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Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Brian Bourne

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Video Production and Data Operator

Ann Arbor, MI

Brian V. Bourne

459 Way Market Dr • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 • (734) 717-7290 • brianvbourne@gmail.com
May 8, 2017

Steamroller Studio

425 E. Citrus Ave

Eustis, Florida 32726

Re: Job Shadowing
As someone with an extensive background in the entertainment industry, I have actively been searching to bridge the gap between my video background and move into game development. This has lead me to the discovery of Steamroller Studios and what I feel is a perfect opportunity to do so with the Job Shadowing position. Previously I have had the opportunity to work with high end video companies such as ESPN, Michigan Sports Television, and even as a production assistant on Transformers 3. Those experiences have proven to me that my passion lies in entertainment, however, I have recently discovered that gaming is where my true passion lies. As a gamer myself since the original Super Mario Brothers, I would love to be able to bring the emotions that I feel when immersed in a game to gamers in the future.

During my Professional and Collegiate experiences I have worked in Production extensively. My projects range from working on ESPN’s World Series of Poker, the NBA Draft, ABC’s Saturday Night Football, and most recently continuing to be a member of MSTV team shooting live sporting events in house for the University of Michigan. Those jobs have helped me sharpen my skills of working in busy creative environments. I take pride in making a positive impact in my surroundings, setting and achieving a high level of goals and I believe that Steamroller Studios presents a great opportunity to do so. Having been exposed to multiple levels of Production has given me a well rounded background of experience where I have achieved a high level of success and the following:

Achieved a high level of quality in shooting live action collegiate sports
Demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and adapt in fast paced environments
Edited content for use on television and websites
Assisted in the development of graphics packages for on air use
Displayed the ability to be versatile and fill many roles necessary for production
Maintained positive working relationships with co-workers

I currently spend my time playing FPS games, RPG games, and sports games both on console and PC. My past experiences have helped me build a positive reputation of a hard worker and fast learner who’s eager to positively contribute. My ability to adapt myself as a person and a professional would be a positive resource in a team environment. While my background does not fall in the game development industry, you would be getting someone who is willing to work as hard as possible and do whatever it takes to forge a successful path in Game Development. I would LOVE the opportunity to get to work with your studio as a job shadow with the goal of growing and moving into a position full time. Steamroller Studios is unique in offering this kind of position and as someone who wants to change directions in their career path, I couldn’t have found a better opportunity.

I greatly appreciate your time, should you have any further questions please contact me.
Sincerely,

Brian Bourne

Experience

Criteo Brand Solutions Ann Arbor MI

Data Operator 2016 – Present

Manage brand and product data organized within our custom tools
Demonstrated high attention to detail when mapping thousands of SKUs so we serve a higher number of products properly on brand sites generating more revenue
Proven ability to complete work on time and achieve launch deadlines
Help continue to set Criteo apart from other companies by maintaining high work quality to help continue building customer relationships

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SPORTS TELEVISION                                                      Ann Arbor MI

Production Crew and Editor – Various Positions 2011 – Present

Camera Operator for live events such as Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Inside Michigan Football, NHL Winter Classic, and the International Champions Cup
Edited team intro videos and head shots using Final Cut and After Effects
Developed and edited team feature videos in Final Cut and After Effects
Showed ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues quickly during live events.
Edited Football Legacy game content for the MGoBlue.com Premium website
Demonstrated the ability to work in a fast paced team environment
Recorded live game audio for use on Inside Michigan Football and the MGoBlue.com
Developed positive working relationships with members of MSTV

ESPN Remote Locations

Production Crew – Emerging Technology 2013 – 2014

Installed and troubleshot encoders tracking our 3D Virtual Graphic in relation to our Camera shot
Assisted in production and planning of Graphic use on ABC’s Saturday Night Football
Worked closely with camera operators developing graphic content
Travelled to and worked on events such as the NBA Draft, ABC’s Saturday Night Football and the BCS National Championship

ECHO ENTERTAINMENT Studio City CA

Assistant Editor and Assistant to Creative Director 2011

Segment Editor on EA Sports Show Two Steps From Greatness including highlight packages, Athlete bio’s and interviews, and promotional content for EA Sports Games
Led team of Assistant Editors in creating sizzle reel content used on social media sites for highlighting the College Alt Games Winter and Summer shows (YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook)
Assisted in development of graphics package for ESPN World Series of Poker in After Effects
Incorporated and facilitated Producer notes into client projects helping maintain a positive working relationship between Echo and our clients
Organized the archiving of footage from current and old shows both digitally and tape stock
Created and edited athlete bios for action sport shows used on in for CBS, NBC, and Universal

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Activities and Interests: Animation, Video Games, Sports, Game Development

Skills

  • Avid movie watcher and game player.
  • Very quick technical learning ability
  • Video and graphic editing
  • Video camera work

Education

October 2008/August 2010

Bachelors of Science in Film at Full Sail University

Graduated in the top tier of my class with a 3.9 GPA
Earned 100/100 on our Global Professionalism Score assessing timeliness, professional conduct, and working relationships
Received an award for 100% attendance
Member of the Behind the Scenes Tour Production Staff assisting Full Sail on student recruiting

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To contact this candidate email brianvbourne@gmail.com

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