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William B. Porter
(circa 1978 - photo by Michael Bevan)
Sounds, Images, Software
Production and Design Experience Highlights:
President - Whitehorse Productions, Inc.
1994 - Present
Free-lance Director/Producer, Video Editor, EFP Camera & Lights, Videographic Artist & Animator, Software and Systems Designer
Various Video, Multi-Media and CBT Projects for NYNEX, City of New York, AAA, AMF, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Meadowlands, United Way, YMCA etc.
In association with Kipany Productions, Ltd and various other agencies and production houses - 1988-1994
Directed and Produced Pilot for "Big City Rock'n Sports", a Sports & Music Entertainment Series.
Rainbow Group Entertainment - 1993
Systems & Software Design
Designed and Built "Intelliwall", the First Interactive Video Wall, unveiled at Presentation Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Programination Inc. - 1989
Graphic Artist & Interactive Design Consultant
Helped to Design and Develop Interactive NAPLPS Videotex Demonstration using Cantonese Character Set for the Bejing International Exposition.
IBM - 1987
Graphic Artist & Interactive Design Consultant
Designed and Created Interactive NAPLPS Videotex Demonstration for the Mexico City Pan American Exposition.
AT&T - 1986
Interactive Design Consultant
Made Service Design Recommendations, Ultimately Implemented in the "Prodigy" On-Line Interactive NAPLPS Videotex Service.
IBM / Sears / CBS "Trintex" Project - 1986
Software Author/Designer & Graphic Artist
Designed and Created Template Based NAPLPS Videotex Presentation and Production Software.
The Communication Studio Inc.- 1985-88
Helped to Design and Produce Interactive Demonstration Disk for RCA Prototype Capacitive Discharge Videodisc Player.
RCA Interactive Videodisc Project - 1985
Consulting Engineer & Interactive Design Consultant
Helped to Design Content and Interactive Structures for Educational Videodisc for Grade School Children.
ABC/NEA Schooldisk Project - 1985
Chief Engineer and Interactive Design Consultant
Creative Associate and Technical Director on several Interactive Videodisc Product Prototypes for Digital Equipment Corporation.
ISO (Interactive Software Organization) Inc. - 1984
Designed and Produced a Series of Product Introduction Videos.
Sony Corporation of America - 1980-81
Off-Line Editor and Story Consultant.
NBC's People Television with David Susskind - 1981
Sony's "Video Responder Demo", The First Commercial Interactive Video Produced in the USA.
Sony Corporation of America - 1980
"Video Single", The First Independantly Released "Music Video".
Rainbow Group Entertainment - 1979
"You've got the look", 1st Jordache Jeans Commercials. Jordache Jeans 1979 EFP Camera Operator & Lighting Director, Editor, Video Engineer, Sound Recordist, Technical Director, etc.
Corporate Video Services Inc.- 1978-85
Audio Operator/Engineer & Video Technician
In-House Technician for Live Cablecasts and Videotape Production.
Automation House Inc.- 1975-78
Producer/Director & Video Technician
Volunteer Technician for Live Phone-In Cablecasts at the Experimental Television Co-operative in New York.
Manhattan Cable Television - 1974-75
Producer/Composer and Proprietor
Commercial Electronic Music Production for Industrials, Theater and Advertising.
Advanced Voltage Controlled Music Systems - 1974-1985
Apprentice Recording & Mixing Engineer
Bearsville Studios - 1972-73
Joyous Lake Restaurant, Woodstock, N.Y. 1972
Columbia University - Intro to the C Language and Advanced C Language Programmers Workshops - 1988
RCA Technical Institute - Television Equipment Service and Repair Program - 1979
New School / Global Village - Porta-Pak Video Production and Video Synthesis Intensive Workshops - 1974
Ulster County Community College
- Liberal Arts, Emphasis on Electrical Engineering, Electronic Music, Music Composition, Drafting, and Art Appreciation - 1971
References Available upon request
The following is a brief list of some hardware and software with which I am well familiarized and have used extensively in various productions.
Sony BVE 5000, 900, 9000 Edit Controllers Avid Media Suite Pro and D-Vision Non Linear Workstations Sony BVP Series Cameras and BVV Series Decks Sony BetaCam & Betacam SP format VCRS Sony and Ampex Type C Videotape Recorders ADO 1000 and Abekas A53 DVE Sony and Pioneer Videodisc Players Sony, Pioneer, Eike, Kodak Video Projectors Dalcom and Electrohome Videowalls
All PC Compatibles Running DOS or Windows, Apple Macintosh Quadra and Power series, SCSI, GPIB Interface, NAPLPS, PCX Graphics Protocols, Maxtor Tahiti Series Optical Cartridge Drives, Cheyanne DTL Drives, EtherNet Compatible Lans, Hewlett Packard Laser Series Printers, Canon CJ Series Color Printer/Scanners, NEC CD-Rom players
Mixed Language Programming using Basic, Visual Basic, C and Assembler, Mixed Language Libraries, etc.
Office: DOS, Windows, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95. Windows NT, Video for Windows, Quicktime for windows, Sound for Windows, Microsoft Office 6.0 (Word, Excell, Access, Powerpoint, Mail etc.)
PC Graphics: GSL Crystal/Topas 3D Animator, Autodesk 3D Studio, Inscriber, TIPS, RIO, Corel Draw, Fractal Painter, Aldus Persuasion & Photostyler, Time Arts Lumena, Zenographics Mirage, AVL Starburst
Macintosh Graphics: Avid Media Suite pro, AVID MCXpress, AVID Composers, CoSA After Effects
Videotex: Netscape, AT&T FCT, Micrographix and Cableshare NAPLPS Workstations, TCS Textup and Phoenix
Audio: Digidesign Pro-Tools, CuBase, Turtle Beach Sample Vision, Roger Powell's Texture, Roland MC8 Sequencer
Recreational Interests: Motorcycle Touring
(Factory Certified BMW Mechanic and Harley Owner), Boating, Scuba Diving,
Camping and Hiking, Landscape Photography, Environmental Conservation and
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