Kevin Geraghty-Shewan CV

Kevin Geraghty-Shewan

County Durham 

Mobile: 07825 567404

E-mail: kevin@geraghty-shewan.co.uk

Audio Visual Content Production

Summary

I have worked in the audio-visual industry for over 30 years, almost exclusively in client facing roles. I spent most of that time as a Project Manager delivering live events for a diverse range of corporate clients. Over the past few years I have moved into content production originally as a cameraman and editor but more recently producing Keynote and PowerPoint presentations as well as audio editing and other creative services. My role also means that I regularly work as a show technician usually as cameraman, vision mixer, on site editor or graphics creation/operator. I still regularly work direct with end clients as well as intermediaries . I have excellent communication skills and I am able to lead or work as part of a team. I have a high level of technical skills and excel at time management and working to deadlines and under pressure.

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Client Liaison Skills
  • Creative
  • Keynote/PowerPoint Creation
  • Video Editing – Final Cut
  • Cameraman
  • Vision Mixing
  • Show experience

Software Skills

Excellent Knowledge: Final Cut, Keynote, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Audacity, DVD studio Pro

Working Knowledge: After Effects, Adobe Illustrator

Basic Knowledge: Motion,, Premiere

Employment Experience

.Presentation Designer & Operator, R&B Group   January 2014 to present

My role involves designing and building presentations for Award Ceremonies and Conferences using primarily Keynote as well as setting up and operating systems on site. Additionally I create animations using After Effects and edit and create using Adobe Illustrator as well as shooting videos and operating live camera on events

 

Cameraman & Editor, Eclipse Presentations   October 2009 to December 2014

My role involved shooting and editing videos both pre and post event. I worked with Final Cut Pro and create videos for use in a conference situation or for web/intranet use. I also created presentations using Keynote or PowerPoint.

Project Manager, Eclipse Presentations August 1988 to October 2009

I worked as a Project manager delivering live events for corporate clients with responsibilities including costing and budget management, technical specification, on site management and delivery. I then moved within the same company to a different role.

Project Manager, Viewplan April 1985 to August 1988

I started as a driver rigger moved onto being a technician before a spell on the Hire Desk and finally into Project Management. I left to form Eclipse Presentations.

Education & Training

HTEC Opto-Electronics – Newcastle Polytechnic 1984

BSc Pure and Applied Physics – University of Salford 1980-1983

Camera Training Course – Viewplan Broadcast Training Centre 1987

Adobe After Effects – Introduction 1995

Final Cut Pro: Fundamentals – Corps Business Training 1995

Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate 2017

Interests

Photography – I’ve always had a love of photography and I enjoy using both digital and old analogue cameras. I used to belong to a local arts group called Medway Eyes and contributed to a number of exhibitions.

Computing – I’m experienced on Windows, Mac and Linux and I once built my own webserver in my shed.

Music – As well as having a large record collection and regularly going to gigs I run my own small music festival every year in Kent.

Community

Tow Law Town councillor – 2017 – present

Chair of Governors, Greenvale Infant school, Chatham 2011 -2014

School Governor, St Peter’s Infant School, Rochester 1994 -1998