Background Experience

July 2004 to Present
Picture Editor / Technical Director / Segment Producer - Entertainment Tonight, Studio City, CA.
Leading Editor who helped with the transition to broadcasting in High Definition. Responsible for the show's open and promos as well as feature news packages. Comfortable in a high-tension, air-deadline, fast-paced news environment.


September 1999 to Present
Self Employed - Klein Media Services, Glendale, CA.
Developed a business that offers consulting services in television post-production, computer training, Internet web-site design, marketing, graphic design, and photography. Guest Speaker at Los Angeles Area Avid Users Group Meeting.

April 1999 to September 1999
Applications Editor - 3 Point Digital, Burbank, CA
Acting resident expert on Avid's Media Composer and Symphony Products. Designed and conduct technology seminars on non-linear editing and its processes.

July 1996 to February 1998
Demo Artist/Marketing-Avid Technology Inc., Burbank, CA
Demonstrated the Media Composer®, and MCXpress™. Additionally responsible for Western Regional seminars, including print and direct mail advertising development and design.

August 1993 to May 1996
Product Marketing Manager - Hoffman Video Systems, Glendale, CA
Product Manager for all desktop video products. Technical Support/Trainer for Avid and Media 100 Post Production Products. Designed and conceived corporate image brochure and Internet web-site, as well as all advertisements and mailings. These marketing efforts helped bring Hoffman to two record $25+ million dollar years.

April 1993 to July 1993
On-Line Editor/Tape Operator/Systems Designer- Video-It, Culver City, CA.
Edited several broadcast commercials and a country dancing instructional video. Additionally, aided in the design and installed their third all-digital on-line suite.

January 1990 to April 1993
Video Technical Specialist- Great Western Bank, Chatsworth, CA.
Overlooked all technical aspects of the corporate television facilities. Designed new edit bay, staged multimedia events, and edited innovative training/communications productions.

September 1987 to January 1990
Chief On-Line Videotape Editor- Cityscope 21 (A City-owned cable TV station), Long Beach, CA. Served in other capacities which included: Technical Director, Producer, and Engineer.

June 1987 to September 1987
Broadcast Cameraman- KFTY (IND) TV-50, Santa Rosa, CA.
Operated camera for live newscasts. Trained as Standby Technical Director for newscast (internship).

June 1985 to September 1985
Master Control Operator/Broadcast Cameraman- KRCB (PBS) TV-22, Rohnert Park, CA. (internship).


April 1995
Media 100
Media 100 editor advanced training

July 1993
Avid Technology
Media Composer advanced training:
Courses 101,102, 201, 205, 302, 303

April 1990
Grass Valley Group
Granted a certificate in On-Line Editor Operations.

August 1998
Digital Production Academy
Scitex Stratasphere Training

September 1987 to May 1989
California State University, Long Beach
Granted a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio/Television/Film.

September 1985 to August 1987
Santa Rosa Junior College
Granted an Associate of Arts Degree in Communications.

Related Skills

Television Systems Designer - Designed and built audio and video systems for several corporate, broadcast and cable clientele.

8mm Telecinist - Worked for four years as a colorist transferring 8mm and Super 8mm film to video.

Still Photographer - Extensive background in 35mm color, and black and white, photography, printing and color theory. Experience includes: News, publicity, corporate, and private events.

Computer Consultant - Seasoned in both the Mac and IBM platforms. Literate in most popular software (incl. Photoshop and Quark) and the Internet. Trained throughout the west coast, Canada and Hawaii.



2001 EMMY® AWARD for Individual Achievement in Non-News Editing in LA Region.

1993 ITVA Golden Angel Award for Best Visual Communications Video - "Bank to the Future" (Editor)

1989 EMMY NOMINATION for Best Magazine Series - Cable, "Keys to the City" (Editor).


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1989 CableACE AWARD for Best Documentary by a cable system, "Gangs: A Way of Life and Death" (Associate Producer, Editor).

1988 CableACE AWARD for Best PSA/Promotional Video/Short Subject, "Mr. Pike: A Long Beach Centennial Moment" (Associate Producer & Editor).




Active Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Active Member Editor's Guild Local 700.
Past member of the ITS, ITVA and SMPTE.