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Since 2005 I have held the position of Partner, V.P. and Director of Media Production for Ready Training, Inc.

RTO (Ready Training Online) delivers video Employee Training via the internet to companies world wide.

In this position I produce, direct, shoot and edit the bulk of the video training for RTO. I also engineer and edit the voiceover sessions. Finally, I compress the video for online delivery from the RTO servers.

My video experience began in 1974 when I was hired to videotape the student conductors for The American Symphony League. I recorded their preformances and then operated plaback of those recordings while they were critiqued by the instructor. I also played percussion in the orchestra.

In 1978, when I was the personal recording engineer for Moogy Klingman, keyboardist with Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Moogy started a "local" (NYC) music television show (two or three years before MTV was launched.) I was the Technical Director for "Manhattan Alley."

Later, while I was Senior Engineer at Unique Recording, NYC, I was asked to T.D. Live from the Lone Star Cafe, featuring Bo Diddly, Johnny Paycheck & Levon Helm (of The Band,) and two variety shows filmed at the New York Playboy Club, literally because I could "push buttons on beat."

I also engineered seven years of highlights music for NBC, dozens of television commercials, the first six episodes of The Equalizer (scored by Stewart Copeland of The Police) and even a pre-Kardashians show featuring Olympian Bruce Jenner entitled Success Stories, scored by Ian McDonald of Foreigner and King Crimson fame.

In 1992 I was invited to move to Charleston, SC to become V.P. of Music & Systems Integration for Motion Pictures, Inc. I produced, directed, photographed, scored, and scripted as needed.

In 1994 I went independent. The videos above are a small selection of the projects I worked on between 1992 and the beginning of RTO.

(Technical Note: All of these streaming videos were created from VHS dubs. Please do not judge them on video quality alone.)