I have worked as a writer, producer, editor and motion graphics designer in both New York and Los Angeles, for WNET/Thirteen and WLIW/21 and other clients, including three feature length documentaries and an IFC documentary series. I can shoot and cut short form films for you or help you successfully complete your film project of any length, at competitive rates, at your location or mine, from editing through final post. I edit in Final Cut 7 and Premiere Pro CC, and am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Terence Taylor
taylorterence@mac.com
917.817.2687

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PRODUCING EXPERIENCE:

THIRTEEN/WNET:

Broadcast Department/On-Air Fundraising
Writer/Producer/Editor - 2007-Present

Since 2007 I was responsible for writing scripts for station spot message campaigns and live or pre-taped fundraising breaks. I oversaw pre-production, set schedules, supervised location and studio shoots through online sessions to air.

This involved:

• Working closely with in-house and outside clients to clarify message of the end product, and form campaign strategies.

• Creating concepts and copy to achieve media goals, plus additional research.

• Conducting casting interviews and selection of video crew as necessary.

• Overseeing and/or directing interviews and scripted material in studio and on location, both live and recorded, in high stress environments and situations.

• Reviewing raw footage, offline editing myself, overseeing design and production of stills and/or motion graphics, plus supervising final on-line post-sessions.

GRILLO PRODUCTIONS:

"An Unknown Country" - 2012-14
Producer, Editor, Motion Graphics
A documentary feature by Emmy Award-winning producer Eva Zelig, about the emigration of Jews from Europe during the rise of the Third Reich, and how they found refuge in Ecuador.

• Worked with director to cut down and shape the final narrative of the ninety-minute final film after the three-hour long first cut was completed as her editor.

• Planned production schedules, oversaw pre-production and taping through post-production.

• Secured rights releases to stock film footage, archival photos and music.

EDITING EXPERIENCE:

MIZAN MEDIA PRODUCTIONS:

"Invisible Universe" - 2015
Editor/Motion Graphics
A seven-minute presentation video for a documentary on the history of black speculative fiction, "Invisible Universe". Editing included color correction, motion graphics, and compositing clips into sci-fi inspired wraparound footage.

THEATRE DYBBUK:

"Assemble" - 2015
Editor/Motion Graphics
An eight-minute non-traditional narrative that captured the spirit of the live event. Produced for the Interfictions Online art journal, http://interfictions.com/assemble-theatre-dybbuk/

FiOS 1:

"New Jersey Means Business" - 2015
Editor
I recut eight half hour shows for a FiOS1 magazine format series, adding footage, greenscreen and motion tracking, color correcting and final audio mix.

NEW YORK SCIENCE MUSEUM:

"Learn by Design" - 2014-15
Editor
I packaged and re-edited thirty-three short videos from seven museums for a website to teach facilitators at museums across the country a range of science related activities for kids. 

DARK DREAM PRODUCTIONS:

"DANGER WORD" - 2014
Editor, Motion Graphics
A short horror film produced by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, directed by Luchina Fisher.

GRILLO PRODUCTIONS:

"An Unknown Country" - 2012-14
Producer, Editor, Motion Graphics
A documentary feature by Emmy Award winning producer Eva Zelig, on the emigration of Jews from Europe during the rise of the Third Reich, and how they found refuge in Ecuador.

JONATHAN POND:

"The New Affluence" - 2010
Motion Graphics
Design and animation of financial information segments for the PBS special.

THIRTEEN/WNET:
Broadcast Department/On-Air Fundraising - 2007-Present
Freelance Writer/Producer/Editor

After writing, planning and coordinating graphic design, studio and remote shoots, I was responsible for editing and final packaging of station spot campaigns and live or pre-taped fundraising breaks.

WARNER BROTHERS TELEVISION:

"The Big Bang Theory" - 2007
Graphic Designer
Main title logo design for the popular and award-winning CBS situation comedy.

ORCHARD FILMS:

"Indie Sex" - 2007
Motion Graphics
I designed and animated timelines, headline treatments and still treatments on three one hour long episodes, "Teens", "Censored" and "Extreme", for a documentary series on sex in the cinema, produced for the Independent Film Channel.

"Fabulous!" - 2006
Motion Graphics
I animated stills, movie posters and headlines for a documentary on the history of gay cinema for the Independent Film Channel, which premiered at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.

CHIMPANZEE PRODUCTIONS:

"Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela" - 2004-2005
Motion Graphics
I designed and animated still animation, lower thirds, period maps, archival photographs and credit sequences.