BC Jazz Fest)

Promax/BDA North America Award Silver:

Special Categories – Best Collaborative Report (CTV Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games)

2010

BCAB Award:

Best Creative (Working for You)

Best Station ID’s (60 second Believe spot)

PromaxBDA World Award Gold:

Special Events Promotion - Olympics (Believe Image)

PromaxBDA North America Award Gold:

Holiday/Special Event Campaign – Local (Believe Campaign)

PromaxBDA North America Award Gold:

Public Service Announcement – Local (Vancouver Peace Summit)

PromaxBDA North America Award Bronze:

Promotional Item Campaign (CTV Olympic Pins)

2009

BCAB Award:

Best Station ID’s (Believe Campaign)

Promax/BDA North America Award Gold:

Content Promotion-Program Promotional Spot-in-House (Summer camp)

Promax/BDA North America Award Silver:

Use of An Original Composition in a Promo: (Making A Difference)

Promax/BDA North America Award Silver:

Network, Channel, Station, Platform Branding/Image Promotion – On Air Promotion for Website (Breaking News Anytime)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Content Promotion – Public Service Announcement (Summer camp)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Content Promotion – Public Service Announcement (Salvation Army)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Craft Categories (Abbotsford Air Show)

Promax/BDA North America Award Bronze:

Funniest Promo (CTV Store Coffee Mug)

2008

BCAB Award:

Community Services (Perry’s Supercamp)

Station ID’s (Making A Difference)

Promax-BDA North America Award Gold:

News/Information Program Promotion Campaign (Your Home. Your News)

Promax-BDA North America Award Gold:

Program Promotional Campaign (Remarkable Place)

Promax-BDA North America Award Bronze:

News/Information Program Spot (It’s Different Here)

Promax-BDA North America Award Bronze:

News/Information Program Promotion Campaign (Remarkable Place)

Promax-BDA North America Award Bronze:

Local or Regional News/Information Program Campaign (I Believe)

Promax-BDA North America Design Award Bronze:

Art Direction & Design: Special Events Promo (Perry’s Prospects Super Camp)

2007

BCAB Award:

Community Services (Climate for Change)

Station ID’s (It’s Different Here)

BC Solicitor General Media Award

(Operation Red Nose)

Promax North America Awards Silver:

Station ID Campaign (Vancouver’s Watching ID)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

Copywriting (Operation Red Nose)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

Public Service Announcement (Operation Red Nose)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

Branding/Image (Your Home. Your News)

Promax North America Awards Silver:

Branding/Image (Your Home. Your News – Helen)

Promax North America Awards Silver:

Funniest Promo (Operation Red Nose)

Promax North America Awards Bronze:

Sports Program Promotion (Perry’s Tryout)

Promax North America Awards Bronze:

News Program Campaign (Your Home. Your News)

Promax North America Awards Bronze:

News Program Promotion (Pamela’s Arrival)

Promax North America Awards Bronze:

Branding/Image Campaign (Your Home. Your News.)

Promax World Gold Awards:

News Program Campaign (Your Home. Your News.)

Promax World Gold Awards:

News Program Promotion (Dixieland Tamara)

2006

BCAB Award:

Best Creative (Operation Red Nose)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

ID Campaign (Vancouver’s Watching ID)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

Outdoor/Environmental/Transit Advertisement (Vancouver’s Watching CTV – Outdoor)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

Sports Program Promotion (Your Home. Your News – Perry)

Promax North America Awards Gold:

News Program Campaign Using One or More Media (Your Home. Your News)

Promax North America Awards Silver:

Use of Original Music Composition for a Promo (Vancouver’s Watching Music)

2000

Toronto International Hot Docs Festival Nomination

Best Documentary (Quiet Places)

1998

US International Film and Video Festival

Silver Screen Award (Quiet Places)

1992

The Ken Hughes Award for Technical Excellence

1992

BCTV Commercial Award

2nd Place: "Money's Mushrooms"

1991

BC Motion Pictures - Jack Gettles Award for Creative Excellence

Rob Hillis
Experienced Professional

Knowledgable efficient Avid editor with proficiencies in a variety of software packages including: Adobe CS6,3DS Max, Apple's Final Cut.

 

At 19, I produced, directed, shot and edited my own weekly entertainment series on community television in Campbell River, BC.