Aaron MacDonald

 

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

E-mail: aaron.macdonald@hotmail.ca

Cell: (902) 293-8576

Education

 

Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, NS

September 2011 - June 2013

Completed Radio and Television Arts Program, Television Production Specialization.

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

September 2005 - May 2010

Completed Bachelor of Arts Degree. Majored in History with a minor in Political Science.

 

Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, NS

September 2000 - June 2004

Completed Grade 12 with Honours.

 

Work experience

 

Bell Media - CTV/CTV 2 Atlantic, Halifax, NS

June 2012 - present

Director, Technical Director, Technical Producer, Audio, Graphics Operator, Production Assistant, Studio Camera, Non-Linear Editor

- Direct the weekend 6pm and 11:30pm newscasts. Filling in on weekday shows.

- As PA time shows & reports, file supers, break down / rewrite reports into smaller pieces for morning show.

- Operate a Ross Vision switcher for live news programming. Including rolling and cueing material.

- Shade cameras & change lighting for different shots. 

- Coordinate live remotes

- Operate Studer Vista 1 audio mixer for live newscast ensuring proper levels are maintained.

- Design on screen graphics for newscasts using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Chyron Lyric, and filing of supers in iNews

- Operate multi-channel graphic playback during newscasts.- Direct talent on the studio floor and operate studio camera.

- Edit news stories and openings using Harris Velocity

 

MBS Radio - 101.7 CKDH-FM, Amherst, NS

September 2010 - August 2011

Operator

- Operate Ward-Beck Systems R2K Radio Console.

- Operate iMediaTouch automation software.

- Record and broadcast remote event reports.

- Fill in on air when hockey announcer unavailable.

 

YMCA of Cumberland, Amherst, NS

March 2001 - August 2011

Swimming Lessons Supervisor / Lifeguard and Special Projects Coordinator

- Lifeguard various swims and instructed public and private swimming lessons.

- Supervise Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor staff.

- Organize group swimming lessons.

- Design and maintain the YMCA's official website.

- Creation and maintenance of the YMCA's membership database. (Microsoft Access)

- Received 10 Year Staff Service Award, Annual General Meeting June 2011

- Received the YMCA Core Value Award for 'Responsibility' December 2010

 

Related Volunteer Experience

 

Christmas Daddies Telethon - CTV Atlantic

Live Broadcasts:

- December 2012-2021

- Various roles: Switcher, Graphics Operator, Audio Operator, Production Assistant, Set Setup

Performance Pre-Tapes (NSCC Waterfront Campus)

- November 16-18, 2012 -- Producer / Director

- November 25-27, 2011 -- Director, Camera Operator, VTR, Set Construction

 

Christmas Angels Telethon - Eastlink TV - December 4, 2011

Live Broadcast from Windsor, NS

- Director, Switcher, Graphics, Camera Operator, Setup

Certifications

 

- Non-Violent Chrisis Intervention - August 29, 2008

- WHMIS - August 21, 2008

- Occupational Health & Safety - August 2011