sundermeyer@charter.net

320-240-9574h / 952-994-4154c

Here is Gary Sundermeyer's resume:  Stirling Sound

Videography / Motion Graphics / Commercial Photography / Photo Retouching

 

Employment Experience:

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     OMS Onsite Photography, St. Cloud, Minnesota

2006 - 2012               

Videographer & Photographer— Co-produced Creative Memories’ product videos for web and DVD use. Participated with scripting, storyboarding, shooting, and specialized in video editing and motion graphics. Proficient with Final cut Pro 7, Apple Motion 4, Sound Pro 3, Compressor 3.5, DVD Studio Pro 4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, and Photoshop CS5, CS6 extended. Produced animated shorts for OMS Onsite. Worked directly with illustrator and was responsible for motion graphics process.  Also provided CM with digital photography, Photoshop retouching, color correcting, outlines, and color proofing services, for their scrapbook publications and web needs. (YouTube Portfolio)

 

     Capstone Press, Mankato, Minnesota

2000­ - 2004               

Photographer I—Established Capstone Press’ digital photography studio, managing the studio budget, purchasing photo equipment and supplies, and supervising an intern and one stylist. Main responsibilities included working closely with editors and designers to conceive studio and location photo shoots for photographing people, fictionalized scenes, and objects 

                           for nonfiction children’s books.     

                          

Awards                            • 2005 Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award - Pebble Plus Visit To series.

                                         • 2004 Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award - A+ Books Colors series.

                                         • 2003 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award - A+ Books Colors series.

 

      Fingerhut Companies Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota

2000 - Earlier            

Senior Photographer— Tabletop, roomset, and location experience with jewelry, models and lighting expertise. Established Fingerhut’s Jewelry Department and was their Senior Jewelry Photographer through July 2000.  Responsible for creating jewelry setup and photography procedures while overseeing department production, working directly with Jewelry Team, Freelance Photographers, Art Directors, Sample Room, Buyers, and Graphic Services Department. In 2000, the Jewelry Department produced nearly 26% of the entire studio workload during peak production times.                                                       

                                        

                     

Freelance Videography & Photography Experience:

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             OMS Onsite Photography, St. Cloud, Minnesota

2012              Adjuvant, Call Scheduler - motion graphics animation

              QuarterTon Productions, St. Cloud, Minnesota

2012              ATS International - video slide show edit

              GEM Photo Studio, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

2004 - 2008   Fingerhut GMC, Big Book, and River’s End apparel catalogs

             Creative Publishing Inernational, Chanhassen, Minnesota

2006             Home Improvement Books 

 

              Best Buy Corporation, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

2004 - 2005     Insert, Content, and e-com for the web

                Midwest, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

2004 - 2005     Seasons of Cannon Falls catalogs

               Banta Digital Group, Chanhassen, Minnesota

2004 - 2005     Department 56, Modern Office, Saunders Group, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica’s Wedding catalogs

 

 

Related Experiences:

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     Photography & Videography Skills        

                                            

                               • Generalist with tabletop, roomset, location, models, and jewelry expertise.

                               • Digital Camera: Leaf, Hasselblad, Canon 1DS, 5D Mark II & Mark III, and capture software support. 

                               • Video Camera: Canon 5D Mark II & Mark III, Canon XL202IM-EN, and capture software support.

                               • Lighting: Speedotron, Dynalite, Lumedyne, White Lighting, Travellites, Mole-Richardson, and a variety of compact fluorescent                                               lighting for video.

 

                                        

     Software Knowledge

                               • Adobe CS5 Design Standard, Photoshop CS6, Camera Raw 7.1, Lightroom 3.6, Capture One PRO, Final cut Pro 7, Apple Motion 4,

                                  Sound Pro 3, Compressor 3.5, DVD Studio Pro 4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS 6, Flash,   Ultimatte AdvantEdge                                   green screen plug-in, FX Home Photo Key 5, Microsoft Office 2008, Outlook, Word, Excel, Extensis Portfolio 8.5, more…

 

     Color Calibration

                                • Good working knowledge of color profiles for digital cameras, monitors and large scale printers.  Familiar with Datacolor Spyder 4                                    and Pantone Eye-One equipment and software.

 

     IT Skills

                                • Mac and PC Computer diagnosis and repair, Epson large scale printer calibration and maintenance, Canon camera firmware                                                updates, computer hardware upgrades, monitor     calibration, software installs and updates, local network support, daily server                                        backups, asset management and archiving, staff training.  Operating systems: OS 10 Snow Leopard, Lion, XP, 7.

 

                          

     Seminars

                                •  Photo Expo East – New York, NY October 2003.  Revisited location lighting techniques and photography team workflow      

                                    practices.

                                •  Food on Film – Minneapolis, MN May 2003.  Introduced creative team to food preparation techniques for the camera.

                                •  Print 01 – Chicago, IL September 2001.  Studied digital photography workflow and compared color calibration equipment and                                             related software support.

                                •  Photo Expo West – Los Angeles, CA June 2001. Researched latest digital camera equipment and capture software support.

                                •  R.R Donnelley & Sons Company Print University – Lynchburg, VA.  Studied offset and web printing techniques.             

 

Other Skills & Interests:           

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                                 • Life’s Abundance Field Representative – A home based network marketing business where I promote and sell high quality                                                  "recall free" pet products, formulated by a HOLISTIC, Nutritional Vet, Dr. Jane Bicks, to Vets, breeders, groomers, kennels,                                                     trainers, rescues, and pet owners. Three years in business. Visit www.allmyhealthypets.com for more information. 

 

                                 • Collie Breeder – I work with a local Collie breeder to stud out our 2 AKC Collie males on a regular basis.

 

                                 • Autobody – Four years working in my father’s shop doing collision repair including straightening, welding, grinding, sanding,                                               priming, painting and buffing.  Specialized in automotive finishes; great eye for color matching.  Cars have always been a hobby                                         in our family.

 

Education:

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                                  Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota

                                  Bachelor of Arts (Double Major)—Received an Art major with a concentration in photography and a Speech Communications major                                   in Radio and Television Production.

 

References:        

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                            TJ Vissing

                                    Owner / Photographer

                                    OMS Photography

                                        636 Chase Avenue

                                        Cincinnati, OH 45223

                                        513-579-1777

                                  tjv@omsphoto.com

 

                           Tom Fenenga

                                    Photographer / Videographer

                                    The Family Handyman Magazine

                                        2915 Commers Drive, Suite 700

                                        Eagan, MN 55121

                                        612-994-2220

                                  tom_fenenga@readersdigest.com

                          

                           Bruce Linnemeyer

                                    Realtor -CRS

                                    Prudential Pladson Realty Inc.

                                        2680 West St. Germain Street

                                        Saint Cloud, MN  56301

                                        320-240-3373

                                   brucelinnemeyer@hotmail.com

 

 

Photography Portfolio:

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            Available upon request.