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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Special Post For California Corrections North Kern State Prison



   Hello Folks at California Corrections North Kern State Prison, 
I made this special post to my media blog so that you can take a peak at some of my video and films during my interview this morning. 
    I started this blog upon coming from California to Montana to work for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park in 2010.  Since then, I have posted over 1200 images and videos within the 115 posts on this site. I feel that the blog shows a great deal of my skill level as a online blogger, photojournalist and as a film maker. I shoot not only 35 mm color slide, digital and large format (4 X 5) still cameras, but many different type of motion picture cameras and video cameras as well. I am skilled on Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Edit, AVID Media Composer and Premire 6.5. and cut my teeth as an editor on flat beds while in film school.

   In this specific post, I uploaded some of my video and films that I have made, including a section of a rough cut of my latest documentary, "The Coal Trains of Livingston, Montana" which is post production right now and near completion.
   My hope is that by posting these productions, you will get a clear picture of my skills as a film/television producer and technician. All of these films, I wrote, shot, lighted, edited from conception to final cut. At the bottom of this page you will notice that I pasted my resume with many of the professional projects that I have been involved with as either a photojournalist or a lighting technician and independent film maker.  I have an AA in film production, a BA in photography, and over 25 years tenure in making films both as a producer of independent film and a lighting technician in professional film and television production. 
  

Thank you,
Richard P. Belcher Jr.

My new website:     putahcreekphoto.weebly.com      You can view many of my articles for publication with the California  Department of Fish and Game's publication, "Outdoor California Magazine". and hundreds of my many photographs from my years at work as a photojournalist.

My first video I direct you to is called, "Chile; A Journey of Parade and Protest". This is a compilation of my photographic work in South America.  I made then ten journeys to Chile and Argentina between 1999-2007 as a photojournalist.




I was hired as the Director of Photography for this short satire "Aguaho?" on water rights in Northern California. I think it highlights some of my skills as a photographer covering nature and working in a remote and difficult terrain.




This short video "Bill and Courtney's Wedding" is shot with my Canon XLS1 mini camcorder and edited on Final Cut Suite.



This video is a collage of several movies that I had made in the past. "Crackerville" was 
narrative feature film which I wrote, directed, shot, edited and acted in. "Rodeo Entertainment" and "Critical Mass" were two one hour documentaries that I wrote, shot and edited. And the "Darkest Hour" was a movie narrative short shot in 16 mm film which I did the lighting for as a gaffer and lighting director.




This video commercial "FADAE"is a compilation of images taken at an arms convention in Santiago, Chile. 






This video "My Favorite Student" is a documentary about my grandmother. I created this piece for a university class while in Photography school.



This video "Sathya; Performance Artist" is an event film covering a fire dance artist which I shot and edited in Santiago, Chile.


These next two videos "The Bedlam Rovers;Take One" which were shot live in a multi camera event which I directed, shot and edited on a flatbed linear system. I also cut the color negative A/B roll before the final roll.









This short music video "Chickeebob" was shot as a promotional piece for the band so as to highlight their music for promotion and to keep my editing skills in practice.

              

This video is my latest project, a documentary called "The Coal Trains of Livingston Montana." I am currently still shooting and editing this piece and expect to have it out for distribution by early spring 2014.




And finally, this short video "Riot; Los Malitos" was shot in Santiago, Chile by a journalist with a consumer camera during a large protest.  I edited the rough piece into a video with title fonts and voice over narration.


Richard Paul Belcher Jr.
616 North 9th Street #B
Livingston, Montana 59047
(530) 902-8625
http://www.putahcreekphoto.com/

EXPERIENCES
PHOTOJOURNALIST-BLOGGER
Putahcreekphoto.comJune 2010-Present
PHOTOJOURNALIST
Montana Magazine
A Passage To YellowstoneCooke City, Montana April 2011-40 hours
PHOTOJOURNALIST/WRITER
VIDEOGRAHER/EDITOR
Hold The Light1 Hour Documentary Benefit Oakland, CA. May 15-25, 2010-30hours
WRITER/PHOTOJOURNALIST
Sanityalive.com
“Spirit In Photography” November 2012-25 hours
Outdoor California Magazine
Taking Aim” June 2010-20 hours
More Than A Hunt March 2010-80 hours
Seasonal Calendar December 2009-10 hours
Night Wings Over Yolo Bypass January 2009-40 hours
Loch Leven in Shades of Gray March 2009-240 hours
Seeking the Elusive Water Ouzel May 2007-180 hours
  Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Preserve November 2006-30 hours
VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR
Wedding of Courtney Lewis, Acampo CA, September 2009-10 hours shooting/40 post editing
PHOTOGRAPHY INSTUCTOR
 UC Davis Craft Center Classes Davis, Ca. June-Dec 2009-20 hours per wk/10 weeks
PHOTOGRAPHER
Youth Sports photographyUnlimited Sports Photography” Northern Cities, Ca. March 2009-September 2010-30 hours per wk/5 months
PHOTOGRAPHER
UK GuardianSnow Wonder” Chile May 2005-60 hours
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
 Agua Ho VHS short movie Happy Camp Ca. November 2005-46 hours

PHOTOJOURNALIST
Chile/Argentina/Mexico  2003-07-40 hours per wk/4 years months
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
Lennox Modelo Agencia Santiago, Chile. 2004-05-20 hours per wk/1.5years
ART PHOTOGRAPHER
Marc Salak portfolios & "Obsidian and Metal Art" Exhibit Davis, Ca. December 2001-2006-40 hours
PHOTOJOURNALIST
Latin Trade Magazine Santiago, Chile. March 2001-60 hours

PHOTOJOURNALIST
 Cactus and Succulent Journal Baja, Mexico. April-May 1999-40 hours

INTERNSHIPS
PHOTOJOURNALIST
KCRA 3 NEWS Sacramento, Ca June-August 2008-10 per wk/3months
Outdoor California Magazine Department of Fish and Game. Sacramento, Ca Jan- May 2007-10 hours per wk/3 months
FILM PRODUCTION San Francisco Studios 1987-8 hours per wk/2 months
MILITARY
USAR SPECIAL FORCES AIRBORNE RADIO OPERATOR
12th Special Forces John F. Kennedy Special Forces Warfare Training Center
 Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 1979-85

EDUCATION
BA PHOTOGRAPHY
Sacramento State University 2007-08
AA FILM STUDIES
AA GENERAL STUDIES
 San Francisco City College 1987-91
VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
 PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES 1-4 1977-80

PERSONAL PROJECTS IN PRODUCTION
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR “The Coal Trains Of Livingston, Montana
 Livingston, Montana 2012-2013- 450 hours/currently in post-production


PAST PERSONAL PROJECTS
PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHERMilitary Parade” Santiago, Chile. Sept-Oct 1999-66 hours/100 post editing
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR
 "Critical Mass" Documentary Video San Francisco, Ca. 1994-1995-140 hours shooting/200 hours editing

VIDEOGRAPHER-EDITOR
"Rodeo Entertainment" Documentary Video San Francisco, Ca. 1992-93-10 hours shooting/120 hours editing
DIRECTOR-VIDEOGRAPHER-EDITOR-ACTOR
"Crackerville" SVHS Narrative 60 minute video San Francisco, Ca 1990-92-300 hours shooting/400 hours post editing
DIRECTOR-CINEMATOGRAPHER-EDITOR
 "Bedlam Rovers: Take One"16mm music video San Francisco, Ca. 1989-60 hours shooting/80 hours post editing



FILM & TELEVISION EXPERIENCES
GAFFER
"Passage" 35mm feature. Baja, Mexico. Oct/Nov'96-90 hours per wk/ 6 weeks
"Where Pigs Fly" 16mm feature. San Francisco, CA. Nov'93-100 hours
"Kidnapped" S-VHS 30min narrative. Crockett, CA. April'9240 hours per wk/six weeks
The Darkest Hour 16mm Masters Project. San Francisco CA. Jan-Feb’90-40 hours

KEY GRIP
"Sticks" 35mm feature. Los Angeles, CA. June/Sept'97-120 hours
"Barrows Gang" 35mm feature trailer. Napa, CA. Sept'93-30 hours
"Force One" 35mm music video. Oakland, CA. June'92-40 hours

STAGE MANAGER
 San Francisco Studios San Francisco Ca. 1987-1991- 20 hours per wk/5 years
ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING GRID INSTALLATION
 Golden Gators Productions Corte Madera, CA. Dec-Jan'90-91-360 hours
Colossal Studios San Francisco, CA. March'92-300 hours
ELECTRICIAN/SET BUILDER/FLOOR DIRECTOR
Joannie Greggin’s ‘Morning Stretch’ “San Francisco, CA. 1985-'91-40 hours per month/6 years

ELECTRICIAN
"Yardbirds" Brent Jones" 16mm commercials. Sacramento, CA. April'97-30 hours per month/seven months
"Fantasy.com" 3/4 video Commercial. Sacramento, CA. Nov'96-60 hours
"Second Civil War" 35mm feature. Sacramento, CA. Sept'96-200 hours
"Deadly Seduction" 35mm feature. Auburn, CA. August'96-300 hours
"Zenith Television" 35mm commercial. Sacramento, CA. July'96-40 hours

"Family Ad; Dodge/Chrysler" 3/4 video commercial. Vacaville, CA. May'96-46 hours
"El Dorado Hotel" 35mm commercial. Reno, NV. April'96-80 hours
"Yardbirds; Brent Jones" 16mm commercial. Santa Rosa, CA. April'96-30 hours per month/6 months
"Budweiser, Brewery Tour; Pole" 35mm commercial. Sacramento, CA. Feb'96-72 hours
"Ruby Ridge" 35mm movie of the week. Chico, CA. Jan-Feb'96-300 hours
"Smoke Jumpers" 35mm movie of the week. Placerville, CA. Nov-Dec'95-400 hours
“Spice" 35mm music video. Oakland, CA. July'95-50 hours
"Pacific Heights" 35mm feature. San Francisco, CA. Feb'90-300 hours
"Sketches" 35mm feature. Sacramento, CA. June-August'88-30 hours

References:
JONATHAN FRANKLIN:
Senior Latin American Correspondent Santiago Chile
 01156997898494

TROY SWAUGER:
Editor Outdoor California Magazine Sacramento, California
916 322-8932

JIM SWANSON:
Graphic Designer and Film Makers