R. David Means
Experienced multimedia professional with a robust history of coordinating video shoots, photo shoots, large and small events while leading an amazing team of multi-talented artists. Adept at local and remote sound and video recording, editing, mix downs, and duplication; studio setup, equipment maintenance and repair, and library development and maintenance.
Goodwill Industries of Houston, Houston, TX 05/2014 – Present
Audio Visual Specialist
Audio and visual support for 65 non-profit store network. Responsible for video and photo library content creation and management, graphic design, and content production for local media, social media, and internal distribution. Manage departmental ticketing system. Participant in leadership training program in partnership with senior management.
Filmed and created 8 success stories and 4 PSAs with local media outlets, engaging prominent public figures
Filmed and created at least 16 videos for internal employee network
Regularly work in partnership with location news outlets KTRK, KHOU, and Houston Astros Network
Co-produced 70th anniversary PSAs featuring prominent local leaders
Responsible for creation of year end review videos
The Department of Dance, Houston, TX 10/2012 – Present
Event photography and video content creation and production for a high traffic dance music blog and social media. Direct and storyboard video interview with international music talent. Create motion graphics, implement and create brand standards, and quality control for other staff.
HSS AV, Houston, TX 10/2012 – 08/2015
Project Manager 10/2012 – 2015
Maintain inventory for audio and video installations, quote rental bids for end users, and participate and manage corporate sound installations. Film and edit photo and video projects for multiple clients, including PSAs, event photography and videography, and wedding photography and videography. Oversee video team, including personnel, quality control, and asset management.
Memorial Drive Presbyterian, Houston, TX 12/2002- 09/2012
Associate Director of Media 2008 to 2012
Oversee 4 media technicians, 2 video technicians, and interns of the church’s media department. Responsible for recruiting, grading, and mentoring for San Jacinto College’s audio internship program.
Train and manage staff, conduct Skillshare workshops, and oversee various event staffing. Responsible for yearly budget creation and year long budget management, equipment assessments, upgrades, and lighting design.
Media Technician 2004-2008
Record weekly services, multiple seasonal vocal, and orchestral concerts including post recording mixing and distribution to congregation. Photo and video documentation of mission trips in continental United States and abroad, including post trip after movies and publications.
Front of House Engineer 2004-2006, 2011-2012
Responsible for recording various church events, equipment maintenance, audio editing, CD duplication, mission media coverage, and remote recordings. In charge of audio setup and teardown for recording of the church’s praise band, remote recordings, and campus video distribution.
Contract Recording Engineer 2002-2005
Mentorship with GRAMMY winning audio engineer, Les Williams. Upload classes and sermons same day to church website, archive and manage audio library on a weekly basis.
Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, TX 2001-2003
Studio Assistant/Second Engineer/Intern
Provided studio maintenance, remote recordings, pre-session setup, session set up, side project recordings, cable upkeep, computer maintenance and repair, and studio cleanup. Studied under top engineers and studio owners, and worked with top musicians in their respective genres.
Software: Ableton Live 8, Adobe Audition, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Anteras Autotune, Color Finale, Final Cut Pro X, FL Studio 10, Logic Pro X, Keynote, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, Oxford EQ, Protools 7.3, Waves Forensics Package, WordPress
Multichannel audio recording (48 studio, 32 Live), FOH experience, audio track traits mixing, acoustical re-treatment, studio wiring, troubleshooting, and setup.
2017 Silver Quill Award of Excellence
Occupational Certificate – Sound Recording, 2003, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX
Certificate of Technology – Techniques of Audio Engineering, 2003, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX
Continuing Multimedia Education – Houston Community College, Houston, TX
- asset management
- story boarding
- video production
The Department of Dance
- 10/2012 - Present Video Producer